Tuesday, 15 October 2013


ISBN-10: 0-15-142173-0
Writers: Anna K. and Robert T. Francoeur
Title: Hot &
: Cool Sex
:Cultures in Conflict
Introduction: Robert H. Rimmer
Edition: First Edition
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York, London
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Year of Publication: 1974
Format: 145x220mm
Pages: xv+220
Illustrations: one black and white picture of the writers on the back flap by George A. Francoeur
Binding: cloth spine and  boards in colour dust jacket designed by Linda Kosarin
Weight: 473gr.
Original Price: USD 7.95
Entry No.: 2013034
Entry Date: 15th October 2013


Anna and Robert Francoeur examine here within a religious and historical context, the changing sexual and marriage patterns in American society. Birth control, women's liberation, and increased mobility and leisure are important factors in the inevitable and rapid process of change, “but the eye of the storm,” say the Francoeurs, “is a new way in which men and women relate to one another as sexual persons.”

Employing Marshall McLuhan's terminology, the Francoeurs analyze the shift from the constraints and artificiality of “hot” sex to the spontaneous enjoyment of “cool” sex. Organizationally
this means replacing the traditional “closed” marriage with the flexible “open” marriage. In terms of personal growth, it means equal communication in an environment of diffused sensuality and multilateral relations between men and women.

The time for drastic change in sexual relations is ripe, the Francoeurs believe. But the process is one of delicate balance. “If we use sex as a means to an end, it is cut off from the real essence of our lives,” but “when sex is integrated into our personality… human sexuality becomes communicative, contemplative, polymorphic, and aesthetic.”

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