Tuesday, 22 October 2013

THREESOMES


ISBN-10: 0-688-065366-8
Writer: Arno Karlen
Title: Threesomes
Subtitle: Studies in Sex, Power, and Intimacy
Introduction: Arno Karlen
Language: English
Edition: First Edition
Place of Publication: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Beech Tree Books / William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Year of Publicat
tion: 1988
Format: 162x243mm
Pages: 370; Appendix, 313; Critical Bibliography, 354
Binding: cloth spine and boards in colour dust jacket designen by Honi Werner
Weight: 702gr.
Original Price: USD 18.95
Entry No.: 2013038
Entry Date: 22nd October 2013


BOOK DESCRIPTION



Three people in one bed – a sexual arrangement much talked about but unexplored and misunderstood until now. The experience is unique, yet it throws startling new light on power, intimacy, commitment, and other facts of love and sex for everyone.

Threesomes is the culmination of twenty years' research. Based on extensive interviews with hundreds of people, it follows one, two, and sometimes even all members of a threesome over many years. It reveals, often in their own words, their family and social backgrounds; their sexual histories, loves, and marriages; how their threesomes began and proceeded; how the sexual event changedc each person and relationship.

Many  of us have trouble sharing a toothbrush; how did these trios manage to share lovers, mates, and children? How did three scenarios mesh? What was the sexual, emotional,a nd domestic aftermath? And just what maeks the threesome a uniquely exciting, life-changing experience?

Most people live their adult lives in pairs. But Arno Karlen has found that threesomes
– from one-night flings to long, tree-way marriages – magnify the feelings that arise in all of us. Threesomes  highlight male and female sexuality, competition, appeasement, abandon, erotic ecstasy, jealousy, homoeroticism, Oedipal reenactment, and magical fantasy. They illuminate what we all feel and do.

Threesomes is a fascinating, systematic landmark study of sexuality. It is as shocking and dramatic as it is thorough and intelligent. And its findings will surprise many, for it reaches to the core of mateship in America.

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