Wednesday, 18 June 2014

TALK DIRTY TO ME



ISBN-13: 978-0-33034155-4
Writer: Sallie Tisdale
Title: Talk Dirty to MeSubtitle: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Pan Books
Year of Publication: 1995
Format: 151x233mm (trimmed)
Pages: 247
Cover photography: Tony Bown
Binding: paperback in duotone printed wrappers
Weight: 400gr.
Original Price: GBP 9.99
Entry Date: 2014023
Entry Date: 18th June 2014
BOOK DESCRIPTION

We live in a world in which almost every public image, every interaction, carries an element of sexual desire. And yet it is nearly impossible for us to talk openly and honestly about sex. We find the subject awkward, and as a culture we're struck in puberty. Talk Dirty to Me - frank, funny, enlightening and, of course, arousing - is the conversation we've been waiting for but have been afraid to start.

Sex is a symphony of experiences, infinitely complicated with meaning, rich and unpredictable, disturbing and illuminating. Sallie Tisdale takes us on a journey through gender and desire, romance and pornography, prostitution and morality, fantasy and orgasm. She takes us behind bedroom doors, to peep shows, to sex shops and even to British Library's pornography collection, still kept under lock and key. Shw interviews prostitutes, transsexuals and Freudian analysts, integrates her findings with research from experts as diverse as Masters and Johnson, Thomas Aquinas and Robert Graves, bringing it all down to earth wth her own personal feelings and experiences. The result is a brilliant, fascinating, wholly original portrait of sex and sexuality today.
A revolution in sex is occurring and a new morality is emerging
– a morality demanding freedom for the individual to satisfy his own needs, desires, and tastes as he sees fit, with a minmum of suppressive regulations and intolerant social rules. Thia is the concept put forward by the authors of the essays that make up this vital collection. They propose that the sexual revolution is basically a humanistic one, committed to the propositions that human happiness is the end of man, that sexual enjoyment is a significant part of human happiness, and that sex should be approached not with fear or guilt but with openness and receptiveness. The several authors are united by a common concern to evaluate human sexuality in the contemporary world and to provide direction for those who demand a new.


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