Friday, 8 May 2015


ISBN-10: 0-87620-447-7
Editors: Joann S. and Jack R. DeLora
Title: Intimate Life Styles
Subtitle: Marriage and Its Alternatives
Printing: First Printing
Language: English
Place of Publication: Pacific Palisades, CA
Publisher: Goodyear Publishing Company, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1972
Format: 155x235mm
Pages: xv+421
Binding: blue boards in colour dust jacket designed by Diane MacDermott
Original Price: N/A
Entry No: 2015016
Entry Date: 8th  May 2015


This book analyzes traditional forms of courtship and marriage in the United States along with emerging patterns of interaction involving intimacy and sex.

The editors ascertain the reasons for these innovative life-styles and speculate as to the forms which sexual and erotic behavior will take in the future.

Traditionally, such emotion-oriented behavior supposedly occurred only within the context of marriage. Today lovers, friends and strangers are experimenting and re-defining the word love.

In place of sexual exclusiveness married couples are now “swinging”; others choose to “live-together” rather than to marry. In covering this broad spectrum of behavior Jack and Joann DeLora have gathered their material from scientific research journals as well as from the publications of the popular and underground press, plus women liberation, homosexual and singles organizations. The variety of the selected readings are illustrative of the important trends shaping our new intimate life-styles.

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