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Discovering the Self in Self-Pleasuring

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on masturbation, the sex that one has with oneself. If masturbation becomes a “problem”—rather than simply a fact of life, dating from infancy and openly discovered at ... More


The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Diane Mason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book provides a reading of both fictional and medical writings concerned with auto-erotic sexuality in the long nineteenth century. It examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by ... More


The Ethics of Fantasy

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the ethics of fantasy. It begins with a discussion of the contrast between thought and action in ethical theory. It then turns to masturbation, and to fantasies that may emerge ... More


Heinrich Kaan's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (1844): A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality

Heinrich Kaan

Benjamin A. Haynes (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704604
eISBN:
9781501706103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704604.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Heinrich Kaan’s fascinating work—part medical treatise, part sexual taxonomy, part activist statement, and part anti-onanist tract—takes us back to the origins of sexology. He links the sexual ... More


Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

April R. Haynes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Riotous Flesh establishes women’s agency in developing a new sexual consensus across the antebellum north between 1830 and 1860. That ideology held that “the solitary vice” (masturbation) was both ... More


‘It is more than blackguardly, it is deadly’ Masturbation in the male

Diane Mason

in The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the discourse on masturbation as it pertains to men. Utilising Lesley Hall's model of the ‘normal male’, the first section examines the way that popular medical writing on ... More


‘A beauty treatment that leaves us glowing’? Female masturbation and its consequences

Diane Mason

in The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter begins to take a broader look at the way the symptoms of masturbation can be seen to map over those of other conditions. The chapter commences with a detailed consideration of Victorian ... More


‘That mighty love which maddens one to crime’ Masturbation and same-sex desire in Teleny

Diane Mason

in The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter continues the theme of homosexuality with a consideration of the way masturbation impacts on sodomy and male sexual inversion in nineteenth-century medical discourse. The literary focus ... More


Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants

Samuel L. Perry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190844219
eISBN:
9780190844240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Few other cultural issues alarm conservative Protestant families and communities more than the seemingly ubiquitous threat of pornography. Thanks to widespread access to the internet, conservative ... More


A history of pubic hair, or reviewers’ responses to Terry Eagleton's After Theory

Louise Tondeur

in The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075001
eISBN:
9781781702567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075001.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Reviewers' responses to Terry Eagleton's After Theory have, in part, been concerned with a comment made in the introduction: ‘Not all students are blind to the Western narcissism involved in working ... More


Narrating the Victorian Vagina: Charlotte Brontë and the Masturbating Woman

Emma L. E. Rees

in The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314728
eISBN:
9781846316289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316289.008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the complexities and contradictions that surround the idea of female masturbation. It examines the attitudes of early gynaecologists such as Alfred Poulet and Charles Meigs on ... More


Conclusion

Andrew Altman

in Debating Pornography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199358700
eISBN:
9780199358731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199358700.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The conclusion of Watson’s contribution engages with the ethical questions concerning personal pornography use. Watson notes that she cannot fully engage with the ethical dimensions of pornography ... More


Yakir Englander and Avi Sagi, Sexuality and the Body in New Religious Zionist Discourse, trans. Batya Stein. Boston: Academic Press, 2015. 298 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0056
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Sexuality and the Body in New Religious Zionist Discourse (2015), by Yakir Englander and Avi Sagi, translated by Batya Stein. Sexuality and the Body in New Religious ... More


Anonymous

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter features a poem entitled “Cloe to Artemisa,” an indictment of the inequalities of sex and foibles of sexuality. Written by an anonymous author and published in a London magazine in 1720, ... More


Girls Will Be Boys: Gender, Envy, and the Freudian Social Contract

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

in Impious Fidelity: Anna Freud, Psychoanalysis, Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450341
eISBN:
9780801463334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450341.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter explores Anna Freud's attempt to describe the extraordinarily complex nature of the Oedipal social contract by looking at gender without thereby invoking the maternal relation. It argues ... More


Gender, Health, and the Problem of “Precocious Puberty” in Meiji Japan

Izumi Nakayama

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mishima Michiyoshi, a Japanese pioneer of school hygiene, believed that Japanese children experienced precocious puberty, resulting in underdeveloped and inferior physical stature in comparison to ... More


On the Very Idea of Sex with Robots

Mark Migotti and Nicole Wyatt

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If a sex robot is a robot is a robot with whom (or which) we can have sex, then we need to know what it is to have sex with a robot. In order to know this, we need to know what it is to have sex, and ... More


Death by orgasm: sexual surgery and Dracula

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

in Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085413
eISBN:
9781526104045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085413.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 discusses how surgical treatment was used to ‘correct’ women who had strayed from their traditional gender role. This forms a subtext to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a novel reflecting the social ... More


Reading Blood and History in Go Down, Moses

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of William Faulkner’s collection of short stories, Go Down, Moses. One of the highlights of the book is Isaac McCaslin’s renunciation of his birthright, considered an ... More


c for Circle

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter shows that Rilke’s conception of death as an irrepressible part of life is a powerful antidote to most Western literary conceptions of life. Yet Rilke’s relationship with Lou ... More


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