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Sexual Advice for Modern Marriage

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Freer from censorship by 1930, reformers from the birth control and marriage education movements, many of them physicians, published a large body of sexual advice literature. Through it, they sought ... More


Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan M. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Starting in the late nineteenth century, scholars and activists all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists ... More


Autonomic Regulation of Sexual Function

Lesley Marson

in Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195306637
eISBN:
9780199894130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter discusses the autonomic and somatic pathways and neurotransmitters in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves that regulate sexual function in males and females. The reflex ... More


A Philosophy of Amative Indulgence

April R. Haynes

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“A Philosophy of Amative Indulgence” analyzes the 1846 obscenity prosecution of Frederick Hollick as a case study in the spread of solitary vice discourse into mainstream popular culture. As moral ... More


The Fury of Her Kindness: What Should a Libertine Know About Orgasm?

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shows how libertine tales of seduction began to focus on faked orgasm as a communication problem and as a generator of narrative interest in the later eighteenth century and why radical libertines ... More


Neuroimaging of other primordial emotions, and also the second level distance receptor evoked emotions

Derek Denton

in The Primordial Emotions: The dawning of consciousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199203147
eISBN:
9780191695476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203147.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This chapter examines second-level distance receptor-evoked emotions and the neuroimaging of other primordial emotions. These emotions include the hunger for air or breathlessness, food hunger, pain, ... More


“An Age of Sexual Ambiguity”: Homosexuality and National Character in the Postwar United States

Miriam G. Reumann

in American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Reports

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238350
eISBN:
9780520930049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238350.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One of the biggest surprises of sexual behavior was how many American men had had sex with other men. Kinsey found that nearly 40 percent of his male subjects had experienced homosexual sex “to the ... More


The Maiden and the Monstrance

Mary Lowe-Evans

in Catholic Nostalgia in Joyce and Company

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032856
eISBN:
9780813038643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032856.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the influence of the Catholic service called benediction on the works of James Joyce. It suggests that benediction constituted for Joyce and other writers including Thomas ... More


“the obscene organ of brute pleasure”: Social Functions of the Clitoris

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shows how libertines adapted anatomical discussions of the clitoris and of clitoral gigantism to depict the organ as essential to the differentiation of pleasure from reproduction and to critique ... More


Orgasmic Feminism

Frida Beckman

in Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645923
eISBN:
9780748689170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the gendered history of the orgasm and how descriptions, representations and theories of the female orgasm underline some political problems with Deleuze’s implicitly male ... More


Epilogue: The Cosmic Orgasms

David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler

in Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481760
eISBN:
9780226484983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484983.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The epilogue narrates Michael Winn’s evolving views on the relationship between Daoist cultivation, sexuality, and marital monogamy, and ends with an ethnographic description of what may be the ... More


“None Do Slacken, None Can Die”: Die Puns and Embodied Time in Donne and Shakespeare

Jennifer Pacenza

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines Shakespeare and Donne’s use of the die pun, referring both to mortal death and orgasmic death, in order to argue that the works of both authors utilize the die pun as an escape ... More


Erotic Maternity

in Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226811383
eISBN:
9780226811376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226811376.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter concentrates on mothers nursing infants to whom they have given birth. The breastfeeding relationship appeared the safest place to begin working out the distinctions between healthy and ... More


Toward a Global History of Sexual Science: Movements, Networks, and Deployments

Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan M. Jones

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book examines the various circuits, nodes, and modes that enabled sexual scientific knowledge to spread worldwide. It shows how various actors such as Sueo Iwaya, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Swami ... More


“Tyranny of Orgasm”: Global Governance of Sexuality from Bombay, 1930s–1950s

Sanjam Ahluwalia

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the global governance of sexuality from the 1930s to the 1950s through a close textual reading of the discussions on female orgasms in the International Journal of Sexology ... More


Sexual Behaviors

Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, and Jeanette Purvis

in What's Next in Love and Sex: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190647162
eISBN:
9780190647193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190647162.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In the 21st century we find that sexual motives—beyond procreation, power, love, and pleasure—have multiplied exponentially. Couples (and others) are having sex for revenge, for exercise, to decrease ... More


Mainstreaming Mindfulness: How Is Mindfulness Adapted to Middle-Class Needs?

Jeff Wilson

in Mindful America: Meditation and the Mutual Transformation of Buddhism and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199827817
eISBN:
9780199376926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827817.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Mindfulness has succeeded by providing concrete benefits that average middle-class Americans desire for themselves. In Asia, mindfulness was used primarily to create detachment from everyday thoughts ... More


Lust Horizons: Is the Women’s Movement Pro-Sex?

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines whether the women’s movement is pro-sex. To those who believe that an understanding of sexuality is crucial to a feminist analysis, what is especially disconcerting is that ... More


Lust Horizons: Is the Women’s Movement Pro-Sex?

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines whether the women’s movement is pro-sex. To those who believe that an understanding of sexuality is crucial to a feminist analysis, what is especially disconcerting is that ... More


Introduction

Peter Gardella

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190609405
eISBN:
9780190609436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190609405.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1985 edition of Innocent Ecstasy begins by observing that Americans approach sex with an attitude of obligation to experience and to provide maximal pleasure without guilt. This obligation was ... More


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