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By Annamarie Jagose

For all its vaunted consciousness to sexuality, queer thought has had fairly little to assert approximately intercourse, the fabric and psychic practices wherein erotic gratification is sought. In Orgasmology, Annamarie Jagose takes orgasm as her queer scholarly item. From simultaneous to faux orgasms, from clinical imaging to pornographic visualization, from impersonal sexual publics to family erotic intimacies, Jagose lines the profession of orgasm around the 20th century.

Along the best way, she examines marriage manuals of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, designed to educate heterosexual how you can in achieving simultaneous orgasms; presents a queer interpreting of behavioral amendment practices of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, aimed toward reworking homosexual males into heterosexuals; and demonstrates how representations of orgasm have formed rules approximately sexuality and sexual identity.

A convinced and infrequently counterintuitive engagement with feminist and queer traditions of severe concept, Orgasmology offers clean views on not only intercourse, sexual orientation, and histories of sexuality, but in addition organization, ethics, intimacy, modernity, selfhood, and sociality. As sleek matters, we presume we already be aware of every thing there's to grasp approximately orgasm. This elegantly argued ebook means that orgasm nonetheless has lots to coach us.

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