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A Curious History of Sex

A Curious History of Sex (Hardback)

By Lister, Kate

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Sex is one of the great universal levellers: we eat, we sleep, we shit, we fuck and we die. All living beings on this planet share the desire to reproduce, but what makes humans unique is that we are the only creatures who experience guilt around our own sexual nature. To say tha...t humans have overthought sex is something of an understatement. Dr Kate Lister began the Whores of Yore project in 2015 with the aim of starting a much-needed conversation about the history of sexuality, which would give voice to the voiceless and ultimately extract the prudish stick from the arse of society. A Curious History of Sex draws from the best of this archive, as well as tons of exclusive new material, to explore all the strange and baffling things human beings have done in the pursuit (and denial) of the almighty orgasm. - Did the Romans style their pubic hair? - Why were medieval priests worried about strap-ons made of bread? - Were the Victorians as repressed as we think? (Short answer: hell no.) - Why is the C-word so offensive? Replete with full-colour illustrations, the book interrogates all aspects of sex throughout history (with chapters on vulvas, penises, food, machines, reproduction, hygiene and money) and includes Whores of Yore's popular Historical Hotties and Word of the Day features, alongside the modern-day experiences of sex workers, the marginalised and the outcast.
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ISBN 9781783528059
Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781783528059
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Unbound
Released 6 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lister, Kate
Category Social & Cultural History
Sexual Relations
Sex & Sexuality: General
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code 306.709
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sex - History, Sex customs - History
NBS Text Sex & Sexuality
ONIX Text General/trade