Sexing the Body Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

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Anne Fausto-Sterling – Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
Kissing 101: Your Essential Guide to Kissing Tips and Techni
The K.I.S.S. Guide to the Kama Sutra
Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, Gender, and Sexuality by Rosalind S. Chou
Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M. Ortmann, Sprott Richard

Anne Fausto-Sterling – Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

Published: 2000-11-30 | ISBN: 0465077145, 0465077137 | PDF | 496 pages | 23.08 MB

Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the acclaimed author of Myths of Gender argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex is shaped by the culture in which scientific knowledge is produced.Drawing on astonishing real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body. In lively and impassioned prose, she breaks down three key dualisms – sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed – and asserts that individuals born as mixtures of male and female exist as one of five natural human variants and, as such, should not be forced to compromise their differences to fit a flawed societal definition of normality.

Kissing 101: Your Essential Guide to Kissing Tips and Techni

English | 2005 | ISBN: N/A | 49 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

“Kissing 101: Your Complete Guide to Kissing Tips and Techniques” is renowned to be the most comprehensive and easiest to follow kissing technique book on the market. It is jam-packed with loads of indispensable techniques and fun ideas, over 70 detailed color photos, step-by step instructions, and loads of incredible insider secrets that explain precisely how you can amaze your partner with your new kissing skills and how you can have them begging for more.

The K.I.S.S. Guide to the Kama Sutra

Anne Hooper | 2002 | PDF | ISBN: 0789483815 | 356 pages | 179 MB

Kiss the competition goodbye! The only guide you’ll ever need to revolutionize your lovemaking. Learn the secrets of sensuality from this 2,000 year-old classic. Spice up your sex life with ancient and modern wisdom. Master the art of seduction, foreplay, and arousal. Discover unusual positions, aphrodisiacs, and erotic games. The KISS Series delivers its promise: simple access to all the information you’ll need on any one subject. Expert authors walk you through each topic, using simple blocks of knowledge to develop your skills. Straightforward and relaxed in its approach to each subject and full-color photography on every page make KISS Series inspiring and informative, with key information highlighted throughout.

Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, Gender, and Sexuality by Rosalind S. Chou

English | June 7th, 2012 | ASIN: B008MOFGRI, ISBN: 1442209240, 1442209259 | 247 Pages | EPUB | 0.63 MB

Asian American Sexual Politics explores the topics of beauty, self-esteem, and sexual attraction among Asian Americans. The book draws on sixty in-depth interviews to show how constructions of Asian American gender and sexuality tend to reinforce the social and political dominance for whites, particularly white males, even in the supposed “post-racial” United States.
Drawing on established scholarship on the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality, Asian American Sexual Politics shows how power dynamics shape the lives of young Asian Americans today. Asian American women are often constructed as hyper-sexual docile bodies, while Asian American men are often racially “castrated.” The book’s interview excerpts show the range of frames through which Asian Americans approach the world, as well as the counter-frames they construct. In the final chapter, author Rosalind S. Chou offers strategies for countering racialized and sexualized oppression.
This provocative book shows how persistent racism affects Asian American body image, self-esteem, and intimate relationships.

Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities by David M. Ortmann, Sprott Richard

English | November 13th, 2012 | ASIN: B00BZAOE9C, ISBN: 1442217359, 1442217367 | 199 Pages | EPUB | 0.88 MB

Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities delves into the unique experiences of individuals in BDSM communities. While misunderstandings surrounding these communities prevail, BDSM sexuality cuts across race, gender, nationality, and sexual orientation. BDSM describes forms of sexuality that incorporate restraint, pressure, sensation, training, and elements of both erotic and non-erotic power exchange between the engaged parties. Some BDSM “scenes” include role-playing, spanking, blindfolds, ropes, and erotic costuming.
Sexual Outsiders is designed as a guide for BDSM community members who must wade through the quagmire of unique problems they face: coming out to family, friends and partners; distinguishing abusive relationships from healthy consensual ones; finding and developing community; overcoming shame and denial; exploring whether BDSM sexuality can be a healing tool; gaining access to quality, culturally competent psychotherapy; and finding strategies to develop a healthy sexual self-esteem in the face of current medical and social standards that view them as sick or pathological. The book also serves as an educational primer for those whose partners, friends, and family members are involved in BDSM.
In terms of challenges faced by BDSM communities, the most significant is living with a stigmatized sexuality shame, prejudice, discrimination, isolation, depression, and a lack of adequate, competent mental health care. Issues such as coming out as a sexual minority, finding community and partners, and dealing with scenes and relationships that go wrong are some the common experiences shared by members of BDSM communities. Sexual Outsiders employs common sense, good humor, and vivid anecdotes while incorporating basic ideas about human behavior, psychology, philosophy, interviews, history, and clinical case studies to illustrate the real lives and experiences of men and women in BDSM communities. Anyone wanting to learn more about this unique, and more-common-than-you-think expression of sexuality, will find in these pages insight into the various challenges BDSM practitioners face, and the many strengths that people in the BDSM communities have developed in the face of social stigma and prejudice.