Riddles of Eros: Exploring, Sex, Psyche and Culture / Edition 1

Riddles of Eros: Exploring, Sex, Psyche and Culture / Edition 1

by William Manson
     
 

This book is a brief reconnaissance of certain frontiers in our understanding of sex and the relation of the sexes. The scope of inquiry includes both the biology of desire and its distortion by psychological repressions and cultural taboos. The author presents new interpretations of sexual rhythms, menstrual restrictions, the female orgasm, sex and spirit-

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This book is a brief reconnaissance of certain frontiers in our understanding of sex and the relation of the sexes. The scope of inquiry includes both the biology of desire and its distortion by psychological repressions and cultural taboos. The author presents new interpretations of sexual rhythms, menstrual restrictions, the female orgasm, sex and spirit- possession, and the Freudian theory of sublimation and culture. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Concealment of Fertility; Rhythms of Female Libido; Menstruation, Castration Anxiety, and Vagina Envy; The Myth of the Insatiable Woman; The Function of the Orgasm; Eros, Sublimation and Culture; References Cited; Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819193704
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Concealment of Fertility1
2Rhythms of Female Libido17
3Menstruation, Castration Anxiety, and Vagina Envy31
4The Myth of the Insatiable Woman47
5The Function of the Orgasm63
6Eros, Sublimation and Culture81
References Cited97
Index115

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