Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid / Edition 1

Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man's Most Precious Fluid / Edition 1

by Lisa Jean Moore
     
 

In Sperm Counts, Lisa Jean Moore offers the first comprehensive analysis of sperm, from its biological properties to its historical significance and cultural meaning. From masturbation to sperm donors, Moore offers a penetrating exploration of the importance of sperm to men and their sense of masculinity, explaining why many might consider sperm to be man's most… See more details below

Overview

In Sperm Counts, Lisa Jean Moore offers the first comprehensive analysis of sperm, from its biological properties to its historical significance and cultural meaning. From masturbation to sperm donors, Moore offers a penetrating exploration of the importance of sperm to men and their sense of masculinity, explaining why many might consider sperm to be man's most precious fluid. Sperm Counts is at turns a fascinating, insightful, and humorous journey into the meaning and power of sperm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814757185
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Series:
Intersections Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix Preface: Sperm Autobiography 1
1 In the Beginning, There Was Sperm 7
2 Lashing Their Tails: Science Discovers Sperm 19
3 My Sperm in Shining Armor: Children's Books 45
4 Overcome: The Money Shot in Pornography and Prostitution 71
5 The Family Jewels: Sperm Banks and the Crisis of Fatherhood 92
6 The Little Bit Left Behind: Semen as Evidence 121
7 The Future of Sperm 147 Methods Appendix: Becoming a Sperm Researcher 155 Notes 165 Index 187 About the Author 203

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