50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality by Pepper Schwartz, Martha Kempner

By Pepper Schwartz, Martha Kempner

50 nice Myths of Human Sexualityseeks to dispel often authorized myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality, supplying an enlightening, attention-grabbing and not easy publication that covers the fifty parts the author's think members needs to comprehend to have a secure, enjoyable and fit intercourse life.

Dispels/Explores more often than not permitted myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality.

Includes comparisons to different nations and cultures exploring diverse ideals and the way societies can impression perceptions.

Areas mentioned contain: pre-marital intercourse, masturbation, sexual ailments, myth, pornography, relationships, birth control, and feelings resembling jealousy, physique photograph lack of confidence, passionate love and sexual aggression.

Covers either heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

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Why would he want to crawl around on his hands and knees and kiss the feet of this and have his dick chained or something? ’”1—Interviewee “Stephanie,” quoted in Margot Weiss’ Techniques of Pleasure. The mainstream media relationship with men who decide to be submissive is a decidedly uncomfortable one. As an anonymous commenter on Bitch wrote, “I am a submissive man. Outside the bedroom I don’t let people walk all over me, but neither do I have a lot of, or seek out, power over others. ”2 It is perhaps this aspect of the male submissive that disquiets those who subscribe to patriarchal narratives about male and female roles the most.

The doctors fail to recognize that Annette, the woman who accompanies him, is his dominatrix until Dr. Chase admits he knows her. Dressed fairly casually in jeans, a blouse and a blazer, Annette looks more like a middle-class soccer mom than a dominatrix. Perhaps deliberately avoiding the typical BDSM colors of black and red, the program-makers dress Annette in inoffensive pale colors—more Laura Ashley, less dungeonwear. Of course, this may be as much due to the setting as anything else; few fetishists are brave or crazy enough to walk into a hospital in full BDSM regalia for fear of judgment, ridicule and possible trouble with law enforcement.

Granted, the use of military uniforms and the accompanying imagery does find its way into some people’s BDSM play, but it’s by no means a kink held by many or even the majority of 25 Thinking Kink BDSM practitioners (On the kinky social networking site FetLife 40 people report themselves as having the fetish “Girls in military uniform who can kick ass,” whereas over 50,000 are into “schoolgirl uniform”). So why when pop culture producers want to depict a dominant female, do they always feel the need to resort to Nazi or Bolshevik stereotypes?

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