Orgasm and the West: A History of Pleasure from the Sixteenth Century to the Present

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Orgasm and the West: A History of Pleasure from the Sixteenth Century to the Present - Muchembled, Robert, and Fernbach, David (Translated by)
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Can the orgasm be explained in historical terms? An almostincommunicable individual emotion yet also a cultural reality, theorgasm is part of, but also escapes, collective experience. Thehistory of the orgasm is that of the hidden body, of forbiddendesires, of flesh constrained by taboos and morality. Buried deepin archives and libraries, the documents that shed light on thisphysical, sometimes libertine, life are nevertheless surprisinglyplentiful and have a surprisingly evocative charge. RobertMuchembled's book unearths ...

Orgasm and the West: A History of Pleasure from the Sixteenth Century to the Present 2008, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745638768

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