The new millennium offers perfect timing for the publication of a large volume on the history of eroticism. Today, we paradoxically face both new freedoms and increasingly stereotyped language. Political correctness is now the norm and images are raised to the status of icons, especially images of women. The images of goddesses and Holy Virgins have been replaced by images of fashion models whilst Apollo has been demoted to a male model or movie star. Whatever happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or the ...

The Encyclopedia of Erotica 2005, Parkstone Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781859958346