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A curious history of sex / Kate Lister.

Lister, Kate (author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 306 LIS (Text) 37521530988247 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781783528059 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1783528052 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 456 pages : illustrations, map, photographs (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London, England : Unbound, [2020]
  • Manufacturer: Barcelona, Spain : Novoprint.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliography (pages 393-437) and index (pages 439-446).
Summary, etc.:
Drawing upon extensive research from Dr Kate Lister’s Whores of Yore website and written with her distinctive humour and wit, A Curious History of Sex covers topics ranging from twentieth- century testicle thefts to Victorian doctors massaging the pelvises of their female patients, from smutty bread innuendos dating back to AD 79, to the new and controversial sex doll brothels. It is peppered with surprising and informative historical slang and illustrated by eye-opening, toe- curling and hilarious images.  In this fascinating book, Lister deftly debunks myths and stereotypes and gives unusual sexual practices an historical framework, as she provides valuable context for issues facing people today, including gender, sexual shame, beauty and language.
Target Audience Note:
General Adult.
Subject: Sex > History.
Sex > Social aspects.
Sex > Miscellanea.
Sex customs > History.
Prostitution.
Sex in art.
Sex and history.
Sex (Psychology).
Sociology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality.
PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality.
Genre: Informational works.

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