Sexual Essays: Gender, Desire, and Nakedness

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Abstract

Through a series of interrelated essays, this book explores fundamental issues concerning gender, sexual and romantic attraction, sexual desire and fantasies, the sexual positions, age dysphoria, and the role of naked skin in human sexuality. It does so by exploring experiential, social, biological, and evolutionary aspects of sexual life. The author criticizes several popular views, rejecting both social constructionist accounts of gender and social constructionist and biological accounts of sexual desire. It is argued instead that gender roles and gender are often confused and that gender itself is based on sex. It is further argued that sexual desire is an existential need based on the experience of having a gendered body. A case study of age dysphoria is presented showing how the conclusions concerning concerning gender and desire apply in an atypical case. The body's fundamental role in sexuality is then demonstrated by an examination of the evolution and role of naked skin in human sexuality and
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedNew York, USA
ForlagHamilton Books
Antal sider138
ISBN (Trykt)987-0-7618-6889-7
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-7618-6890-3
StatusUdgivet - 1 nov. 2017

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