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By Pepper Schwartz, Martha Kempner

ISBN-10: 1118611209

ISBN-13: 9781118611203

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

Dispels/Explores typically approved myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality.

Includes comparisons to different international locations and cultures exploring diversified ideals and the way societies can impression perceptions.

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

Covers either heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

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Since the female ova are still unknown to him, Aristotle acknowledges and distinguishes between two generative substances, semen and menstrual blood. These two respective fluids largely act and react in accordance with the philosophical and ideological binarism that determines their value—except for the simple fact that the sperm, for all its active, spiritual, and formative propensities, cannot but be also a substance. This awkward predicament constantly threatens the gendered and binary opposition that Aristotle’s treatise on human and animal reproduction sets up.

However, the already established separation from the context of generation, so as to enable the sperm to appear in mid-air, hovering and star-like, makes it probable that it will end up in the same way as Aristotle’s wad of dried-up phlegm. Finally, the instantaneous movement of the semen through space causes it to appear in a particular manner. Its hue of white is not pure, smooth, isotopic, or homogeneous. Rather, this specific off-white is opalescent or milky, consisting of internal variations in density, speed, color, and lighting.

Enabled, because the white of a book’s page allows for the white theme to emerge to begin with, granting it its space: “the blankness that allows for the marks in the first place, guaranteeing its space of re- Semen, Blood, Stars, and Ice / 23 ception and production” (253). Voided or erased, because a supplementary white, like Tipp-Ex or gum, marks that same page with an active blotting, with “disappearance, erasure, non-sense” (253). This goes not only for Mallarmé’s use of blanks and white spaces as a structuring element in his poetry, but also, even more intimately, for the white that separates the letters of the words on the page, which allows them to appear as discrete, and hence, readable, signs or markers to begin with.

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