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SOLITARY SEX: A Cultural History of Masturbation

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Scholarly examination of the evolution of public perceptions about masturbation, from a threat to the civil order in the early-18th century to a form of cyberspace expression in the 21st.Laqueur (History/Berkeley; Making Sex, not reviewed, etc.) tackles with aplomb what has been called the last taboo. He devotes a long chapter to masturbation's prehistory, noting that it was largely disregarded in ... Read full review

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