Sexy Origins and Intimate Things: The Rites and Rituals of Straights, Gays, Bi's, Drags, Trans, Virgins, and Others

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Penguin Books, 1998 - Social Science - 526 pages
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Has there ever been a gay pope? What is history's first love poem? Why do men have nipples? How did "drag" come to mean cross-dressing? Who was the first prostitute? At what age does a man's penis stop growing? Do female animals have orgasms? How long have people been giving the finger? Charles Panati explores hundreds of racy and "unmentionable" subjects, including words, practices, and taboos. Obsessed with getting to the root of things, Panati reveals facts that will surprise even the most informed reader.

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CHAPTER 6
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CHAPTER 8
166
CHAPTER 10
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About the author (1998)

Panati is a former Physicist and Science Editor

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