Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality (and everything in between)

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Red Wheel Weiser, Oct 1, 2005 - Social Science - 360 pages
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Orgasms, sexual inventions, spirituality, high-tech porn, gender-blending, hustling, masturbation, politics, airplane sex, disabilities, sex magick, biblical erotica, advertising, first times, sex in space, asexuality, group sex . . . are you ready for Disinformation’s look at the world of sex?

Master anthologizer Russ Kick has immersed himself in the many and varied worlds of sex writing, producing a definitive collection exposing reality that’s way, way stranger than XXX fiction. Profiled in The New York Times as an “information archaeologist,” Russ digs where others would not think to look for delicious details on the present, past, and future of sex, including:
The first-ever look at the FBI’s porn collection (the Obscene Reference File), complete with reproduced documentsFAA reports about people having sex on commercial flights—the so-called “mile-high club”A look at brilliant, kinky, and scarce sex-zines, such as Frighten the Horses, Taste of Latex, Future Sex, and Pucker Up, as well as Sexology, published by Hugo Gernsback, the father of science fictionThe forgotten sex books of Charles Atlas (“Hey, quit kicking sand in our faces, you bully!”)This massive, oversized anthology features a panoply of sexperts, everyone from prostitutes to professors, legends to newcomers, sexual revolutionaries to sexologists and beyond, providing a varied and unexpected look at sex, challenging our notions of what is possible and in turn exciting, enervating, frightening, and freaking us out.

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User Review  - DistortedSmile - LibraryThing

I'm very open-minded - let's get that out on the table right off. I was expecting something completely different when I ordered this book - from the reviews, it sounded like a descriptive account of ... Read full review

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User Review  - heina - LibraryThing

An obscene (pun intended) amount of information on sex, human sexuality, psychology, biology, and all else lies between the covers of this book. Open-minded, sex-positive people ought to find this book the most valuable in their collection. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Russ Kick is the editor of the wildly successful three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon: The World's Great Literature as Comics and Visuals and the bestselling anthologies You Are Being Lied ToEverything You Know is Wrong, and 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know . His books have sold over half a million copies. The New York Times has dubbed him “an information archaeologist,” Details magazine described him as “a Renaissance man,” and Utne Readernamed him one of its “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” He is creator of the popular website www.thememoryhole.com

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