O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm

O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm


Orgasm is certainly one of society’s such a lot compelling, shaping forces -- and so much people most likely imagine that we live in its golden age. yet are we? The historical past of the orgasm is as elusive as orgasm itself might be, for intercourse hardly makes the ancient list. Now acclaimed British journalist Jonathan Margolis provides the definitive background of the human orgasm, of intercourse for excitement in addition to perception -- from prehistory to Viagra. most folk deal with simply twelve mins of orgasmic bliss in keeping with yr. a few by no means adventure it in any respect. but the urge for orgasm principles a lot of human lifestyles, throughout nationwide and cultural limitations. How a lot have we discovered approximately lady excitement because the 1558 discovery of the clitoris? How has the force for excitement, and the terror of it, formed quite a few societies -- from Saint Francis of Assisi and the thorn bush, to “primitive” tribes who embraced greatest excitement for either sexes? How a lot does the feeling of orgasm vary for various humans? Drawing at the biology, literature, anthropology, psychology, and know-how, Jonathan Margolis promises the ultimate on either female and male orgasm in an enlightening heritage that could be a excitement to read.

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