Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era


What constitutes a "real" human being within the twenty-first century? considering contraception capsules, erectile disorder treatments, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen have been constructed, biology is easily now not destiny.

In this penetrating research of gender, Paul B. Preciado exhibits the ways that the synthesis of hormones because the Fifties has essentially replaced how gender and sexual identification are formulated, and the way the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are within the enterprise of constructing hope. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The historical past of Sexuality additionally contains Preciado's diaristic account of his personal use of testosterone each day for three hundred and sixty five days, and its captivating influence on his physique in addition to his imagination.

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