A Sexual Odyssey: From Forbidden Fruit to Cybersex by Kenneth E. Maxwell

By Kenneth E. Maxwell

The courageous New global of intercourse we have seen in below a iteration a rapid revolution in human sexual habit, perspective, and effects so dramatic that a few everyone is left in a country of surprised dismay and the general public at huge in aimless confusion. a lot of the fashion, in the event you can name a revolu­ tion a pattern, is fueled by way of, or a minimum of made attainable through, technological options relationship again to the center of the 20th century. the contraception capsule opened the gate to promiscuity with little worry of being pregnant; marriage turned an annoyance; divorce be­ got here a chance; operating mom and dad grew to become a need; and teen intercourse grew to become approximately as socially applicable as retaining arms or going to the flicks. The copulation explosion ended in a spiraling epidemic of kids giving delivery to childrens, a lot of them on welfare. ladies looking aid via abortions have been occasionally pressured to have their undesirable offspring regardless of the inevitability of a few of them dwelling in poverty and a determined dead-end atmosphere of squalor and crime. a few misguidedly sought after infants and ended up an identical manner. To best all of it, self-discipline 2 A Sexual Odyssey turned a misplaced artwork, leaving faculties and neighborhoods infested with gun-toting, knife-wielding teenage delinquents-even in middle-class areas-who engaged in contests fo see who may perhaps get the main ladies knocked up. The chaotic kingdom of fornication, mating, and birthing could be a throwback to the past.

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People of the southern countries, according to Vatsyayana, think that for real sexual pleasure it is necessary to pierce the lingum, similar to the practice of piercing the ear lobes for rings. After piercing his lingum, it continues, a young man should stand in water until the blood stops flowing, and at night he should have vigorous intercourse to cleanse the hole, then he should wash it with ointments. He should increase the size of the hole by pushing in small pieces of cane, gradually enlarging the hole.

Sex toys-devices to give or enhance sexual pleasure-have been in use since ancient times. A favorite in Persia was a wooden phallus said to be soaked in olive oil and smeared generously with pepper and powdered nettles. "1 One must take into account the Persian penchant for imaginative exaggeration. Who can forget the flying carpet and other impossible feats of magic in Arabian Nights and the adventures of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad? Another device was a rubber ring covered with fine bristles inserted between the prepuce and glans of the apparently uncircumcised male.

He thought it was the most foolish idea he had ever heard. But he described numerous other treatments equally imaginative, for instance: If the frothy sperm that an ass exudes after covering a female is gathered up in a piece of red cloth, it has great power. For the contrary effect, nothing cools the lust of a man more than to anoint his private parts with the dung of mice and rats. No doubt true. Among Pliny's innumerable remedies were the magical powers of frogs, especially to keep venery under control.

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