50 Great Myths of Human Sexuality by Pepper Schwartz, Martha Kempner

By Pepper Schwartz, Martha Kempner

50 nice Myths of Human Sexualityseeks to dispel quite often accredited myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality, supplying an enlightening, interesting and tough booklet that covers the fifty components the author's think contributors needs to comprehend to have a secure, gratifying and fit intercourse life.

Dispels/Explores in most cases permitted myths and misunderstandings surrounding human sexuality.

Includes comparisons to different nations and cultures exploring varied ideals and the way societies can impression perceptions.

Areas mentioned comprise: pre-marital intercourse, masturbation, sexual ailments, fable, pornography, relationships, birth control, and feelings comparable to jealousy, physique photograph lack of confidence, passionate love and sexual aggression.

Covers either heterosexual and same-sex relationships.

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Some of the yuck-factor foods can be explained by aural, textural, and contextual signals more than by taste. Parsnips, for instance. Properly sautéed in butter, they are sweet, tender, and absolutely delicious. But their name makes them sound weird. Parsnippity. A parsnip by any other name would smell much sweeter. Rutabagas, too. Weird word; good food. In or out of uniform, most Americans dislike the same foods, from buttermilk to brains. Our aversions are not a matter of logic or of taste any more than are our preferences.

World War II was the impetus toward the international menu. Pizza, for one, was hard to find in America before GIs returned home from the beaches and mountains of Italy. After the war, the new prosperity meant that international travel was possible for more people than ever before, and some of their food discoveries followed them back home. More than anything else, though, television has been the great assimilator for American food, just as it has been for everything else. We watch the same shows from coast to coast and the media has become the mother of us all.

Think of Spanish custards, the dome of flan, satiny smooth, quivering slightly on the dish, lying in a silky pool of sweet syrup.

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