Category: Sexuality

Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages by S. Ravi Rajan

By S. Ravi Rajan

Magic and Impotence within the center Ages investigates the typical medieval trust that magic can cause impotence, focusing rather at the interval 1150-1450. the topic hasn't ever been studied intimately earlier than, yet there's a strangely great amount of knowledge approximately it in 4 varieties of resource: confessors' manuals; scientific compendia that mentioned many health problems; commentaries on canon legislation; and theological commentaries at the Sentences of Peter Lombard. even if so much historians of medieval tradition specialize in just one or of those sorts of resource, a broader comparability finds that medieval writers held unusually different critiques approximately what magic used to be, the way it labored, and even if it was once ever valid to take advantage of it. Medieval discussions of magically brought on impotence additionally contain loads of information regarding magical practices, such a lot of that have no longer been studied earlier than. particularly, those resources say very much approximately renowned magic, a subject matter which has been relatively ignored by means of historians as the proof is scanty and tough to interpret. Magic and Impotence makes new information regarding well known magic on hand for the 1st time. Magic and Impotence additionally examines why the authors of felony, scientific, and theological texts have been so drawn to renowned magical practices on the subject of impotence. It for that reason makes use of magically brought on impotence as a case-study to discover the connection among elite and pop culture. particularly, this research emphasizes the significance of the thirteenth-century pastoral reform circulate, which sought to implement extra orthodox non secular practices. Historians have usually famous that this circulate introduced churchmen into touch with renowned ideals, yet this is often the 1st research to illustrate the profound impact it had on theological and felony principles approximately magic.

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Celebrating the Single Life: Keys to Successful Living on by David Yount

By David Yount

American society is not any longer outlined by means of marriage. at the present time, an expanding majority of yank families are headed by means of unmarried women and men. Even these americans who do marry spend a minimum of half their grownup lives on my own. dwelling on one's personal provides specified demanding situations looking on one's age, wellbeing and fitness, and conditions. So the script for profitable unmarried residing demands various ideas for teenagers, the lately divorced, unmarried mom and dad, and people widowed or experiencing unmarried existence in later maturity. right here, Dr. Yount considers each one group's specified wishes and demanding situations and provides a advisor for best a efficient, worthwhile, and enjoyable unmarried lifestyles. unmarried dwelling, he contends, calls for a few center talents: overcoming loneliness, attaining out to others, constructing religion in oneself and self-respect, maintaining with day-by-day actions, and retaining strong future health, safety, and a feeling of humor. This e-book is helping readers discover ways to rejoice their unmarried prestige and to discover contentment and peace whereas residing on their own.

These days, while you are single and pining for love, you're in a small minority. till lately, such a lot americans thought of unmarried existence to be a short lived state of affairs within which one may easily look ahead to a soul mate to come back alongside. those that remained unwed have been pitied as bachelors and spinsters. not! nowadays, so much unmarried women and men locate autonomy in negotiating their method via lifestyles through counting on their very own assets, with marriage final one alternative, yet no longer an relevant. Even those that do marry have become married later, and those that divorce or are widowed usually decide to remain unmarried. With this development towards singlehood expanding, asserting the only existence and creating a luck of it turns into the entire extra vital. Yount deals recommendation for making a pleasurable and satisfied unmarried existence at any level, and gives perception into these issues which could give a contribution to a lovely unmarried way of life. He pinpoints components that frequently get missed via singles, and proposes suggestions to a few of the pitfalls which could bring about loneliness or disappointment. prime a satisfying unmarried existence isn't just attainable, it will possibly in reality be profitable in itself, and Yount exhibits readers how you can lead effective and artistic lives as glossy singles.

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Girl Factory: A Memoir by Karen Dietrich

By Karen Dietrich

It’s 1985 in a small manufacturing facility city close to Pittsburgh. Eight-year-old Karen’s mom and dad are lifelong staff on the Anchor Glass plant, the place one Saturday, an worker is going on a taking pictures spree, killing 4 supervisors, then himself. This occasion splits the younger girl’s lifestyles open, and prefer her mom, she starts off to hunt convenience in obsessive rituals and superstitions.

This superbly evocative memoir chronicles the subsequent fourteen years, as Karen strikes via girlhood, early life, and younger maturity. It illuminates small-town manufacturing facility existence; explores a classy mother-daughter bond; thoughtfully unfolds a sensible, yet insecure girl’s coming of age; achingly recounts her makes an attempt to exploit intercourse to slot in; and eventually uncovers the buried mystery from her childhood—a scientific dossier with an insufferable report.

The woman Factory deftly travels the intersections of reminiscence and starting place. Karen’s physique recalls information her brain has attempted to regulate. because the younger lady mines her inside panorama for solutions, definite questions persist. the place does reminiscence live—in the physique or the brain? and will you rewrite the tale of your past? 

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Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller

By Geoffrey Miller

A prime evolutionary psychologist probes the hidden instincts in the back of our operating, procuring, and spending

Evolutionary psychology-the compelling technology of human nature-has clarified the prehistoric origins of human habit and motivated many fields starting from economics to non-public relationships. In Spent Geoffrey Miller applies this innovative science's rules to a brand new area: the sensual wonderland of promoting and standing looking that we name American buyer tradition. beginning with the fundamental suggestion that the products and companies we purchase unconsciously market it our organic strength as buddies and buddies, Miller examines the hidden elements that dictate our offerings in every thing from lipstick to vehicles, from the magazines we learn to the track we take heed to. With humor and perception, Miller analyzes an array of product offerings and deciphers what our judgements say approximately ourselves, giving us entry to a brand new means of understanding-and improving-our behaviors. Like Freakonomics or The Tipping aspect, Spent is a daring and revelatory ebook that illuminates the unseen common sense at the back of the chaos of consumerism and indicates new methods we will be able to turn into happier shoppers and extra dependable citizens.

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The Control Book by Peter Masters

By Peter Masters

From The Author
The keep an eye on publication is set the effective paintings of taking keep watch over of your companion. It's in regards to the methods concerned, approximately taking keep watch over, utilizing keep an eye on, approximately making sure that you've keep an eye on, and-importantly-about giving regulate again when you are performed with it.

The ebook discusses how this works-the psychology of it-and seems at what can cross correct, and at what can get it wrong and the way to mend it. It considers the position of authority within the equation, and appears at the right way to deal with the keep an eye on you've got over anyone in order that it's either powerful and lucrative for you either.

A very huge a part of the actions which we contain lower than the umbrella of BDSM depend explicitly or implicitly on keep an eye on being asserted over one individual via one other. My aim during this publication is to speak about keep watch over, clarify what it really is, show it, exhibit tips to take it, the best way to supply it, find out how to deal with it, and extra. i would like you, the reader, to pay attention to the ebb and move of keep an eye on round you and during you.

Customer Reviews
"As a prodomme and psychotherapist i'm inspired by means of this booklet. it really is really stable within the use of Jungian archetypes and the way they're visible in domination and submissive offerings. This booklet isn't really mild. if you happen to actually wish the deep down the reason why everyone is or decide to be submissive or dominant this offers a few severe solutions. I loved it." -- Ilona C. Paris

“ i can't suggest this publication sufficient; it's definately a needs to learn for a person of their first three months of a M/s or D/s dating who strives to be the superior. ” -- Dai Bando

“ All in all, a superb publication that makes one take into consideration and take a look at to appreciate regulate, and within the technique turn into a greater dominant for it. ” -- Jasmine Leaf

"The keep watch over publication through Peter Masters isn't really your common publication on dominance and submission. In my adventure the common kink booklet spends the majority of its time at the what and the why of bondage and SM. they appear on D/S as nearly an afterthought, or a manufactured from the opposite issues that we do, as if when you spank them it's going to come. The keep an eye on publication is varied. it truly is essentially approximately keep watch over: having it, giving it, sharing it, and being conscious of it.

The great thing about The regulate ebook is its codification of what occurs while anyone takes regulate. each time we take keep watch over of our submissives, despite what we're controlling or how we're buying that keep watch over, the method comprises a similar precise parts or steps.

It's effortless to listen to steps and imagine this publication is a "How to" of dominance. good, it really is and it isn't. Its no longer cookbook dominance, its no longer take one sprint hair pulling upload one cup enterprise tone of voice and... voila submissive. quite Masters easily identifies that during each one transaction regulate may be provided, taken, recieved, and excersized. every one of these parts takes numerous varieties yet Masters postulates (and I agree), that they're constantly current. I anticipate that being conscious of those steps will switch the way in which I technique dominance." -- HeroOfThePeople

About the Author
Peter Masters lives in Sydney, Australia. Exploring domination and keep an eye on of contributors of the fairer intercourse is a life-long ardour. because the mid/late 90's, Peter has written and released a couple of articles on dominance and submission. He additionally participates in neighborhood meetings, and runs an occasional workshop. For a few years he additionally chaired or co-chaired-sometimes-weekly and sometimes-monthly-D&S dialogue conferences established in Sydney. he's the writer of This Curious Human Phenomenon ("An exploration of a few uncommonly explored elements of BDSM") and Look Into My Eyes (a booklet approximately hypnosis and intercourse)

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Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Sexual Psychology and by Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, Todd K. Shackelford

By Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford, Todd K. Shackelford

This quantity within the Springer sequence in Evolutionary Psychology provides a cutting-edge view of the subject of sexuality and sexual habit drawing on theoretical constructs and examine of famous contributors within the box. accomplished and multi-disciplinary, this publication seeks to supply a wide review with out sacrificing the complexity of a multi-faceted procedure. The e-book is framed by way of introductory and shutting sections that offer a context for the diversity of principles contained inside. abundant house is supplied in detailed sections that target key components of sexuality from either female and male views and that come with info from primate reports. This quantity can function a graduate textual content in sexual habit in evolutionary phrases and as a advisor for extra research.

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The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of by Larry Young PhD

By Larry Young PhD

How a lot keep an eye on can we have over love? less than we adore to imagine. All that secret, all that poetry, all these complicated behaviors sur­rounding human bonding resulting in the main life-changing judgements we’ll ever make, are unconsciously pushed through a number of molecules in our brains.

How does love commence? How can strangers come to the realization that it's going to not just be friendly to proportion their lives, yet that they must share them? How can a guy say he loves his spouse, but nonetheless cheat on her? Why do others remain in relationships even after the ro­mance fades? How is it attainable to fall in love with the “wrong” individual? How do humans come to have a “type”?

Physical allure, jealousy, infidelity, mother-infant bonding—all the behaviors that so frequently depart us befuddled—are now being teased out of the fog of poser because of today’s social neuroscience. Larry younger, one of many world’s top specialists within the box, and journalist Brian Alexander clarify how these findings observe to you.

Drawing on genuine human tales and examine from labs round the world, The Chemistry among Us is a daring try to create a “grand unified thought” of affection. a number of the fabulous insights include:

  • Love can get this type of grip on us since it is, actually, an addiction.
  • To a lady falling in love, a guy is like her baby.
  • Why it’s fake to assert society makes gender, and the way it’s attainable to have the physique of 1 gender and the mind of another.
  • Why a few everyone is prone to cheat than others.
  • Why we occasionally actually can’t withstand temptation.

Young and Alexander position their revelations into ancient, political, and social contexts. within the pro­cess, they contact on every little thing from homosexual marriage to why single-mother families is probably not reliable for society. The Chemistry among Us offers robust in­sights into love, intercourse, gender, sexual orientation, and relatives existence that would end up to be enlightening, contro­versial, and inspiration provoking.

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