What Wild Ecstasy: The Rise and Fall of the Sexual Revolution

What Wild Ecstasy The Rise and Fall of the Sexual Revolution A history of the last three decades of sexual culture The author details the rise of the science of sexology the burgeoning of pornographic works which fanned controversies over freedom of expression

  • Title: What Wild Ecstasy: The Rise and Fall of the Sexual Revolution
  • Author: John Heidenry
  • ISBN: 9780684810379
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A history of the last three decades of sexual culture The author details the rise of the science of sexology, the burgeoning of pornographic works which fanned controversies over freedom of expression, the homosexual and other minority lobbies, and the effect of all this on society as a whole.

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    1. They said that the birth control pill would change everything. It almost did, for a decade or two, until STDs, libidinal burnout, and the Meese Commission put a stop to the fun. This book is a historical overview of those years, with elements of sociology and sexology. A history of the changes, good and bad, during “the giddy decade” when sex came out of the closet. Changes in sexual mores, in hemlines, in permissiveness. The growth of the pornography industry. The evolution of porn from art [...]

    2. This is not the definitive history of the post-WWII sexual "revolution" in American culture, but it is certainly a good read and has led me in positive directions.While in general agreement with libertarian political and legal attitudes about sex, I'm personally rather conservative in behavior and pretty much inexperienced so far as anything beyond conventional heterosexual monogamy. Living in Illinois, the state which, thanks to the Playboy Foundation, first liberalized laws governing sex betwe [...]

    3. "[B]y 1980, three out of every ten pregnancies in the United States ended in abortion." (122)"'Underneath every bit of distorted, grotesque behavior, I always found a little bit of human simplicity.'" (quoting Wilhelm Reich, 166)"Hard-core box office receipts now [mid-1970s] accounted for 17 percent of the motion picture industry, with grows revenues in excess of $500 million. As an industry, pornography (including soft-core) had con from under-the-counter obscurity to a $2 billion high profile [...]

    4. copy p 183-to 185 for distribution to AASECT localI quickly decided there was much I couldn't verify so I turned to the section on SM. He has no idea what he is talking about. He clearly is not experienced in the communities of sex and he evidently doesn't even know whom to ask. He seems to focus on court cases and media issuesFrom the former editor of Penthouse Forum comes a detailed exploration of the sexual revolution and its issues, including the works of Masters and Johnson, Deep Throat, co [...]

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