The Encyclopedia of Sacred Sexuality
From Aphrodisiacs and Ecstasy to Yoni Worship and Zap-Lam Yoga
Paperback ISBN: 0892817194
Revised and Expanded Edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom This comprehensive reference book, lavishly illustrated and extensively cross-referenced, encompasses all eras and cultures in exploring the meaning of sexuality â€¢ Updated and expanded with over 150 new or revised entries, along with a vast array of new color illustrations â€¢ Contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual â€¢ An exceptional reference--including Internet resources--that explores the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject â€¢ Over 25,000 copies of the first edition sold This fully updated and expanded edition of The Encyclopedia of Erotic Wisdom contains more than 1,200 entries--150 of which are either new additions or were extensively revised for this edition--and a vast array of new illustrations, many in full color, from the author's recent travels to the Far East. The encyclopedia explains how to integrate body and mind, love and sexuality, and spiritual exercise and inner alchemical techniques in the practice of sacred sexuality. It also contains the most recent scientific knowledge of the brain, mind, and body as it relates to the erotic and sexual. Extensive cross references, quotations from sacred erotic scriptures, Internet resources, and 28 indexes to related topics within the book take the reader on an odyssey from almost any point of departure to the farthest reaches of this fascinating subject.
The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Paperback ISBN: 0393334791
The author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife illuminates the scientific principles of sex, in a whimsical primer that tackles subjects ranging from the embarrassing to the taboo in an accessible and informative style. Reprint. BOMC, QPB, History.
Barbie's Queer Accessories
Paperback ISBN: 082231620x
She’s skinny, white, and blond. She’s Barbie—an icon of femininity to generations of American girls. She’s also multiethnic and straight—or so says Mattel, Barbie’s manufacturer. But, as Barbie’s Queer Accessories demonstrates, many girls do things with Barbie never seen in any commercial. Erica Rand looks at the corporate marketing strategies used to create Barbie’s versatile (She’s a rapper! She’s an astronaut! She’s a bride!) but nonetheless premolded and still predominantly white image. Rand weighs the values Mattel seeks to embody in Barbie—evident, for example, in her improbably thin waist and her heterosexual partner—against the naked, dyked out, transgendered, and trashed versions favored by many juvenile owners and adult collectors of the doll. Rand begins by focusing on the production and marketing of Barbie, starting in 1959, including Mattel’s numerous tie-ins and spin-offs. These variations, which include the much-promoted multiethnic Barbies and the controversial Earring Magic Ken, helped make the doll one of the most profitable toys on the market. In lively chapters based on extensive interviews, the author discusses adult testimony from both Barbie "survivors" and enthusiasts and explores how memories of the doll fit into women’s lives. Finally, Rand looks at cultural reappropriations of Barbie by artists, collectors, and especially lesbians and gay men, and considers resistance to Barbie as a form of social and political activism. Illustrated with photographs of various interpretations and alterations of Barbie, this book encompasses both Barbie glorification and abjection as it testifies to the irrefutably compelling qualities of this bestselling toy. Anyone who has played with Barbie—or, more importantly, thought or worried about playing with Barbie—will find this book fascinating.
The New Male Sexuality
Paperback ISBN: 0892814284
Draws from Taoist, Tantric, and tribal teachings to reveal specific techniques men can use to direct their quest for power into constructive channels, and an ecstatic and compassionate experience of their life-force energies. Robert Lawlor proposes that only a deep transformation in the expresson of our sexual energy can lead humanity to a regeneration of the human spirit.
The Book of Vice
Very Naughty Things and How to Do Them
Paperback ISBN: 0060843837
The host of NPR's "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me" presents a tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the culture of vice and excessive misbehavior, offering insight into the appeal and rewards of taboo hobbies and furnishing advice on how to indulge in covert activities while retaining one's dignity if discovered. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Sexual Teachings of the Jade Dragon
Taoist Methods for Male Sexual Revitalization
Paperback ISBN: 0892819634
A companion guide to The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress, this book reveals how the sexual practices of the Taoist Jade Dragon can help men achieve "immortality" through the enhancement of their sexual prowess.
The Passionate Buddha
Wisdom on Intimacy and Enduring Love
Paperback ISBN: 0892819146
Robert Sachs interweaves traditional Buddhist thought with the concerns of the modern couple. He clarifies how Buddhist practices not only can be integrated into a modern lifestyle but also can be powerful tools for the many changes that occur in any loving relationship.
Tantric Orgasm for Women
Paperback ISBN: 0892811331
A revolutionary approach to female sexuality that focuses on relaxation as the key to achieving deep orgasmic states â€¢ Explores how receptive feminine energy influences the male-female exchange â€¢ Reevaluates the role of the clitoris, breasts, and vagina in achieving orgasm â€¢ Provides ancient tantric meditations for increased sensitivity and awareness Fulfilling sex nourishes love, rejuvenates the body, and boosts mental health. Unfortunately, prevailing attitudes in the West work against the natural capacity of women to realize their sexual potential and experience deep orgasmic states. Tantric Orgasm for Women offers women a fresh look at the ecstatic bliss possible within their bodies, using knowledge and approaches from the sensually cultivated traditions of the East. Exploring Tantra from the female perspective, Diana Richardson reveals the critical role receptive feminine energy plays in allowing orgasmic states to arise. Her 20 years of tantric research and personal experience provide readers with an understanding of how the various parts of the female body may be activated to deepen ecstatic states. Readers will learn how to re-circulate orgasmic energy; why breast stimulation takes priority over vaginal attention; the difference between soft penetration and deep sustained penetration, including how to avoid premature male ejaculation; and how women can strengthen the erection response of male partners. Tantric Orgasm for Women shows how women can exert a powerful influence on their sexual experiences when they understand the inner workings of their bodies and when they avoid adopting conventional ideas about what should be satisfying to them.
The Elusive Orgasm
A Woman's Guide to Why She Can't and How She Can Orgasm
Paperback ISBN: 1600940234
A detailed study on the sources of orgasm challenges for women cites twenty-five related causes for five specific difficulties, in a step-by-step guide that addresses key concerns for a range of topics, from understanding the female anatomy and the ways in which the sexual experience differs between men and women. Original.