Reay Tannahill Sex In History

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Sex In History

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SEX IN HISTORY chronicles the pleasures- and perils- of the flesh from the time of mankind's distant ancestors to the modern day; from a sexual act which was bried, crude and purposeful, to the myriad varieties of contemporary sexual mores.Reay Tannahill's scholarly, yet accessible study ranges from the earliest form of contraception (one Egyptian concoction included crocodile dung) to some latter- day misconceptions about it- like the men who joined their lovers in taking the pill 'just to be on the safe side.' It surveys all manner of sexual practice, preference and position (the acrobatic 'wheelbarrow' position, the strenuous 'hovering butterflies' position...) and draws on souces as diverse as THE ADMIRABLE DISCOURSES OF THE PLAIN GIRL, the EXHIBTION OF FEMALE FLAGELLANTS, IMPORTANT MATTERS OF THE JADE CHAMBER and THE ROMANCE OF CHASTISEMENT.Whether writing on androgyny, courtly love, flagellation or zoophilia, Turkish eunuch's Greek dildoes, Taoist sex manuals or Japanses geisha girls, Reay Tannahill is consistently enlightening and entertaining.

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After a varied career, Reay Tannahill was asked to write a short illustrated history of Regency England. Then she wrote several books - both non-fiction and fiction. PASSING GLORY won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year award. She died in December 2007.

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A shatteringly wide-ranging survey. * SUNDAY TIMES * Sanity on the subject of sex is all too rare; wit is in even shorter supply; and an engaging style is about as commonplace as eyebrows on an egg. Three cheers therefore, for Reay Tannahill. * WASHINGTON POST * Level-headed...diligent, provocative and fascinating. The book is the most complete of its kind ever written. * TIME *

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Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. SEX IN HISTORY chronicles the pleasures- and perils- of the flesh from the time of mankind s distant ancestors to the modern day; from a sexual act which was bried, crude and purposeful, to the myriad varieties of contemporary sexual mores.Reay Tannahill s scholarly, yet accessible study ranges from the earliest form of contraception (one Egyptian concoction included crocodile dung) to some latter- day misconceptions about it- like the men who joined their lovers in taking the pill just to be on the safe side. It surveys all manner of sexual practice, preference and position (the acrobatic wheelbarrow position, the strenuous hovering butterflies position.) and draws on souces as diverse as THE ADMIRABLE DISCOURSES OF THE PLAIN GIRL, the EXHIBTION OF FEMALE FLAGELLANTS, IMPORTANT MATTERS OF THE JADE CHAMBER and THE ROMANCE OF CHASTISEMENT.Whether writing on androgyny, courtly love, flagellation or zoophilia, Turkish eunuch s Greek dildoes, Taoist sex manuals or Japanses geisha girls, Reay Tannahill is consistently enlightening and entertaining. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780349104867

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