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O by Jonathan Margolis
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Sep 08, 09

bookshelves: sexuality
Read in August, 2009

Highly recommended for sex nerds like myself.
It starts out a wee bit dry (how is that even possible?!) but by the time you get to the chapter about different sexual cultures around the world, you'll be absolutely fascinated.
Margolis has put together a surprisingly comprehensive history of not just orgasms, but sex, gender, politics, religion, & how all these work together to form the great big beautiful mess that is our current view of sexuality.
One of his key theses - the idea that testosterone is the most influential chemical of all time - is bold, well-supported, & has stayed with me.
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