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Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to the Extremes of Human Sexuality (and Everything in Between)

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Orgasms, sexual inventions, spirituality, hightech porn, genderblending, hustling, masturbation, politics, airplane sex, disabilities, sex magick, biblical erotica, advertising, first times, sex in space, asexuality, group sex . . . are you ready for Disinformation's look at the world of sex?

Master anthologizer Russ Kick has immersed himself in the many and varied worlds
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Disinformation Books
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Aug 22, 2007 rated it really liked it
I reviewed this back in the porn days of yore. The essays are totally absorbing (and often hilarious), but what I appreciated most was the inclusion and non-freakification of an impressive array of sexuality-related interests, performances, jobs, beliefs, etc. One of the few books I reviewed that was worth keeping (unlike, say, the horrid "Tickle His Pickle," the reading of which was like leaving my eyes to soak overnight in idiot marinade).
Christopher Sutch
Jul 22, 2009 rated it it was ok
I have it on good authority that sex is not supposed to be boring. So why is this book so, SO boring? There were a few articles that were of interest, mostly the historical and ethnographic pieces. But do I care that Preston Peet was so strung out on H that he allowed a rich guy to give him a blowjob for more drug money? Not really; in fact, I think he was kind of a bonehead, and, for all the reflection he gave to the event (nil), I'm puzzled why it was included in the section on "Sex Work." ...more
Sep 23, 2007 rated it really liked it
found this in a 5 dollar bargain bin. Full of article length pieces i'll read and then think "man, i've gotta xerox this and send it to so-and-so."
Lots of frank first hand accounts of sexual experiences: nuns, strippers, middle age and elderly women, and many statistics you won't find in Time magazine.
My favorite articles:
One on sexuality during and after pregnancy and one about male genital mutilation and how circumcision effects sexual performance for both the male and female partners.
Apr 24, 2010 rated it liked it
An uneven but fun anthology of writing about sex. I enjoyed articles by my cinematic/literary idols and Facebook friends Tristan Taormino, Bill Brent, Susie Bright, Joani Blank, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Carol Queen, Lori Selke, Audacia Ray, Violet Blue, Greta Christina, Cecilia Tan, Simon Sheppard, Patrick Califia and Annalee Newitz. The one which pushed my envelope the most was the weirdly sweet "Profile of a Zoophile: Bill Brent Interviews Clive Grace." Skip around, have some fun, read your ...more
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
With a few blatant exceptions, the articles in this book are fascinating, thought provoking, informative, and entertaining . The book would stand up to both browsing and cover to cover reading. I was a bit miffed in the lack of dialogue regarding celibacy and the shallow glib article about necrophilia which seemed to be included only so that the book could boast it had covered such an extreme idea. Yet for the most part I was intrigued, and annoyingly talkative, about this book for days.
The essays on sex and pregnancy/motherhood are pretty enlightening; should be read by all expecting mamas.
Jared Housh
Jul 28, 2008 rated it liked it
For a book that purports to be an edgy look at the fringes of everyone's favorite topic I found it to be pretty tepid. It's a collection of articles about the more esoteric forms of sex (fisting, bestiality, fetishes, etc). If you want to be shocked you're probably better off reading Nin. On the other hand, this isn't a bad book. It actually seems fairly balanced (the necrophilia article is, thankfully, pretty down on the subject, while the anal fisting article is fairly upbeat). In the end, I ...more
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Jan 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I like to think that I knew a lot about sex, but not according to this book.
Noah Bogart
Jan 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Every essay is a goldmine of interesting ideas and viewpoints. I can't recommend this one enough for anyone who enjoys sex.
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Like all essay collections, this book is a mixed bag: Some of the pieces were insightful and informative, some fascinating, some (if you will excuse my French) fucking hot, others were a bit gross, shocking (I've had free access to the internet since I was 12, I didn't even know there were so many things about sexuality that could still shock me...) or a bit boring and others I skipped entirely because they either seemed irrelevant to me or I was worried they'd be bad for my mental health. All ...more
Kitty Stryker
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: radical
Excellent assortment of essays on a wide variety of topics.
Nov 28, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-suggestions
Okay - but mostly excerpts from other works so nothing too original or groundbreaking, unless you wouldn't be exposed to these things otherwise. Surely includes some essays from the fringes of "acceptable" sexuality.
Bastard Travel
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it
A collection of weird articles that I'm sure Vice would love. Mostly interesting, partially alarming, some just flat out freaky. Still, I should pick this up again, it's been about a decade since I read it and I'm sure I'd only appreciate it more.
Jun 27, 2007 is currently reading it
ooo, this books' got everything. For real, you think that sex book you're reading has it all? As opposed to every other ad, movie, book, picture, and anything else you ever wanted to help you out but never quite did the job...this book will blow your mind
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Editor of the website The Memory Hole which publishes and archives hidden US government documents, including scientific studies and reports, civil rights-related reports, intelligence and covert action reports.

He is also editor-at-large for The Disinformation Company, where he has published several books including The Book of Lists and 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know.

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