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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - The Spice is in Variety Summary & Analysis

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The Spice is in Variety Summary

In this chapter, Allende names love as the most powerful of all aphrodisiacs and variety as a close second. Since variety in partners is generally frowned upon in many cultures today, variety in technique, position, and other variables can be employed.

Allende discusses the importance of including books on eroticism in your home library. The author also tells of sixteen sketches painted on the walls of the Vatican in the mid-sixteenth century which depicted a variety of sexual positions. The sketches were still in use two centuries later in the sexual education of young aristocrats.

The last point that Allende makes in this section is that the modern obsession with variety is a result of people having lost the gift of savoring simple things in life. She uses Howard Hughes at the end of his...

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