The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities Themes

Dossie Easton
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Sex Positive Literature

There is a generalized history regarding sexual behavior. There is 'sex negative' and 'sex positive'. People typically favor positive, unless there is a disease test results or whether or not there is abuse - in which case a negative is more positively judged in most cases. Sex negative literature at its most positive would view sexual intercourse oriented towards fecundity and familial happiness to be acceptable within a marriage. Sex negative literature would frown upon ideas such as 'sex for pleasure'. It is okay to enjoy sexual behavior within strict guidelines, but nothing outside the lines is seen as even remotely okay. The closest to anything like what the authors consider normal in the history of psychology is when Sigmund Freud admitted in one of his papers as shown in their English translation in The Freud Reader that there are people for whom it is more...

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