The History of Sexuality: An Introduction Topics for Discussion

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Consider the nature of your personal sexuality. Would you consider yourself to be normal? Hysterical? Perverse? Why?

Did you ever masturbate as a child? Was this a habitual pastime? If so, do you think that it led to insoluble moral decay in your adult psyche?

Have you ever practiced a sexual act which you consider to be perverse? Discuss the alluring components of perverse sexuality. Why do you think so many people are so interested in discussing sexual perversion? Do you consider the appellation "pervert" to be pejorative?

Foucault briefly describes the scientific demonstrations of the treatment of hysterical women performed by Jean-Martin Charcot and notes that Charcot often treated women on the verge of a hysterical spasm by utilizing something called a sex-baton. Would you consider this practice to be medically valid? Would you consider it to be a sexual perversion? Is it...

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