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Queerer Than You Think

On Post-Millennial Sex, Bodies & Porn

Queerer Than You Think by Alexander Renault
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Who do you love? What do you do in bed? And what else would you like to do in bed? Queerer Than You Think: Post-Millennial Bodies, Sex, & Porn takes a candid, refreshing look at the these questions in a series of essays exploring the sexual realm and the politics of sexual representation – sexual words and pictures. These can be used to titillate and educate, and also serve as a record of the social and political climates of a given point in history.

Debates revolving around pornography often hinge on the importance of freedom of speech. This witty, readable collection covers a variety of controversial subjects including feminism, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, current sex laws, definitions of "erotica" versus "pornography," censorship, and sexual humor as political commentary.

The author, a gay male anthologist, who works in the mental health and substance abuse fields, covers such enthralling topics as "Sweet Potato Pie: Women, Pornography, and Catching the Third Wave of Feminism," which looks at the debate between the pro-censorship feminist movement, backed by the religious right and other conservative organizations, and "third wave" feminists, who celebrate female sexuality in all its forms; "Erotica vs. Pornography: A Delicious Debate," which shows how what are called "society's definitions of the obscenity" conflict with those of authors of erotica and the reading public; "Pornographic Propaganda," a compendium of ways sexual materials can be manipulated for political gain; "Pandora's Hive Takes Flight: The Buzz on Prostitution," a peek at the ideological war storming around world's oldest profession since "sex workers" began to unionized and demand an end to antiprostitution laws; and other essays like, "Dancing Cheek to Cheek: Gay Men and Pornography Obsession," "Bone Tickling: The Politics of Sexual Humor," "Take Me At Midnight: Vampire Sexuality," "Busted: Sex and the Law," and more. Queerer Than You Think will turn readers' traditional notions of sex upside down and inside-out, while pointing toward the next set of questions we face as we move on into this new millennium.

Renaissance E Books; January 2004
285 pages; ISBN 9781588734198
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Title: Queerer Than You Think
Author: Alexander Renault
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