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A Hypersexual Society: Sexual Discourse, Erotica, and by Kenneth Kammeyer

By Kenneth Kammeyer

The United States this day is a hypersexual society. Sexual discourse, erotica, and pornography are pervasive within the tradition. Sexual fabrics, again and again extending into erotica and pornography, are present in the patron international, academia, intercourse remedy, the publishing international, mass media (especially radio, tv and films) and the web. The sexual fabrics present in some of these components of yank society galvanize relentless competition by way of teams and people who are looking to repress or censor sexual fabrics. The mixed results of these who advertise and convey sexual fabrics, and people who attempt to supress them, upload as much as a cacophony of sexual discourse.

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Others show males and females engaged in cunnilingus and fellatio. Some wall paintings show threesomes (two men and one woman) and foursomes (two men and two women) engaged in various sexual acts. Even in contemporary society, many people would still consider the Pompeiian art objects to be pornographic. Many of these paintings were found on the walls of public baths (places of leisure and pleasure), and some in what were probably houses of prostitution. But also, some of these erotic objects were found in the homes of private citizens, often in bedrooms or other rooms where the inhabitants might have been expected to engage in intimate activities.

His influence on sex and therapy will be described further in Chapter 6. Another sexual pioneer is Alfred Kinsey, who brought sex into academe by firmly establishing sexual behavior as a legitimate field for scientific and scholarly research (Chapter 5). ” For example, Michel Foucault’s revolutionary and influential work on the history of sexuality changed the views and approaches of intellectuals and scholars about sexuality and sexual discourse. Throughout the rest of the book, the concepts and ideas introduced in this chapter will be used as a general guide for examining the various realms in which sexual material and pornography are commonplace today: print publications, academe, therapy, the entertainment world, and the Internet.

Sex therapy (see Chapter 6) covers a wide range of activities. Professional sex therapists typically earn advanced degrees from reputable academic institutions and establish practices in which they counsel and advise patients. Other sex therapists, however, often have less-impressive academic credentials, but still use their specialized “knowledge” about sex to influence people (and advance their personal careers). Many of these pseudo-sexual therapists are little more than hucksters. Many can be found today on the Internet where they offer advice about sex or promise to solve sexual problems.

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