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by David Steinberg

Collects essays, poems, and other writings dealing with such themes as sexual attitudes, the role of erotic art, and the politics of pornography and censorship
Download The Erotic Impulse (New Consciousness Reader) epub
ISBN: 087477697X
ISBN13: 978-0874776973
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Author: David Steinberg
Language: English
Publisher: Tarcher (September 18, 1992)
Pages: 312 pages
ePUB size: 1660 kb
FB2 size: 1658 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 694
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Essays, fiction and poetry grouped in sections -

The Nature of the Erotic Impulse

Erotic Initiation and Passage

The Erotic Imagination

Erotic Differences Between Men and Women

The Suppression and Denial of Eros

Erotic Frontiers

Erotic Transcendence and Self-Discovery

Favorites -

Tee A. Corinne

Susie Bright

Barbara Wilson

Lonnie Barbach

Greta Christina

e.e. cummings

Betty Dodson

Nancy Friday,

Henry Miller,

Anais Nin

James Joyce

Carol Queen

From the back of the book - ... A feast of thoughts, feelings, findings and fantasies about our erotic nature. It draws on the insights of therapists, sexuality teachers, advocates, and the wisdom of great writers and poets.

The Erotic Impulse offers a liberating vision of human sexual potential for those who seek to expand and deepen this ever fascinating area of life.

Publisher's note - An exploration and celebration of our erotic capacities. This book is a wake-up call to the erotic spirit in all of us. Drawing on the insights of counselors and the wisdom of poets, The Erotic Impulse serves up a feast of thoughts, feelings, findings, and fantasies about our erotic nature.
I rank this book highly, but with this caveat: It's an anthology and the quality of the essays and poems is uneven. Only a few entries (such as "Talk Dirty to Me," by Sally Tisdale) are excellent. However, what makes this book worth its price are the editor's INTRODUCTIONS to each thematic section. I think I have read the book's first general introduction about 50 times over the past ten years.
The ten pages of the late Robert T. Francoeur's "The Religious Suppression of Eros" in the section The Religious Suppression and Denial of Eros was priceless. As a Catholic priest and pro human sexuality expert with 22 books on the topic this part alone makes for the best of what an Anthology should do and be. And, the Greta Christiana "Are We Having Sex Now Or What" is and remains a classic, pointed to still by University sexuality classes for many years now. These are two of favorite essays. But I've had the privilege of meeting in person seven of the essayists: Robert Bly, Margo Anand, Betty Dodson, Susie Bright, Thomas Moore and Carol Queen as well as the editor, David Steinberg. No shock this book was born in my town, Santa Cruz, CA. One of the top books on my shelf on human sexuality and the soul/body connection. I'm on my 3rd read. Way more than theory here. This book contains ideas that will actually help you get older without growing old. Nice.
This is a book I tell everybody about. It's full of words that get you thinking about eroitica. It will open your mind to possibilities you never knew existed.
You'll learn a lot and have fun at the same time.