By Gerald Lieberman
Few issues boost a speech larger than a well-chosen citation, and during this e-book you can find whatever for each subject and each celebration. even if you are after the knowledge of the a long time or a zingy wisecrack on any topic from skill to Zoo, it truly is right here, prepared alphabetically for simple reference. a significant reference and a satisfaction simply to flick thru besides.
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This response disregards the emotional aspect of the man’s predicament and confirms the belief that male impotence is a mechanical problem for which the failing part needs rest in order to recuperate. Another solution for male impotence, and one that certainly reinforces the mechanical conception of male sexuality, is the penile implant. Looking very much like a technical device with its reservoir, pump, and cylinders, the penile prosthesis has been compared favorably to the earliest remedy for the flat tire when “a desperate driver filled his tire with sawdust instead of air.
Blow job,” “blue balls,” “getting laid”), this one reduces the male heterosexual experience to ejaculation and locates it in a dispassionate occurrence of which he is the recipient. The instantaneousness of this incident reflects an ideology of masculinity that characterizes male sexual pleasure as both genitally fixated and 22 The Language of Male Bonding something that is visited upon him. The passivity implicit in this metaphor suggests a confusion, however, about male power and control. The common wisdom of men is that they always want to be dominant and the active participant; men want to be on top.
14 They struggle to debunk the pseudoscientific explanation of nocturnal emissions that rests on the idea that the testes are the sole source of semen, a theory that allows for the hydraulic interpretation of the geyser just waiting to explode. Although Kinsey and his coauthors flirt with the relationship between built-up nervous tensions that precipitate orgasm, they quickly reiterate their position that “the physiology is not understood” (528). Referring to the dearth of “objective data on the mechanical factors that may eﬀect nocturnal emissions” (528), they conclude their remarks with the insight that no clear patterns of nocturnal emissions have been identified and that “the situation cannot be simply summarized” (529).