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Goodre helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book. Hop on the express train to sexual enlightenment with sex educator and self-avowed whore Dr. Carol Queen. Whether writing about the joys of being spanked into erotic bliss, performing in a red-light district peep show, partaking of the pleasures of the new safe sex clubs, or lobbying for the pro-pornography platform, Queen is an enthusiastic advocate for sexual pleasure.
Get A Copy. Paperbacks. Published January 30th by Cleis Press first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please up. To ask other readers questions about Real Live Nude Girlplease up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 23, K rated it really liked it. Made me realize I'm an unpaid sacred whore, and by that I real live nude the kind of love I exchange with men is a lot like the expansive, ritualized, circumscribed, creative, affectionate, un-shockable, divorced-from-the-rest-of-reality, mothering, but not-the-kind-you-bring-home-to-mama love of a devoted prostitute.
Do I wish this were not the case? I don't know. Like a diagnoses, sometimes a name, a description of the shape of reality, is enough. I've always been fascinated with the lives of courtesans Made me realize I'm an unpaid sacred whore, and by that I mean the kind of love I exchange with men is a lot like the expansive, ritualized, circumscribed, creative, affectionate, un-shockable, divorced-from-the-rest-of-reality, mothering, but not-the-kind-you-bring-home-to-mama love real live nude a devoted prostitute.
I've always been fascinated with the lives of courtesans, concubines, and sex workers in general. I struggle with "traditional" relationships and am not at all sure I want what I'm supposed to want from romance. I love sex and feel my intimacies are profound, but I also feel I'm lacking in something important, never having been deemed an appropriate partner for a long-term stable relationship.
In the face of what's expected of me, I feel like I am an incomplete woman and therefore less human because I have failed at securing a mate, and privately I feel like a powerful sad witch. There's a lot more to real live nude in that tension than belongs here, but this is the beginning of my response.
I recognized much of my relationship to and feelings about real live nude in this book and I can't thank Carol enough for being bold enough to write it and being articulate enough to make it worth reading. View 2 comments. No matter what your sexual proclivities, Carol Queen probably describes something you never thought of. This book pushed my boundaries. It made me reconsider my own assumptions about sex and the ways that I have espoused sex-negative messages from the dominant culture. Sep 07, Jonathan rated it liked it. This is a book that is self indulgent, at times boring, often thought provoking, at times exciting and always rather self admiring.
The main points of interest for me were: - The celebration of sexual diversity, difference and a rejection of the straitjacket of heterosexual monogamous as the only acceptable way to be. Queen revels in being different from the mainstream and not being what others expect her to be. Clearly, this is the most controversial argument she puts forward and she doesn't address her critics head on.
The notion that mainstream pornography depicts women as subservient to men and frequently includes acts which are physically painful and humiliating to women is not acknowledged. Queen only focuses on her personal vantage point - she enjoys porn and those who criticise it are constrained by their own moral conservatism. Her argument around prostitution is even more flawed. Again because she personally has found prostitution enjoyable it is argued that prostitutes can be empowered by selling sex.
What goes unacknowledged is the chain of human misery associated with human trafficking, illegal immigration, sex slavery and drug addiction and crime, all of which are intertwined with prostitution. Queen writes from the point of view of a privileged white woman who can be a prostitute by choice, many are not so lucky. On the whole I found this an interesting and challenging book but some of her arguments were found wanting. Feb 23, Erin rated it it was amazing.
This was a fascinating read. I have been passing it amongst friends since I finished it. A great reminder that our culture in the US restricts sexual freedom and that there is no such thing as "normal" in the world of sexuality. Highly recommended. Jul 19, Chloe Scotney rated it it was amazing. However, there is a plethora of issues present in these real live nude that are still eating away at our cultural sexual construct today.
But what Queen does is challenge this deeply-held assumption, querying if feminist thinking and sexual liberation have to be juxtaposed. I particularly enjoyed the chapter that ventured into the deficit present in hetero social structures; how they lack a parallel to the queer subculture one that has such an open dialogue around sex. I would recommend this book to anyone with strongly held beliefs or assumptions around sex work or who is simply curious about dipping their toe into the world of sexual taboo.
I met Carol back in May of at DreamHaven, she autographed this copy for me. It had honestly been a while since I popped it open, and immediately my book fell open to her epitaph of Bob Flanagan, aka the man known as the Super Masochist from the RE: Search books, a man who succumbed to cystic fibrosis and who did a lot of performance art centered around the transformative power of pain.
The kind doctor was seriously dropping science vis-a-vis sex positivity back in the s. It still floors me how forward thinking and amazing she is, and here, sixteen years later, there's Pussy Riot, and Femen, and the conversation's still going in the right direction, and rape culture is a part of the national dialogue, and it gives me hope.
This woman, along with Susie Bright, and Pat Califia, and others, were pretty inspirational to me. Oct 12, Coleen Singer rated it it was amazing. Another fabulous release from pioneer sex-positive educator, activist and author, Carol Queen. I always enjoy her "shooting from the hip" style which imparts a great deal of valuable information in a fast-paced and light-hearted manner. The publisher description pretty much sums it up, saying "Hop on the express train to sexual enlightenment with sex educator and self-avowed whore Dr. Whether writing about the joys of being spanked into erotic bliss, performing in a red-light district Another fabulous release from pioneer sex-positive educator, activist and author, Carol Queen.
Aug 26, Tobi rated it really liked it Shelves: sexandculture. An array of essays written by Carol Queen. Includes experience in the sex industry, queer theory, and comes up with a name for the sexual compulsion of conservatives who get off by condemning queers. Feb 15, Jason Carpenter rated it really liked it. I thought this was a pretty amazing book. It had a very mind-opening effect on my view of sex. The author makes a defense for things like sex work and sexual fantasies that are viewed as immoral or just weird by most of society.
She also addresses the history of various groups' views on these sorts of things, as well as the struggles of bisexuals to find a place of belonging. Carol Queen has helped me feel more secure about some of the curiosities I have had about sex and sexual fantasy and has I thought this was a pretty amazing book. Carol Queen has helped me feel more secure about some of the curiosities I have had about sex and sexual fantasy and has made me interested in discovering more perspectives that, like hers, isn't always socially acceptable.
Dec 05, Xavier rated it liked it. Very sex positive but there are a lot of generalizations. The observations are good and thought-provoking and I definitely agree with the idea that a lack of sexual education is extremely harmful to our youth and even people who have been having sex for years, including medical doctors!Real live nude
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