He brings shadowy taboos out to the front stage for a juicy, humorous, and nonjudgmental outing. I was happy to see that he had included the findings of the psychologist Daniel Wegner, as his study has shed light on a number of different fields through the theories he has formed and the evidence he has provided to support those theories. Sister Nymph and Brother Satyr, 4. The book is a humane flirtation with the often-strange intimacies that drive people's lives. The idea that sexual desire is a force to be battled against, and defeated through sex addiction treatment, seems to be the thing they cling to, to keep control of their own sexual desires. Male baby goats raised by sheep, and male baby sheep raised by goats, direct all their mating efforts when they reach sexual maturity at females of their adoptive species. With his signature wit and irreverent style, Bering pulls back the curtains on the history of perversions, the biological reasons behind our distaste for unusual sexual proclivities, and the latest research on desire.
Don't let the humor and self deprecation fool you. He explores the countless fetishists of the world, including people who wear a respectable suit during the day and handcuff a willing sexual partner at night. I think not, but unfortunately that's how it comes across. Humanizing so-called deviants while at the same time asking serious questions about the differences between thought and action, he presents us with a challenge: to understand that our best hope of solving some of the most troubling problems of our age hinges entirely on the amoral study of sex. Entertaining book, but let me stress to everyone that just because someone is gay, it doesn't mean that they are organically qualified to write a serious book about what the modern world would define as sexual perversion. Mind you, his early 'encounters' with an illustration of a Neanderthal in a picture book did make me laugh! و ايضا الرجال : Hmm this is really quite interesting. You can listen to the full audiobook Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us for free at audibay.
The humor is self-effacing, sharp and actually caught me off guard in a number of places! I very much enjoyed this book. Interesting, find out what psychologist Giannini had to say about this. The author is no more reasonable about zoophiles, practitioners of bestiality. While I did not agree with all of the author's views, I did see things his way a good number of times. Don't say I did not warn you. Aren't researchers available to speculate on their findings? It was poorly organized why were paraphilia and age of consent in the same chapter? Now he is in a civil partnership with a Mexican who makes superb matzo ball soup.
و ان المجتمع الغربي الذي قد يكون اقل حدة في التعامل مع المثلية الآن في يوم من الايام كان يعتبر المثلية شيء يدعو للاشمئزاز و قضية يتم معالجتها بقتل أصحابها او علاجهم نفسيا على أحسن تقدير. I agree with the author that it's none of our business what other people get up to and also any of us might be deemed a pervert if our sexual lives were examined closely. Fascinating and irritating in turn. This book requests us to shed all forms of bigotry and patiently consider the activities scientifically. Though perhaps controversial in areas - but thought provoking. Very few horses are used for breeding purposes; most male horses are geldings. This is not a bad starting point for people who are interested but don't know how to approach the topic, as Bering provides a lot of resources in the back that can be used for further reading, but most of them are probably more interesting and definitely better organized than this was.
A book to bring people together and break down historical baggage, of shame based on simple ignorance. An interesting enough read, but honestly there isn't anything in here that was new to me. That there should be an age, or some other marker determining when one is capable of consent, seems not to be in doubt—but no one seems to know how to quantify it in a way that will satisfy all of us. But, in Africa, a tribe called the believe that frequent sex at this level is necessary in order to create healthy children. In Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, the author describes a wide range of paraphilias which stands for experiencing intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations or individuals. Bering is funny, brave, and deeply compassionate toward those whose desires cause suffering to themselves and others.
It's about time we had laws and values based upon science and reasoning rather that tradition and religion. In other words, homophobes may be expressing strong fear and anger towards , because they are conflicted and afraid of their own secret homosexual desires. In Perv, Jesse Bering looks at the psychology of having a fetish outside the norm and compares it to the difficulties he faced growing up in the 70s and 80s as a gay man. Armed with reason, science, and an insatiable appetite for knowledge, he humanizes deviants while asking some very provocative questions about the nature of hypocrisy, prejudice, and when sexual desire can lead to harm. Maybe I should have expected this from a gay male author, but there's not nearly enough information about women and I saw this as a weakness in the book. Freud has been debunked over and over and over again through the years. The title is a little misleading but justifiable.
I highly recommend this book! If a man has an erection, he should enjoy sex with whoever happens to come along, male or female, doesn't matter, he has an erection, therefore, he desires sex. Hardly the same motivation for wanting to have sex with animals. Jesse Bering is on a courageous quest to expose the full spectrum of erotic manifestations. But I could see people having a lot more trouble getting through this, or considering it dry, if they were looking for something a little more engaging. At the same time, he is a very mainstream gay man--in a committed relationship with another man married, even in a socially acceptable career field, living in suburbia. About the Author Jesse Bering is the author of The Belief Instinct and Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? In summary, I need a shower! Who cares what consenting adults do in bed, as long as no one is being hurt? Jesse Bering has written a fascinating, funny, and scientifically literate book about all the aspects of sex you didn't want to think about.
He lives in Ithaca, New York. So while we know ever more about the science behind sex and have better tools available to help us investigate it, we are still debating how to interpret the results. It made me very upset. It has brought with it many great benefits, from the Pill, to that other pill, not to mention various ways to work around infertility. A brilliant, funny, informative and interesting book that persuades us to lose all forms of prejudice and look at everything through the lens of psychology.
Bering points out that the earlier ways of regulating sexuality were prone to inconsistency and arbitrariness. I felt like the author let his desire to banish any arguments against homosexuality he is openly homosexual, as he reminds us continually color his objectivity. This strikes me as odd because he is willing to extend the label of sexuality to paedophilia but has no time for this. This one is really a four-and-a-half star book. For a topic that lends itself to strong opinions in any reader to begin with, why continually insert oneself into the narrative like an egotistical friend who feels the nee It's a relatively interesting topic, but he doesn't actually bring anything new to the table--this has all been written about elsewhere much of it in a much more palatable way in Mary Roach's Bonk. I went in thinking I had an open mind. Unfortunately, it was so poorly structured and haphazardly researched that it read like the findings of someone who studies sexology as a hobby, not as an academic.