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Burning Desires
Sex in America: A report from the field

Chappele, Steve & Talbot, David
Publisher:  Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  378pp   ISBN:  0-385-24412-6
Library of Congress Number:  HQ18.U5C47 1989   Dewey:  306.70973
Resource Type:  Book

Burning Desires looks at the state of sex in the aftermath of the `sexual counter-revolution' that marked the 1980s.

Abstract:  Burning Desires looks at the state of sex in the aftermath of the `sexual counter-revolution' that marked the 1980s. It chronicles the effects of AIDS and the "strong cultural backlash launched by conservatives, radical feminists, and burned-out sexual liberationists." Described by the authors as a "panoramic tour", Burning Desires gives its readers a look at a wide range of sexual behaviours and attitudes, ranging from members of swingers' clubs to Bible Belt Republicans. (The authors take evident delight in chronicling the falls of some of the prominent anti-sex conservatives.) Burning Desire's conclusions are optimistic, and pro-sex. AIDS and the conservative backlack haven't killed sex, they happily report.


Table of Contents

REPRESSION
Obsession
Grounding Teenagers
The Morning After
Washington Babylon

SEX WARS
The Beast Within
The Furies

REBIRTH
Pandora's Mirror
Dancing in the Dark
Home Fires Burning

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