February 2017 Non-fiction Reaktion Books

The Pleasure's All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex Julie Peakman

Paperback | Jan 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780236759 | 472pp | 234x156mm | GEN | AUD$44.99, NZD$54.99

What is perverse sex and what isn't? Now available in paperback, The Pleasure's AllMine  explores the gamut of sexual activity that has been seen as strange, abnormal or deviant over the last 2,000 years. This first comprehensive history of sexual perversion examines an abundance of original sources – letters, diaries, memoirs, court records, erotic books, medical texts and advice manuals – and shows how, for ordinary people, different kinds of sex have always offered myriad different pleasures