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Unformatted text preview: The Way We Were from O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm (Margolis) Sexuality prior to our knowing how babies are made. Sex as sacred because of the sheer pleasure of it. Female power: she supplied orgasms (or withheld them). She made babies. She hunted, too. As civilization grows more complex, so does sexuality. Once reproduction was understood, the phallus achieved ascendancy. Nuclear family versus tribal. A 70,000 year old lipstick? 20-30,000-year-old Venus figures? Trobrianders, even in the 20 th century, had no word for father . Sambia of New Guinea: boys need to ingest lots of sperm in order to become fully fertile. Multi-fathering traditions. The role of sexual pleasure in a culture, including the instruction of children. A Plea for Eros, Siri Hustvedt. From A Plea for Eros . The Antioch Ruling: What is it? Paradox: Strangeness = Eroticism Mystery...
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