Wednesday, 20 May 2015

BOOK REVIEW : The Sex Myth: Why Everything We're Told Is Wrong

Is there any truth to the epidemic of sex addiction? Are our children really getting sexualised younger? Are men the only ones who like porn? Brooke Magnanti looks at all these questions and more - and proves that perhaps we've all been taking the answers for granted.

Brooke Magnanti is no stranger to controversy. As Belle de Jour she enthralled and outraged the nation in equal measure. Now her real identity is out in the open, Brooke's background as a scientist and a researcher can come to bear in her fascinating investigation into the truth behind the headlines, scandals and moral outrage that fill the media (and our minds) when it comes to sex.

Using her entertaining and informed voice, Brooke strips away the hype and looks at the science behind sex and the panic behind public policy.Unlike so many media column inches, Brooke uses verifiable academic research. This is fact, not fiction; science not supposition.

So sit back, open your mind and prepare to be shocked...

REVIEW :-  You'll agree that we are living in a time of sexual liberation.And if you weren't taking advantage of ithat liberty ,you are missing it out May be there WAS something missing in u.If you felt that way, you warent alone.
What excite me about this book- more than the fascinating snapshot of a generation or the intellectual precision of Richale's arguments is the great sense of relief.
Flirting,dating, and sex will always cause anxiety.
We live in culture that teaches us sex is the most important facet of who we are.
wE all try to dress neatly,  look presentable , so that we look attractive .
Sex is an act bound up in the body,but the way that each of us experiences it is driven by more then just biology.Sex is not just physical, but it is symbolic.

Even the ancient Greeks, regularly praised for their open-minded approach to carnal matters, operated within a complex & contradictory code of sexual ethics, in which sexual relationships between boys & men were treated as a rite of passage into adulthood ,but it was considered demeaning for a man to be penetrated by a man of the same age & social status.
I would lyk to give 4 stars to this book.

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