Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and the Men Who Love Them by David J. Ley

By David J. Ley

This enlightening paintings investigates the background, occurrence, and explanations of a special sexual way of life pursued via expanding numbers of undefined. it really is referred to as via many names, and lived in quite a few methods through various undefined. the commonest phrases used to explain it are 'hotwife' or 'cuckold lifestyle.' This sexual perform, a sort of sexual nonmonogamy, is distinct from swinging and polyamory in that the husband hardly ever seeks sexual touch outdoors the wedding apart from participation in team intercourse along with his spouse and different males, whereas the spouse is authorized and infrequently inspired to pursue unrestrained sexual encounters with different males. the writer contains interviews and reviews from residing the approach to life through the united states, and offers the storiesin an try to make sure the historical past of this sexual perform and its position in society and in relationships. He explores the mental, social, organic, and evolutionary underpinnings of this unusual and socially taboo...

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In the years 1450−70, the use of the cod−piece was introduced, whereby the attributes of manhood were accentuated in the most shameless manner. It was, in fact, the avowed aim at that period to attract attention to these parts. " (Rudeck, _Geschichte der öffentlichen Sittlichkeit in Deutschland_, pp. 45−48; Dufour, Histoire de la Prostitution, vol. vi, pp. 21−23. Groos refers to the significance of this fashion, Spiele der Menschen, p. ) "The first shirt began to be worn [in Germany] in the sixteenth century.

Thomas Taylor's translation of Metamorphosis, p. ) Christianity seems to have profoundly affected habits of thought and feeling by uniting together the merely natural emotion of sexual reserve with, on the one hand, the masculine virtue of modesty−−_modestia_−−and, on the other, the prescription of sexual abstinence. Tertullian admirably illustrates this confusion, and his treatises De Pudicitia and De Cultu Feminarum are instructive from the present point of view. In the latter he remarks (Book II, Chapter I): "Salvation−−and not of women only, but likewise of men−−consists in the exhibition, principally, of modesty.

She was the mother of three sons. ' The niece suggested that women have no choice in the matter, to which the aunt replied: 'I know that; but it doesn't make them less disgusting,' I have heard of a girl who died from hæmorrhage of the womb, refusing, through shame, to make the ailment known to her family. The misery suffered by some women at the anticipation of a medical examination, appears to be very acute. Husbands have told me of brides who sob and tremble with fright on the wedding−night, the hysteria being sometimes alarming.

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