A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister

A Curious History of Sex

Kate Lister

414 pages first pub 2020 (editions) user-added

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This is not a comprehensive study of every sexual quirk, kink and ritual across all cultures throughout time, as that would entail writing an encyclopaedia. Rather, this is a drop in the ocean, a paddle in the shallow end of sex history, but I hop...

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challenging 16%
inspiring 11%
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dark 4%
emotional 4%
hopeful 4%
relaxing 2%
sad 2%


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