The Sexual Deviant in All of Us

Book - 2013
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As Bering takes us into the lives of a woman who falls madly in love with the Eiffel Tower, a young man addicted to seductive sneezes, and a pair of deeply affectionate identical twins, among others, he challenges us to move beyond our judgments and attitudes toward "deviant" sex and consider the alternative: What would happen if we rise above our fears and revulsions and accepted our true natures? With his signature wit and irreverent style, Bering pulls back the curtains on the history of perversions, the biological reasons behind our distaste for unusual sexual proclivities, and the latest research on desire. Armed with reason, science, and an insatiable appetite for knowledge, he humanizes deviants while asking some very provocative questions about the nature of hypocrisy, prejudice, and when sexual desire can lead to harm. A groundbreaking look at our complex relationship with our carnal urges and the ways in which we disguise, deny, and shame the sexual deviant in all of us, Perv brings our hidden desires into the light.
Publisher: New York :, Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2013
Farrar Straus & Giroux 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374230890
Branch Call Number: 306.7 BER NVD
Characteristics: xviii, 265 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Sexual deviant in all of us


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Atticus14 Sep 06, 2014

This book is ok but surprised it came out in 2013 because it seemed almost like an old book. The bottom line is that everyone wants or thinks a little bit of kink unless you are asexual including employees at the local library.....everyone, regardless of how old or how mild mannered.

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