Sense and sensuality
Were you to look at the best sellers' list this week you would find at least three or four of the leading non-fiction books dealing with sex. In the fiction category sex is so pervasive that to find a book without at least one vivid scene of coupling would be a considerable task. But between the non-fiction and the fiction books there exists a gap. The non-fiction entries seem to be dominated by a "technology of sex": techniques, physiology (or "plumbing"), all described in clinical terms as if some observant Martian were viewing us as a curious race of "interesting mating animals" with an insatiable passion for copulation.
Ihde, D. (1972)., Sense and sensuality, in F. J. Smith & E. Eng (eds.), Facets of eros, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 61-74.
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