If the late eighteenth century saw the start of the Industrial Revolution, then it can be argued that the late twentieth century kicked off the Sexual Revolution. Sexual behavior and beliefs that had long been constrained by silence suddenly were the focus of intense scrutiny, championed by Kinsey's ground-breaking reports on human sexuality. How our culture has adapted to new freedoms of expression is the subject in Escoffier's anthology, which chronicles the work of pioneering scientists who studied sexuality and inspiring artists who responded to it. Examining virtually every aspect of sexual behavior, from orgasms to open marriage to obscenity, Escoffier has created a definitive review of the most influential writing of the last half-century. A captivating and comprehensive investigation of an always fascinating aspect of human behavior. Carol HaggasCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
"Escoffier is able to communicate complicated ideas in plain language, and his vision and common sense are enlightening."