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Full Exposure: Opening Up to Sexual Creativity and Erotic Expression Paperback – August 22, 2000
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"Susie Bright has explored and mapped every crack and crevasse of contemporary sexual culture. Few writers chronicle our collective sexploits with more gusto.""--Boston Globe"
About the Author
Susie Bright is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including The Best American Erotica series, the first three editions of Herotica, Sexwise, and The Sexual State of the Union. She has written for Esquire, Playboy, Village Voice, New York Times Book Review, and is a regular columnist for the on-line magazine Salon. She lectures and performs at theaters and universities nationwide and currently lives in Northern California.
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She does, after all, write about (a fantasy of) making love to Dan Quayle ... reading that was the most I'd ever appreciated the man--and this leads to one of her _dogmas_: "Assume everybody is sexual."
This is not a heavyweight philosophical deconstruction of the sexual attitudes of western society, but it is a nice guerilla attack on the sexual terrorism embedded in our culture. Susie encourages the readers to roll their own sexual manifestos, to question the manipulative & schizophrenic messages that we receive about sexuality, sensuality, and our bodies from the culture around us.
A wonderful book to read if you're engaged in sexual liberation, whether from a sex-hating religion or from the commercial cooption of sexuality that constantly bombards us. A great starting point for your own sexual revolution!
(If you'd like to discuss this review or book in more depth, please click on the "about me" link above & send me an email. Thanks!)
After this read--and yes, I finished this title and immediately reread the entire book--I started going after everything I could in print and some not in print on the topic of human sexuality. I wanted to understand how the creative process was impacting me in a sexual way. The Creation process from this book forward was all about life and eros and art coming together for me. Life was and is sexually transmitted. Everything created--and art is nothing if not creativity--is a sexual act. This is the whole point of the book. How did I miss this before?
Every single day I walk by my two copies of this book in my home library. I rescue this title whenever I see it there in a used bookstore because of what it meant to me at the time, gasping for a little air at the end of a 28 year marriage, wanting so to be about creating one last time. Rescued copies? I give them away.
So I stopped making excuses for being so focused on eros in life. I stopped dressing me up each morning with a well behaved look, filtering out sexual thoughts. I was going to let my wild sex horse mind run range free; as a soul was meant to run. Even in church. I started to see Divine Eros in so much in, yes, church. Especially in church and reads on the Desert Fathers and such.
Fine tuning my memoir these recent months on my erotic journey around all this, I think back now to this book with a grateful heart. And the cover? I remember making my way down a garden path with a platonic single woman friend during the time I was reading Full Exposure and there I was, musing aloud as we walked. It was during a law conference break in Monterey. I commented on the erotic grandeur of the sex I saw in a Calla Lily and other plants as we walked by. She said I was a bit of a pervert, seeing sex in a flower. I said: "Me, a pervert? Why, yes. And thank you for noticing. Isn't it wonderful?"
I own 400 books in my library; and 100 more on poetry alone. Of the 500, I think 80% of them are on the theme of Eros. Thank you Susie for helping me come out.