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A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister review - from blindfolds to bikes

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Arousal, adultery and desire... an anecdote-rich chronicle that uncovers layer on layer of oppression This book contains, as the title promises, many delightful curiosities. There are people, for instance, who get aroused by the sun. “Actirasty”, it's called, which sounds like a probiotic yoghurt drink but would of course be life-changing if you lived in Málaga. James Joyce used to address his letters to Nora, “dear Fuck Bird”. The ultimate and - implicitly - best euphemism for the word “cunt” is “the monosyllable”. As late as the 20th century, grafting a monkey's testicle on to your...
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