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The Autonomy of Pleasure"Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"$
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James A. Steintrager

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231151580

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.001.0001

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The Fury of Her Kindness

The Fury of Her Kindness

What Should a Libertine Know About Orgasm?

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(p.200) Chapter Five The Fury of Her Kindness
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The Autonomy of Pleasure
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James A. Steintrager

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0005

Shows how libertine tales of seduction began to focus on faked orgasm as a communication problem and as a generator of narrative interest in the later eighteenth century and why radical libertines rejected the model of orgasm as potentially feigned in favor of a straightforward model of discharge and mutual exchange.

Keywords:   female orgasm, faked orgasm, cybernetics, semiotics, seduction, intimacy

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