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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?

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

James A. Steintrager

Columbia University Press

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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