Next time you hear someone talking nonsense about sex radicals, refer them to this book. For all the talk on the subject, Pat's definition is the only one that makes sense to me. The real thing without the tedious bullshit and self-serving obscurity that characterizes so much writing about sex. But while Califia can make you embarrassed, angry, indignant, afraid, or aroused, it is not without higher purpose Highly recommended. Pat Califia needs no introduction for lesbian and gay readers. Pat Califia is well-known as a long-time activist for gay rights and the right to free sexual expression, and a sharp critic of repressive American attitudes toward sexuality and pornography.
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Public Sex collects the best of Pat Califia's work published over the past 20 years. Providing both a chronicle of the radical sex movement in the United States, as well as the definitive opinions of America's most consistent and trenchant sexual critic, Public Sex is must-read material for anyone interested in sexual practices, feminism, censorship, or simply the art of the political essay. Among the beacons of sex radicalism--alongside Susie Bright, Carol Queen, Kate Bornstein, and very few others--Pat Califia has been writing angry, sex-positive essays and politically charged erotica since the late s. With its excellent introduction, this book should be on the shelf of every feminist, every lesbian, every sexual adventurer, and anyone who hopes to understand sexual politics in America.
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Who would have thought a book about radical perversion could be so palatable? Reading Pat Califia's recent book, the second edition of Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex , readers might be surprised at how one person's highly intelligent, honest, and even funny approach can open their eyes to issues rarely addressed in popular culture in a non-judgemental or positive way. The most enjoyable thing about reading Public Sex -- which digs into issues ranging from sexual outlaws to right-wing feminism to the future of radical sex -- is Califia's savvy and informed approach to un popular culture. Spanning more than 20 years of work, Califia's controversial essays tackle so many issues related to sex and sexual freedom that nobody seems willing to talk about sex between lesbians and gay men! In fact, he might even change your opinions on them.