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Sexology pp 229-233 | Cite as

Sexuality: Intimacy or Illusion?

  • B. Apfelbaum
Conference paper

Abstract

The paradox is that sex is perhaps among the most nonintimate of human activities, yet, at least in the West, it is idealized as the ultimate form of intimacy and even as the best form of communication. (I would be interested to learn how widespread this idealization is in other cultures.)

Keywords

Sexual Coercion Sensual Pleasure Ultimate Form Courtly Love Retarded Ejaculation 
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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Apfelbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.BerkeleyUSA

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