Public Sex by Pat Califia
The Culture of Radical Sex

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The most intelligent and outspoken commentator on sexual politics writing today, Pat Califia has been "fuming and fussing" about censorship and the rights of perverts for more than two decades. Whether writing about gender bending and transsexuality, lesbian relationships, S/M and leather sex, sex between lesbians and gay men, eroticizing latex and safer sex, prostitution, or sex in public, Califia's essays—clear consistent, provocative and eminently readable—set the standard for writing about sex.

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Patrick Califia is a noted pornographer and cultural critic whose writing and activism have revolutionized queer sex. Among his most noted books are Coming to Power, Macho Sluts, Melting Point, No Mercy, and Speaking Sex to Power.
Published July 1, 2000 by Cleis Press Start. 250 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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``Today, at the amazing age of forty, I am trying to cause just as much trouble as I did when I was twenty-five,'' writes Califia, author of 12 books, including Macho Sluts and Sapphistry. Public Sex

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No aspect of sex is too forbidden or too undignified to merit Califia's critical attention: she devotes an entire essay to rubber, and she doesn't just mean safe sex equipment.

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Public Sex attempts to persuade readers about what Califia believes are the many ways that legal and political actions taken against child pornography have resulted in fallacious claims about pornography inciting violence, and in the “skillful use of a vague and even broader definition of ‘child ...

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