Orgasmic Bodies

The Orgasm in Contemporary Western Culture

  • Hannah Frith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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    Pages 22-42
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    Pages 43-62
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    Pages 63-82
  5. Hannah Frith
    Pages 127-146
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-192

About this book


Orgasmic Bodies explores how bodily experiences of orgasm are worked up as present/absent, complicated/straightforward, too slow/too fast, fake or real, in the doing of masculinities and femininities. Engaging with both science and popular culture it examines the meanings given to orgasmic bodies in contemporary heterosex.


heterosexuality orgasm postfeminism magazines sexuality embodiment culture gender information pornography production reproduction science women

Authors and affiliations

  • Hannah Frith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BrightonUK

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