Oedipus Revisited

Oedipus Revisited

Over fifty years ago, Alfred Kinsey shook the world with his report, Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male. Now distinguished researcher and social iconoclast Shere Hite rocks it further still with a wide-ranging and uninhibited scrutiny of men today. Drawing upon evidence derived from over 7,000 interviews, Hite overturns traditional psychiatric notions of the Oedipus myth to reveal how society demands not only that the growing boy be separated from his mother but that he aggressively rejects and ridicules her as well. She then goes on to reveal how the pain of this sharp revision is then replayed in violence and discrimination against women and in men's attempts to find solace in pornographic imagery and adulterous relationships. In Oedipus Revisited, Hite confronts head-on everything from homosexuality to clitoral stimulation, masturbation to global capitalism, religious fundamentalism to the mythical "G-spot". After reading her conclusions, you'll never look at men in the same way again. It has been 10 years in the making and looks at all aspects of male sexuality today – including alternative ways of love-making other than penetrative sex. It examines how today's male relates to his partner/s and to work relationships too. The metrosexual male and gay man's lifestyles are also explored in depth. This latest Hite report, as controversial as all the others, provides a blueprint for the 21st century.

'Western society owes a debt to Shere Hite that will be well nigh impossible to repay' Professor Anthony Clare, Daily Telegraph

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25 Oct 2007
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9781905147311
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Oedipus Revisited

Over fifty years ago, Alfred Kinsey shook the world with his report, Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male. Now distinguished researcher and social iconoclast Shere Hite rocks it further still with a wide-ranging and uninhibited scrutiny of men today. Drawing upon evidence derived from over 7,000 interviews, Hite overturns traditional psychiatric notions of the Oedipus myth to reveal how society demands not only that the growing boy be separated from his mother but that he aggressively rejects and ridicules her as well. She then goes on to reveal how the pain of this sharp revision is then replayed in violence and discrimination against women and in men's attempts to find solace in pornographic imagery and adulterous relationships. In Oedipus Revisited Hite confronts head-on everything from homosexuality to clitoral stimulation, masturbation to global capitalism, religious fundamentalism to the mythical ?G-spot". After reading her conclusions, you'll never look at men in the same way again. It has been 10 years in the making and looks at all aspects of male sexuality today - including alternative ways of love-making other than penetrative sex. It examines how today's male relates to his partner/s and to work relationships too. The metrosexual male and gay man's lifestyles are also explored in depth. This latest Hite report, as controversial as all the others, provides a blueprint for the 21st century.

'Western society owes a debt to Shere Hite that will be well nigh impossible to repay' Professor Anthony Clare, Daily Telegraph

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16 Feb 2006
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Oedipus Revisited

Over fifty years ago, Alfred Kinsey shook the world with his report, Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male. Now distinguished researcher and social iconoclast Shere Hite rocks it further still with a wide-ranging and uninhibited scrutiny of men today. Drawing upon evidence derived from over 7,000 interviews, Hite overturns traditional psychiatric notions of the Oedipus myth to reveal how society demands not only that the growing boy be separated from his mother but that he aggressively rejects and ridicules her as well. She then goes on to reveal how the pain of this sharp revision is then replayed in violence and discrimination against women and in men's attempts to find solace in pornographic imagery and adulterous relationships. In Oedipus Revisited Hite confronts head-on everything from homosexuality to clitoral stimulation, masturbation to global capitalism, religious fundamentalism to the mythical "G-spot". After reading her conclusions, you'll never look at men in the same way again. It has been 10 years in the making and looks at all aspects of male sexuality today - including alternative ways of love-making other than penetrative sex. It examines how today's male relates to his partner/s and to work relationships too. The metrosexual male and gay man's lifestyles are also explored in depth. This latest Hite report, as controversial as all the others, provides a blueprint for the 21st century.

'Western society owes a debt to Shere Hite that will be well nigh impossible to repay' Professor Anthony Clare, Daily Telegraph

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25 Jul 2013
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About the author

  • Shere Hite

    Shere Hite

    Shere Hite (born November 2, 1942) is an American-born German sex educator and feminist. Her sexological work has focused primarily on female sexuality. Hite builds upon biological studies of sex by Masters and Johnson and by Alfred Kinsey.

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