Law and Sexuality

A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests

The Joy of Sex

The Joy of Sex was a landmark text when first published in the 1970s.  It remains an oftener referenced and purchased sex manual, entering our culture as The Karma Sutra did all those centuries ago.   The BBC recently conducted an interview with Chris Foss, the man responsible for the images.  Not only was the book to be significant for its contribution to our understanding of sexuality, but it was also significant for pushing the socio-legal boundaries of publishing, coming just over a decade after the famous Lady Chatterley’s Lover/Penguin obscenity trial.

Read the fills tory and watch the interview here.


One comment on “The Joy of Sex

  1. Fetish Movies
    November 3, 2011

    Whether there is an issue regarding sexual politics and publishers is now a historic argument – even mainstream traditional houses are publishing kink; mills and boon now publishes hardcore sex wrapped up as "erotic" ebooks.

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This entry was posted on October 29, 2011 by in Censorship, History, images, Sex.

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