Help me overthink sex and romance.
March 10, 2008 4:35 PM Subscribe
What are some good books/essays/articles about human sexuality, sexual and romantic relationships, and sexual or otherwise affection-entangled activity - with an emphasis on the theoretical? I'm thinking more along the lines of Judith Butler
than The Joy of Sex
- so suggestions should be at least vaguely academic. (Things like Leaves of Grass
count as vaguely academic).
posted by bubukaba to Education (21 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm asking for personal, not academic reasons - I'd like all the seemingly irrational stuff surrounding the emotional, social, psychological (and so on) aspects of this sort of thing to make more sense to me (or at least I'd like the fact that they're irrational to make more sense...).
In spite of my namedropping in the above-cut FPP, I haven't read much on these subjects, so even the most basic suggestions are welcome.