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the science of pleasure

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An edition of Sex, drugs & chocolate (2008)

Sex, drugs & chocolate

the science of pleasure

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Publisher
Fourth Estate
Language
English
Pages
390

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"In Sex, Drugs & Chocolate, Paul Martin looks at changing attitudes to pleasure over the centuries, including religious and legal attempts to control it, together with the biological and psychological drivers behind our hedonistic impulses. He considers sensation-seekers from Nero to Elvis, pleasure's opposites boredom, unhappiness and pain - and chemical pleasures from caffeine and cannabis to alcohol and heroin. He writes about sex in all its many forms, both social and solitary; the mysteries of the orgasm; shopping, eating, gambling and other behavioural pleasures; addiction and the darker side of pleasure's many moons; and finally the modest and undervalued pleasures of everyday life, such as gardening, sleeping and, of course, chocolate."--BOOK JACKET.

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Table of Contents

The pursuit of pleasure
What is pleasure for?
Sex
Drugs
And chocolate
Pleasure and desire
The sensation-seekers
Boredom, unhappiness and pain
Addiction
Beastliness
Four drugs
Gambling and guzzling
Disapproval and prohibition
The wily hedonist.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-377) and index.

Other Titles
Sex, drugs and chocolate

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
152.42
Library of Congress
BF515 .M37 2008, BF515

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 390 pages
Number of pages
390

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32347441M
Internet Archive
sexdrugschocolat0000mart
ISBN 10
0007127081
ISBN 13
9780007127085
OCLC/WorldCat
258103965

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