By Rachel Wood

Consumer Sexualities explores women’s reports of buying in ‘sex outlets’ and utilizing sexual commodities of their daily lives. This enlightening quantity indicates how ladies soak up sexual client ‘technologies of the self’ to paintings upon and comprehend themselves as convinced and energetic sexual brokers in postfeminist neoliberal tradition. In guiding the reader during the ancient emergence of sexual commodities ‘for ladies’ in feminism and postfeminism, wooden issues to the normalisation and legislation of sexual practices and identities in and during intake. certainly, women’s debts express the paintings all in favour of developing the ‘right’ – a professional, tasteful, and assured – orientation to sexual intake and, via extension, in changing into an intelligibly ‘good’ sexual individual. whilst, the writer attracts upon de Certeau to teach how the normal contexts within which sexual commodities are used can result in unpredictable moments of edition, pain, playfulness, and resistance.

A wealthy research of women’s daily techniques of ‘making do’ with the types of femininity and feminine sexuality that intercourse store tradition represents, Consumer Sexualities will attract students of sociology, cultural reviews and gender reports with pursuits in gender, sexuality, intercourse, and consumption.

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