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On Getting Off Reviews

On Getting Off by Damon Young

On Getting Off: sex and philosophy

Damon Young

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1 review

Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication date: 11 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781912854233
4 stars out of 5
15 Feb 2021

"a philosophy book that is not for philosophers"

Young interrogates the philosophy and psychology that are so immanent to our experience of our individual and collective sexual lives, and yet so generally detached from them. Cutting his reader adrift from the familiarity engendered by our sexual habits, from embodied experience and disembodied assumptions, from the shocking banality of pornography and the drab functionality of masturbation, Young writes carefully about sex. Not just sex itself, but its correlates – love, romantic and otherwise, beauty and gender, meaning, technology and prostitution.