When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.
This book is intended for mature audiences.
Drawing on the fields of biology, law, history, religion, and economics, this sweeping study examines societies from ancient Greece to today's Sweden and issues from masturbation, incest taboos, date rape, and gay marriage to Baby M. The first comprehensive approach to sexuality and its social controls, Posner's rational choice theory surprises, explains, predicts, and totally absorbs.
Part One: The History of Sexuality
1. Theoretical Sexology
The Development of the Field
Social Constructionism (with a Glance at Gender Disorders)
Other Threads in the Multidisciplinary Tapestry
2. Autres Temps, Autres Moeurs/foreign word
The History of Western Sexual Mores
The Sexual Mores of Non-Western Cultures
3. Sexuality and Law
Part Two: A Theory of Sexuality
4. The Biology of Sex
The Biological Basis and Character of "Normal" Sex
The Biology of "Deviant" Sex
Conclusion and Critique
5. Sex and Rationality
The Benefits of Sex
The Costs of Sex
Complementarity of Sexual Practices
6. The History of Sexuality from the Perspective of Economics
Greek Love and the Institutionalization of Pederasty
Monasticism, Puritanism, and Christian Sex Ethics
Three Stages in the Evolution of Sexual Morality
7. Optimal Regulation of Sexuality
The Model of Morally Indifferent Sex Elaborated
The Externalities of Sex
Incest and Revulsion
The Efficacy of Sexual Regulations
Designing an Optimal Punishment Scheme for Sex Crimes
The Political Economy of Sexual Regulation
8. Moral Theories of Sexuality
Are Moral Theories Falsifiable?
Christian and Liberal Theories of Sex
Part Three: The Regulation of Sexuality
9. Marriage and the Channeling of Sex
Restrictions on Marrying
Regulating Nonmarital Sex
10. The Control of Pregnancy
11. Homosexuality: The Policy Questions
The Phenomenon Reconsidered
Relations between Consenting Adults: Sodomy Laws and Homosexual Marriage
Discrimination against Homosexuals, with Particular Reference to Military Service
12. The Sexual Revolution in the Courts
From Griswold v. Connecticut to Roe v. Wade
Bowers v. Hardwick and Beyond
13. Erotic Art, Pornography, and Nudity
The Economy of Erotic Representation
The Social Consequences of Pornography
Deciding What-If Anything-to Punish
14. Coercive Sex
Sexual Abuse of Adults
Sexual Abuse of Children
15. Separating Reproduction from Sex
Artificial Insemination and the Issue of Surrogate Motherhood
Eugenics and Population
From a New York Times bestselling author comes a story of the passion, intrigue, and romance of the Royal Family with nearly two million copies sold worldwide.
A glance, a kiss, and nothing would ever be the same...
On her graduation day from Oxford University, Clara Bishop meets a handsome stranger. Without warning he pulls her close and kisses her before disappearing. She has no idea who he is until her photo is splashed across tabloids the next day.
Prince Alexander of Cambridge. The exiled heir to England’s throne and a notorious bad boy.
Clara knows she should stay away from him and his powerful and dangerous family. But the kiss awakened something in both of them that won’t be denied. As Clara navigates his treacherous world, she has to decide just how far she’s fallen under his command.