With Pleasure

Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality

Author: Paul R. Abramson,Steven D. Pinkerton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195146097

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 313

View: 3296

Proposes a controversial view of sexuality that argues that pleasure, not reproduction, is the motivation and purpose of sex, that pornography is a legitimate expression of the desire for pleasure, and that the Church has unnaturally limited sexuality. UP.

Pleasure

Author: James A. Russell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841699363

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 5759

Like 'mind' and 'consciousness', 'pleasure' was all but tabooed in psychology for much of the 20th Century. Like those concepts too, pleasure is difficult to define or to assess scientifically. Still, evidence has steadily accumulated that pleasure is involved in all aspects of psychology. The simplest sensory experience is tinged with pleasure or displeasure. Some (although not all) planning for the future involves maximizing pleasure. Pleasantness is the first factor of mood, which is known to influence various cognitive processes. In some theories, pleasure or displeasure lie at the heart of emotion. Articles in this Special Issue take up such issues as these as well as the neurophysiological substrate of pleasure, its role in planned behaviour, nonconscious pleasure, the lay concept of pleasure, and whether smiles and laughter are signs of pleasure.

Edwin Pleasure

oder die Zwölf entzückenden Brautnächte, eine Geschichte wie es noch seine gab

Author: Julius von Voss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Palace of Pleasure: Lucas (Club der Milliardäre 3)

Author: Bobbie Kitt

Publisher: Romance Edition Verlag

ISBN: 3903130419

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 9636

Andra Verloop traut ihren Augen nicht, als ihr Lucas McVeigh auf einer privaten Feier gegenübersteht. Eigentlich sollte der Mann, mit dem sie bis vor einem Jahr eine heiße, unverbindliche Affäre hatte, auf einem anderen Kontinent sein. Andra spürt sofort, dass sie nicht über Lucas hinweg ist, darf seiner Anziehungskraft allerdings nicht nachgeben, denn zwischen ihnen liegen heute noch Welten – er ist ein milliardenschwerer Unternehmer und sie nur eine Barkeeperin, die in einer festen Beziehung steckt. Sie versucht, ihn aus ihrem Leben zu streichen, doch Lucas setzt alles dran, sie nicht vergessen zu lassen, wie sich glühend heißes Verlangen anfühlt ...

Urban Pleasure Ground

Bedeutung der Berliner Klubszene für die Landschaftsarchitektur

Author: Thomas Simon

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3832461450

Category: Gardening

Page: 80

View: 5580

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Die Arbeit plaziert sich an der Schnittstelle von spontaner und geplanter Urbanität. Die in den Jahren nach dem Fall der Mauer entstandene Berliner Klubkultur diente hierbei als Anregung zur Analyse von Aufgaben und Bedeutung der zeitgenössischen Landschaftsarchitektur. Die Kritik an der modernen Rolle der Landschaftsarchitektur zielt dabei vor allem auf zwei Sachverhalte ab, fehlende Auseinandersetzung mit grundsätzlichen urbanen Anforderungen, sowie der schmollende Rückzug auf traditionelle Felder der Erholung und des Ausgleichs. Dabei erscheinen gerade heute die Herausforderungen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Gewinn des urban sprawls und Verlust von Stadt und Landschaft größer denn je zu sein. Ausgehend von dieser Kritik erscheint die Suche nach neuen Fragen und Antworten durch pragmatisches Lernen von Realitäten und Stattfindendem, eben von spontaner selbstorganisierender Urbanität als besonders lohnenswerte Aufgabe. Daher werden in fünf Kapiteln Strategien ausgewählter Berliner Klubs (Assoziation, Adaption, Temporäres, moderne Natur und anwesende Abwesenheiten) analysiert und deren kreatives Potential auf Fragestellungen der Landschaftsarchitektur transformiert. In fünf der Analyse folgenden Entwürfen werden anschließend die Aussagen verifiziert und sowohl in etablierten Anwendungen wie Sportplatzbau und Parkanlagen, als auch in anderen Einsatzfeldern überprüft. Ergänzende Kapitel beschreiben die berlinspezifischen Entwicklungen, welche dem spontanen Urbanismus am Beispiel der Klubkultur so fördernde Vorraussetzungen schuf. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Inhaltsverzeichnis: 1.Berlin mein Thema08 2.Berlin die Gesellschaft12 3.Berlin die Stadt16 4.Berlin die Klubkultur20 5.1Tresor Anwesende Abwesenheiten30 Entwurf36 5.2Bauwagen moderne Natur42 Entwurf50 5.3Kohlenkeller Adaption54 Entwurf56 5.4Cookies Temporäres62 Entwurf66 5.5Schmalzwald Assoziation68 Entwurf72 6.Berlin meine Klubs76 7.Quellenverzeichnis80 8.Literatur82

Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour

Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography, 1600-1830

Author: Chloe Chard

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048050

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 679

This work examines the forms of language that map out Italy and the warm south as an imaginative topography of pleasure within British and French travel writing, over the period 1600 to 1830. The book considers the Tour with reference not to the social history of travel but rather to strategies of description and commentary, narrative and thematic orderings and arguments and assumptions about how the encounter with the foreign should be managed. Traveller's descriptions of art and landscape are set within this wider context and the range of different concepts of gender are discussed - in particular of effeminacy and manliness - that are formed within commentaries on Italian landscape and culture.

Hot Chocolate - Pleasure

Eine prickelnde Novelle - Episode 2.2

Author: Charlotte Taylor

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3738057722

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 819

In der ersten Staffel hat es schon gewaltig geprickelt. Doch wie im wirklichen Leben ist es auch im Hot Chocolate-Universum nicht immer so, wie es auf den ersten Blick erscheint – manchmal sind die Zwischentöne spannender als das Offensichtliche. Und machen wir uns nichts vor – außer viel heißer Glut hat sich noch kein richtiges Feuer entzünden wollen. Oder vielleicht doch? Ein Wochenende allein mit Jill – das ist Sams erklärter Traum und noch nie war er seinem Ziel so nahe wie diesmal. Doch natürlich kommt alles wieder anders. Jill fliegt kurzfristig nach Hawaii, wo sie zusammen mit dem Surf-Star Tyler Cox einen Werbeclip drehen soll. Sie ist außer Rand und Band, denn das könnte ihr Durchbruch werden. Und außerdem: auf Tyler steht sie schon lange! Dass er als Bad Boy gilt empfindet sie eher als Ansporn, denn Abschreckung. »Hot Chocolate – Love« verspricht Vergnügen, aber ist Tyler wirklich der richtige Mann dafür? Und was ist mit Sam?

Pleasure

the truth about female sexuality

Author: Margaret Leroy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006381006

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

View: 3070

Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Author: David Wolfsdorf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521761301

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 4386

The Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy that remain of philosophical interest today. In this volume Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the first exploration of ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure in relation to contemporary conceptions. He provides broad coverage of the ancient material, from pre-Platonic to Old Stoic treatments; and, in the contemporary period, from World War II to the present. Examination of the nature of pleasure in ancient philosophy largely occurred within ethical contexts but in the contemporary period has, to a greater extent, been pursued within philosophy of mind and psychology. This divergence reflects the dominant philosophical preoccupations of the times. But Professor Wolfsdorf argues that the various treatments are complementary. Indeed, the Greeks' examinations of pleasure were incisive and their debates vigorous, and their results have enduring value for contemporary discussion.

Double the Pleasure

Author: Julie Leto

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426871481

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4476

The Man… Newspaperman Grey Masterson. He's responsible, conservative…and he's at the end of his rope! Only, little does he guess that when he and his brother, Zane, switch places, he's in for even more excitement.… The Woman… Jewelry designer Reina Price. She's smart, she's sexy and she knows it. She uses her sensuality to keep her where she wants to be—in charge. Only, with her friend "Zane" she's suddenly lost her edge—and her control. And she's liking it far too much.… The Pleasure… After a sexy tell-all book by his former lover hits the stands, Grey Masterson discovers he's suddenly notorious. He's even acquired a stalker! "Becoming" his reckless, wild, identical twin brother, Zane, for a while might be just the break Grey needs. Only, once he meets Zane's friend, sultry Reina Price, he discovers there's no rest for the wicked. Luckily, Grey's planning to be very bad.…

The Confusions of Pleasure

Commerce and Culture in Ming China

Author: Timothy Brook

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221543

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6052

The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the centre of the world. The author examines the changing landscape of life over the three centuries of Ming (1368-1644).

Gardening for Pleasure

A Guide to the Amateur in the Fruit, Vegetable, and Flower Garden, with Full Directions for the Greenhouse, Conservatory, and Window-garden

Author: Peter Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 244

View: 4213

Alcohol and Pleasure

A Health Perspective

Author: Stanton Peele,Marcus Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134941501

Category: Psychology

Page: 436

View: 2802

There is no simple threshold between the experience of drinking and the pleasure it can bring on the one hand and the pain and suffering caused by alcohol abuse on the other. But if we are to understand the role of alcohol in society, then at the very least we need to acknowledge the pleasure as well as the pain. Alcohol and Pleasure aims to bring together existing knowledge on the role of pleasure in drinking and determine whether the concept is useful for scientific understanding and policy consideration.

Pain and Pleasure

A Study of Bodily Feelings

Author: Thomas Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815602309

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

View: 2774

In this work Dr. Szasz dispels popular and scientific confusion about what pain and pleasing actually are. Demonstrating the doubtful value of such distinctions as 'real' and 'imagined' pain, or 'physical' and 'intellectual' pleasure, he analyzes; the basic concept--psychological, philosophical, and sociological--involved in bodily feelings and discusses how these feelings are communicated. Some of the subjects discussed in Pain and Pleasure include: self-mutilation, sexual satisfaction. 'hysterical anesthesia, ' false pregnancy, laughter, homosexuality, and dream analysis.

AWAKEN TO PLEASURE

Mills & Boon Comics

Author: Nalini Singh,Tomoko Takakura

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596371814

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 387

Taylor is all out of options. After years of raising her beloved maternal half brother, her abusive stepfather suddenly demands custody just so he can have an heir. She tells her story to her former boss, Jackson, and he makes a startling proposal: that he and Taylor should get married as soon as possible and apply for custody of her brother. It's true that with the successful, world-famous film producer on her side, her stepfather wouldn’t be able to stand in her way—but why the offer? They were never more than boss and secretary. But Jackson soon explains it to her: "I want you to have my baby within the year."

The Power of Pleasure

Author: Douglas Weiss, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401933050

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 833

This fascinating book will take you on the ride of a lifetime. Douglas Weiss explains how you’re incredibly designed for pleasure—with your own very unique pleasure palate and a discoverable pleasure hierarchy. You may be a classic "under-pleasurer" or "over-pleasurer," but within these pages, you can be transformed into a balanced pleasurer. You can give and receive joy every day that you breathe once you harness the Power of Pleasure. You deserve to have this power work for you in your life, and as you read, you’ll learn how you can also overcome unwanted behaviors utilizing happiness as a reward. You can create your very own personal pleasure calendar, too. With the levels of stress prevalent in today’s world, you really need and deserve more love, peace, and relaxation in your life than you’re presently receiving. In your hands is the roadmap to make your life more fun joyous from today until . . . forever!

The Pursuit of Pleasure

Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900

Author: Rudolph P. Matthee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691118550

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 8556

From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaël du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them into a good mood. By tracing their historical trajectory and the role they played in early modern Iranian society (1500-1900), Rudi Matthee takes a major step in extending contemporary debates on the role of drugs and stimulants in shaping the modern West. At once panoramic and richly detailed, The Pursuit of Pleasure examines both the intoxicants known since ancient times--wine and opiates--and the stimulants introduced later--tobacco, coffee, and tea--from multiple angles. It brings together production, commerce, and consumption to reveal the forces behind the spread and popularity of these consumables, showing how Iranians adapted them to their own needs and tastes and integrated them into their everyday lives. Matthee further employs psychoactive substances as a portal for a set of broader issues in Iranian history--most notably, the tension between religious and secular leadership. Faced with reality, Iran's Shi`i ulama turned a blind eye to drug use as long as it stayed indoors and did not threaten the social order. Much of this flexibility remains visible underneath the uncompromising exterior of the current Islamic Republic.