Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex

The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

Book - 2009
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In Masters of Sex , critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier offers an unprecedented look at William Masters and Virginia Johnson, their pioneering studies of intimacy, and the sexual revolution they inspired. Masters and Johnson began their secret studies in a small Midwest laboratory, and soon became the nation's top experts on sex. Over the course of more than forty years, they analyzed and explained the secrets of orgasm, emotional fulfillment, and sexual dysfunction. But they divorced after twenty years amid a clash of success, betrayal, and jealousies.

Weaving interviews with the notoriously private William Masters and the ambitious Virginia Johnson, Maier offers a titillating portrait of the legendary couple. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, this groundbreaking book sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire and intimacy, and their complicated roles in the American psyche.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780465003075
Characteristics: xii, 411 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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