Biology and Psychology of Sexual Pleasure
"Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exulting moments." (Rainer Maria Rilke. Letter of July 16, 1903, published in Letters to a Young Poet. 1934.)
- Abramson/Pinkerton, Intro., chs. 4-5, pp. 82-147.
- Franz B.M. de Waal, "Bonobo, Sex, and Society."
- McGraw Hill Human Sexuality Image Bank