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Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Linda LeMoncheck


This book introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, it discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women's sexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and ethic can advance the dialogue in women's sexuality across a broad political spectrum. The book argues that in order to capture the diversity and complexity of women's sexual experience, women's sexuality must be examined from two equally compelling perspectives: that ... More

Keywords: women, sexual pleasures, sexual preference, sexual desire, sexuality, sexual oppression, promiscuity, adultery, sexual deviance, sexual harassment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195105568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda LeMoncheck, author
California State University, Long Beach