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What Makes a Baby: An Inclusive and Imaginative Illustrated Guide to the Modern Family
What Makes a Baby: An Inclusive and Imaginative Illustrated Guide to the Modern Family

A playful illustrated primer for every kind of family and every kind of kid.

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Mary Roach on the Science of Masturbation and the Outrageous Vintage Pseudoscientific Techniques for Controlling It
Mary Roach on the Science of Masturbation and the Outrageous Vintage Pseudoscientific Techniques for Controlling It

A cautionary tale of what happens when religious dogmatism attempts to subvert science.

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How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity
How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity

“Though antidepressants are effective at managing negative emotions, they don’t in themselves provide the sense of meaning and direction that a person equally needs in order to find her way in life.”

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How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber
How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber

“By and large, love is easier to experience before it has been explained — easier and cleaner.”

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The Seducer’s Cookbook: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Seduction
The Seducer’s Cookbook: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Seduction

“Seduction … is becoming as much of a lost art as hand-caning and bookbinding. But while those two crafts can be replaced by machine work, seduction, if it is not done ‘by hand,’ will not be done at all.”

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Andy Warhol on Sex and Love
Andy Warhol on Sex and Love

“Romance is finding your fantasy in people who don’t have it.”

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Picasso’s Rare 1934 Etchings for a Racy Ancient Greek Comedy
Picasso’s Rare 1934 Etchings for a Racy Ancient Greek Comedy

Literary entrepreneurship, unorthodox anti-war advocacy, and a side of sex.

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Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves
Sex on Six Legs: What Insects Teach Us about Ourselves

“It is possible to be unselfish without a moral code, sophisticated without an education, and beautiful wearing a skeleton on the outside.”

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Susan Sontag on Sex
Susan Sontag on Sex

“If only I could feel about sex as I do about writing! That I’m the vehicle, the medium, the instrument of some force beyond myself.”

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Ancient Aphrodisiacs and Anti-Aphrodisiacs
Ancient Aphrodisiacs and Anti-Aphrodisiacs

The erotic lives of gladiators, or why pomegranate juice is the opposite of fresh lettuce.

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