Were the 1960s really "ground zero" for the sexual revolution? I'm usually as quick as anyone to point (or waggle) the finger at the baby boomers. The cultural turmoil of the 1960's no doubt marked a significant moment in the west's changing attitudes towards sex and relationships. However, the decade of "free love" turned out to be neither the founding moment, nor the final flowering, of the sexual landscape we now inhabit.
Below I'll share some reflections on four books I've read this year that attempt to come to terms with our culture's current experience of sexuality. (although several of these books go well beyond simply discussing sexuality)