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If there was a Reader's Anonymous, my family would probably have shunted me off into rehab already.

Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality

Straight: The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality - Hanne Blank An interesting, though brief, overview of the concept of heterosexuality. Said concept is amazingly recent; prior to the 18th century, people didn't define themselves by who they were attracted to. In the West, most sex acts were considered sinful anyway if they didn't lead to procreation, and there was no real difference between performing "sodomy" (non-procreative sex) with someone of the opposite gender and someone with the same gender. Very informative, and a definite commentary on the human need to categorize and put things into binaries.