Sexuality and Revolution
Instead of raising barricades, issuing warnings, or threatening punushment . . . it is better to arm the young with knowledge. In doing so, their lives can be enriched and they can avoid danger.
Diana Martínez, journalist ( 1990)1
Despite good intentions, instead of imparting sexual information, the media often promotes sexual relations.
Professor Evelio Cabezas ( 1987)2
On average, a woman experiences her first orgasm two years after becoming sexually active.
Heidy Gonzáz Cabrera, journalist ( 1989)3
I can't satisfy her. . . . we just begin to make love and, bam, I'm finished. . . . I can tell that she is disillusioned.
Worried husband to sex therapist ( 1987) 4
Over the past five or six years wives have been having more affairs. Now, however, men want to maintain their marriage. . . . This denotes a significant diminution of machismo, given that in the past such behavior would have provoked tragedies.
Professor Manuel Calvino ( 1990)5
Seductive rhythms undulate through the night air. The moon beams down through the palm trees. Waiters navigate the din of laughter and clinking glasses with bottles of rum held high on silver trays. In the sudden blaze of a spotlight a stage is revealed. Dancers in minimal costumes of sequins and plumage erupt from the shadows, a gyrating collage of flesh and color in an unabashed celebration of sexuality. The audi
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Publication information: Book title: Sex and Revolution:Women in Socialist Cuba. Contributors: Lois M. Smith - Author, Alfred Padula - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 168.