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Deviant Desires – Atomic Books


Saturday, February 10, 7-9PM.

To celebrate the release of the expanded edition of her classic book, DEVIANT DESIRES: A TOUR OF THE EROTIC EDGE, author Katharine Gates will be presenting a slideshow about deviant desires and discussing the book.

Gates has fully updated and revised her pioneering 2000 work, Deviant Desires. Here she presents new information about sex and desire because as long as human adaptability and creativity present new frontiers for pleasure, there will always be new aspects of human sexuality to explore, including newly discovered desires like imagining ourselves as superheroes or tiny or giants, stuffing party balloons down our pants to classics like feet, fat, pony play and latex.

The book includes over a thousand illustrations, interviews, and tips and suggestions.

Wherever there is darkness, secrecy, and silence, what’s most essential is light, revelation, and ever better communication.

DEVIANT DESIRES: A TOUR OF THE EROTIC EDGE is for any adult who ever hoped or believed there might be more to life, love, and pleasure than previously imagined.

Katharine Gates is a free-range anthropologist, curator, and freelance writer based in New York’s Hudson Valley. A graduate of Yale University, she was the founder of Gates of Heck, an artists’ book publisher collaborating with Annie Sprinkle and Art Spiegelman, among others. She was the curator of the year-long exhibition “KINK: Geography of the Sexual Imagination”, at The Museum of Sex. Her articles have been published in The Village Voice and Raw Vision magazine, among others. Her kink map has been published in college psychology textbooks.

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