Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era


What constitutes a "real" human being within the twenty-first century? in view that contraception drugs, erectile disorder treatments, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen have been constructed, biology is easily not destiny.

In this penetrating research of gender, Paul B. Preciado exhibits the ways that the synthesis of hormones because the Nineteen Fifties has essentially replaced how gender and sexual identification are formulated, and the way the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are within the enterprise of constructing hope. This riveting continuation of Michel Foucault's The historical past of Sexuality additionally contains Preciado's diaristic account of his personal use of testosterone on a daily basis for 12 months, and its enthralling influence on his physique in addition to his imagination.

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