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Summary Last Night in Paradise: Sex and Morals at the Century's End 108 Ð A brilliant and contrarian voice à la Mary McCarthy Kirkus Reviews Writing with the unerring reportorial instinct she brought to her widely discussed The Morning After one of our most outspoken cultural commentators chronicles our uneasy passage Nal document as it is a barometric reading of our sexual climate Gripping incisive and at times incendiary the result is a work of reportage in the tradition of Joan Didion's Slouching Toward Bethlehem a portrait of an era that will be read and debated long after that era has passedResonant I look forward to hearing from Ms Roiphe again Jennifer Grossman Wall Street Journal. Somehow I seem to be simultaneously too liberal and too conservative for this book In some parts it's an interesting snapshot of sex twenty years ago and had some interesting notes on the AIDS epidemic particularly Magic Johnson but mostly she derides condoms and then promotes them believes Puritanism not actual health risks is the mastermind behind AIDS prevention and trivializes date rape

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OIPHE depicts the inner landscape of a generation that practices condom etiuette yet fears that even the safest sex may not be safe enough She shows how educators and ideologues have co opted the fear of AIDS to promote their own moral agenda Roiphe also writes about her sister Emily who is herself HIV positive with a candor that makes Last Night in Paradise as much a perso. The section of the book that still holds up is the one concerning Magic Johnson the basketball star who contracted AIDS then admitted that he’d slept with 20000 women She compares the media’s Johnson narrative with the realities of Johnson’s own self told story The fact that George HW Bush and Dan uayle called this man a “hero” instead of castigating his selfishness and recklnessness still stands as a testament to the double standard that still afflicts public discourse about sexlink

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Last Night in Paradise Sex and Morals at the Century's EndA brilliant and contrarian voice à la Mary McCarthy Kirkus Reviews Writing with the unerring reportorial instinct she brought to her widely discussed The Morning After one of our most outspoken cultural commentators chronicles our uneasy passage from the sexual revolution to the new Puritanism in a book that is one part history one part prophecy and all provocation KATIE R. I found this to be a decent little sex educationAIDSabstinence read It was written in 1997 so things were slightly dated but overall not much has changed'Last Night in Paradise' is all about how we are in the odd crux of being beyond the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s but stuck up against the 'safe sex' revolution and AIDS awareness The author recounts her tales of numerous sexual partners many of whom were unknown to her in many ways and her personal demons after the safe sex falloutWhat I would have liked the most from this book was a pronounced idea of my generation's banal and blase regard for sex sexuality AIDS STISTDs and abstinence Basically she sees that we're stuck in a limbo land of Americanism in that if we don't succeed at something we can just start over And that sentiment is currently getting us nowhere I would like to see Roiphe do an update to this after the GW Bush years and the upsurge in the extreme Christian rightRead this if you enjoy feminism sexuality or care about sexual reproductive health