“Everyone concerned with the contradictions in human behavior knows what an important role sexuality plays in the lives of normal, perverse, and neurotic individuals. With all our knowledge about the vicissitudes of erotic behavior, however, there has been a huge gap in our understanding of the essential ingredients of sexual excitement. Dr. Robert Stoller fills that gap. His breakthrough in Sexual Excitement renders all of us who are seriously interested in human behavior a tremendous service. At last we have a book which makes all the components of eroticism come alive.”
—Ralph R. Greenson, M.D.
Critics called Perversion
“An elegant and subtle disquisition upon the essential ‘meaning’ of the sexual perversions . . . its author is that rare bird, a distinguished scientific authority who seems to revel and pleasure in the uses of language.”
—The New Republic
“A superb book on an apparently bizarre subject . . . subtle yet crystal clear, written with intellectual honesty.”