Adventures with the “Plastic Man”: Sex Toys, Compulsory Heterosexuality, and the Politics of Women’s Sexual Pleasure

@article{Fahs2013AdventuresWT,
  title={Adventures with the “Plastic Man”: Sex Toys, Compulsory Heterosexuality, and the Politics of Women’s Sexual Pleasure},
  author={Breanne Fahs and E. Swank},
  journal={Sexuality \& Culture},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={666-685}
}
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