Sexual freedom stops where the law begins?
The law has always believed that it has a right to control the sexuality of individuals. It even provided for a hierarchy of sanctions according to the nuances of libido. Better, for example, to be a zoophile than a paedophile, a necrophiliac than a rapist, a voyeur than a pimp. Moreover, certain sexual practices (fetishism, gerontophilia, triolism, swinging, etc.), provided they remain discreet, do not incur any sanctions in court.
Sex and the Law therefore proposes to take a look at sexuality in its most diverse forms and the treatment of the law. You'll find the answers to many questions...
What pain do you have to harass your secretary? What are the hassles of sado-masochistic couples? Can we have sex in public? What is marital duty? Is it lawful to sleep with your niece? What's the risk of a dead body rape? Etc.
Served by an ironic pen, this look at the curious relationship between sex and the law evokes the old law as the law currently applicable. Some resounding cases and many anecdotes illustrate situations that are sometimes sordid but often shocking.
Emmanuel Pierrat is a lawyer at the Paris Bar. Legal columnist of Books Hebdo, author of many books on the law of culture, he is also a great collector of books .
Author: Emmanuel Pierrat
Technical fact sheet: Text: in French. 13 x 18.5 cm. 200 pages.
Publisher: La Musardine
Collection: The body catches