Michel Foucault ([1976] 1978) argued that sexuality has been constructed over the past 150 years as "a domain susceptible to pathological processes and hence calling for therapeutic or normalizing interventions" (p. 68). How best can we understand today's constructions? One clue comes from Foucault, who suggested, "The history of sexuality must first be written from the viewpoint of a history of discourses" (p. 69, emphasis added). A fundamental task for feminists interested in sexuality is to read texts so as to reveal and decode their gender meanings and significances.