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Wolf, Naomi
Vagina : a new biography / Naomi Wolf
New York, NY. : Ecco, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HQ1421 .W651 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Wolf, Naomi
Subject(s) Femininity -- United States
Women -- Sexual behavior -- United States
Physical Description xii, 381 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-365) and index
Contents Does the vagina have a consciousness? Meet your incredible pelvic nerve ; Your dreamy autonomic nervous system ; Confidence, creativity, and the sense of interconnectedness ; Dopamine, opioids, and oxytocin ; What we "know" about female sexuality is out of date -- History : conquest and control. The traumatized vagina ; The vagina began as sacred ; The Victorian vagina : medicalization and subjugation ; Modernism : the "liberated" vagina -- Who names the vagina? "The worst word there is? ' How funny was that? ; The pornographic vagina -- The goddess array. "The beloved is me" ; Radical pleasure, radical awakening : the vagina as liberator -- Reclaiming the goddess
Summary "When an unexpected medical crisis sends [the author] on a deeply personal journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers, much to her own astonishment, an increasing body of scientific evidence that suggests that the vagina is not merely flesh, but an intrinsic component of the female brain--and thus has a fundamental connection to female consciousness itself."--Dust jacket

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