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Author Wolf, Naomi.
Title Vagina : a new biography / Naomi Wolf.
Published New York, NY. : Ecco, c2012.
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 Floor3  HQ1421 .W6512 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 381 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-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and the sense of interconnectedness ; Dopamine, opioids, and oxytocin ; What we "know" about female sexuality is out of date -- History : conquest and control.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.
Subject Wolf, Naomi.
Femininity -- United States.
Women -- Sexual behavior -- United States.
ISBN 9780061989162
OCLC number 784030622