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Vagina : a new biography

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: New York, NY. : Ecco, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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."--Book jacket.
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Named Person: Naomi Wolf; Naomi Wolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Wolf
ISBN: 9780061989162 0061989169
OCLC Number: 784030622
Description: xii, 381 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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and the sense of interconnectedness ; Dopamine, opioids, and oxytocin ; What we "know" about female sexuality is out of date --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 --
Conclusion: Reclaiming the goddess.
Responsibility: Naomi Wolf.
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"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."--Book jacket.

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