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Vagina : a new biography

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and updated edition, first Ecco paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Interweaving physiology, history, and culture, new scientific theories explore the connection between the vagina and the female brain and consciousness, revealing the physical, political, and spiritual implications for women.
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Named Person: Naomi Wolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Wolf
ISBN: 9780061989179 0061989177
OCLC Number: 866835897
Description: xiv, 393 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Does the vagina affect consciousness? : Your incredible pelvic nerve ; Your dreamy autonomic nervous system ; Confidence, creativity, and the sense of interconnectedness ; Dopamine, opioids/endorphins, and oxytocin ; What we "know" about female sexuality is out of date --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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Interweaving physiology, history, and culture, new scientific theories explore the connection between the vagina and the female brain and consciousness, revealing the physical, political, and spiritual implications for women.

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