Vagina: Revised and Updated

Vagina: Revised and Updated

by Naomi Wolf

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An astonishing work of cutting–edge science and cultural history from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth

When an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers—much to her own astonishment—an increasing body of scientific evidence that documents new insights about female sexual response. These breakthrough discoveries show that the vagina, clitoris, and labia—the female sexual centers—are not "merely flesh," but directly affect the female brain, and that the female brain directly affects, in newly documented ways, the vagina and female sexual centers. The vagina thus has a fundamental relationship to female consciousness itself. Utterly enthralling and totally fascinating, Vagina draws on this set of insights about "the mind-vagina connection" to reveal new information about what women really need, on many different levels, and considers what sexual relationships—and a woman's relationship to her self, as well as to her own desire and pleasure—transformed by these insights, may look like.

A brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiology, history, and cultural criticism, Vagina explores the physical, political, and spiritual implications for women—and for society as a whole—in this startling series of new scientific breakthroughs from a writer whose conviction and keen intelligence have propelled her works to the tops of bestseller lists, and firmly into the realm of modern classics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062319470
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 68,598
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Naomi Wolf is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Beauty Myth, Promiscuities, Misconceptions, The End of America, and Give Me Liberty. She writes for the New Republic, Time, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, La Repubblica, and the Sunday Times (London), among many other publications. She lives with her family in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 Does the Vagina Affect Consciousness?

1 Your Incredible Pelvic Nerve 9

2 Your Dreamy Autonomic Nervous System 23

3 Confidence, Creativity, and the Sense of Interconnectedness 39

4 Dopamine, Opioids/Endorphins, and Oxytocin 53

5 What We "Know" About Female Sexuality Is Out of Date 75

2 History: Conquest and Control

6 The Traumatized Vagina 87

7 The Vagina Began as Sacred 127

8 The Victorian Vagina: Medicalization and Subjugation 143

9 Modernism: The "Liberated" Vagina 161

3 Who Names the Vagina?

10 "The Worst Word There Is" 189

11 How Funny Was That? 205

12 The Pornographic Vagina 217

4 The Goddess Array

13 The Beloved Is Me" 239

14 Radical Pleasure, Radical Awakening: The Vagina as Liberator 273

Conclusion: Reclaiming the Goddess 335

Readers Respond to Vagina 341

Notes 345

Selected Bibliography 371

Index 379

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this Ebook not realizing that the Hardback contains many pictures that I cannot see in the E-book edition. Really makes me mad because not only can I not see the pictures, I can't get my money back and if I want to see the pictures I have to shell out even more money to get the hardback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be a mandatory read for all women and the men who love them too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read truly informative. She got carried away with the neoroscience but her historical servey and related cultual differences was well presented.
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