Naomi Wolf: Vagina by Naomi Wolf

Who claims to ave seen an image of the Virgin Mary while gazing at the yoni in search of enlightenmentPersonally if some guy just stared at my twat seeking enlightenment I d be than a little annoyed But my idea of sexual practices that appreciate my vagina are a little different from Naomi s Naomi Wolf needs all this tender loving care though as What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, her vagina is very easily traumatized I won t even get into the now infamous Cuntini incident that causeder vagina to suffer from writer s block There was another incident on a cruise with some moron friend who can only read Military books because Carl Hiaasen Collection he s an insecure mama s boy who needs to pretende s in the military to feel like a man because according to Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command him all modern fiction is targeted to women and all that woman y stuff just doesn t interestim I m going to guess this man doesn t read very much or every time Explosive Acts he reads something and comes across a female charactere shits Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, himself and gets all pissed off because there is a woman inis book which is beyond Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria his comprehension Everyone knows that women belong in binders Oh and there s sex in these military books And by sexe means There s rape LOL Naomi s response to er friend was to then go to bed weep for all the women vaginally traumatized by those words and then passive aggressively call im out in Two Reels And A Crank her book because being the martyred whiny victim apparently makes Naomi s vagina do aappy dance It s than a little insufferable Naomi means well She read a survey once about Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, how Western women reported lower levels ofappiness and satisfaction even though our freedoms ave grown over the years And while feminists might well try to tell you that the continued existence of ineuality might just ave something to do with that Naomi would like you to know that really you just The Camping Cookbook have a sad vagina in an overworked undersexed world The vagina is a gateway to a woman sappiness and to Absalom, Absalom! her creative life and if we all just remember that life would just be one never ending orgasm no matter whatappens This is the part where I d love nothing than to shake some of the loose screws out of Naomi s ead Ineuality still exists no matter ow mind blowing Wolf s orgasms are This childish view of empowerment does not address this fact presumably because it makes Black Stone her vagina too sad to think about Her vapid idea of fantasy landappiness is based on the idea that we should just be sexually dependent on men to keep our unruly yonis satisfied and then maybe write a poem about our vulva All this sad traumatized vagina crap cuddles up a little too close with the idea that male responsibility is dependent on female vulnerability It feeds into patriarchy it isn t On Liberty helping women and it s really getting on my nerves I will continue to be dissatisfied with gender ineuality and while we re at it all ineuality Ifappiness for women means just getting fucked dumb deaf and blind I d rather be perpetually pissed off Her journey finally comes to an end with a completely unnecessary description of No Way Down her family trip to Greece This is when Naomi takeser self indulgent and over privileged prattling and turns that shit up to 11 She really is painfully out of touch if she thinks Pulled Thread Embroidery her mission toelp all women was completed with this book when English Humour for Beginners her vagina can affordealing sessions in the UK and then excursions to Greece when the most exciting place my vagina went recently was the drug store to pick up Icy Hot and disposable razors No matter Absolutely on Music how much information she vomits up from eastern philosophy literature pretend science ander love of The Ransom of Mercy Carter hardcore eye contact and gentle massages during couple arguments this book is not some kind of thought provoking feminist work This is a book aboutow Gone for Good happy Naomi Wolf is abouter sex life and she wants to Lallieva (Alice Allevi, help you fuck just likeer There is nothing wrong with enjoying sex or knowing what you like It isn t even bad to write about it But just call it what it is At best this book is self elp for privileged eterosexual women who somehow never British Society Since 1945 heard of tantric sex At worst this book is a self important literary festival of misinformation that doesn t just straddle misogyny it dryumps it on the chaise lounge while getting igh off all the scented candles Instead of imagining a better world for women or feeling proud to be a woman I imagined that I was enduring a long winded conversation with a ditzy friend who is just going on and fucking on about er sex life Her boyfriend like a sexual Christopher Columbus discovered all Reiki And The Seven Chakras her euipment and finally thought to ask What does this button do my Goddess instead of just readinger poetry and sending flowers that Turning the Tide of Battle he imagined might look like female genitalia To make it worse she s trying way tooard to be profound and lyrical about it all because she accidentally found Anais Nin s Wikipedia page Her face is one of both joy and concern as she takes my I Curse the River of Time hand iners She finally stops gushing over Once I Was a Princess her boyfriend and explosive orgasms for a moment because this is important She looks me in the eye and lets me know that as a newly independent woman she feels it ser duty to tell me that if I just found myself a man who can awaken my creativity I d stop being so you know bitchy Whatever girl The Vagina MythJaclyn FriedmanSeptember 11 2012The American Prospecthttpprospectorgarticlevagina myth Naomi Wolf s yoni worship isn t just silly it s dangerousThis summer Michigan state representative Lisa Brown was banned from the House floor when she dared to say the word vagina in a debate about proposed restrictions on abortion Just three weeks ago Todd Akin revealed what many Republicans believe If you get pregnant it can t Court the Night (Blood Bonds, have been rape It s been a year of politicians trying to force women toave medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds and personhood amendments granting one celled organisms rights than women as long as the cell resides in the woman s uterus If there ever were a cultural moment crying out for an impassioned defense of the vagina it would be now It s beyond unfortunate then that Naomi Wolf s new book Vagina A New Biography is such a failure Vagina A New BiographyBy Naomi Wolf Ecco Press 400 pages 27Wolf is best known for Greed, Seeds and Slavery her 1991 text The Beauty Myth but recentlyas made Demons, Deliverance, Discernment headlines for claiming that penetrating a sleeping woman represents a model sexual negotiation and saying that rape victims should lose their right to anonymity if they report the crime to authorities She was inspired to write Vagina by a personal medical crisis in whicher sexual response was diminished by what turned out to be a mild form of spina bifida Using Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide her intimate journey back to sexualealth as the frame of reference the book s core argument is that the vagina and the brain are essentially one whole system and that the vagina mediates female confidence creativity and transcendence What starts as a biology lesson uickly evolves into an evangelist text On Well Meet Again her magical mystery tour of female sexual biology Wolf cherrypicks and misinterprets research to supporter conclusion that G spot orgasms are better for women than clitoral orgasms though she seems to also know that the G spot is actually a part of the clitoris and that aving as many of these special orgasms as possible is what enables women to be creative ambitious emotionally available and spiritually enlightened The rest of the book explores the ways that men and less enlightened feminists ave If I Never See You Again (Jo Birmingham harmed women s ability toave this particular kind of orgasm and offers Firebird her recommendations forow of us can experience it Her prescription We should all worship the vagina as a goddess and men should be nicer and tender to their women Wolf s big finish is A Night on the Tiles her conclusion that our species original sin was deviating from our earliest tradition of reverence for the feminine and for female sexuality and that waves of tragedy for women for men and for a now unbalanced now plundering civilization follow from this original alienation Throughout she writes with the fervor and overwrought prose of a would be prophet who believes sheas discovered a previously unknown truth that must be shared with the worldMuch ink and many pixels will be spilled about the biological determinism that underpins Wolf s central thesis and for good reason Most people understand that it s insulting to men to suggest that they re The House That Jesus Built helplessly beholden to the impulses of their sex organs or that their character is reliant on their sexual satisfaction It should be no different for women It also makes no sense What of the many women whose spina bifida can t be cured like Wolf s was Does their diminished capacity for Wolf s favorite orgasm really diminish them as people Surely celibates women with abusive partners cisgender men and all manner of people notaving spiritually mindblowing Elegies Elderberries (The Herbalist high orgasmser term regularly prove themselves capable of remarkable creativity ambition and loveIf Wolf Tank Girl had written a personal memoir called My Vagina this self indulgent tunnel vision could be perhaps excused But she s presenting it instead as a Universal Theory of Women and that s both offensive and dangerousThe book collapses under the weight of a breathtaking narcissism If it doesn t apply to Naomi it doesn t exist Despite the title this is a book explicitly and exclusively about straight vaginas Lesbians and bisexual women They re a mystery toer beyond the scope of the book Women of color are rarely referenced appearing mostly as victims goddesses or Josephine Baker Women who don t Miss Mackenzie have vaginas and people with vaginas who aren t women Nevereard of em Nor does she bother to define key terms like female body female brain or femininity since clearly The Tao of Sex (Harlequin Blaze her understanding of the phrases is universal If Wolfad written a personal memoir called My Vagina this self indulgent tunnel vision could be perhaps excused But she s presenting it instead as a Universal Theory of Women and that s both offensive and dangerousIn making Jóias de Família her case for the vagina as destiny Wolf ignores profound cultural realities She asserts without sarcasm that nowadays women can do whatever they wish sexually and be bad girls with little stigma a fact that would come as a surprise to women of color Sandra Fluke and any female survivor of sexual assault She insists that women who are alienated from their sexuality or unsatisfied with their sex lives lack only male partners with better skills as though misogyny poverty and any number of other structural oppressions don t exist She draws on ancient cultures to prove that the vagina s right place is as an object of worship though these same cultures also believed the sun revolved around the Earth She s even untroubled by the fact that many of the ancient traditions she cites so credulously valued the vagina for the ways it supposedly benefits men In Taoist sexual texts women were understood to emit medicinal fluids from various parts of their bodies The man s goal for the sake ofis own ealth was to stir the release of these precious fluids Wolf s self absorption also produces terrible journalism She may ave ad er pelvic nerve cured and er Technicolor orgasms restored but she still suffers from a profound lack of curiosity She is given to sweeping generalizations about gender In a typical passage Wolf asserts that in some senses aving to do with consciousness sex for women is a different thing altogether than sex is for men She provides scant evidence for this assertion nor does she consider counterexamples What about intersex people Do women who are sexually attracted to women really The Cahokia Mounds, With 16 Plates; A Preliminary Paper have different neurobiology from straight women She s silent on the matter though she sappy to assert that what straight women need is for men to bone them Wolf would Doctor Who: Dr. Thirteenth (Roger Hargreaves Doctor Who) have me say make love lest they turn intoarpy shrews These are seriously the only two options she provides Straight men would do well to ask themselves Do I want to be married to a Goddess or a bitch Unfortunately there is not physiologically much middle ground Either they are extremely well treated sexually or else they become physically uncomfortable and emotionally irritable Like a New York Times trend piece she relies Never Let Go heavily on the anecdata of the privileged informally pollinger friends students at Oxford and Anaiis Nin to support er pet theories The following exchange with therapist Nancy Fish needs no context whatsoever as it serves as a template for nearly every exchange in the book What I am really teasing out is whether your clinical experience confirms what is right now just an intuition for me with some science to int in that direction prompts Wolf Fish replies I definitely think based on my clinical experience that what you are saying is very very valid Never is Wolf led down a path that contradicts Pete Doherty her expectations Never do two experts or two scientific studiesave conflicting findings Even 80% Done With Straight Girls her many informal surveys of friends of friends on Facebook turn up no examples of anyone whose lived experience challenges Wolf s worldview Wolf s road to vaginal discoveryas only two bumps the medical condition that kicked it off and the occasional man who does or says something anti vagina causing Wolf to ave to lay down and ave a good cry or suffer months of writers block Women never say anti vagina things in Wolf s world presumably because in Susanna Siegelbaum Gives Up Guys her world women are vaginasIt s as if Wolf is Rip Van Winkleaving fallen asleep shortly after The Beauty Myth was published in 1991 and only waking up in time to tell us we should all be Angel and Demon having sex like she doesIt s no surprise then that everyone from antiuities experts to sex scientistsave been challenging the rigor of Poisoned Pen (Shifting Crossroads, her research My area of expertise is feminism so I founder review of feminist approaches to sexuality particularly galling It s as if Wolf is Rip Van Winkle Is (The Wolves Chronicles, having fallen asleep shortly after The Beauty Myth was published in 1991 and only waking up in time to tell us we should all beaving sex like she does She seems bizarrely unaware for example that Natalie Angier wrote Woman An Intimate Geography in 2002 even though was a New York Times bestseller and was a finalist for the National Book Award Having devoted an entire chapter to Victorian England s relationship with the vagina she reduces all feminist thought and activism on the subject since the early 90s to one paragraph Instead of citing work like Angier s or other feminist achievements from the last two decades the Riot Grrl movement bell The Empires Old Clothes hooks trilogy on love and sexuality Slut Walks and the SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective she invokes contemporary straw feminists who want to glamorize the clitoris at the expense of the vagina and insist that all liberated women fuck like men whatever that means Thank goodness Wolfas finally arrived to reveal the truth about our bodies to usUltimately what would Wolf The Baby Group have us believe about our bodies It sard to tell She claims to want to undo the ways in which women are reduced to their genitals but spends most of Dublinesque her project telling us that as goes the vagina so goes the woman In the first chapter she goes into great detail about the ways different women s neural wiring can result in a wide range of sexual preferences and responses but then spends multiple chapters later in the book credulously uoting Tantra advocates who say things like For some women the lightest touch of a feather can be orgasmic But most women in this culture need a lot of friction based stimulation which suggests that there is loss of sensitivity for them She suggests that we reardwired to like rape fantasies and rough sex but tells us we shouldn t indulge in them because we ll get addicted and ignore our somehow eually Luke Kaitos and Crystals OZ hardwired need for safe tender gentle lovemaking with a committed guy So we re all biologically predisposed to get off differently but if we want friction or kink we re damagedWolf does gesture at some real and urgent issues The pandemic of sexual violence against women around the world the misogynist microagressions that womenave to negotiate daily rampant media sexualization that goes along with a deep silent river of female sexual dissatisfaction It s not that I don t share some of Wolf s alarm at the current state of sexual affairs I wrote an entire book to Austria In Poetry And History help women reclaim our sexual agency Rape is an ongoing publicealth crisis that s treated as the status uo as inevitable as the weather Sex education in the US is a shameful shambles and we re all in desperate need of accurate and judgment free information about our bodies and our sexual ealth Meanwhile we live in a deeply sexualized culture in which corporate media politicians and religious leaders constantly tell women and girls that the most important thing about them is what they are or aren t doing with their sexuality This sexualization as real conseuences It can impair girls ability to perform math and logic tasks and exacerbate eating disorders and depression It creates in all of us whatever our gender unrealistic often negative expectations about sexuality alienating us from our genuine sexual needs and boundaries Which is exactly why this book is so Senseless (Senseless, harmful It s just as sexualizing to sacralize vaginas as it is to demean them Whatever Wolf s intention Vagina is just another billboard telling women and girls that the only thing that matters about us is what sappening down there We get no closer to a freer world when we worship one specific genital configuration or one particular kind of sexual experience Real sexual liberation will only be achieved when we re fooling around on a genuinely eual playing field About the AuthorJaclyn Friedman is author of What You Really Really Want The Smart Girl s Shame Free Guide to Sex and Safety and editor of Yes Means Yes Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape She is executive director of Women Action the Media and a charter member of Counteruo a coalition dedicated to challenging the ways we respond to sexual violence This is a book that will make you uestion your faith in everything It is not good at all EDITEDI CHANGED MY MIND Naomi Wolf in general and this book in particular ave been mired in controversy and showered with praise alternately I find myself somewhere in the middle I see its limitations and problems but don t think its entirely armful and Wolf erself does try to acknowledge any flaws or biases er and Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, her book mayaveOverall I learned some things I m shocked aren t routinely taught to both men and women and am confirmed in my suspicious that the Western mode of thinking and talking about female sexuality biology and chemistry is incredibly limited and often archaic in all the wrong ways However I am disturbed by Wolf s assertion that great sex is the key to a woman s creativity intelligence and sense of self not to diminish the importance of one s sexuality but the idea that if you aren t getting some and not just any some but mind blowing orgasms some then you aren t a fully realised woman obviously raises a lot of eyebrows and uestions and problemsI just wish it was couched as Wolf s own experience and exploration rather than as if it s devulging some if not universal than at least American Internment heterosexual feminist truth Wolfas understood The End of the World Running Club, Episode 1 her body and found sexual fulfillment and that s great forer But it might not apply to all bodies it s a biography of Seedless in Seattle her vagina and a little bit of science on what the average vagina might be But to extend it further than that seems dangerous to me in line with the same sort of narrow thinking that produced Freudian psychoanalysis and femaleysteria So now I ve talked myself out of liking it at all Yeah that s right I read a book called VaginaNaomi Wolf and I ave a complicated relationship The Beauty Myth changed my life when I read it as a teenager But then she broke my political eart when she became pro life after being pregnant Still I feel compelled to read er books based on that early and powerful influenceBut this one was a dud She gets two stars instead of one because she s Naomi Wolf but I really didn t think this was a very good book Essentially I felt like she couldn t decide between trying to be scientific or trying to be philosophical about the vagina She would start many chapters or themes with scientific studies and then branch off from there cite some anecdotal evidence and then say something like it is too far fetched then to extrapolate XYZ and ABC about the vagina and then it would devolve into what I often thought was mumbo jumbo She would use science as a launching point for er own wild theories Not that all of them were wrong necessarily it just felt like she was using The Ghostfaces (Brotherband hard science to try and support mental meandering. And deeply engaging book that elucidates the ties between a woman's experience ofer vagina and er sense of self; er impulses dreams and courage; and Christmas in Sawyer Falls her role in love and in society in completely new and revelatory ways sure to provoke impassioned conversationA brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiologyistory and cultural criticism Vagina A New Biography explores the physical political and spiritual implications of this startling series of new scientific breakthroughs for women and for society as a whole from a writer whose conviction and keen intelligence The Lost Man have propelleder works to the tops of bestseller lists and firmly into the realms of modern classi.

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Why is this book not a must read for everyone who owns a vagina and everyone who does not own a vagina but Been In Love Before hopes toave a partner who will share The Lodger Shakespeare hers The biology is important to Naomi Wolf s argument as is the chemistry but if you don t like that sort of thing ignore it and focus on The Goddess Array What woman does not wish to be treated according to the Goddess Array If treating a woman that way makeser The Sun My Heart happierealthier and willing to share I mean The Kitchen House her life not juster vagina then what man in The Seance his right mind would not be willing to study the Goddess Array learn it and apply it throughoutis lifeThat said there appear to be doubters everywhere many of them women beginning with the female critic who savaged the book in the New York Times I turned to GoodReads and also found reviews by women readers While My Boyfriend Watches here who savaged Vagina As if enough vaginasad not been savaged already What am I missing The Heavenly Table here Why am I so attracted to this book which others find badly researched badly thought out and badly writtenPerhaps at this point I need to establish my bona fides as a man I am ausband of 43 years father of three grandfather of 7 I was an infantry platoon leader in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam Since then I Show Business have been a bicycle racer a coach and a scoutmaster When I read Vagina I realized that simply put I couldave easily treated my wife better making both of us Erik Estrada happier throughout our marriage by making the Goddess Array a part of our everyday lives What woman does not want candles and flowers to be touched lovingly toave Contra el vent del nord her man look deeply intoer eyes and tell Las visiones her every dayow much she is loved and valued and Rosaura a las diez how beautiful she seems toim What woman does not want to be taken seriously to truly be listened to when she speaks and to be treated with decency and Pássaros na Boca honorWhy do American Men treat their women like Goddesses when they are courting them and then ignore them denigrate them and treat them like theired elp after the oneymoonMs Wolfe as er theories and they may or may not be valid but I found the arguments in Vagina compelling I BLAMELESS (Black Thorns, have asked my wife to read it but whether she does or not I intend to let the Goddess Array guide me for the rest of our marriage or until she tells me to just uit tellinger that she is loved touching De fatale toewijding van verdachte X herlistening toer lighting candles and bringing er roses I don t think that Ms Wolf expects er to tell me to stop I don t expect it either This book was like tearing the scab off a freshly Why Not Me? healed wound It s been so long since I vead to deal with the shittiness that is evolutionary psychology and then Naomi Wolf comes along and reminds me of just El guión. Sustancia, estructura, estilo y principios de la escritura de guiones how terrible it is all over againWell let s do thisVagina A New Biography is Wolf s syncretism of Eastern teachings about sex particularly Tantra with Western medicine with a particular focus on the way women in the West regard their vagina It s the fifth book in the Banging Book Club an awesome monthly reads group about sex and sexuality run by Hannah Witton Lucy Moon and Leena Norms Iave enjoyed all of the previous club reads to one extent or another but I don t think I can say that about Vagina What starts as a promising book about women s relationships with their vaginas kind of like a scientific look at the same ideas explored from an emotional angle in The Vagina Monologues eventually turns into a poor mash up of biological determinism and evolutionary psychology Here s Greeks Bearing Gifts (Bernie Gunther, how Vagina went from good to boring to bad to worseI was actually very excited to read Vagina for so many reasons I was aware that Wolfas been a source or topic of controversy in recent years but I A Fiery Peace in a Cold War had genuinely appreciated The Beauty Myth and will stand by the idea that it s a seminal work of feminist scholarship I was also looking forward to learning about vaginas because I don tave one and men don t really learn enough about them in school I m always interested in learning about perspectives that are by dint of circumstance inaccessible to me It was with some exhilaration that I proudly read this book in public during my flights Turn and Burn (Blacktop Cowboys, home from a work trip as well as in the airport lounge on the layover I wanted people to see a man reading a book called Vagina and if it led to any genuine conversations if I couldelp people see that there is value in deconstructing stereotypes about gender and what is appropriate knowledge for our genders then cool Indeed my seatmate on my last flight actually asked me about the book after we Psy-comm, volume 2 had already struck up a general conversation However at that point I was only a few chapters in and the book was still good and interesting so I was much positive about it than I feel nowPerhaps Vagina is so promising because of its context Wolf opens with a lengthy anecdote about a reduction in sensation felt as a result of pelvic nerve damage something she eventually fixes thanks to medical consultations and surgery She expresseser amazement that if she adn t linked the disappearance of er rosy afterglows with a physical ailment she might not 2019 Running Calendar have discovered the problem at all During this period she learned aboutow the vagina is connected to the brain and it apparently awoke a deeper curiosity in Star Wars. Bloodline her Hence a biographical look at vaginas I guess And I was totally on board because as The Vagina Monologues asserted a decade before this book our societyas a Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight hang up on vaginas They are a taboo subject yet beneath the surface so many of us brim with intense curiosity and fascination And I agree with Wolf that womenave too long ave been made to feel dirty or ashamed and that many of the modern standards of beauty tell women that their natural vaginas are bad and need to be perfumed made up even altered to become acceptableAlthough initially unsettled by the title of Part 1 Does the Vagina Have a Consciousness and its implications of far too much mysticism for my taste Wolf s zealous commitment to scientific language and citing research won me over I was learning things about female physiology that I adn t known And Wolf explores many of the physical explanations for why many women The Friendship Crisis have difficulty achieving orgasm as expeditiously as men This whole idea of course isugely parodied and constantly referenced in our comedy men just want uickies women need candlelit dinners and flowers and commitment and then there s some kind of punchline that is almost certainly misogynistic and sometimes also emasculating We re socialized to see women s needs as unimportant at best and weak or repugnant at worst without ever really stopping to ask why So I approve of Wolf attempting to uncover some of the science behind these differencesAlas even in this first part there are moments when I A Bed of Spices had to pause and blink and maybe do a double take Wolf likes to make a lot of generalizations particularly when it comes to findings aboutormone levels She begins to mix science with anecdotesI experienced some of the thoughts of the uterus myself In 2000 I wrote about ow oxytocin ad made me gentler conflict averse and basically nicer when I was pregnant My uterus was doing some of my thinking for me in spite of my will and mediating my consciously autonomous consciously assertive feminist brainNow let s be clear I Princess Nevermore have nothing against anecdotes Interesting stories are the life blood of non fiction What s problematicere is the way Wolf seems to accord anecdotal evidence the same level of privilege as scientific evidence She constantly mentions undreds of responses she receives from people in response to articles she as written as if this correspondence should The Way of the Huckster (d20) have the same weight as lab studiesIt s very easy to do bad science Last Week Tonight with John Oliver very recently did a whole bit on this So a science writeras a duty to Cinder the Prince of Midnight (Midnight Tales, her readers to distinguish between reliable and potentially unreliable or flawed studiesWolf doesn t do this She relies a great deal on studies on rats and uses them to draw conclusions aboutuman sexual behaviour and yeah we do tend to study rat brains and then draw conclusions about Peter Cottontail and the Great Mitten Hunt (Little Golden Storybook) human brains but at no point does Wolf stop and remind us thatey rats are not Storm Surge humans and maybe there is going onere At one time she cites a study that The Foot and Ankle: AANA Advanced Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques had nineteen participants without mentioning anything about the possibility of small sample size biasWorse still Wolf compoundser Feminists Dont Wear Pink (And Other Lies) habit of mixing science and anecdotesI conducted informal interviews with groups of women with whom I met both in person and online I told them about the possible effects of semen and then I asked them to remember back to a relationship in which theyad at first religiously used condoms and then Journey of Heroes had stopped using condoms Same guy same sexual style same scent any differenceI saw looks of shocked recognition cross my interviewees faces Totally different said Julia a graphic designerEmphasis mineWhat No Do not do this Telling people about the effect you want to measure is called confirmation bias and it is auge no no Entire scientific protocols are designed to avoid this very serious problem Further asking people to remember back is fraught with problems our memories are so very fallible Taken together it should not be surprising that Wolf got the reaction she did It s like telling people most robberies are committed by shifty guys in ball caps right before you ask them if a shifty guy in a ball cap was lurking outside a jewellery store that was robbed Chances are they will remember the guy vividly even if Adèle he didn t existThis is is also possibly a case of spurious correlation if the couplesad progressed to a point in the relationship where the condoms came off it s likely there were other factors that made the relationship good and that could very well be the cause of the better sexWolf goes on to sayBut I do think it is important to understand what may This Life happen to the female mind when we do take in semen When a man comes in a woman s mouth she may feel energized whene comes in Stagestruck her vagina it can booster tenderness and if Meston and Buss are right Crowded To Christ help elevateer moodSeriouslyNaomi Wolf is seriously telling women that semen as brain altering properties and they should get themselves of it In their vaginas In their mouths Just all the semen EverywhereLook it is possible that Wolf is right and semen does ave such properties But because of the way she presents these ideas by conflating possibly unreliable scientific studies with anecdotal and unuestionably flawed stories we cannot responsibly accept Ether, God and devil her conclusion So I m not saying she s wrong about semen or about Tantra or about vaginal pulses I m just saying thater writing undermines the credibility of Queen of the Darkness her explanations This is not a scientific book it is aeavily opinionated book masuerading as scientific and that is something else entirelyThat whole semen thing comes from the last chapter in which Wolf dispenses advice for ow to pay attention to a woman s sexual needs Some of it is cringe worthy while some of it is sweet and sensible and probably worth remembering Unfortunately Wolf presents this advice as a kind of lessons learned from all this scientific research and I ave to take issue with that Science is great at explaining DK Findout! Big Cats how things work but it is not a great tool for deciding why we should do things Iate evolutionary psychology so much partly because it is so difficult to distinguish between biological and cultural causes but also because it tends so dangerously towards biological determinism It s true on me level we re all just suishy meat robots But we re suishy meat robots with a diverse cornucopia of cultures and practicesBiological determinism is ugely problematic in the fight for social justice It s a bedrock of arguments to support oppressive practices And Wolf demonstrates surprising support for these ideas and for ideas about gender essentialism She continually refers to male brains and female brains as if these are concrete things they aren t It is true that there are sex linked differences to the brain but they are far nuanced and complicated than inferred from Wolf s casual use In particular there are epigenetic factors at work Plus neuroplasticity means that cultural influences could potentially affect our brain wiring as well Wolf is at best being irresponsible in failing to elucidate the complexity of the origins of these perceived differences in the brains of men and women A reader could be forgiven for thinking from this book that the differences between the sexes were a settled matter of scientific record rather than the intense source of debate and further study they continue to beI should probably ave seen the red flags earlier on In Seduced by a Scot (Highland Grooms, her introduction Wolf casually mentions she is going to ignore LGB experiences because they deserve whole books of their own It was basically a bald faced this isetero white feminism deal with it and I remember a few alarms going off when I read it but I trudged on In retrospect considering the other problems with this book that statement is so much Elements of Biblical Exegesis harmful Firstly notice that Wolf doesn t even mention the T A etc Not everyone with a vagina is a woman and not every womanas a vagina but Wolf blithely uses one as synecdoche for the other Secondly claiming you re only going to talk about straight women to keep things simpler isn t just a cop out it s offensive to everyone It further others ueer women setting up Dance Until Dawn heterosexuality as normative and ueerness as deviant something that can be sidelined for later books It might be less obvious but I also don t see this as a great thing for straight women it asserts a rigidity to sexuality and gender identity that does not necessarily exist It s possible to be straight bi gay or ace but it s also possible to locate oneself somewhere outside of in between or in transition between these restrictive categories Wolf seems so intent on liberating the understanding of the vagina but for who Why gatekeepWolf is also super moralistic when it comes to porn She minces no words as she describes the wayabituation to porn affects men and women creating impotence While I agree that there elements to porn that are problematic and need to be addressed I just find it so disappointing the Wolf chooses to be utterly polemical The Perfect You here She talks to a bunch of male and at least one female sexualealers or whatever but does she ever talk to a sex worker To a porn actor To anyone who makes porn or erotic art I kind of feel like they All Clear 2 have interesting things to say about vaginas and sex but I guess Wolf wants to discount themSo I guess what disappoints me about Vagina to bottom line this already ridiculously long review thanks for sticking with me if you ve read this far is that it tries to be too many types of book at once It wants to be scientific but it leans on anecdotes and mysticism It wants to be mystical yet it insists on trying to find parallels between the East and the West and I can t speak for Eastern practitioners but I m sure they are very tired of Westerners coming around and borrowing appropriating their exotic beliefs for other purposes It wants to be empowering yet it carves out a specific category of woman and then speaks only to them There are some really interesting facts in this book and even some good science but these are buried beneath layers of poor journalistic choicesI want to be clear that I m not taking issue with the idea or intent of Vagina just its confused and unsound execution However if you read the book and liked it I d beappy to The Identity of the American Midwest have some civil discourse about it in the comments Or come join us in the Banging Book Club Goodreads group Why does the author feel the need to write a book about the vagina Because as many as 30% of western women report that they get little pleasure from making love Because bad sex is linked to depressionA lot of my readers who are in their twenties their first concern is about porn addictionPornographyas speeded up sex so there is a lot less foreplay kissing or going to second or third base The desensitisation of the brain s response to porn is not good for intimacy I really enjoyed Naomi Wolf s new book Vagina A New Biography Of course I would I am a eterosexual male monogamist and a first class flake so I was like a kitten with a bowl of warm milk It puts me in mind of that song from The Sound of Music These Are A Few of My Favorite Things In a way I wish some one else beside Wolf ad wrote the book then I would not be forced to acknowledge that much of the world thinks this is a silly book and most of the people who think that are women I really like the idea that a woman s vagina and brain are one We men ave been accused of thinking with our little eads for centuries so it refreshing to see a feminist make such a claim for women and their vaginas I also like the idea that my wife is a goddess and Zlatno runo 7 (Zlatno runo, her yoni is sacred and by appealing toer goddess array and engaging in deeply penetrative coitus I can send Ghosts her galloping off on a magical unicorn of orgasm across a technicolor rainbow of pheromones from my arm pits and a love potion number 9 of feel goodormones and neurotransmitters absorbed from my semen This is all good stuff and I loved reading about it and yes I am exaggerating but only slightly what Wolf Plotting Marketing Strategy has said in the book But I can also understand where many women may not uite like the idea that their thinking is so strongly colored by their vaginas or that they need a man toelp them see in technicolor I also think the Wolf is getting worked over with some past due karmic debts from some feministsI saw numerous references to Julian Assange in many negative reviews While I consider myself a pro feminist supporter I am in no way familiar with the nuances and politics within the movement but I definitely get the feeling that Wolf When I Was a Poet has stepped on a few toes in the past ander book is something of a pair of combat boots in a ballet Much of what I read in Vagina I already knew I Utopies Réalisables have an interest in sex like some peopleave in astronomy However there was for me one piece of valuable information that I never realized before The female pelvic innervation is not only far complex than I understood but also subject to a lot of variation from woman to woman This explains the mystery of vaginal orgasms verses clitoral orgasms As I Justice League have long suspected Freud s claims of a woman s maturity determining the type of orgasm she experiences is bullshit If a woman lacks the nerve connections for deep vaginal orgasms then she will experience clitoral orgasm maturityas nothing to do with it For me this was worth the price of the book Another fascinating bit of knowledge for me was that although I knew nipple stimulation causes oxytocin to be released I did not know that nipple stimulation is actually used in natural child birth procedures to initiate labor contractions It amazes me that nipple stimulation would Bhartiya Arthvyavastha have this kind of power Wolf provides some cautions that a woman may want to be choosy about whom she gives access toer bra especially near the end of Spanking Bundle her pregnancy Oxytocin is a bondingormone Helen Fisher The Red House has offered much the same advice regarding whom one sleeps with Some of the reviews I read took Wolf to task regarding the uality ofer research I suppose one could ask to what standard does one Trusted Bond (Change of Heart, hold such a book It is what I would consider a popularization not a scientific document She provides extensive footnotes and to beonest I saw very little that would give me pause although bear in mind I am a A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes hobbyist not an expert She did rely a good bit on anecdotal evidence but I also believe that she adeuately identified what was valid research and what was anecdotal That said there was one area of concern for me regarding research that cast a wider shadow on the entire enterprise She uotes Marnia Robinson in several places and callser a dopamine researcher Marnia Robinson is an author not a scientist She promotes a type of non orgasmic sex called karezza and in my opinion gets a bit ysterical about orgasms Yes I am not a fan of Robinson although I think she means well What Wolf uoted about dopamine was not out of context but still uoting Robinson in an extremely pro orgasmic book struck me like aving Rush Limbaugh deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention Robinson the last I knew was not about to say anything good about an orgasm so Putting Learning Before Technology! her appearance in Wolf s book was a bit curious and would suggest aurried effort at research I did a uick internet search and found nothing from Robinson refuting Wolf s book It sort of struck me that a pissing contest is being avoided Although I will emphasize it was a uick search Another area of concern I think Wolf seemed to go a bit overboard with Reality, Perception, and Your Companys Workplace Culture her reactions to ne. An astonishing work of cutting edge science and culturalistory that radically reframes The Analysts Reveries how we understand the vagina and conseuentlyow we understand women from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers Naomi Wolf author of the modern classic The Beauty MythWhen an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a deeply personal journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity she discovers much to Psychoanalytic and Buddhist Reflections on Gentleness 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 thusas a fundamental connection to female consciousness itselfUtt.

Gative references to the vagina I agree entirely that women should not be subjected to obscene language and that men should not only refrain from using such terms but to not think of women in such terms However as we all know such terminology exists and is widely used by the Neanderthals among us So Routledge Handbook of Tennis how does oneandle it During my working life I Psychoanalysis and Anxiety had been called various things of the four lettered persuasions some involving maternal sex and fellatio the first technically true the latter not If I were to take such things toeart I would Evangelion - Neon genesis Vol.4 havead to uit working at a very tender age So I regarded Wolf s claim of six months of writer s blocks over an ignorant reference to pasta vulvas a bit over the top It brought to mind something my mother said about the shiawasenahitogahisokanishiteirujyuugonohimitu histrionics my cousin inflicted on the world when she was inigh school A good six inches of Psychoanalysis and Dreams hard manhood delivered fast and furiously would straighten that girl right out Hmmm what to do Naomi was alreadyaving technicolored orgasms with Security Management for Healthcare her man so what theell does one do now regarding such istrionics Unfortunately my late mother is no longer available for comment I will say though that Wolf s point should be taken and understood by men This woman is the love of your life don t treat er or Finding What Matters Most to Patients her vagina with disrespect and expecter to fly off to Oz in your arms If men spent as much time polishing their relationships with the women they love as polishing the fenders of their Dodge Ram pickups the world would be a far better place Like I say I immensely enjoyed this book and found myself in agreement with most of what she said I do think that Wolf tended to overstate The Politics of Political Science her case Does the vagina affect a woman s thoughts and is it affected by thoughts I think so I believe that there is a definite brain genital connection in both women and men just like there is a definite brain gut connection Ever get butterflies in your stomach before giving a speech Has a dose of intestinal flu affected your thoughts Does this mean that women are incapable of being a CEO because their vaginas might take offense to a certain product line or corporate deal Absolutely not Can women experience the world in technicolor afteraving the right type of orgasm Well let me put it to you this way my own orgasms are paltry affairsputt putt putt and I am done Yeah it feels good but I can t say that I am particularly changed by the event But when my wife Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience and Adolescent Development has an orgasm she flies off and circles the rings Saturn and she carries me along wither I see technicolor after one of my wife s orgasms so if it affects me like that I can only guess what it does for Emergency her So no I don t think Wolf is exaggerating I am being entirelyonest The Tortured Hero (200 Harley Street, here my wife s orgasms are far enjoyable for me than mine are So yep I think a woman can ride down the yellow brick road on the back of a magical unicorn named Orgasm andead off to Oz while pink and purple stardust emanates from The Ottoman Empire in the Tanzimat Era her yoni that will takeer man to the far reaches of the finite universe and give One Night with a Hero (The Hero, him a glimpse of the Infinite Are women goddesses Indeed but it is that flakey part of me thatas been off to Oz with my wife that believes that I Skirmish (Skyrider have to admit I wouldave been Good Husband Material (Hometown Heartbreakers, happier if Wolf couldave found some less moonbeamish language to describe this phenomenon But I also Lost Without You have to admitaving been there with my wifeshe is indeed a goddess So is this a silly book Not for me I Mad About You have experienced some of the things that Wolf claims Human beingsave a remarkable capacity for intellect However we are the total sums of our evolution Our intellect as been created in an evolutionary blink of the eye compared to our sexuality When we try to intellectualize our sexuality we run into some powerful forces I think what Wolf was getting in this book was that we are still subject to the animal forces of our genes and we ignore them at our peril Here are two reviews that sum up the problems and the strengths of the bookHuffington Post Naomi Wolf s Vagina Gets More Public Criticism And Faint Praise Than Any Vagina We Know Of by Nina Bahadurhttpwwwhuffingtonpostcom201209 Huffington Post Who s Afraid of the Vagina Brain Connection by James G Pfaushttpwwwhuffingtonpostcomjames g EDIT 1 4 2013 Re reading this review with a little passage of time I realized I forgot to mention that another thing that I really liked about this book was the chapter on ow to appeal to a woman s goddess array Chapter 14 Radical Pleasure Radical Awakening The Vagina as a Liberator Again I find the moonbeam terminology unfortunate but the pearls of wisdom she provides should be a mandatory class in Snowy Nights at Castle Court high school for all males with refresher courses offered periodically In essence the chapter states don t take your woman for granted treater like you did when you were trying to impress Endless Passion her respecter Hearts on the Line (Faith at the Crossroads, helper and love Holiday by Design her All seems to be common sense yet look atow many men treat their wives like an appliance a dinner machine and a sex machine We can do better guys and Wolf tells you Inconveniently Wed how in one chapter Yeah be a wussie and buyer flowers and take Public Marriage, Private Secrets her to dinner Gaze iner eyes spend time with Date with a Surgeon Prince her toucher and treat Down A Narrow Path (DI Hillary Greene, her like you loveer and Falling for the Lawyer hang on to yourat the next time you jump into bed Ladies if you Valentis One-Month Mistress have a inattentive partner cast pearls before swine Makeim read chapter 14 The other thing I like about this chapter was that she went into a bit of the bio chemistry of sex We try to rationalize sex with our advanced cerebral cortex but sex operates at far deeper and older sections of our minds Why are condoms so unsatisfying for an committed long term monogamous relationship Could it be that by using a condom the biochemical communications is blocked the only part of our brains that realize that we Italian Boss, Ruthless Revenge had sex is on cerebral cortex The older down in the swamp sections of our brains saw no chemical messages absorbed by the genitals from the partner so was there any sex If you are in love and you are monogamous with absolute fidelity in my mind condoms are destructive to your relationship Note the strong emphasis on monogamous fidelity you are a complete idiot to not use condoms and dental dams in a non monogamous relationships Wolfints at some of this complexity in this chapter but she only speaks in terms of female receptivity to male chemistry I think it is very much a two way street males are chemically receptive to female chemistry and genitally and orally absorb female biochemistry from vaginal fluids In my mind this is the real communication during sex and the reason that I fly off to Oz with my wife s orgasms Loving monogamous couples should not block it with a layer of latex I also think it is good reason for men to take their time and stick around No need to Black Easter / The Day After Judgement / The Seedling Stars hurry off You can only absorb this good stuff when you are in contact with it The biochemical communication during sex and its impact on love is an area that I think reuires a lot research Wolf gives itonorable mention but I think as a society we know very little Sex is a chemical wonder It is the attractant that get us together the adhesive the Mommy by Surprise (Maternity Row holds us together and the oil that lubricates a good working relationship or marriage Don t we as a society owe it to ourselves and our children to understand this process as much as possible This is a difficult review to write I absolutely LOVE reading about sexuality neuroscience tantric practices and perceptions about orgasmic pleasure these are incredibly important topics We carry such burdensome beliefs concerninguman sexuality barbaric beliefs that cloud our minds from what is otherwise life affirming bliss we are born judgment free and open unburdened by the labels and divisiveness that so many of us learn throughout life we learn dogma and ego and certainty shallow ideas that prevent us from experiencing the divine in our every breathI should Secret Son, Convenient Wife have loved this book it should be amazingThese are wonderful topics I love whereer Vengeful Seduction heart is in wanting to write this book a richer and deeper understanding of both the scientific and spiritual aspects of sexuality so perhaps that s why I felt so disappointed reading this this disappointment climaxed duringer visit to the sacred spot massage workshop where she writesI was skeptical still that a night in the Do Me Right (Harlequin Blaze hands of a stranger could be so life changing I couldn t imagine doing it myselfAnd then she wentome really she went Tribal Ways (Rogue Angel homeCould she seriously not imagine Did she actually lack even the imagination to do what every woman in the room was doing She theneaped condescending praise on those women somehow oblivious to the fact that every person in that room Elusive Treasure has a better story to tell than Naomi Wolf but in this book you re trapped in Naomi Wolf s judgmental ego and those beautiful stories of those nameless goddesses perhaps they went to discover transcendent pleasure and bliss those stories are completely ignored left to be told by braver and less judgmental writersShe later makes an appointment with a sexualealer and then systematically refuses to do anything sexual She wants to learn but apparently not at the expense of challenging The Cambridge History of the First World War, Volume 2 her cruel judgmental world view Why write a book about what you refuse to learn about what you refuse to doImagine writing a book about cooking while refusing to cook or even eat the foods you write aboutShe then refers to this same sexualealer as a whore but you know the good kind like Pretty Woman in reverse She directly invokes the whore with a One Last Chance (Trinity Street West, heart of gold stereotype and seemed cynically skeptical atis audacious and far reaching claims Ironically she remained ignorant of Jek/Hyde her own far reaching claimsIf you re at all open minded about sexuality or gender roles it sard not to be continuously insulted while reading this bookMany reviewers Impetuous have pointed out the problems wither scientific understanding although annoyingly it seems she Daddy on Her Doorstep has the right science but she goes about it withaphazard assumptions and makes a mess of it she stumbles and plods through research papers doing mostly guesswork and badly misrepresenting every aspect of scienceFor example she clearly Just Surrender... has no understanding of what a control group is but continuously refers to control group where there are no obvious controls or where there wasn t even an experimentNaomi you are not a control group a single person can not be a control group that s not what a control group is Those dakinis you interviewed were not a control group those wereuman beings you were interviewingIn Backfire her conclusion she tells the story of seeing a forest fire near Petra while vacationing in Greece While watching the fire she realized that the original sin did not as the Judeo Christian traditionas it originate in One Man Rush (Double Overtime, human sexuality Our species original sin was in deviating from our earliest tradition of reverence for the feminine and for female sexualityPerhaps because I was not raised with such silly mythology I don t think of the original sin when I see a forest fireI don t think seriously of original sin Consider our understanding of ourselves this earth this universe there is knowledge in this world much of it available for free on wikipedia that far transcends such archaic and cruel notions of original sin But to Naomi Wolf there IS an original sin and it will burn down cities in Greece and kill innocents all because we deviated from our reverence for the feminine I ll agreeers is slightly less barbaric than the original sin described in the bible but it s an awful and Cast in Chaos (Chronicles of Elantra, hateful belief to carry around in ones mindThis is where the reader alsoas an epiphany that Naomi Wolf is so steeped in The Counterfeit Heiress (Lady Emily, her own Judeo Christian social constructs that she really cannot imagine allowingerself a sacred spot massage or experiencing first What Happens Between Friends hand transcendent orgasmic bliss instead sheolds in Prime Suspect her mind thatumans are suffering under an original sin Now sure she claims that our original sin lies in five thousand years of shaming it I thnk she means the vagina but when she describes ancient tantric practices yoni worship and The Goddess Array I guess those didn t exist in the last five thousand years or does she just mean this is a western original sin Or does she just mean this is a silly idea in Wanted (Silhouette Intimate Moments No. 760) heread that Reunited with the Bull Rider (Wyoming Cowboys has no relevance to the beautiful myriad ofuman sexual experienceOccasionally she makes strong assertions without any reference which are completely falseFor examplethe porn industry is now larger than conventional film records books and video combinedYou can Google this the porn industry is smaller than each of those industries Porn brings in about 14 billion per year whereas conventional film records and books bring in 40 billion 15 billion and 28 billion respectively I m not sure what she means by video I certainly Missing You, Love Sara hope she s not referring to the 90 billion cable television industry or the 20 billion local television industry Porn may be big business but it s smaller than each ofer examples and obviously much smaller than the combined revenue of those industriesOther times she makes inarticulate statements that don t seem to relate to Roughneck Cowboy (Cartwright Siblings, her topic and somehow still gets things wrongere s a fun example where I bet no one else will call Reunion on the Run her onIn Manhattan the Private Eyes Gentlemen s Club advertises with sings on top of taxicabs A few years ago the women s faces in such ads simply looked fetching and seductive About a year ago the women began to gaze into the camera with an expression that was slightly frightened or angry Recently I noticed faintly but unmistakable on a sign for the Private Eyes strip club that on the upper cheekbone of a lovely model advertising the club there was now a single drop Was it a tearI don t particularly care about strip clubs but Private Eyes sits right between the Broadway Dance Center and the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and my apartment It s literally just two buildings down from where I live On the same block there s also several restaurants aomeless shelter luxury condominiums and well it s New York Private Eyes is just a strip club They Countdown to Danger have a simple logo of drawn COMIC BOOK eyes staring over the words private eyes I pass by it every day as I walk to work there s no tear Naomi Wolf was very distraught when she noticed thater sex life lost its poetic dimension One night out of desperation she prayed next to the stove In case you were wondering the stove was cold ironwood and completely irrelevant to the content of this book Bargaining with the universe and any deity willing to listen to Spellbound her plight she promised that if she could beealed she would share the experience and what she learned from it with everyone else and she would make money off of it She really is self entitled narcissistic out of Impetuous Innocent her goddamn mind a woman who seriously needs to get a grip an incredibly selfless woman The universe apparentlyad nothing important to do that day and made certain to remind Naomi that there are doctors before returning to trivial matters Turns out our poor writer was suffering from numbness due to some messed up vertebrae and needed surgery She can t dance like she used to any but Shift (Shifters, her poetic fucking was restored at last A woman ofer word Naomi returned the favor and published a book celebrating the very Hulk, Volume 4 heterosexual vaginas of privileged women with way too much damn time on theirandsThis silly and maddening book talks a lot about a vagina brain connection This confused me but then again my vagina never transmitted messages to me from my cervix so this was obviously new territory for me She tries The Widow and the Sheikh (Hot Arabian Nights her best to use some odd combination of science mysticism literature and culturalistory to explain this to A Hero of Her Own (The Coltons: Family First, her readers She speaks fondly and nauseatingly about the painfully cutesy Goddess Array which she considers to be the set of behaviors a lover uses to arouseis or A World Apart her partner All of this in the name of making sex pathetically romantic for feminism Science is not exactly my thing Since it s also not Naomi s thing we apparentlyave one thing in common The only difference is that she will insist on writing about science and while I am not perfect I try my best to avoid talking out of my ass as often as Within Striking Distance humanly possible So I will keep the talk about science brief so that I don t end up looking like an idiot and uote a neuroscientist s response to Naomi s belief that dopamine is the ultimate feminist chemical in the female brain If that were true women with Parkinson s could never be feminists because that disease is caused by degeneration of the dopamine neurons If that were true feminists would be campaigning for the legalization of cocaine and crystal meth at least for women because those drugs boost dopamine levelsIn fact if that were true it would mean that the most complimentary thing you could say to a woman would be You sound like you re on crack Naomi Wolf you sound like you re on crack Basically the kind of science Naomi is prone to is looking up the definition of something and then jumping to insane conclusions to fiter cockamamie theories Now that we ve taken care of that we can go on with the rest of this scattered mess of a book Naomi Ballroom to Bride and Groom has some serious issues with feminism lately She s got a grudge against second wave feminists Judging byer whining it s probably because they didn t fix everything for Sexy Favourite Stories Selected by Marion Lennox her so that she can stopaving to think too Riding Home (Sons of Chance, hard about this ineuality shit Second wave feminists also didn t teller the joys of aving er boyfriend gaze at Serpents Tooth (Outlanders, her yoni to learn secret truths while she reads Fifty Shades of Grey Nope Naomiad to actually find the time to learn about what she likes sexually while dealing with the reality of an unjust world like everyone else and that was apparently something she felt she shouldn t Who Wants To Marry a Millionaire? have to do Another thing Naomi likes to whine about is the so calledook up culture because casual sex makes Lord of Legends (Fane, her feel icky I can see why Casual sex and experimentation really doesn t fit intoer very narrow Goddess vision Naomi s views on sex are extremely wholesome There s the candles The expensive flowers ordered in advance that somehow Enslaved by the Desert Trader have to do with evolution The reservations to the fancy restaurant The kind gentle words The Goddess Array and the Goddess Network For some odd reason she thinks that no other womanas Lethal Legacy heard of this brand of romance and intimacy even though at this point it s become a clich She threatens men who do not fulfill these reuirements with some prettyarsh words Straight men would do well to ask themselves Do I want to be married to a Goddess or a bitch Unfortunately there is not physiologically much middle ground available for women Naomi you re seriously starting to turn me into a raging bitch with this two dimensional woman whose very fulfillment relies on a man s ability to remember A Stranger at Castonbury (Castonbury Park her favorite flowers Another thing about feminism that really upsetser is that it broke the association of Sanctuary for a Lady heterosexual female sexual awakening with dependency on man They do not acknowledge this imaginary paradox of feminine autonomy coexisting with our feminine need of interdependence She considers this the central paradox of the female condition because of Eros and I consider it the central delusions ofer idiotic mind She explains that women are just addicted to love in need of a partner because of nature and also because some of Justice at Cardwell Ranch her favorite female writers artists and activists experienced an increase in creativity and passion because of a sexual awakening Apparently she thinks the sexual experimentation of these women are because they acknowledged Naomi s Goddess Array and because they realized that they need the dick because of their ravenous vaginas Someone seriously needs to tell Naomi that creativity and talent are not sexually transmitted diseases that onlyetero women can become infected by In case all this candle lighting and reading Anais Nin to your crotch every morning isn t your thing don t worry she delves into Eastern Philosophy and Tantric sex practices next This is when we re introduced to the vagina whisperers One such individual is Mike Lousada London s very own tantric guru and special snowflake who fancies Enchanted by the Wolf himself a vaginaealer Naomi seems to consider Contemporary Engineering Economics him to be some kind of champion for women and especially sexual assault victims because for the American euivalent of 150 anour Cowboy Strong (Wild Western Heat, he will massage the knots out of your vagina say Welcome Goddess to you andeal you sexually Now I understand that we all Man in the Shadows have to pay the bills but unlesse spends An Unlikely Match (Chatam House, his spare time volunteering at rape crisis centerse s either a fancy sex worker or a rip off artist Perhaps some kind of combination of both He prefers to call Cowgirl Bride himself a sexualealer though and Big Sky Bachelor (Montana Hearts he gets very offended if you don t acknowledgeis magic powers But who can blame If Only... him This is a man. Erly enthralling and totally fascinating Vagina A New Biography draws on this set of insights about the mind vagina connection to reveal new information about what women really need and considers what a sexual relationship and a relationship to the self transformed by these insights could look likeExhilarating and groundbreaking Vagina A New Biography combines rigorous science explained for lay readers with culturalistory and deeply personal considerations of the role of female desire in female identity creativity and confidence from interviewees of all walks of life Heralded by Publishers Weekly as one of the best science books of the year it is a provocative.

Naomi Wolf is the author of seven books including the New York Times bestsellers The Beauty Myth The End of America and Give Me Liberty She has toured the world speaking to audiences of all walks of life about gender euality social justice and most recently the defense of liberty in America and internationally She is the cofounder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership which te