`Writing with her signature blend of poetry and polemics, Naomi Wolf delivers a fiercely courageous portrait of female sexuality in the twenty-first century. As usual, Wolf writes what others are afraid to say´ --Susan Cain, author of New York Times bestseller Quiet ´Naomi Wolf has tried hard to look at female sexuality as it really is, not as pop culture or political correctness would like it to be . . .The science of female arousal is complex and woefully neglected, and Wolf has done us all a favour by trying to drag it into the mainstream´ Jemima Lewis, Mail on Sunday ´Wolf´s tome could not be better timed . . . at a time when Western women´s bodies have never been more highly politicised, the one person who might be able to shine a ray of light . . . has to be Wolf. Perhaps this history will do for twenty-first-century activism what The Beauty Myth did for nineties feminists . . . Wolf is exploring territory we haven´t heard about since Germaine Greer in the seventies´ Viv Groskop, Independent on Sunday ´Worth respecting, even celebrating . . . there is [here] a very intriguing thesis about love . . . If you are one of those School of Cosmo feminists who has been arguing for decades that women should be more like men sexually . . . then Wolf´s take is genuinely revolutionary´ Sarah Vine, The Times ´Part memoir, part cultural history and part scientific journey around women´s sexuality, the best elements of which illuminate how little women generally know about their own anatomy´ Emma Brockes, Guardian
An astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern classic, The Beauty Myth . As Naomi Wolf embarks on a life-changing journey to tease out the link between sexuality and creativity, what she discovers is revelatory and exhilarating - a scientifically supported link between the vagina and female courage, assertiveness and consciousness itself. Emboldened by these new discoveries she looks back in history and show us how the vagina was considered sacred for centuries until it began to be cast as a threat. Even now in an increasingly sexualised world, it is thought of as slightly shameful. Why? Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence. Provocative and engaging, positive and inspiring, this book brings to light female impulses, history and dreams - and, in exploring what women really need - it goes to the very core of what it means to be female. For any woman who wants to understand her body and her mind and the culture that defines her - Vagina is essential reading.
A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement - V-Day - to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate, and wise, Eve Ensler´s Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women´s deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who hears it will ever look at a woman´s body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. ´´I am so pleased to present this just-recorded audio edition of my play for people to hear in America and around the world,´´ Ensler said. ´´Often during my travels performing and in discussions about The Vagina Monologues, many people have asked me to make a recording so that they could listen to it again and again. With the online introduction coming just before V-Day 2001, it also means a lot to me that the audible.com sales of The Vagina Monologues will help support the expanding movement to stop violence against women.´´ Hear an Interview with Eve Ensler! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000036/bk_rhau_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in cities and colleges throughout the world, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement, V-Day, to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler´s award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women´s deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman´s body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000059/bk_twuk_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina - and consequently, how we understand women - 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 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. Utterly 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 like. Exhilarating and groundbreaking, Vagina: A New Biography combines rigorous science, explained for lay listeners, with cultural history 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 and deeply engaging book that elucidates the ties between a woman´s experience of her vagina and her sense of self; her impulses, dreams, and courage; and her role in love and in society in completely new and revelatory ways sure to provoke impassioned conversation. A brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiology, history, 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 write... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005834/bk_adbl_005834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From South Park to Kathy Acker, and from Lars Von Trier to Sex and the City, women´s sexual organs are demonized. Rees traces the fascinating evolution of this demonization, considering how calling the ´´c-word´´ obscene both legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of women globally. Rees demonstrates how writers, artists, and filmmakers contend with the dilemma of the vagina´s puzzlingly ´´covert visibility´´. In our postmodern, porn-obsessed culture, vaginas appear to be everywhere, literally or symbolically but, crucially, they are as silenced as they are objectified. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History examines the paradox of female genitalia through five fields of artistic expression: literature, film, TV, visual, and performance art. There is a peculiar paradox - unlike any other - regarding female genitalia. Rees focuses on this paradox of what is termed the ´´covert visibility´´ of the vagina and on its monstrous manifestations. That is, what happens when the female body refuses to be pathologized, eroticized, or rendered subordinate to the will or intention of another? Common, and often offensive, slang terms for the vagina can be seen as an attempt to divert attention away from the reality of women´s lived sexual experiences such that we don´t ´´look´´ at the vagina itself - slang offers a convenient distraction to something so taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History is an important contribution to the ongoing debate in understanding the feminine identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Polly Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021170/bk_adbl_021170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You might have thought you knew your own genitals. Think again! The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn´t dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris´ inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a ´normal´ vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life. Medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl draw on their medical expertise to bring vagina enlightenment to the world. Their no-nonsense approach, written with great humour, makes this a must-listen for women (and men!) of all ages. Say good-bye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding female anatomy. This is a timely and empowering book that will inspire women to make informed choices about their sexual health. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abigail Hardiman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001275/bk_hodd_001275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A smart, actionable guide to help women take control of their sexual health and learn about vital information in a pro-pleasure, safety-first, and sex-positive way from a leader in sexual education for the GirlBoss generation. Women are suffering - especially in the 18 to 30 age range. They´re suffering from misinformation, fear, intimidation. They´re worried about the side effects of birth control, confused about consent, sexuality, and cheating, and don´t know when or always even where to seek medical attention. Women need answers from someone they trust, from a partner. And Get on Top is that partner. Written by the creator of the GetOnTop national campaign, cofounder of Sustain all-natural sexual wellness products, and daughter of the founder of the billion-dollar green company Seventh Generation, this book helps women access all the facts they need to make smart, healthy, and safe choices when it comes to sex by continuing the conversation, by answering questions, and by providing the information in a relatable and totally normal way. Meika answers questions similar to those she receives every day from the thousands of readers and listeners of the GetOnTop campaign and fans of the green brands Sustain and Seventh Generation. It´s a chance to give conversational advice to listeners. Chapters include topics such as birth control, STDs, sex, masturbation, and what Ph is and why it´s important. Meika answers all of the questions women have about sex in an unselfconscious, straightforward, real, and enlightening way. Not sexed up, not sleazy. Just smart, actionable information for any and all sexual questions. Not only will it teach women everything they need to know about their bodies, Get on Top will also change the way women think about sexual health. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008243/bk_sans_008243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What do vaginas and baseball have in common? Well...it´s really V-Day: a political movement to draw attention to women´s rights that is celebrated on Valentine´s Day - and that Susie looks at through the eyes of a sports fan. Susie goes over stats, batting averages, who´s left on base, sacrifice flies, fan favorites, and more...but it´s not really about baseball. Susie looks at the feminist wars, conservative movements, ´´I am vagina hear me roar,´´ violence against women, and misogyny. V-Day is part of the movement, organized by Eve Ensler, called One Billion Rising. Then, in this week´s ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag segment, Susie forgoes a listener letter to bring you some inside gossip instead. The topic: whether it´s hotter to shave or not to shave. And this time around, we´re not talking pubic hairs, we´re talking faces! This is a steamy discussion about whether mutton chops, goatees, or clean-shaven faces are sexier. Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com. [Episode 559, March 1, 2013] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/130301/pf_suzy_130301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.