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Promiscuities

ISBN-10: 0449907643
ISBN-13: 9780449907641
Edition: N/A
Authors: Naomi Wolf
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Description: In this provocative and highly personal book, bestselling author Naomi Wolf explores a subject that has long been taboo in our society: women's sexual coming-of-age. Promiscuities brazenly exposes the truths behind the conflicting messages directed  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In this provocative and highly personal book, bestselling author Naomi Wolf explores a subject that has long been taboo in our society: women's sexual coming-of-age. Promiscuities brazenly exposes the truths behind the conflicting messages directed at young women during and after the sexual revolution. Drawing on surprising examples from the ancient and recent past, along with vivid recollections of her own youth, Wolf shows how our "liberated" culture still fears and distorts female passion. She also shares fascinating true stories that illustrate the fantasies and sometimes crippling realities women pass through on their way toward erotic and emotional discovery. A landmark book, Promiscuities is a call to women of all ages to reclaim and celebrate their sexuality.

Naomi Wolf was born in 1962 in San Francisco. She studied at Yale before becoming a Rhodes scholar at New College, Oxford, and working in Edinburgh. The Beauty Myth was published in 1990 and was an international bestseller. This was followed by Fire with Fire, Promiscuities, Misconceptions and The Tree House.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: First Person Sexual
The Time and the Place: 1968-1971
The Facts of Life
Activity into Passivity: Blanking Out
Free Flight to House Arrest: Slowing Down
Nakedness: Pride and Shame
Girlfriends
Sluts
First Base: Hierarchy
Second Base: Love and Control
Crash Course: Their Bodies
Third Base: Identity
Fourth Base: How to Make a Woman
Skipped Homework: Our Bodies
More Skipped Homework: Our Pleasure
Babies
Cheap or Precious?
Adults
A Virus
An Hypocrisy
The Technically White Dress
The Time and the Place: 1996
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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