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By Emily Nagoski

ISBN-10: 1476762112

ISBN-13: 9781476762111

A necessary exploration of why and the way women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking learn and mind science—that will substantially rework your intercourse lifestyles into one jam-packed with self belief and joy.

Researchers have spent the decade attempting to boost a “pink pill” for ladies to operate like Viagra does for males. So the place is it? good, for purposes this e-book makes crystal transparent, that tablet won't ever exist—but as a result of examine that’s long gone into it, scientists within the previous couple of years have realized extra approximately how women’s sexuality works than we ever idea attainable, and are available as you're explains it all.

The first lesson during this crucial, transformative ebook through Dr. Emily Nagoski is that each lady has her personal specific sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that girls fluctuate greater than males in our anatomy, our sexual reaction mechanisms, and how bodies reply to the sexual international. So we by no means have to pass judgement on ourselves in keeping with others’ reports. simply because ladies fluctuate, and that’s normal.

Second lesson: intercourse occurs in a context. And the entire problems of way of life impact the context surrounding a woman’s arousal, hope, and orgasm.

Cutting-edge examine throughout a number of disciplines tells us that crucial issue for girls in growing and maintaining a satisfying intercourse existence, isn't really what you do in mattress or the way you do it, yet the way you believe approximately it. because of this pressure, temper, belief, and physique photograph aren't peripheral components in a woman’s sexual wellness; they're principal to it. when you comprehend those components, and the way to persuade them, you could create for your self larger intercourse and extra profound excitement than you ever notion possible.

And Emily Nagoski can turn out it.

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A. “Ikea-boy,” is not fully present to himself even though he is the proper consumer subject, hailed by all of the hegemonies that construct us in the 20th century, the most fun being “shopping is good” but also that human life can be measured in money and economic value. Recall the scene where his apartment morphs itself into a fully illustrated Ikea catalogue. This is not reality imitating art, it’s reality imitating advertising and the hegemonies of commodity culture. Norton takes refuge for his insomnia in the unreal world of self-help discourses, in which he is fully hailed, and through which he’s finally able to sleep.

To be self-conscious about oneself as a man means to be already suspect as a man. That is, developing a conscious discourse of manhood is a potential sign that a man has failed to become a man in the hegemonic ways—that is, without consciousness. Toward a presentation of an answer to this dilemma, what we can suggest instead is that instead of being an effect of nature, masculinity is not a thing; rather, masculinity is a set of signs and signifiers, discourses, media images, and scripts that overdetermine what we think we recognize as masculinity.

Modleski’s project is an example of feminist scholarship that, to quote from MacDonald: [O]ften maintain[s] gender systems, albeit “alternative” ones, designed to stand in direct opposition to those of dominant society. […] One sees [in] them […] the continued assignment of femininity and masculinity to specific behaviors. (MacDonald 1998: 7) In fact, the word “transgender” appears only once—in the last paragraph of the book—to reference the failure of queer politics and theory, as well as feminist masculinity studies to “break free of restrictive gender roles” (Modleski: 163).

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