Book Review: Vagina

Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography was an interesting read.  She researches history, neuroscience, linguistics, cultural mindsets, spirituality, sexuality, medicine and psychology all through the frame of femininity, feminism and vaginas.

While there were a few sections of this book I don’t entirely agree with and found uncomfortable reading it is still a must read for any owner of a vagina or lover of anyone who has one.

She writes,

“To understand the vagina properly is to realize that it is not only coextensive with the female brain, but is also, essentially, part of the female soul.”

Leave it to a “nice monogamous Jewish girl” (her words, not mine) to get right to the point of sexuality being deeply tied to spirituality.

She does a remarkable job of investigating both recent scientific and medical experiments and New Agey Tantric healers in one book – and finding the connections between different cultural views of sexuality.

She turns her research into practical wisdom and advice for couples and offers several important insights into relationships and intimacy.

It’s a book well worth taking the time to read and ponder.

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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