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.
“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.