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The Clitoral Truth: The Secret World at Your Fingertips

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Publisher Comments:

The Clitoris has been dismissed, undervalued, unexplored, and misunderstood for hundreds of years, but the truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has found it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women's genital anatomy and sexual response. Women readers everywhere — be they straight, gay, or bisexual — will learn about the countless sexual sensations and discover how to enhance their sexual responses in a more concrete way than ever before. The Clitoral Truth also examines the ways in which women are enhancing their sexual response through masturbation, the use of sex toys, videos, books, workshops, individual coaching sessions, and the Internet.

For more than 2,500 years, the clitoris and the penis were presumed to be equivalent in all respects. After the 18th century, however, this knowledge was gradually suppressed and forgotten, and the definition of the clitoris as an extensive organ system all but disappeared. During Chalker's tenure as a member of the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers, the group helped further the study of the clitoris to unprecedented anatomic precision.

The Clitoral Truth investigates every aspect of this magnificent organ to see how its many parts work together to produce orgasms. The Clitoral Truth also delves into the feminist and sexologist controversy over female ejaculation and surveys the numerous ways that women have begun to transform the deeply entrenched male-centered model of sexuality to redefine their sexuality to emphasize full-body pleasure. Enhanced with personal accounts, comprehensive illustrations, and a thorough appendix of female sexuality resources, this book helps women and their partners understand and expand their sexual potential and work toward becoming independent sexual beings.

Review:

"[This] book blows the lid off some of the biggest secrets being kept from women and their partners about women's sexual pleasure and how to achieve it....The Clitoral Truth is Our Bodies, Ourselves; your favorite textbook; a Nancy Drew mystery; and the Good Vibrations catalogue rolled into one....The book is personal as well as political — pro-masturbation but not anti-partner, pro-woman but not anti-man..." Barbara Raab, Salon.com

Review:

"In this handy new book, Chalker...writes about the rarely discussed subject of female ejaculation, and revels in the many splendors of multiple orgasms." Time Out New York

Review:

"The Clitoral Truth truly reflects the author?s impressive commitment to guide readers to a level of exploration that can only be described as The Joy of Feminist Sex." In These Times

Review:

"Chalker demystifies the clitoris and gives women the knowledge that is rightfully theirs." venusorvixen.com

Synopsis:

This highly informative tour of the clitoris, written with clarity and exuberance by an internationally renowned women's health writer and activist, is enlivened by personal accounts from women of all ages and backgrounds. The author discusses anatomy, historical attitudes, myth, and fact with the goal of helping women and their partners understand and expand their sexual interests and potential for pleasure.

Synopsis:

Sashaying boldly where others fear to tread, this manifesto on women's genital anatomy and sexual response includes discussions of the entrenched male-centered model of sexuality, an attempt to show women how to redefine their sexuality to emphasize full body pleasure, and advice on how to acquire a stronger sense of being independent sexual beings. Anatomical illustrations and caricatures by San Francisco artist Fish.

Synopsis:

The clitoris has been dismissed, undervalued, unexplored, and misunderstood for hundreds of years, but the truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has found it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women's genital anatomy and sexual response. Women readers everywhere--be they straight, gay, or bisexual--will learn about the countless sexual sensations and discover how to enhance their sexual responses in a more concrete way than ever before. Enhanced with personal accounts, comprehensive illustrations, and a thorough appendix of female sexuality resources, this book helps women and their partners understand and expand their sexual potential and work toward becoming independent sexual beings.

About the Author

REBECCA CHALKER is the author of The Clitoral Truth: The Secret World At Your Fingertips and A Woman's Book of Choices. She teaches Women's and Gender Studies at Pace University in New York City where she teaches a course on the cultural history of sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583224731
Subtitle:
The Secret World at Your Fingertips
Illustrations by:
Fish
Author:
Chalker, Rebecca
Author:
Fish
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sexual Instruction
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020305
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7 x 7 x 0.7 in 12.16 oz

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Product details 256 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583224731 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[This] book blows the lid off some of the biggest secrets being kept from women and their partners about women's sexual pleasure and how to achieve it....The Clitoral Truth is Our Bodies, Ourselves; your favorite textbook; a Nancy Drew mystery; and the Good Vibrations catalogue rolled into one....The book is personal as well as political — pro-masturbation but not anti-partner, pro-woman but not anti-man..."
"Review" by , "In this handy new book, Chalker...writes about the rarely discussed subject of female ejaculation, and revels in the many splendors of multiple orgasms."
"Review" by , "The Clitoral Truth truly reflects the author?s impressive commitment to guide readers to a level of exploration that can only be described as The Joy of Feminist Sex."
"Review" by , "Chalker demystifies the clitoris and gives women the knowledge that is rightfully theirs."
"Synopsis" by , This highly informative tour of the clitoris, written with clarity and exuberance by an internationally renowned women's health writer and activist, is enlivened by personal accounts from women of all ages and backgrounds. The author discusses anatomy, historical attitudes, myth, and fact with the goal of helping women and their partners understand and expand their sexual interests and potential for pleasure.
"Synopsis" by , Sashaying boldly where others fear to tread, this manifesto on women's genital anatomy and sexual response includes discussions of the entrenched male-centered model of sexuality, an attempt to show women how to redefine their sexuality to emphasize full body pleasure, and advice on how to acquire a stronger sense of being independent sexual beings. Anatomical illustrations and caricatures by San Francisco artist Fish.
"Synopsis" by , The clitoris has been dismissed, undervalued, unexplored, and misunderstood for hundreds of years, but the truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has found it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women's genital anatomy and sexual response. Women readers everywhere--be they straight, gay, or bisexual--will learn about the countless sexual sensations and discover how to enhance their sexual responses in a more concrete way than ever before. Enhanced with personal accounts, comprehensive illustrations, and a thorough appendix of female sexuality resources, this book helps women and their partners understand and expand their sexual potential and work toward becoming independent sexual beings.
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