The Story of V

A Natural History of Female Sexuality

Author: Catherine Blackledge

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534558

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

View: 7015

It is the seat of female sexual pleasure, the site of the creation of humankind, and the channel for its birth. It is also a potent arouser of sexuality. Yet why is it that we know less about the vagina--its structure and function--than we do about any other organ of the human body? The Story of V explores how female genitalia have been and continue to be conceived and misconceived. A new look is long overdue. More than two millennia of misinformation has resulted in a Western culture where we refrain from mentioning or showing the vagina; where this organ, when seen publicly, is most commonly viewed as pornographic; and where, of all the organs of the human body, the vagina remains the most clouded in mystery, myth, and biased, out-dated beliefs. In the past, medicine may have misrepresented female sexual anatomy, reducing its remarkable complexities to the notion of a passive vessel, but, as this book shows, science is at last beginning to reveal the true structure and function of female genitalia and the dynamic nature of the vagina's role in both sexual pleasure and reproduction. The result is nothing less than a vaginal revolution. With a wide-ranging perspective that takes in prehistoric art, ancient history, linguistics, mythology and folklore, evolutionary theory, reproductive biology and medicine, Catherine Blackledge unveils the hidden marvels of the female form.

Gone at last ?

the story of V. Ramaswani's impeachment

Author: Sachchidanand Sahay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 5973

This Is The Story Of Supreme Court Judge V. Ramaswamis Impeachment. This Is The Story Of A Judge Who Freely Misused His Position And Then, From The Sanctuany Of The Supreme Court, Cocked A Snook At One And All, And Almost Succeeded. Without Dustjacket.

Hikayat Patani the Story of Patani

Author: A. Teeuw,D. K. Wyatt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401525986

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 4429

The stimulus for the joint venture of which the present book is the visible result was provided by the discovery of a Malay manuscript of the long lost Hikayat Patani by one of the authors, and the publication, quite independently, of a Thai version of the same text by the other. The authors, who were not acquainted with one another before this, "found" each other at the suggestion of Professor O. W. Wolters, to whom they are grateful for the idea. The preparation of the book took place on both sides of the Atlantic, with a frequent exchange of letters containing the results of the work of each author. In August, 1969, Teeuw was given the opportunity to visit Cornell University, where in a fortnight's most intensive contact and concentrated research all the drafts were checked, supplemented, rewritten and improved, and the definitive arrangement of the book decided on. The work on the manuscript was completed in the following four months, again in geographically separated spheres. The actual manuscript was rounded off at the beginning of 1970.


The Extraordinary Story of Hitler's Secret Weapons V-1 and V-2

Author: Guido De Maeseneer

Publisher: AJ Publishing Company


Category: V-1 bomb

Page: 480

View: 3716



The Secret Life of V : an Erotic Novella

Author: Agent Provocateur

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781862057470

Category: Erotic fiction

Page: 144

View: 3381

'The story of V' is anonymous for many reasons. The most important reason is to protect the identity of the subject of the story: a beautiful woman who has all she wants in life; a husband; wealth; adoring friends; a fashionable career; a loyal best friend - and oft-time lover; and yet she seeks insatiably to fulfil her sexual desires with other men (and sometimes women) putting at risk the life she holds so dear. The story is related by her best friend, an anonymous male narrator, who has been her friend since they met 15 years ago at university, their friendship and loyalty is so strong that they often can be described as lovers. V constantly regales him with her sexual adventures, sometimes to amuse, sometimes to horrify, sometimes (he suspects) to turn him on; which they do. He hangs off her every word, often worrying about how far she will push herself and what she is risking and yet never judging her. Their relationship thrives on this unspoken complicity. And, after all... sometimes she allows him reenact her sexploits.

Buddhist legends

Author: Charles Rockwell Lanman

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120820715

Category: Tipiṭaka

Page: N.A

View: 2393

The Dhammapada commentary is in the main a compilation of Buddhist legends and tales ascribed to Buddhaghosa.


Eine Geschichte der Weiblichkeit

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002967

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 6559

Eine radikale und faszinierende Entdeckungsreise durch den Körper und die Seele von Frauen – von der Leitfigur des amerikanischen Feminismus. Die Vagina ist die Essenz der Weiblichkeit, davon ist Naomi Wolf überzeugt. Sie widmet sich nicht nur ihren sexuellen, sondern auch den kulturgeschichtlichen Aspekten. Welche Rolle spielt die Vagina in der Kunst? Inwieweit hat Pornografie unseren Blick auf den weiblichen Körper verändert? Welche Auswirkungen hat sexuelle Gewalt auf das Gehirn von Frauen? Weshalb muss heute die Vagina bestimmten Schönheitsidealen entsprechen? Naomi Wolf entschlüsselt, wie sehr der Umgang mit dem weiblichen Körper auch für den Umgang mit Frauen in unserer Gesellschaft steht.

Hitler's Rockets

The Story of the V-2s

Author: Norman Longmate

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1628730188

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 2424

In Hitler’s Rockets Norman Longmate tells the story of the V-2, the technically brilliant but hated weapon, the ancestor and forerunner of all subsequent ballistic missiles. He reveals the devious power-play within the German armed forces and the Nazi establishment that so influenced the creation of the rockets. He shows through contemporary documents and protagonists’ accounts how the British intelligence skillfully pieced together often contradictory evidence as it sought to establish the true nature of the threat. Finally he recalls in detail the feel and fears of the time from the viewpoint of those who suffered, and those who were all too conscious tat they were the target.

"e:" The Story of a Number

The Story of a Number

Author: Eli Maor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400832349

Category: Mathematics

Page: 248

View: 9375

The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are all intimately connected with the mysterious number e. In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the curious characters and the elegant mathematics that lie behind the number. Designed for a reader with only a modest mathematical background, this biography brings out the central importance of e to mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.

Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas

Author: Dale Carpenter

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393081966

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5305

“A highly informative, detailed, even thrilling account of how the Supreme Court arguments reshaped American law.”—Michael Bronkski, San Francisco Chronicle No one could have predicted that the night of September 17, 1998, would be anything but routine in Houston, Texas. Even the call to police that a black man was "going crazy with a gun" was hardly unusual in this urban setting. Nobody could have imagined that the arrest of two men for a minor criminal offense would reverberate in American constitutional law, exposing a deep malignity in our judicial system and challenging the traditional conception of what makes a family. Indeed, when Harris County sheriff’s deputies entered the second-floor apartment, there was no gun. Instead, they reported that they had walked in on John Lawrence and Tyron Garner having sex in Lawrence’s bedroom. So begins Dale Carpenter’s "gripping and brilliantly researched" Flagrant Conduct, a work nine years in the making that transforms our understanding of what we thought we knew about Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark Supreme Court decision of 2003 that invalidated America’s sodomy laws. Drawing on dozens of interviews, Carpenter has taken on the "gargantuan" task of extracting the truth about the case, analyzing the claims of virtually every person involved. Carpenter first introduces us to the interracial defendants themselves, who were hardly prepared "for the strike of lightning" that would upend their lives, and then to the Harris County arresting officers, including a sheriff’s deputy who claimed he had "looked eye to eye" in the faces of the men as they allegedly fornicated. Carpenter skillfully navigates Houston’s complex gay world of the late 1990s, where a group of activists and court officers, some of them closeted themselves, refused to bury what initially seemed to be a minor arrest. The author charts not only the careful legal strategy that Lambda Legal attorneys adopted to make the case compatible to a conservative Supreme Court but also the miscalculations of the Houston prosecutors who assumed that the nation’s extant sodomy laws would be upheld. Masterfully reenacting the arguments that riveted spectators and Justices alike in 2003, Flagrant Conduct then reaches a point where legal history becomes literature, animating a Supreme Court decision as few writers have done. In situating Lawrence v. Texas within the larger framework of America’s four-century persecution of gay men and lesbians, Flagrant Conduct compellingly demonstrates that gay history is an integral part of our national civil rights story.

The Story of Avis

Author: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Publisher: N.A



Page: 457

View: 5582


Spenser's Allegory of Love

Social Vision in Books III, IV, and V of The Faerie Queene

Author: James W. Broaddus

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838636329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 9727

Spenser's Allegory of Love approaches the major characters in Books III, IV, and V of The Faerie Queene as fictional personages who function psychically according to Renaissance sexual psychology and physically according to Renaissance sexual physiology. This approach enables readings of the quests in their own peculiar, allegorical way as imitations of actions. For each of the questers - Britomart, Florimell, Scudamour, and Timias - union with a loved one is the goal; and that goal is achieved, however problematically, in each of the quests. When the interwoven quests, which begin in Book III, continue through Book IV, and, with Britomart's quest, into Book V, are separated out and explicated, these three books of Spenser's Faerie Queene can be read so as to constitute a social vision.

"Friendly Advice" by N_r_ya_a and "King Vikrama's Adventures"

Author: Nārāyaṇa,Judit Törzsök

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814783058

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 737

View: 3944

Street outreach workers comb public places such as parks, vacant lots, and abandoned waterfronts to search for young people who are living out in public spaces, if not always in the public eye. Street Kids opens a window to the largely hidden world of street youth, drawing on their detailed and compelling narratives to give new insight into the experiences of youth homelessness and youth outreach. Kristina Gibson argues that the enforcement of quality of life ordinances in New York City has spurred hyper-mobility amongst the city’s street youth population and has serious implications for social work with homeless youth. Youth in motion have become socially invisible and marginalized from public spaces where social workers traditionally contact them, jeopardizing their access to the already limited opportunities to escape street life. The culmination of a multi-year ethnographic investigation into the lives of street outreach workers and ‘their kids’ on the streets of New York City, Street Kids illustrates the critical role that public space regulations and policing play in shaping the experience of youth homelessness and the effectiveness of street outreach.

Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed the Course of the Civil War

Author: Stephen V. Ash

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393069907

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 3839

A nearly forgotten Civil War episode is restored to history in this masterful account. In March 1863, nine hundred black Union soldiers, led by white officers, invaded Florida and seized the town of Jacksonville. They were among the first African American troops in the Northern army, and their expedition into enemy territory was like no other in the Civil War. It was intended as an assault on slavery by which thousands would be freed. At the center of the story is prominent abolitionist Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who led one of the regiments. After waging battle for three weeks, Higginson and his men were mysteriously ordered to withdraw, their mission a seeming failure. Yet their successes in resisting the Confederates and collaborating with white Union forces persuaded President Abraham Lincoln to begin full-scale recruitment of black troops, a momentous decision that helped turned the tide of the war. Using long-neglected primary sources, historian Stephen V. Ash’s stirring narrative re-creates this event with insight, vivid characterizations, and a keen sense of drama.