Promiscuities : An Opinionated History of Female Desire

Promiscuities : An Opinionated History of Female Desire

Book Title: Promiscuities : An Opinionated History of Female Desire

Author: Dr Naomi Wolf

Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Publication Date: 05 Mar 1998

ISBN-13: 9780099205913

By following a group of four contemporary girls - including her younger self - as they come of age in the seventies, Wolf shows how our culture tries to shape and confine women's desire. Embarking on a voyage of discovery, she illustrates how flawed and prescribed are the notions of what women want, and how these change through the ages - from Taoist techniques for giving women pleasure, to Victorian repression, and the so-called liberated nineties.

Drawing on scholarly texts, secret diaries, real life and fantasy, she demonstrates that female sexuality is wilder, more demanding and more powerful than our culture dares to accept.