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Read My Lips : A Complete Guide to the Vagina and Vulva

By: Herbenick, Debby.
Contributor(s): Schick, Vanessa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011Description: 1 online resource (309 p.).ISBN: 9781442208025.Subject(s): HEALTH & FITNESS / Women''s Health | Vagina | Vagina -- Popular works | Vulva | Vulva -- Popular works | Women - Health and hygiene | Women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular worksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Read My Lips : A Complete Guide to the Vagina and VulvaDDC classification: 612.628 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 01. Meet the Vulva; Chapter 02. A Healthy, Happy Vulva: Taking Care Down There; Chapter 03. Vulvalicious: Vulvas and Vaginas in Bed; Chapter 04. How Do I Look?: How We Come to Think and Feel the Way We Do about Our Vulvas; Chapter 05. Spraying, Dyeing, and Douching . . . Oh My!; Chapter 06. The Hair Down There; Chapter 07. Evulvalution: Vulva Culture; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Authors
Summary: Although women''s genitals have long been shrouded in secrecy and taboo, a recent surge in media attention has encouraged women and men to think about, as well as to talk more openly about, the vagina and vulva. In Read My Lips the authors-both research scientists who study sex-teach readers all about the vulva and vagina in ways that are smart, provocative, funny, heartbreaking, quirky, and inspiring. The overall message is that women and men should feel familiar with and confident about their own bodies as well as the bodies of their partners.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 01. Meet the Vulva; Chapter 02. A Healthy, Happy Vulva: Taking Care Down There; Chapter 03. Vulvalicious: Vulvas and Vaginas in Bed; Chapter 04. How Do I Look?: How We Come to Think and Feel the Way We Do about Our Vulvas; Chapter 05. Spraying, Dyeing, and Douching . . . Oh My!; Chapter 06. The Hair Down There; Chapter 07. Evulvalution: Vulva Culture; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Authors

Although women''s genitals have long been shrouded in secrecy and taboo, a recent surge in media attention has encouraged women and men to think about, as well as to talk more openly about, the vagina and vulva. In Read My Lips the authors-both research scientists who study sex-teach readers all about the vulva and vagina in ways that are smart, provocative, funny, heartbreaking, quirky, and inspiring. The overall message is that women and men should feel familiar with and confident about their own bodies as well as the bodies of their partners.

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Library Journal Review

This diverse and informative tour spans health, sex, and V-culture. While the thorough health and sex chapters cover pretty standard sex-book territory, the numerous stops on the culture route pick up on less commonly mentioned size/shape variations, pubic hair styling and coloring, labiaplasty, V-knitting circles and other V-crafts, vulvas in prehistory and myth, V-activism, and a DIY vulva costume. Kinsey Institute researchers Herbenick (Because It Feels Good) and Schick bring extensive knowledge together with a welcoming-all-options attitude. References and an excellent resource list encourage readers to explore favorite topics further. Illustrations, however, are sadly meager: there is one anatomical drawing (no side view or G-spot); small, black-and-white vulva photos; and a few other rather drab visuals. This savvy work is just screaming for stylish color art illustrating techniques, objects, and, of course, V-ville. VERDICT The essential book for vulvovaginal health is Elizabeth G. Stewart and Paula Spencer's The V Book. This new volume will help supplement that definitive text with necessary and entertaining cultural content for 21st-century gals, teens and up. Sadly, its limited illustrations make it safer for libraries.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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