A HistoryAuthor: Carol Groneman
Imprint: Fusion Press
Featured in the April, 2002 magazine
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What is nymphomania' Doctors in the 19th century treated it as an organic disea se, while in the last century psychologists and psychoanalysts looked to low se lf-esteem or an unresolved Oedipal complex to explain it. This lively explorati on looks at the idea of nymphomania since the early 1800s, and examines the som etimes surprising and controversial historical and contemporary attitudes towar d female sexuality. Despite the sexual revolution, and society's increased acce ptance of female desire, it is still an area of anxiety and uncertainty. Women' s magazines provide contradictory "answers" and double standards of sexuality f or men and women still prevail.;As women work to develop new sexual rules in th e 21st century, the author answers the questions: how much is too much sex for women? and who decides?
... a fascinating study of Women Who Want ... to Do It.
Review by: Gabrielle Morrissey
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