Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank

By Hanne Blank

Why has an indefinable kingdom of being commanded the eye and fascination of the human race because the sunrise of time? In Virgin, Hanne clean brings us a progressive, wealthy and unique survey of an excellent untouched history.
From the straightforward activity of deciding on what constitutes its loss to why it issues to us within the first position, clean will get to the center of why we even care approximately it within the first position. She tackles the truth of what we do and don't learn about virginity and gives a sweeping travel of virgins in history--from virgin martyrs to Queen Elizabeth to billboards in downtown Baltimore telling younger women it's now not a "dirty word." Virgin proves, besides, how totally modern the subject is--the butt of innumerable jokes, middle of religious mysteries, locus of teen angst, well known style for pornography and nucleus round which the world's strongest govt has created an unheard of abstinence coverage. during this attention-grabbing paintings, Hanne clean indicates for the 1st time why this is often, and why every thing we predict we all know approximately virginity is incorrect.

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After all, if there was a hole in the door of the changing room, why did no one else know about it? Wouldn’t the boys have realised someone was spying on them? Wasn’t it odd that the shape she described – a screw – just happened to coincide with a popular euphemism for having sex? As the teenage years progressed, similar gossip fires raged through school every year. The stories passed between girls became more sophisticated and corrected a lot of the faults in Tanya’s information. But we weren’t only interested in naked people any more.

We gathered round, ready to receive all the gory details. But as for secondary sources, well, those didn’t exist. We would have to take her word for it. According to Tanya, the male member was long, with a spiral ridge running down it – a lot like a screw, in fact. Curiously satisfied by this explanation, we forgot about the challenge and went back to enjoying the beach for the rest of the summer. We could now all say with confidence what boys looked like naked without having to actually, you know, see one.

The agendas at work here have nothing to do with Masonic secret societies or their like. Rather, the agenda is the agenda of the schoolyard – getting to the top of the social heap and staying there. The rules are not coded in indecipherable hieroglyph and filed away in the depths of the Bodleian; they are obvious, popular, and widely accepted. And the tactics are simply the tactics of the schoolyard writ large. The Agenda Setters interested in female libido have some impressive-sounding numbers to quote.

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