Virgin: The Untouched History
Hanne Blank's revolutionary, rich, and entertaining survey of an astonishing untouched history reveals why humans have been fixated on an indefinable state of being since the dawn of time. As the butt of innumerable jokes, center of spiritual mysteries, locus of teenage angst, popular genre for pornography, and nucleus around which the world's most powerful government has created an unprecedented abstinence policy, Virgin also shows how utterly important to contemporary times the topic is.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing
Blank notes in her intro that a study of virginity requires information from a variety of disciplines and that there are large knowledge gaps in what we know about virgins and virginity. She describes ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing
The author sets out to provide a history of human obsessions with the idea of virginity, and for the most part, she succeeds. There are some weak spots, and some ideas she could have expounded on further, but all in all, it was easy to read and satisfying. Read full review