The Story of V

by Catherine Blackledge | Science |
ISBN: 0753817764 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Iagegu of Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on 3/24/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Iagegu from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 24, 2005
An interesting read.

Journal Entry 2 by Iagegu at by mail in to the next participant, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, April 22, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (4/23/2005 UTC) at by mail in to the next participant, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases



Journal Entry 3 by AngelChild from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, May 19, 2005
Now Iagegu, what were you thinking? lol Did you buy this????? Where the hell will i release it????? lol

It is the seat of female sexual pleasure, and the passage for both the creation and the birth of humankind. Yet we know less about the vagina than we do about any other organ of the human body. Why? In this dazzling smorgasbord of facts about female genitalia, Catherine Blackledge explores how the vagina has been conceived and misconceived over the centuries. In the past, medicine has misrepresented female sexual anatomy, reducing its remarkable complexities to the notion of a passive vessel. But, as this book shows, science is at last beginning to reveal the true structure and function of female genitalia, and the dynamic nature of the vagina's role in both sexual pleasure and reproduction. With a wide-ranging perspective that takes in prehistoric art, ancient history, linguistics, mythology, evolutinary theory, reproductive biology and medicine, Catherine Blackledge unveils the hidden marvels of the female form.

PLEASE NOTE: This book contains colour photo's.....I'll say no more!

Journal Entry 4 by Iagegu from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Friday, May 20, 2005
Hi Caffcaff

I know what you mean, and no I didn't purchase it. I used to review books for newBooksmag or newbooks as it is now known. This was one that was sent. Even my other half made comments.

Having had to read the thing it is not as bad as the blurb makes it sound.

As for releasing it - I suppose somewhere as annonymous as possible. lol

Look forward to seeing what happens to it on it's travels.


Jackie (Iagegu)

Journal Entry 5 by AngelChild from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, May 21, 2005
Theres been quite a bit of interest in this book since i decided to ask the BCUKers where would be a suitable release location for it.... so now it'll be going on a ray..... As some BCers want to remain anonymous please contact me before sending the book on, will probably top up that you send it back to me and then i'll pass it on....

Rest asured anonymouses that not matter how much chocolate that lot over on BCUK throw at me, i will not reveal your identity :o)

Please send the book to the next person on the list (PM'ing them for their address) within 1 month. If you are unable to finish the book in that time please let me know so i can keep everyone updated.

Journal the book when you receive it and again when you send it on so we can all see where it is :o)

Anonymous BCer
catrionamoore (for her OBCZ)

I decided to have a quick through the book this after noon and actually quite enjoyed the chapter on Orgasm's. Was especially shocked to learn that the first electromechanical vibrator was available in 1883 and that in 1873 it is estimated that a third of all Doctors were treating many diseases in women by giving them orgasm's (either by using their hand or a device)!!!!!! Oh i did laugh.... Apparently women use to pay to go to the Doctors and have it done!

Released 16 yrs ago (5/23/2005 UTC) at To the next participant in Bookring/Bookray, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada



Going to the first person on this ray....

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Friday, May 27, 2005
Arrived safely. I'm only doing this anonymously because I don't want it to show up on my shelf! You never know who might be looking in.

(I've already sneaked a look at the photos. Gosh..)

Journal Entry 8 by kangaroo from Barnet, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Sorry to have taken so long with this - I read it rather slowly and it was so interesting I found myself making copious notes!
I actually have at least two of the books in the 'read more' sections already...

Shedding the cloak of anonymonity because, well, it was a great book.

Journal Entry 9 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Just received this in the post today from kangaroo - thanks!

Journal Entry 10 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, July 18, 2005
This is an exceptionally powerful, enlightening and empowering book - every woman should read it! The book dispels many myths about women's bodies, and reclaims our genitalia for us :-) Blackstone approaches the topic from many angles - both medical & biololgical, but also sociological & anthropological. At times, i felt the chapters were overly 'academic' and I found myself skimming paragraphs, and I wonder if the book might have benefitted from tighter editing?

From a personal point of view (and don't worry, I'm not going to bare my soul!) the book helped me to really understand more about my body and helped me to rethink some of the attitudes or beliefs I had about female sexuality. The book basically argues that the female body isn't a 'passive vessel' and that our various bits and pieces are brilliantly intelligent, sensitive and generally much more fab than men down the ages have given them credit for! What is interesting is the role of the Church / christianity (or western thought generally) for downplaying our importance and our bodies importance. No surprise there, but it was shocking to find out various things. Plus, I agree with caffcaff about the orgasm chapter :-)

So, for the rest of you on the list, read and be enlightened!! Just waiting for Wiblick's address & then the book will be on its way again.

Journal Entry 11 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Sent to Wiblick in Dublin today, july 20th, b post

Journal Entry 12 by wiblick from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, July 29, 2005
arrived yesterday, more after my holiday when I'll actually have a chance to read, oh the luxury!

Arrived with the charming addition of a tea-bag, thanks Helen.

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