Dalma Heyn on women and marriage

Dalma Heyn On How Women Change After Marriage

Dalma Heyn On Marriage

The Technology of Orgasm

The Technology of Orgasm: “Hysteria,” the Vibrator, and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction by Rachel P. Maines

From the time of Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians in the treatment of “hysteria,” an ailment once considered both common and chronic in women. Doctors loathed this time-consuming procedure and for centuries relied on midwives. Later, they substituted the efficiency of mechanical devices, including the electric vibrator, invented in the 1880s. In The Technology of Orgasm, Rachel Maines offers readers a stimulating, surprising, and often humorous account of hysteria and its treatment throughout the ages, focusing on the development, use, and fall into disrepute of the vibrator as a legitimate medical device.

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Sex and the Vibrator Movie

re-posted from The Better Sex Blog, written by Bat Sheva Marcus

I admit it. I have been waiting all my life (okay, maybe just the last 10 years) for someone to make a quality film about the incredibly interesting history of vibrators. Really. I’m not kidding.

And finally, someone is doing it. (Well, I can’t actually vouch that it’s quality, but it is a real film). Maggie Gyllenhaal, the beautiful, feisty, funny and sexy chick from Secretary (another blog post on the feminist aspects of BDSM in the future, I promise) is going ahead and starring in a movie called Hysteria, about vibrators. Imagine a rom-com about the vibrator history. Someone order the popcorn! http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/w0005673.html Read more

TNM: The Women of AMP – Women Are Not Just a Pain in the Ass?

The New Man Podcast hosted by Tripp Lanier

Episode 009: The New Man Podcast sits down with the amazing women of the Authentic Man Program as they share a little bit about how women work.

We learn how women perceive men and how men can “show up” more fully to experience new depths in meeting, dating, and serious relationships with women.

The Authentic Man Program is a San Francisco-based workshop that helps men learn to look deep inside themselves and connect with their deepest truth. It also shows them how to take that awareness out into the world to meet and relate to other people—especially women.

Listen to the podcast …

TNM: The Women of AMP – Women Are Not Just a Pain in the Ass?

The New Man Podcast hosted by Tripp Lanier

Episode 009: The New Man Podcast sits down with the amazing women of the Authentic Man Program as they share a little bit about how women work.

We learn how women perceive men and how men can “show up” more fully to experience new depths in meeting, dating, and serious relationships with women.

The Authentic Man Program is a San Francisco-based workshop that helps men learn to look deep inside themselves and connect with their deepest truth. It also shows them how to take that awareness out into the world to meet and relate to other people—especially women.

Game Changer: The Vibrator

Listen to the September 6, 2011 episode of CBC’s ‘The Current’

It was the third invention to ever receive a patent. An electrical device ostensibly designed for medical treatment for women in Victorian England. It became known as The Vibrator and revolutionized understanding of women’s sexual needs and sexuality.

Featuring segments:
The Vibrator – Tanya Wexler
The Vibrator – Rachel Maines
The Vibrator – Museum
Last Word – Anthropocene Promo

The Value of Scars

Give me a man who’s been through a couple of good crises and has put some thought into who he is.

Most of my friends, single women in their 30s and 40s, seem to be faced with two polarized choices when confronting the dating pool of heterosexual men: either
1) men who are considerably younger, or
2) men who are considerably older. (I calculate ‘considerably’ as more than 10 years age difference.)

All my theories about this conclude that men my age are unavailable due to a current long-term relationship — or technically available but emotionally unavailable due to the recent break up of a long-term relationship. (I calculate ‘recent’ as anything between this morning and six years ago.)

When age-appropriate mates are in short supply, the alternatives must be considered. One busy friend said to me recently, “If any single woman in her 40s is not involved with a younger man it means she’s looking for a relationship.” I hadn’t realized there were so many younger men seeking more senior partners, and have to say the familial connotations, and foreseeable emotional/physical clumsiness holds no appeal. Those guys haven’t figured themselves out yet, but they’re cocky enough to think they have. Read more

TNM Nicole Daedone – How to Give Her a 15 Minute Orgasm

The New Man Podcast hosted by Tripp Lanier

Episode 106 features Nicole Daedone, sought-after speaker, teacher, and author who has spent her groundbreaking career redefining orgasm from a woman’s point of view.

TEDxSF – Nicole Daedone

TEDxSF – Nicole Daedone – Orgasm: The Cure for Hunger in the Western Woman