Virginity Lost

An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences

Author: Laura Carpenter

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716539

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 295

View: 7871

Includes information on abstinence, abstinence focused sex education, African Americans, Asian Americans, birth control, born again virginity, chastity, coming out, conservative Christians, definitions of virginity loss, double standard, Latinos, Latinas, oral sex, race, ethnicity, rape, religion, secondary virginity, stigma, technical virginity, etc.

Finding My Virginity

Die neue Autobiografie

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960922256

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 6468

Am Silvesterabend 1998, an der Schwelle zum neuen Millennium, beginnt nicht nur der zweite Teil seiner Biografie sondern auch Bransons zweites Leben – zwei Jahrzehnte, voll mit noch mehr Höhen und Tiefen, Rekorden und Grenzüberschreitungen. Doch es sind nicht nur die Höhenflüge, an denen Branson den Leser teilhaben lässt. "Wenn jemand sein Leben als eine einzige lange Erfolgsgeschichte beschreibt, wird das Buch niemand gern lesen. Außerdem ist derjenige wahrscheinlich ein Lügner." Und so gewährt Branson dem Leser auch einen intimen Einblick in sein Leben jenseits von Weltrekorden und Weltraumflügen, ein Leben, das nicht frei war von Misserfolgen, Rückschlägen und Krisen – doch aus jeder ist er nur noch stärker hervorgegangen. Ein einmaliger Blick auf das Leben eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen, dem schon sein damaliger Schuldirektor prophezeite: "Entweder du landest im Gefängnis oder wirst Millionär". Mit Finding My Virginity folgt 20 Jahre nach Erscheinen des Millionen-Bestsellers Losing My Virginity der zweite Teil der Autobiografie von Ausnahme-Unternehmer Sir Richard Branson. Mit 150 exklusiven und vielen, noch nie veröffentlichten Bildern aus Richard Bransons persönlichem Fotoalbum.

Losing My Virginity

Author: Sir Richard Branson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446483347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 2397

This is the worldwide bestselling autobiography of iconic entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, featuring his take on his latest business ventures, personal achievements and intrepid adventures. In Losing my Virginity, you'll discover how Sir Richard is committed to building a better world through responsible, holistic business practices and ventures such as the Virgin Health Bank, which is contributing to regenerative medicine, Virgin Fuels, which has pledged £200 million to renewable energy projects, and his company's charitable arm, Virgin Unite. You'll also learn about how Sir Richard and his company are reaching for the stars in a new era of commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic. With insights into this very public figure's personal life as well as his business successes and the lessons he's learned along the way, this is an amazing memoir, motivational business guide and inspiring story that will capture your imagination.

Virgin Envy

The Cultural Insignificance of the Hymen

Author: Jonathan A. Allan,Cristina Santos,Adriana Spahr

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1786990377

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5737

Virginity is of concern here, that is its utter messiness. At once valuable and detrimental, normative and deviant, undesirable and enviable. Virginity and its loss hold tremendous cultural significance. For many, female virginity is still a universally accepted condition, something that is somehow bound to the hymen, whereas male virginity is almost as elusive as the G-spot: we know it's there, it’s just we have a harder time finding it. Of course boys are virgins, queers are virgins, some people reclaim their virginities, and others reject virginity from the get go. So what if we agree to forget the hymen all together? Might we start to see the instability of terms like untouched, pure, or innocent? Might we question the act of sex, the very notion of relational sexuality? After all, for many people it is the sexual acts they don’t do, or don’t want to do, that carry the most abundant emotional clout. Virgin Envy is a collection of essays that look past the vestal virgins and beyond Joan of Arc. From medieval to present-day literature, the output of HBO, Bollywood, and the films of Abdellah Taïa or Derek Jarman to the virginity testing of politically active women in Tahrir Square, the writers here explore the concept of virginity in today’s world to show that ultimately virginity is a site around which our most basic beliefs about sexuality are confronted, and from which we can come to understand some of our most basic anxieties, paranoias, fears, and desires.

The First Time

True Tales of Virginity Lost and Found

Author: Kate Monro

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848312822

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9576

A groundbreaking and very personal insight into modern sexuality. Losing our virginity - it happens to all of us. How did it happen for you? What do other people think and feel about it? In February 2007, Kate Monro went on a mission to find out. She decided to ask as many people as possible - how did you lose your virginity? Men and women, old and young, gay, straight, Christian and Muslim; the stories range from the funny and the sad to the happy and occasionally, the unbelievable. Thus was born her much reviewed blog, The Virginity Project, and now this book. How do we define the loss of our virginity? What, if any, impact does the first time have on the rest of our lives? And in some cases how do we know for sure when that moment has occurred? After all sorts of conversations with all sorts of people, Kate will reveal the truth about other people's most intimate sexual stories. She also discovers that the answers are not always as straightforward as you might think.

The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

Author: Bryan Strong,Theodore Cohen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133597467

Category: Science

Page: 640

View: 3880

THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE offers a realistic look at all kinds of families and relationships today. The book’s experienced authors help you see and understand the underlying issues at work in marriages, families, and all kinds of relationships. Real-life cross-cultural examples and features that encourage you to reflect on your own life and behavior make the Twelfth Edition accessible and compelling. You’ll find the latest information on adoptive parenting, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, the meaning of virginity, gender roles and sexuality, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. This is a book you can relate to--and one you will want to read. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Maidenhead Stories

Virginity Lost, Sensuality Found

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781506137841


Page: 118

View: 2946

The brothers of Beta Theta Pi are have just finished a banquet in honour of their graduating, cigars have been lit, and many drinks will be drunk. All is about to proceed to its inevitable state of mass inebriation when one of the brothers suddenly divulges to the group that one amongst them is in fact a virgin. When the President rises and insists that the identity of this puritan be revealed, an accusatory finger is cast on the slowly reddening face of Frank Eaton. At once, it is decided that he shall have his cherry well and truly plucked there and the eyes of the whole society. Cue Vic and Ida, the naughtiest girls in town. What follows is a ribald recital of the most lascivious kind, and Frank won't be the only one to savour the charms of the evening's entertainment. Between copious amounts of fornicating, frigging, and numerous spendings, each society member will reveal in sumptuously graphic detail how he lost his virginity. This little seen gem of Victorian era erotica is one of the precious few from the stable of Charles Carrington that is set in America. Anonymously written in 1897, 'Maidenhead Stories' bounds along at a stimulating pace, tale after tale regaled in with fond reminiscent and celebrated with a heart cheer. A must for any collector of the once-suppressed.

Losing It

The Virginity Myth

Author: Louis M. Crosier

Publisher: Avocus Pub

ISBN: 9780962767128

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

View: 7772

In revealing less-than-storybook experiences of losing their virginity, 22 young women and men effectively topple traditional views toward virginity and defy the relentless onslaught of social conditioning in our culture. Health professionals offer their analyses, leaving the reader to determine the appropriate approach to building fulfilling relationships.

All's Well That Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101156856

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 3272

“A young man married is a man that’s marr’d.” —All’s Well That Ends Well Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic play about gender, desire, and sexual love. THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES: • an original Introduction to All’s Well That Ends Well • incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work • commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers • photographs of key RSC productions • an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career and chronology of his plays Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

The First Time

What Parents and Teenage Girls Should Know About "Losing Your Virginity"

Author: Karen Bouris

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609256463

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 198

View: 9462

This valuable book for teens and their parents offers vivid portraits by 150 women, who tell of their "first time". By sharing their stories, they offer a much-needed woman's perspective and impart a heartfelt widsom that can lead to positive, healthy discussions of sexuality between parents and teens.

A Choice of Shakespeare's Verse

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 2244

For this new edition, first published in 1971, Ted Hughes augmented his original selection of Shakespeare's poems and dramatic speeches and completely rewrote his accompanying essay, intending to restore to the common reader much of what, in Shakespeare, was instinctively available to the audience of his day, and to show how Shakespeare's language unites in its sinews and substance the full range of Elizabethan preoccupations, philosophical and social.