Virginity Lost

An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences

Author: Laura Carpenter

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716539

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 295

View: 5786

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.

Losing My Virginity

Die Autobiografie

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960922574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 7031

Legastheniker und Versager. Mit 16 Jahren bricht Richard Branson 1968 die Schule ab. Deren weitsichtige Einschätzung seiner Zukunft: Knacki oder Millionär. Nicht einmal drei Jahre später eröffnet er in der Oxford Street den ersten Virgin-Plattenladen und landet kurz darauf mit einem Plattenvertrag den ersten Millionen-Deal. Damit legt Branson den Grundstein seiner Virgin-Group, die heute mehr als 20 Milliarden Dollar Umsatz erwirtschaftet und mehr als 50 000 Menschen beschäftigt. In seinem Millionen-Bestseller Losing my Virginity spannt das umtriebige Multitalent den Bogen von 1950 bis an die Schwelle des Millenniums. Es ist die beeindruckende Autobiografie eines Abenteurers und Paradiesvogels, für den Aufgeben nur eines ist: keine Option

Losing My Virginity

Author: Sir Richard Branson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446483347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 5187

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: 5056

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 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: 1005

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 http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The First Time

True Tales of Virginity Lost and Found

Author: Kate Monro

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781848312838

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9485

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.

All's Well That Ends Well

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101156856

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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“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.

A Choice of Shakespeare's Verse

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571262252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 3267

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.

Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages

Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134737556

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3312

This book challenges the belief that female virginity can be reliably and unambiguously defined, tested and verified. Kelly analyses a variety of medieval Western European texts - including medical treatises and their Classical antecedents - and historical and legal documents. The main focus is the representation of both male and female virgins in saints' legends and romances. The author also makes a comparative study of examples from contemporary fiction, television and film in which testing virginity is a theme. Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages presents a compelling and provocative study of the parodox of bodily and spiritual integrity as both presence and absence.

Hooking Up

Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus

Author: Kathleen A. Bogle

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814791115

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 5060

Listen to her NPR Interview The Sociology of "Hooking Up": Author Interview on Inside Higher Ed Newsweek: Campus Sexperts Hookup culture creates unfamiliar environment - to parents, at least Hooking Up: What Educators Need to Know - An op-ed on CHE by the author It happens every weekend: In a haze of hormones and alcohol, groups of male and female college students meet at a frat party, a bar, or hanging out in a dorm room, and then hook up for an evening of sex first, questions later. As casually as the sexual encounter begins, so it often ends with no strings attached; after all, it was “just a hook up.” While a hook up might mean anything from kissing to oral sex to going all the way, the lack of commitment is paramount. Hooking Up is an intimate look at how and why college students get together, what hooking up means to them, and why it has replaced dating on college campuses. In surprisingly frank interviews, students reveal the circumstances that have led to the rise of the booty call and the death of dinner-and-a-movie. Whether it is an expression of postfeminist independence or a form of youthful rebellion, hooking up has become the only game in town on many campuses. In Hooking Up, Kathleen A. Bogle argues that college life itself promotes casual relationships among students on campus. The book sheds light on everything from the differences in what young men and women want from a hook up to why freshmen girls are more likely to hook up than their upper-class sisters and the effects this period has on the sexual and romantic relationships of both men and women after college. Importantly, she shows us that the standards for young men and women are not as different as they used to be, as women talk about “friends with benefits” and “one and done” hook ups. Breaking through many misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses, Hooking Up is the first book to understand the new sexual culture on its own terms, with vivid real-life stories of young men and women as they navigate the newest sexual revolution.