PROMPT: As mentioned in Hilary Howard’s 2011 New York Times article, “Vibrators Carry the Conversation,” vibrators can now be purchased at mainstream drugstores. Despite the accessibility of vibrators and other sex toys, open discussion of women’s orgasms and sexual pleasure is rare. Why might this still be the case? How might this relate to the medicalization of women’s sexuality, as discussed in this unit’s lectures and articles?
If you can, find an example of women’s sexual pleasure in the media, and discuss how it opens the conversation on this topic.
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