Sunday, September 5, 2010

Physical examination

"The physical examination was the worst part. A brutal, degrading experience, it was designed to strip prisoners of all human dignity. It worked. Graced was forced to strip naked in a room full of people. A prison doctor inserted a speculum into her vagina and took a Pap smear. Next Grace was made to bend over while a latex-gloved finger probed her anus, presumably for hidden drugs. Her pubic hairs were pulled painfully in search of lice. Throughout the procedure prison guards of both sexes laughed and made disgusting, lewd comments. Grace felt as if she'd been raped."

"After that, she was herded like an animal into a tepid shower and told to wash with antiseptic soap that burned her skin. Next, still naked, she stood in line to have her long hair cropped boy-short. The haircut took all of fifteen seconds but it was a harrowing procedure, robbing Grace of her femininity, her entire identity as a woman. Grace never saw her own clothes again. They were gone, along with every other vestige of the person she had been on the outside. They even took her wedding ring, wrenching it painfully off her finger. In place of her old clothes, Grace was given three pairs of underwear, a bra that didn't fit and a scratchy orange prison uniform two sizes too big for her."

(Tilly Bagshawe in 'Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness,' p. 101 Harper)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Developmental stages

"Freud talked about the sexual instincts as having developmental stages. In the oral stage, satisfaction comes from taking things in through the mouth or biting things. In the anal stage, pleasure comes from holding onto or letting go of faeces. In the phallic stage, sexual satisfaction is associated, for a boy, with the genitals, but there is no sexual activity because the object of such activity – the mother – would be inappropriate. For a girl this stage notoriously includes her discovery that she is without a penis. In the genital stage the sexual instinct matures and turns its attention to reproduction."
('Foundations of Psychological Thought: A history of psychology' Ed: Barbara F. Gentile and Benjamin O. Miller, p. 366 Sage)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The looking glass

"Getting a man to love you is easy
Only be honest about your wants as
Woman. Stand nude before the glass with him
So that he sees himself the stronger one
And believes it so, and you so much more
Softer, younger, lovelier… Admit your
Admiration. Notice the perfection
Of his limbs, his eyes reddening under
Shower, the shy walk across the bathroom floor,
Dropping towels, and the jerky way he
Urinates. All the fond details that make
Him male and your only man. Gift him all
Gift him what makes you woman, the scent of
Long hair, the musk of sweat between the breasts,
The warm shock of menstrual blood, and all your
Endless female hungers. Oh yes, getting
A man to love is easy, but living
Without him afterward may have to be
Faced. A living without life when you move
Around, meeting strangers, with your eyes that
Gave up their search, with ears that hear only
His last voice calling out your name and your
Body which once under his touch had gleamed
Like burnished brass, now drab and destitute."
(By Kamala Das, in 'Leela: An erotic play of verse and art' Ed: Alka Pande, p. 62 Harper)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Awake, aroused

"'Not bad. He has a decent one for such a tall guy.'"
"'Do tall guys have little ones?'"
"'Mostly. And I think he is Asian; Asians have the smallest.'"
"'Does it work as well as it looks, Maria?'"
"I woke up with a start to find myself lying stark naked in an unfamiliar room, spooning an equally naked woman. I stared at her soft brown body in confusion, shrieks of laughter ringing in my ears. Marco, Alex and Maki were standing in front of us, fully dressed in sleeveless T-shirts and rugged jeans. I moved to cover myself and the woman, who had just stirred awake."
"She stretched and swung her legs off the bed unselfconsciously."
"'Bastards,' she said to Marco and the others. 'Will you ever grow up?'"
"She didn't make any attempt to cover herself, and I found myself aroused by her plump, curvaceous figure. Everyone howled, and she smiled."
"'You were not bad,' she said. 'You need help with Mr Johnson there any time, you know where to come.'"
"Only, I didn't. I had no memory at all of last night, except thrusting for an eternity and her writing, moaning body underneath."
"The woman put on her red dress from yesterday."
"Much to everyone's amusement, she came and playfully stroked my penis."
"'Nice to meet you,' she said. 'My name is Maria.'"
"She left the room and I stared in embarrassment at Marco and his friends."
"'Can you show me the accounts please?' I said in a rush."
"They laughed well into the morning."
(Karan Bajaj in 'Johnny Gone Down,' p. 131 Harper)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Size and shape

"Let's be frank, kids. Vaginas? Not always nice to look at. Penises? Most often a clear victory of function over form. But does it matter? No. Psychologists who specialise in sexual dysfunctions rarely deal with people who are suffering from relationship problems because of the size or the shape of their naughty bits. Despite our suspicions that when beautiful people do it, it is glamorous and different, we all know deep down that sex is quite often a bit bizarre and bodies are funny and weird and we are all quite uniquely assembled. And yet the majority of us, despite our deviations from the supermodel form, still manage despite our myriad minor deformities to have sex. And sometimes it's rather great; sometimes it's rather regrettable, but the greatness or degree to which it should be regretted is not determined by the trimness of your labia or the length of a man's shaft."
"My advice to you? If anyone ever suggests that they would enjoy having sex with you more if your sex organs were a little prettier, and if you would be so kind as to endure a traumatising surgical procedure in order to make yourself a tiny bit more attractive and thus somehow more worth their company, I highly recommend that you should never have sex with them again."
"Fuck 'em. Except, don't."
(Jean Hannah Edelstein in 'Himglish & Femalese,' p. 88 Landmark)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


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