Book Review - Bettina Arndt Sex Diaries

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Registered: 12-10-2009
Book Review - Bettina Arndt Sex Diaries
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Fri, 05-14-2010 - 9:07am

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Registered: 02-03-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 9:22am
...boy do I understand getting 'attacked' for my attitude of having sex that I am not in the mood for in an enthusiastic manner simply because my husband enjoys it and I get enjoyment from his enjoyment...funny...the same women that deride (in a joking manner, of course) my choice to be an enthusiastic partner also view (and verbalize their view) my decision to stay at home and take care of my family long after my youngest child is out of the 'full time' care taking stage as one that sets back the woman's rights movement...(keep in mind, they're walking right beside me...but..."just until my youngest can take care of him/herself..."...)...sorry...took over the thread with a vent...

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Registered: 12-10-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 10:11am

So you feel you get derided for your choice to be an enthusiastic partner?


Bettina did relate to the divide she felt there was between those who were flexible, and those who saw it as a special no-compromise area and all about rights.

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 11:05am
Thanks for posting this review - I think others will definitely appreciate it.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-03-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 11:20am
...oh!...absolutely...as a matter of fact, the last comment made to me went something like..."I like you secretly want to be a whore"...

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Registered: 12-10-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 11:45am

Sheesh.


So according to those standards, what does that make them? - they take the money and don't deliver?!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2007
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 2:18pm

Thanks so much for such a well written synopsis.


I think I'm definitely going to give this one a read!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2009
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 3:30pm

Thanks - while I never ran this

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2007
Fri, 05-14-2010 - 4:38pm

Mainly that it prompted me to be far more outspoken about the issue both in real life and the virtual.


That's kinda where I need some self-help I think.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-29-2007
Tue, 05-18-2010 - 9:09am

I just got time this morning to listen to the interview w/ the author, and the response essay you posted.


Both were actually EXCELLENT and well worth the time to listen to.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2009
Tue, 05-18-2010 - 10:42am

get some glimpse into her side of things


Keep going with that thought!

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