Book Named "John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" v. Attorney General of Mass., 383 U.S. 413 (1966)
...Most parents would be pleased to find their children reading a book by Dr. Peale, but I am afraid that the same parents would be sorely distressed to ...P. xviii. . [Footnote 3] As one review stated: "Yet all these pangs of defloration are in the service of erotic pleasure - Fanny's and the reader's. Postponing the culmination of ...
Personal exile in the ancient near east.
...He left behind his children and exchanged his extensive estates for a house and garden. . Sinuhe's story reveals how much ...(30) Nowhere else, however, is defloration regarded as a polluting offense, virginal blood or no, and Enlil's omission could easily have been ...
Past presents: New year's gifts at the Valois courts, CA. 1400.
... an intricately carved architectural base decorated with pearls and gargoyles and urinating children in white enamel. Though diminutive in size, this object responds to the chief criterion that ... a person, such as the first product sold by a merchant on a given day or, indeed, the defloration of a woman, "avoir l'etrenne d'une femme." The English equivalent is "handsel." According to the ...
Kahlo's World Split Open
While some sources of shame were clear (an early illness followed by teasing for her withered "peg leg," being the child of a German-Jewish immigrant father with a foreign accent, abandonment by family and a young lover after the horrific accident, having a mutilated body, repeated betrayals by a womanizing husband, remaining childless in a culture that defined women by their capacity...