Women Who Cough and Men Who Hunt: Taboo and Euphemism (kinaya) in the Medieval Islamic World.
...Then, this is a book of little size, [but] significant weight, of small volume, [but] big advantage, about euphemisms (kinayat) for that whose mention is disapproved of ...1. women in general, particularly their sex organs, sexual intercourse with them, defloration, menstruation, and pregnancy (pp. 9-24,29-51,149); . 2. men, the following topics: male sex organs, ...
383 U.S. 413 (1966), 368, A Book Named "John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure"
...Ohio , 378 U.S. 184, 197) and that leaves the smallest room for disagreement between those of varying tastes. To me it is plain, for instance, that Fanny ...P. xviii. 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 ...
Past presents: New year's gifts at the Valois courts, CA. 1400.
..., men as women, both as beasts, going from house to house carrying their wishes and quests for small presents--a custom that left deep traces in the West. They castigated the Christian flock for ... 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 ...