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The Taming of the Screw: Reflections on “A New View of Women’s Sexual Problems”

As a mother and grandmother, I applaud the New View’s emphasis on sex education and development of relationship-friendly descriptive language. My fervent hope is that my brand new granddaughter and my grandson, an 11-year-old jock with the old soul of a Tibetan lama, will never be subjected to the deep humiliation I felt as a young person-first at not knowing what to ask for as a sexual being, and then at knowing no language with which to communicate it. May they never feel sick or im­ moral for craving sexual pleasure. And may they never have to seek ad­ vice from doctors whose sexual wisdom is limited to DSM diagnoses.