Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier


Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier

Author:Natalie Angier [Angier, Natalie]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: test
ISBN: 9780544228108
Amazon: 0544228103
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 2014-08-04T16:00:00+00:00


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At the same time, we know that there's a macaque darting about in the genomic background and that we feel like monkeys and can act like them too. The moment a young girl enters adolescence, she begins dwelling on sex, consciously, unconsciously, in her dreams, alone in the bath however or wherever it happens, it happens. Her desire is aroused. The changes of puberty are largely hormonal changes. The shifting of the chemical setting stirs desire. Intellectually, we accept the idea that sexuality is a hormonally inflected experience, but we still resent the connection. If hormones count, we worry that they count too much and that therefore we have no free will, and so we deny that they count, all the while knowing that they count, because we see it in our teenage children and we remember, please goddess, our teenage greed.



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