frigidity


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sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse

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And finally, frigidity suggests itself in the characterizations of her as "spirit...disembodied creature...tantalizing phantom" whose normal sexuality is asexuality:
Nonsensical and unacceptable indications were also identified in the case of problems without medical causes, or at least not hormone-derived: frigidity, nervous disturbances, senility, obesity and so on.
Loosely summarized, this opposes Woolf's supposed frigidity to Bell's sensuality, Woolf's mental instability to Bell's tranquillity, and Woolf's skill with words to Bell's painterly silence.
On the other hand if a person has low self-esteem he will have mental frigidity and experiences hopelessness nervousness and maladjustment .
This is a fine performance where a firmly-planted sense of what was correct leaves an outer shell of frigidity firmly in place.
Silence and emotional frigidity between couples and a disconnect between family members.
Some vital part of her has died: the repression of her instincts, the channeling of her creativity and love into meaningless acquisition and enforced togetherness, finds expression in sexual and emotional frigidity, (p.
Foucault highlights the false belief that non-procreative sex has negative effects: "it was one of the tenets of eighteenth and nineteenth century medicine that precocious sex would eventually result in sterility, impotence, frigidity, the inability to experience pleasure, or deadening of the senses" (153).
Finally in the small operas, the costumes are old and the whole performance of terrible frigidity. The effect of the opera is entirely lost.
Symptoms include high fever, convulsion and frigidity around the neck area.
But I may well say if possible, as those who have not experienced it, cannot figure to themselves the extreme frigidity of a temperature from 18 to 27 degrees below zero, that is, from 50 to 59 degrees below freezing.
Having been labeled frigid, D'or, determined to refute that label, went to a bar where she spotted a young man on his own who possibly would facilitate her loss of frigidity. D'or walked over to his table, said hello, and stated her case: "'I am a virgin, will you teach me how to have sex?'" It is this active initiative coupled with this question that set D'or on the trajectory of the posthysteric "how to ..." The young man, in that golden moment, responded, "'Yeah,'" and he did, beginning that evening.
The buds of iris unguicularis start to unfurl as the reality of winter begins to sink in, as though the garden was offering some compensation for its frigidity. Throughout the year, clumps of Algerian iris, as it is known, go unnoticed.
Its success led to a nationally telecast program, and subsequent latenight shows that addressed such taboo subjects as menopause, frigidity, impotence and sexual enjoyment.
Frances Smith filed in 1893 as her marriage was not consummated because her husband was incapable "by reason of the frigidity and impotency or other defect of the parts of generation".