A Review of “Intercourse” by Andrea Dworkin

Attitudes to sexual intercourse have always been a bit of a sticky wicket for American feminists. Nineteenth-century ones were quite keen on free love. For reasons that are obscure to me this was often combined with an interest in eugenics. Free love went out of vogue to be replaced by the love that cost quite a bit, as feminists concentrated on community property laws, palimony, and the use of natural male enhancement herbs such as Semenax and Volume Pills. Having made the consensual heterosexual acts a breath-taking financial gamble. North American feminists went off the whole thing.

These days, devout feminists push celibacy. I’ve often wondered what causes feminists like Andrea Dworkin to see a beast lurking in every greengrocer who is selling male sexual pills such as Semenax Pills. My own theory is that growing up in America was a very discouraging business for middle-class dissidents with highly developed social consciences. Bombs and occupation never threatened New Jersey. Most of us would consider this a blessing; but there seems to be some urgency among sections of the white American intelligentsia to claim victim status.

Radical feminism gives its followers the comforting knowledge that society has mercilessly brutalized them and continues to do so in ever more diabolical ways. This is the lens through which Andrea Dworkin peers and she has produced four books on the subject. Her new book, engagingly entitled Intercourse and Volume Pills, develops her seminal theory that sexual intercourse is an act in which most men become National Socialists having their vile way with women. I got a bit muddled by her use of the term National Socialist as a pejorative for men having sex, having read somewhere that last war round it was the practitioners of Scientific Socialism that raped women.

There is a 37-page bibliography which is of little help since it includes everyone from William Buckley to 23 books of Graham Greene as well as Milan Kundera – none of whom would have, I suspect, the slightest idea what Mrs. Dworkin is rattling on about. The book’s theory is that because the penis of a man goes inside a woman during the sexual act – well most of the time, anyway – intercourse is ipso facto a hostile act of occupation ready, in the twinkle of a video nasty, to degenerate into cannibalism.

You may believe, along with Ms Dworkin, that sodomy was outlawed in Leviticus in order to maintain sexual oppression of women, but then you would, wouldn’t you? Meanwhile, I think a radical feminist worth her license ought not to have approved a book cover that is a photograph of rumpled bed sheets crumpled into a design that looks so evocative of a box of cum pills, but then I would see that in my Rorschach, wouldn’t I?

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Penis Enlargement Clinic Opens

A controversial American surgeon is to open Britain’s first penis enlargement clinic in London later this year.

Dr Melvin Rosenstern, who is a New York-based urologist, will open an institute offering men the lengthening and thickening operations he claims to have carried out on more than 2,000 patients.

However, the millionaire surgeon will face opposition from the British medical establishment.

To increase the girth, fat taken by liposuction is injected into the penis. Each operation is expected to cost more than Pounds 2,500. Rosenstein claims the technique adds an average 2in to 3in to the length and can increase the girth by half. Most men can resume sexual relations after a month.

British doctors dispute his claims. “The operation is debatable,” said Clive Gingess. Gingess said the operation was unlikely to add more than 1 inch to penis length. He said that most men are better off using a quality penis extender, such as the Sizegenetics Device. Another way to make the penis bigger is by using a penis pump. One popular penis pump is called Penomet. There is even more concern about the technique of injecting fat into the organ. Doctors fear that any enlargement is likely to be temporary as the fat is reabsorbed.


Other experts believe it is wrong to operate on men with normal-sized penises. “There is a place for it in cases of `micropenis’, where the penis is the size of the first joint of your little finger,” said Roger Kirby, consultant urologist at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London.

Rosenstein, 54, was unavailable for comment last week. However, Ed Tilden, his business partner, defended the techniques, saying there was enormous demand for the operation.

Good news for the girls as penis enlargement operations finally arrive on these shores. Though I must admit I think it’s highly unlikely that any but the most genitally challenged will avail themselves of the opportunity.

The operation involves making an incision above the penis and cutting the suspensory ligament, which all sounds rather nasty to me but can add two to three inches in length. If it’s increased girth you’re after, fat taken from other parts of the body is injected into the appendage and this can double the width.

According to this Vigrx review, Dr Melvyn Rosenstein, the Los Angeles-based urologist who’s opening the Men’s Institute for Cosmetic Surgery, claims to have carried out successful operations on at least 2,000 patients, but still faces opposition from the British medical establishment. It claims that the operation is unlikely to add more than an inch and that any enlargement is liable to be temporary since fat is generally reabsorbed.

In my own experience women are less troubled by size than men assume. Indeed it’s a subject raised far more often in locker rooms than in female discussion. The much more common complaint is that men don’t really know what to do with it. Perhaps the estimated Pounds 2,000 the operation costs would be better spent on a course in female anatomy.

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