मेघदूत: "नीचैर्गच्छत्युपरि च दशा चक्रनेमिक्रमेण"

समर्थ शिष्या अक्का : "स्वामीच्या कृपाप्रसादे हे सर्व नश्वर आहे असे समजले. पण या नश्वरात तमाशा बहुत आहे."

G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”

Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.”

Martin Amis: “Gogol is funny, Tolstoy in his merciless clarity is funny, and Dostoyevsky, funnily enough, is very funny indeed; moreover, the final generation of Russian literature, before it was destroyed by Lenin and Stalin, remained emphatically comic — Bunin, Bely, Bulgakov, Zamyatin. The novel is comic because life is comic (until the inevitable tragedy of the fifth act);...”

सदानंद रेगे:
"... पण तुकारामाची गाथा ज्या धुंदीनं आजपर्यंत वाचली जात होती ती धुंदी माझ्याकडे नाहीय. ती मला येऊच शकत नाही याचं कारण स्वभावतःच मी नास्तिक आहे."
".. त्यामुळं आपण त्या दारिद्र्याच्या अनुभवापलीकडे जाऊच शकत नाही. तुम्ही जर अलीकडची सगळी पुस्तके पाहिलीत...तर त्यांच्यामध्ये त्याच्याखेरीज दुसरं काही नाहीच आहे. म्हणजे माणसांच्या नात्यानात्यांतील जी सूक्ष्मता आहे ती क्वचित चितारलेली तुम्हाला दिसेल. कारण हा जो अनुभव आहे... आपले जे अनुभव आहेत ते ढोबळ प्रकारचे आहेत....."

John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."

Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”

विलास सारंग: "… . . 1000 नंतर ज्या प्रकारची संस्कृती रुढ झाली , त्यामध्ये साधारणत्व विश्वात्मकता हे गुण प्राय: लुप्त झाले...आपली संस्कृती अकाली विश्वात्मक साधारणतेला मुकली आहे."

Sunday, June 23, 2019

क्लिटोरिस मधून क्रांती ...Alfred Kinsey@125


Stephen Jay Gould :

“....Consider the anatomical site of orgasm in human females.

As women have known since the dawn of our time, the primary site for stimulation to orgasm centers upon the clitoris. The revolution unleashed by the Kinsey report of 1953 has, by now, made this information available to men who, for whatever reason, had not figured it out for themselves by the more obvious routes of experience and sensitivity.

The data are unambiguous. Consider only the three most widely read of extensive surveys—the Kinsey report of 1953, Masters and Johnson's book of 1966, and The I file Report of 1976. In his study of genital anatomy, Kinsey reports that the female clitoris is as richly supplied with sensory nerves as the male penis—and therefore as capable of excitation. The walls of the vagina, on the other hand, "are devoid of end organs of touch and are quite insensitive when they are gently stroked or lightly pressed. For most individuals the insensitivity extends to every part of the vagina."

The data on masturbation are particularly convincing. Kinsey reports from his sample of 8,000 women that 84 percent of individuals who have ever masturbated depend "primarily on labial and/or clitoral techniques."...”

(‘Male Nipples and Clitoral Ripples’ from Bully for Brontosaurus, 1991)

Byron Rogers: "...The Victorians, or at least those who wrote on the subject, believed men had only a finite reservoir of semen which had to be husbanded (nice irony, that). It was not just a matter of conservation; the stuff leaked out (which meant that well into the 20th century libertines like Frank Harris tied cords round their cocks). Circumcision was extolled as a means of preventing masturbation.
Then there was Kinsey who did not believe in conservation at all but in the principle of ‘use it or lose it’, and directed his researchers into multiple use with volunteers. For sex had come into the laboratory. A scientist injected himself with the crushed testicles of dogs and guinea pigs and claimed this made him pee 25 per cent further...."

 माझ्या ऑक्टोबर २०१७च्या पोस्ट मधून: " .... (र धों) कर्वे दुर्दैवाने ऑक्टोबर १९५३मध्ये वारले आणि त्याच वर्षी अमेरिकेत आल्फ्रेड किनसे (Alfred Kinsey) आणि इतर लिखित 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Female' हे स्त्रीयांच्या कामजीवनाबद्दलच्या समजांना उध्वस्त करणार पुस्तक प्रसिद्ध झालं!

विकिपीडिया आपल्याला सांगतो: "The Kinsey Reports, which together sold three-quarters of a million copies and were translated in thirteen languages, may be considered as part of the most successful and influential scientific books of the 20th century."

"शास्त्रीय पुस्तके" हे त्यांबद्दल वाचून कर्वेंना अत्यानंद झाला असता पण त्याहून ही जास्त आनंद हे वाचून झाला असतकी त्या पुस्तकामुळे  फ्रॉइडयांच्या स्त्रीयांच्या कामजीवनाबद्दलच्या कल्पनांना सुरुंग लागला...."


Alfred Kinsey interviewing a woman. 

courtesy: William Dellenback / The Kinsey Institute

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