Review: Virgin

Posted: 04/02/2015 in book reviews, books
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Virgin
Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’d like to start this off with this book needs a few content warnings: There’s a few transmysogynistic statements by the main character, some homophobic microaggressions towards a gay man, some bits of getting feminism wrong, and some very spot on comments about misogyny in culture that could ruin a reader’s experience. It didn’t ruin mine but I could very well see some of them ruining others.

I REALLY enjoyed this book. I even love that she calls her vagina her VJ (which is still way more adult than 50 shades of grey). I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. Initially I saw it a few months ago when I was browsing the book section of Wal-Mart. So it’s been on my to-read list since. Like, I read the back of it and thought it looked hilarious and had I had money at the time I would have bought it that day. Went back a week later and didn’t see it at all and haven’t seen it since. But I knew I’d eventually get it so it didn’t bother me.

Like the MC, I can remember being at a young age when first learning that touching my clitoris was pleasurable. I think I was 10. Possibly 13. And being embarrassed as hell about my body and the hair on my body and everything else basically.

I WISH this book had been around when I was a teenager. Seriously. I didn’t first have sex until the Halloween before I turned 20. But mine wasn’t a lack of trying. Mine was just more I wasn’t ready until then but I remember that when I finally was ready I stressed as much as the MC did over it. But once I did I came to similar conclusions as the MC. That it wasn’t a huge deal. And we shouldn’t judge people on whether they have or haven’t had sex or how much sex they do or don’t have. Never came to the conclusion about loving my body hair but that’s more of a discussion for another topic and doesn’t have to do with reasons people typically think.

Regardless this is a great book and I really enjoyed it.

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