“The Wholesome Hooker”, 1973

I read this in the early Seventies as a teenager. It was very frank for its time.

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It had passages like this: “There’s something primordial to men about seeing a beautiful woman in the act of penis worship.”

That must have done wonders for my teenage male ego!

 

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13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Roman Lance on July 19, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I’ve often wondered why the male genitalia is so fascinating to women. When I think about it, it must look rather odd to see this being standing there with a bit stick protruding from his center.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 19, 2017 at 3:16 am

      This particular incident includes the Wholesome Hooker and another prostitute called Marcia. Marcia has made a model erection out of a large stick of peppermint. She “worships” it and then inserts it into her vagina.

      The Wholesome Hooker writes that each time the peppermint dildo was inserted, Marcia’s stomach became slightly distended. The WH writes that she knows that is impossible but that’s the way it looked. In fact, this sort of thing can happen. I had a post or two at this blog once which linked to some video. (I eventually took it down.) My theory was that what is really happening is that the girl has a fairly full bladder and the dildo or penis is displacing it enough that a bulge appears in her body wall on each stroke.

      (A man I knew claimed that by pressing on a girl’s bladder area, he could make her have to rush to the toilet to urinate. I haven’t tested this theory myself.)

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 19, 2017 at 3:30 am

      Women are pretty coy about their attitude to the penis. The Wholesome Hooker obviously liked the male organ. Unlike the more famous Happy Hooker, Xaviera Hollander, who had strong Lesbian tendencies, the WH really seemed to like men.

      As for ordinary women, I have little insight obviously. A sexually excited woman might be strongly appreciative. There are some data that women enjoy looking at penises, especially erections.

      Male homosexuals are certainly besotted with cocks.

      Penis envy does seem to exist but it is not something that the average woman really seems to suffer from. Most women probably feel that their bodies feel right. And women seem to like having breasts, which are a sort of equivalent.

      I have known a very submissive woman who said that men having penises proved our essential superiority. But I doubt most women feel like that.

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  2. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I think that most women would be shocked at the etymology of the verb, to fascinate. The word for erection in Latin is fascinum. Perhaps the Romans were more open about this?

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 19, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Yes. I had read about fascinate but I am not sure of the details.

      Penile objects were used as amulets to ward off evil.

      The Wholesome Hooker writes about penis cults. She seems rather well-informed in general. Or maybe that was her co-author.

      She had a nice attitude to men. I suppose that predated all the more recent feminist sourness. Women used to respect men more. Many still do. But not the Hillary types of course.

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      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 20, 2017 at 12:03 am

        http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=fascinate

        (Discussion of etymology of fascinate.)

        Incidentally I am aware of the possibility that The Wholesome Hooker did not actually exist but “she” was the creation of an imaginative male journalist, for example. She had no public profile and someone could have been cashing in on the success of The Happy Hooker. On the other hand, there are certain peculiar and individual details in the book which suggest she might have been real.

        I did once read a book purportedly written by a Capone associate, which was in fact no such thing.

        One of my most popular articles is an interview with “PhD Bimbo”. She claimed to be a young female PhD student in the physical sciences keen to adopt the bimbo lifestyle. How do I know she was genuine? I don’t. I never met her. But everything I did know about her “checked out”. One has to trust one’s instincts sometimes.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 20, 2017 at 3:41 am

        Maybe it is a happy thought to believe that she was out there. There are enough women that are hostile to men.

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 20, 2017 at 3:56 am

        And that was my point about The Wholesome Hooker. I read bits of that as a young man. It would have made me feel good about being a man. There seemed to be a lot of positive material around in those days. I suppose there still is, among all the dreary male-bashing.

      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on July 20, 2017 at 8:27 am

        You have brought up a good point. There can’t be that much out there that is supportive. I guess we will take it as it comes.

      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

        Well, there was a bit more back in 1973 when The Wholesome Hooker was published.

        Occasionally there is something even today that feeds the male ego, often due to scientific advance, ironically. For example, there was a recent report that men really do have larger brains than women (even relative to body size) and a rather higher mean IQ. There is some relevant discussion here:

        https://www.quora.com/Why-do-many-people-think-that-men-are-smarter-than-women/answer/Marcus-Boateng?share=193af815&srid=Bn7M

        But of course, most of the rhetoric is still feminist.

  3. Posted by RichardP on July 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    This would explain why some converations with women that need to stay focused on a target subject simply grind to a halt. And perhaps why women need leadership in staying focused from time to time.

    … it was claimed that because women had a differently shaped corpus callosum, it somehow endowed them with “multitasking capabilities.” … this claim … inadvertently reveals women’s inability to tune out information irrelevant to the task at hand, resulting in sub-optimal performance in said task.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 21, 2017 at 1:29 am

      It is alternately annoying or endearing. My wife tends to jump all over the place in a conversation like a grasshopper on a hot day. It took me a long time to get used to this. As she has matured, she does it less. But this morning she was emotionally engaged with a topic, and it was very hard to follow her chain of thought.

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  4. Posted by RichardP on July 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Quote is from the article that forms the basis of Julian’s quora.com link above.

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