Orgasm

4 Jan
Orgasm by Linda Troeller and Maria Schneider

Orgasm by Linda Troeller and Maria Schneider

Orgasm by Linda Troeller and Marion Schneider (Daylight Books)

Frankly, I am not sure how to talk about this important book. My sexual educational and experience have not equipped me with a valid conceptual framework to explore the taboo subject of female sexuality . Which I suppose is one of the more valuable and useful aspects of this book. That is, a couple of dozen diverse women responding to questions such as “What does the word orgasm mean to you?” “Can you remember your first orgasm and show the feelings to the camera?” “Can you remember your strongest orgasm and show the feelings to the camera?” vividly and intimately illuminates an unmentionable subject.

From Orgasm [photo: Linda Troeller]

From Orgasm [photo: Linda Troeller]

New York-based photographer Linda Troeller collaborates with scholar and artist Marion Schneider to explore the female orgasm with personal accounts and photography. The texts provide a series of individual and frankly eloquent descriptions of these women’s orgasm. And the photographs, which are really the heart of this book are arresting, though in my view, not particularly erotic—they transcend eroticism.

Here are some photographs from Orgasm

Sabine, from Orgasm [photo: Linda Troeller]

Sabine, from Orgasm [photo: Linda Troeller]

Marion [photo: Linda Troeller]

Marion [photo: Linda Troeller]

 [photo: Linda Troeller]

[photo: Linda Troeller]

 [photo: Linda Troeller]

[photo: Linda Troeller]

Currently reading Dead Meat by Philip Kerr (Mysterious Press)

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One Response to “Orgasm”

  1. Marion Schneider January 15, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Thank you for this thoughtful and informative review. Marion

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