It implies that Virginia responded differently to her sister than to her husband, and that Vanessa's letter to Leonard overemphasized Virginia's frigidity
in a jealous attempt to preserve their sexual bond.
They gain added weight through their use of the trope of "sexual frigidity
," which designates the actions of the woman in the story as pathological without making a nuanced account of her story necessary or, indeed, telling us what her perspective was at all (Jackson 110).
Eventually he moves from his sister's home to live with the mother and it is at this point that he breaks through her emotional frigidity
to establish a real bond, a bond which she does not have with either of the other children.
The two remaining chapters of Part 4 deal with the medical normalization of female desire in the context of newly developed classifications such as frigidity
, which is the focus of the essay by Alison Moore, and hysteria and spermattorhoea, which are analyzed by Elizabeth Stephens.
Thomas believes Nina's frigidity
and sexual innocence is the stumbling block that keeps her from being a great dancer, and he sets her up against both Lily and his former lead dancer Beth (Winona Ryder), women whose passion and sexuality flame out in distinctively uncontrolled ways.
Sensual and relaxing so good for impotence or frigidity
It forces philosophy to face its staid and stodgy frigidity
as it is made orgiastically to bed down with its others: the sexually live body as hermeneutics, aesthetics, practice, knowledge, ethics, and bio-techno-ontotogy.
Clearly the long bilateral frigidity
stemming from Indian exploitation of its Canadian-supplied Candu reactor to complement their initial nuclear weapons program has ended.
It never gets that much colder than about 50 degrees in Los Angeles, so to cope with the relative frigidity
of NYC, I wore five layers up top and pulled my socks to my knees under my jeans.
Old women from the countryside tout herbal cures for everything from frigidity
to erectile dysfunction and cancer, and claim that their healing craft extends well beyond traditional medicine.
The struggle to carry our sexuality without frigidity
and without irresponsibility, i.
Of course, there is much to be said about Israel's own contribution to Arab frigidity
by invading Lebanon in 1982 when the ink on the peace treaty with Egypt was barely dry; by not making a sustained effort to solve the Palestinian issue; by the proliferation of settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and, until 2005, in Gaza; and by alienating Israel's internal Palestinian Arab community.