"A well-researched history of virginity In an era marked by a chaotic maelstrom of virginities, ' Blank's book is a useful antidote to our confusion." "New York Times Book Review """""Hanne Blank's revolutionary, rich, and entertaining survey of an astonishing untouched history reveals why humans have been fixated on an indefinable state of being since the dawn of time. As the butt of innumerable jokes, center of spiritual mysteries, locus of teenage angst, popular genre for pornography, and nucleus around which the world's most powerful government has created an unprecedented abstinence policy, "Virgin "also shows how utterly important to contemporary times the topic is."
Hanne Blank is a writer, historian, and public speaker whose work has been featured everywhere from "OUT "to "Penthouse." An independent scholar, she has served in faculty positions at several colleges and universities, most recently as the 2004 2005 scholar of the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women at Towson University, Maryland."