Naomi Wolf

  • Aired:  10/10/12
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Naomi Wolf explores low sexual desire among women, vaginal anatomy and America's outdated cultural script on sex. (5:36)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS WRITTEN A

NEW BIOGRAPHY ABOUT THE VAGINA.

I'LL ASK FIREALLY HAVE TO READ

THE-- IN I REALLY HAVE TO READ

THE FORWARD BEFORE I JUMP IN.

PLEASE WELCOME NAOMI WOLF

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

THANKS FOR COMING BACK.

OKEY-DOKEY.

LAST TIGHT YOU WERE HERE FIVE

YEARS AGO.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: YOU WERE HERE--

YOU WERE HERE FOR THE BOOK "THE

END OF AMERICA."

OKAY.

AT THE TIME YOU WERE LIKE

JEREMIAH ON THE MOUNTAIN TELLING

US WE WERE JUST A COUPLE OF

YEARS AWAY FROM A TOTALITARIAN

POLICE STATE THAT WOULD CRUSH

ALL OF OUR RIGHTS.

HOW DID YOU STOP IT?

( LAUGHTER )

>> WELL, WE HAD A LOT OF HELP.

>> Stephen: NOW WE HAVE A

SOCIALIST COUNTRY.

( LAUGHTER )

>> YOU KNOW, ON THE LEFT AND ON

THE RIGHT, PEOPLE WANT TO CRUSH

LIBERTY.

WE ALWAYS SEE THE SAME THING.

SO I DON'T THINK ANY PARTY HAS A

MONOPOLY ON BAD BEHAVIOR.

>> Stephen: IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHO WE ELECT.

THEN WE SHOULD PROBABLY VOTE FOR

ROMNEY.

>> I DIDN'T ACTUALLY SAY THAT.

>> Stephen: WELL, KIND OF.

>> WHAT MATTERS IS THE

CONSTITUTION, IN MY BOOK GLI

UNDERSTAND, OKAY.

SPEAKING OF BOOKS, YOU HAVE A

NEW ONE HERE.

IT'S CALLED "VAGINA: A NEW

BIOGRAPHY.

OF THEBIOGRAPHY.

>> YES IT IS.

>> Stephen: I HAVE NO PROBLEM

WITH THAT.

I'M A MATURE ADULT, VAGINA,

VAVINA, VAGINA.

>> THIS IS EXCELLENT.

PEOPLE BLUSH IS THERE NOT ME.

>> I'M PROUD OF YOU.

>> Stephen: HOW'S THE VAGINA?

>> WELL...

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

IT'S A FAIR QUESTION.

>> Stephen: IT IS A FAIR

QUESTION.

>> IT'S A FIRE QUESTION.

>> Stephen: IT'S THE FIRST

QUESTION, REALLY.

>> IT'S AN IDEAL QUESTION.

IT TURNS OUT IT'S NOT DOING AS

WELL AS IT SHOULD IN OUR

CULTURE.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YES, INDEED, AND THIS WON'T

SURPRISE A LOT OF PEOPLE.

40 YEARS INTO THE SEXUAL

REVOLUTION-- QUOTE, UNQUOTE--

THERE'S PORN EVERYWHERE, THERE'S

SEXUAL INFORMATION EVERYWHERE,

BUT 30% OF WOMEN SELF-REPORT AS

A PROBLEM FOR THEM THAT THEY

HAVE LOW SEXUAL DESIRE AND

ANOTHER 30%, SOME OF THE SAME

WOMEN, SOME DIFFERENT, THAT IT'S

A PROBLEM THAT THEY DON'T REACH

ORGASM WHEN THEY WANT TO.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S THE DOWN

SIDE OF NOT GIVING YOUR VAGINA

THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES?

>> I WILL TELL YOU.

I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT.

>> Stephen: IS THERE A DOWN

SIDE?

FOR ME-- THE ONE THING I HAVE TO

SAY THAT THE VAGINA HAS IS

MYSTERY.

>> IT DOES HAVE MYSTERY.

>> Stephen: OKAY, IT'S

MYSTERY.

DO WE WANT TO REALLY DISPEL THE

MYSTERY.

IT'S LIKE A DAN BROWN NOVEL.

YOU KNOW?

( LAUGHTER )

IN THAT-- IN THAT-- IN THAT THE

POPE IS THE BAD GUY IN BOTH

STORIES.

( LAUGHTER ).

( APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS )

AND I DON'T-- I DON'T KNOW HOW

TOM HANKS FITS IN, BUT WE'LL

FIGURE IT OUT.

>> WELL, THIS-- PARDON ME--

MYSTERY AND ROMANCE ARE GOOD

THINGS BUT NOT KNOWING BASICS

ABOUT OUR ANATOMY AND SEXUAL

RESPONSE BECAUSE OF OUTDATED

IDEAS ARE NOT SO GOOD.

WE STILL TALK ABOUT THE

CLITORIS, AND THE G-SPOT.

>> Stephen: I RARELY DO.

>> A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY

ON THE EDGES OF THEIR SEATS

WANTING TO KNOW WHAT IS COMING

NEXT SO I'M GOING TO TELL YOU,

WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

ANATOMISTS HAVE FOUND A NEW

NEURAL ARM IN THE SWEARIOR WALL

OF THE FEMALE PELVIS --

>> Stephen: THERE'S A WHOLE

ARM IN THERE.

>> IT'S A HORRIBLE EXPRESSION.

IT'S A HORRIBLE EXPRESSION.

ANYWAY, THERE'S A NEURAL

STRUCTURE, THE NORTH OF IT IS

THE CLITORIS, THE SOUTH OF IT IS

THE G-SPOT.

THAT'S ONE STRUCTURE.

BUT OVER 90% OF WOMEN IN LAB

CONDITIONS WITH STRANGERS,

REACHED ORGASM WHEN BOTH OF

THESE WERE STIMULATED AT THE

SAME TIME.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

OKAY?

WITH STRANGERS?

( LAUGHTER )

SO WHERE IS THIS LAB?

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Stephen: DO THEY NEED

VOLUNTEERS?

NOW, ACTUALLY-- YOU WENT TO

SOMEBODY-- PART OF YOUR RESEARCH

YOU VISITED WHAT IS CALLED A

VAGINA HEALER.

>> WELL, HE DIDN'T CALL HIMSELF

THAT.

BUT AS A REPORTER I DID

ENTERVIEW A GUY WHO IS AITANT

RICK HEAL WHO ARE HAS INCREDIBLE

OUTCOMES FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE

DIFFICULTY REACHING ORGASM,

SEXUAL TRAUMA.

WHAT HE'S DOING IS VERY, VERY

SUCCESSFUL.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S HE DOING?

>> WELL, I WILL TELL YOU.

>> Stephen: WELL, YOU'RE

TAKING YOUR TIME.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> IT TURNS OUT, THAT A LOT OF

THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT IN OUR

CULTURED SCRIPT ABOUT SEX.

>> Stephen: NAOMI?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WHAT DID MIKE DO?

>> WELL, AMONG OTHER THINGS, YOU

DON'T BELIEVE THIS, BUT HE

TRAINS MEN TO DO WHAT HE CALLS

SPOT MASSAGE FOR AN HOUR AND A

HALF.

AND I'M LIKE DO THESE PEOPLE NOT

HAVE JOBS?

DO THEY NOT HAVE CHILDREN?

>> Stephen: EXACTLY, DO YOU

PAY THIS GUY?

>> I DID NOT PAY.

I WAS A REPORTER.

I LEARNED A LOT FROM HIM.

>> Stephen: OKAY, SO, HE JUST

DOES THIS OUT OF THE GOODNESS ON

HIS HEART?

LIKE IT SAYS ON THE SIDE OF MY

VAN.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

I'M THE VAGINA WHISPERER.

( LAUGHTER )

I LOVE IT.

I JUST DO.

NAOMI, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NAOMI WOLF.

"VAGINA: A NEW BIOGRAPHY.

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