View 1 comment. She doesn't feel constrained to insist that she's enjoying herself - at times she's almost grim "You don't have to be a great psychologist to deduce from this behaviour an inclination for self-abasement". And if there is one word I can't stand when talking of the female genitalia, or in other derogatory ways, it's the C word.
The author of this personal memoir, Catherine Millet, sought throughout her adult life to become indifferent to her every orifice in ways most of us would find entirely unacceptable behavior for a woman of her standing and intelligence. But still. Enlarge cover.