PROMPT: As mentioned in Hilary Howardâ€™s 2011 New York Times article, â€œVibrators Carry the Conversation,â€ vibrators can now be purchased at mainstream drugstores. Despite the accessibility of vibrators and other sex toys, open discussion of womenâ€™s orgasms and sexual pleasure is rare. Why might this still be the case? How might this relate to the medicalization of womenâ€™s sexuality, as discussed in this unitâ€™s lectures and articles?
If you can, find an example of womenâ€™s sexual pleasure in the media, and discuss how it opens the conversation on this topic.