Science

The Princess and the Pea: Princess Marie Bonaparte’s Search for a Vaginal Orgasm

"...Marie’s indefatigable quest for a vaginal orgasm would lead her to undergo surgery three times to relocate her clitoris. Criticised by some as a deluded defender of phallo-centricity, she should be seen instead as a courageous advocate of a woman’s right to her own sexual satisfaction." Clara Wade discusses Marie Bonaparte and the female orgasm.