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7. Joani Blank, “Closing Keynote” (Catalyst Con West, Los Angeles, September 13,
2015).
8. Blank, interview, November 13, 2013.
9. Barbach and her staff used the term “preorgasmic” rather than “nonorgasmic” or
“frigid” to describe women who weren’t having orgasms, because they fully expected
that the women who entered the program would be orgasmic by the time it ended. For
a description of the treatment program, see Lonnie Barbach, For Yourself: The Fulfill-
ment of Female Sexuality (New York: Signet, 1975).
10. Joani Blank, telephone interview with author, February 6, 2002.
11. As quoted in Meika Loe, “Feminism for Sale: Case Study of a Pro-­ Se x Feminist
Business,” Gender and Society 13, no. 6 (1999): 711.
12. Blank, interview, February 6, 2002.
13. Blank, interview, February 6, 2002.
14. Joani Blank, My Playbook for Women about Sex (Burlingame, CA: Down There
Press, 1975), 7.
15. Joani Blank, Good Vibrations: The Complete Woman’s Guide to Vibrators (Burlin-
game, CA: Down There Press, 1976).
16. Blank, Good Vibrations, 4.
17. Blank, Good Vibrations, 9.
18. Blank, Good Vibrations, 18.
19. Cathy Winks, telephone interview with author, June 27, 2002.
20. Susie Bright, telephone interview with author, June 18, 2010.
21. Bright, interview.
22. Bright, interview.
23. Bright, interview.
24. Bright, interview.
25. Susie Bright, Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir (Berkeley: Seal, 2011).
26. Bright, interview.
27. For a detailed history of antipornography feminist organizing, see Carolyn Bron-
stein, Battling Pornography: The American Feminist Anti-­pornography Movement, 1976–
1986 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).
28. Bronstein, Battling Pornography, 285.
29. Bronstein, Battling Pornography, 287.
30. Heather Findlay, “Freud’s ‘Fetishism’ and the Lesbian Dildo Debates,” Feminist
Studies 18, no. 3 (1992): 563.
31. Sophie Schmuckler, “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Dildo,” in
Coming to Power: Writings and Graphics on Lesbian s/m, ed. Samois (Boston: Alyson,
1981), 102.
32. As quoted in Jill Nagle, “My Big Fat Dick,” On Our Backs, June–­July 1998, 29.
33. Debi Sundahl and Nan Kinney, “From the Desk of the Publishers,” On Our Backs,
September–­October 1989, 4.
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