"Late Madonna ... went bourgeois and turned scrawny. Madonna’s dance-track acolyte, Lady Gaga, with her compulsive overkill, is a high-concept fabrication without an ounce of genuine eroticism.
Pharmaceutical companies will never find the holy grail of a female Viagra--not in this culture driven and drained by middle-class values. Inhibitions are stubbornly internal. And lust is too fiery to be left to the pharmacist."
- Camille Paglia in The New York Times, using the FDA rejection of a "female Viagra" as a peg for a more thorough examination of sexuality in modern society
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