THE DISAPEARANCE OF SHERE HITE – Review by Liz Braun

Honest, intimate and immediately controversial, the best-seller from feminist Shere Hite challenged the accepted wisdom about female sexuality; using thousands of questionnaires for her research, Hite wrote about women and orgasm, masturbation and innumerable other things that were not talked about at the time. The Hite Report sold 20 million copies and was translated into 19 languages, but was also considered dangerous in some quarters; the notion that female orgasm was possible without any help from a penis was a particular hurdle for about 50 percent of the population.

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