Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson discussed orgasms, shitting, and Marilyn Manson in a new Dazed interview.
“Well, I read the Shere Hite report (on female sexuality) when I was 14. My best friend Jane gave it to me and that’s where I discovered the female orgasm. I’d never, ever heard of it before and my mind and body were literally blown by this discovery (laughs).” She added, “I became very loud.”
When asked if the rumor about her shitting in her ex-boyfriend’s cornflakes is true, she said it is. “That is true.”
“I think it’s only recently that I’ve become more and more outraged about the inequality regarding female sexuality. I guess it was spurred by the onslaught of celebrities who were posting photographs of their bums on social media. I wanted to examine what that meant. As ape-like as it was, it did make me very aware of how we weren’t encouraged to think of ourselves as sexual in any way, shape or form in my generation. In the 70s and 80s, it was seen as shameful that women had any kind of sex drive. If we did, we were called ‘sluts’ and ‘whores’, and really, really frightening terminology was used to describe any woman who had any sexual desire whatsoever. I’m grateful that I was rebellious as a young person and fought back against that.”
She also said that she wishes Marilyn Manson was her brother.