Sexual Taboo-Busting German Novelist Inspired By Douches. Literally.Jessica G.6/06/08 9:30amFiled to: Hot TopicsCharlotte RochewetlandsErica Jongfear of flyingHelen MemelIsadora WingdouchingFeminism104EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMeet Charlotte Roche, Germany's Erica Jong for the aughts. The former TV presenter's new novel, Wetlands, is causing causing quite the hubbub in Germany for its frank discussion of scatology and anatomy from the mouth of its 18-year-old narrator, Helen Memel. Roche, a self-proclaimed feminist, was inspired to write Wetlands when perusing the douche aisle of her local store, according to the New York Times. She was struck by the number of products telling women that their natural odors and growths were enemies, meant to be eliminated and perfumed. "[Wetlands] is not feminist in a political sense, but instead feminism of the body, that has to do with anxiety and repression and the fear that you stink, and this for me is clearly feminist, that one builds confidence with your own body," Roche told the Times. "Ever since I could think, I've had hemorrhoids," Wetlands begins with an, erm, blast.