Trust Me, Your Vagina Looks Normal

Thanks to perfectly symmetrical drawings in middle school textbooks and copious amounts of Internet porn, many of us have developed strange, anxiety-inducing complexes about the visual aesthetic of the vagina. There are countless online forums and threads addressing women's concerns about whether or not their vaginas look normal. ...more
Indeed. There are so many men who believe that all women are to be a blushing pink! Thank YOU ...more

What Vaginal Steam Baths Are Really Like: An OB/GYN Weighs In

You gotta love Gwyneth Paltrow. She's always so ahead of the curve when it comes to things like cooking. And conscious uncoupling. And parenting. And vaginal steam baths. ...more
Currently steaming at home as I type, haha. I put some lavender oil in my humidifier, placed it ...more

Cunningly poisonous

Let's start the month with a vagina story, shall we?...more

It’s all about sexuality, not vaginas or porn: The Anne Frank controversy and our denial of female sexuality

The story that a parent in Northville, Michigan filed a formal complaint with the local School Board after her 7th Grade daughter was assigned to read “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl", has the Jewish and the general blogosphere buzzing with indignation....more

FACT: All Women Experience Vaginal Discharge

While I realize that for some, there may be an EWWW factor to the topic of vaginal discharge, many women ask about this and, are at times, concerned about theirs. (And if it makes anyone feel better, when I told my daughter about my topic, she said "YIKES!") Hopefully, if you stick with me, you will be more knowledgeable when you are done and better informed about the care of your vagina. And I promise: NO quiz....more
@elaineR.N. It is so worthy of being framed on the wall for all to see.   :)more

I Require Quirk in the Workplace

So, working in a bookshop means that I get to work with some of the most kindest and strangest people on earth - and I mean that in the most flattering way.My boss recently admitted that we could do with a little more quirk in the store, just to generate some personality and humor between us and the customer.My face lit up at this suggestion. I have been pushing for quirk for years. This was the new beginning.So some of us started spit-balling, if you will. Kelloggs decided that he'd like to put a sign underneath this book:...more

Do You Really Need a Stronger Vagina?

I was probably 12 or 13 when Cosmopolitan magazine first taught me about my pelvic floor. Well, more accurately, they taught me about Kegels and how all women should be doing them to strengthen their pelvic floor, and also their vaginas! A pelvic floor should be strong. And so should our vaginas!...more
I love Betty White. lol! From what I understand, pelvic floor exercises also help those little ...more

2012 is The Year of the Vagina

The other night I was sitting on the couch reading a magazine, and called out to my husband, Hey, you know how Time magazine does that Man of the Year or Woman of the Year issue?  This year, seriously, it should be Organ of the Year and Vagina should win. Because -- have you noticed? -- Vagina is everywhere right now. ...more

Big Pink Fuzzy Protesters-Not Sure this is the Way to get Your Point Across.....

Why I will NEVER dress up as a vagina for Halloween, or any other occasion. Photo@google...more

Michigan Lawmakers Can't Stop Talking About Vaginas, But Where's the Action?

I just got back from a trip to the Arctic. I was there ten days, and most of the time I didn’t have Internet access. I was traveling with some other journalists, and every time there was a glimmer of an Internet connection, we’d frantically try to get online. Sort of like seals diving for fish. It was ridiculous. I finally gave up, stopped worrying about whether my husband thought I was dead, and gave in to the wonder of being on a ship immersed in ice, in a mysterious and utterly magical part of the world, where daylight never ends. ...more
Where are all the women? I think younger women are getting more complacent -- and a lot more ...more