After avoiding the scene of my biggest life trauma for more than a decade, I returned last week. After years of suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) related to my medical training, I went back to Chicago, where I did my residency, with the intention of releasing the stories that no longer served me and rewriting a new chapter in my life....more
With nicknames like "Fish Taco," it's no wonder we freak out. Many women I meet absolutely despise their vaginas, as if they completely buy into whatever childhood messages they were fed about how the vagina is "dirty" and "bad." For these women, any odor wafting up from down there acts as a big stinky banner of how much they hate their girlness. With vagina nicknames such as "fish taco," "crotch mackerel," "cod canal," "fish factory," "fuzzy lap flounder," "tuna town," and "raw oyster," it’s no wonder we worry about how we smell.