Posts Tagged: vagina

Mom Vagina

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When the physical therapist explains the electric dildo she holds in her hand will reset the nerve endings in my vagina so I won’t need to pee every hour, I say, “Get it in me and let’s go.”

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Conceptualizing the Vagina

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At Lit Hub, Dr. Fay Bound Alberti shares an excerpt of her new book, This Mortal Coil: The Human Body in History and Culture, exploring the cultural understandings and depictions of female genitalia from Shakespeare’s “No thing” to Jamie McCartney’s The Great Wall of Vagina, and how those understandings are influenced by culture and vice versa.

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Frigid

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My first gynecologist tells me that my vagina is on the smaller side of the normal range. I use this as a justification for why, at eighteen, I still can’t get a tampon in more than a quarter of an inch past my hymen.

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What Do We Call It?

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Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown used the word “vagina” while speaking on the House floor yesterday against a bill restricting abortions. Scandalized House Republicans still aren’t over it: Brown was rebuked and then barred from speaking in a debate on education today. “If I can’t say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What […]

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BAD MOMMY: The Truth About Motherhood! blah, blah, blah

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In case you missed it, the other day Oprah did a show about moms “breaking the silence” about motherhood.  Moms talked about their secret lives and feelings.  They talked about embarrassing incidents mainly involving their children’s bodily fluids.  I don’t know.  This whole secret-lives-of-mothers thing seems a bit passe.  All you have to do is read […]

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