Vagina

Saying The Word Vagina Is Not Brave, It's NORMAL

Athena Lamnisos | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Athena Lamnisos

It isn't about being confident in a bikini, it's about addressing the shame, embarrassment and lack of knowledge that women routinely experience when something goes wrong inside their pelvis (ovaries, womb, cervix, vagina) or between their legs (the vulva). This is body shaming of a different kind - internal, specific to women's reproductive health and genitals.

Vaginismus Can 'Disrupt Or Completely Stop Your Sex Life', Here's How To Treat It

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vaginismus, where the muscles around the vagina tighten when penetration is attempted, is thought to affect millions of women across the globe. The co...

The Difficulties Of The Mumbod - The Story Of My Broken Vagina

Zoe George | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Parents
Zoe George

mum bod Now, I've said it before but I'll say it again, everybody's birth story is different. This is a candid, telling of events that transpired the night of March 14th, leading into March 15th, which resulted in the birth of my first child and the broken vagina.

Femfresh, Keep Your Hands Off My Fanny

Poorna Bell | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Enter Femfresh - the feminine hygiene product brand that at best, has a tenuous relationship with women because it taps into the decades-old subtext that women's genitals require extra attention and cleaning, while men's genitals are a mighty Gandalf's wand that smell like power and success.

What Should I Expect From My Vagina Post-Birth?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra Johnson

As far as I can tell, the best thing I can do is go into labour with an open mind, be adaptable, and push safe in the knowledge that if it does all go horribly wrong, my vagina won't have to resemble a car crash for life.

10 Things Women Should Know About Gynaecological Cancers

Karen Hobbs | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Hobbs

One day I will write a fun book about gynaecological cancers and looking after our vaginas. Until then, here is a short list of ten things that I think every woman (and man) should know. The icing and decoration is fun, but the cake mixture is serious.

8 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Vaginas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lots of us have got one, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we know the first thing about vaginas. For example, what we can make from them (children ...

Why We Need A Vagina Museum

Florence Schechter | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Florence Schechter

After learning that there is a penis museum in Iceland, but no vagina museum anywhere in the world, Florence Schechter decided she needed to make one. In this vlog, Florence talks discusses the reservations people have when talking about vaginas, the huge bias there is in science when researching sex organs and why we ultimately need a vagina museum.

Body Positive: Getting Vocal About Vaginas

Megan Barnett | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Barnett

As if there wasn't enough pressure on women to retain a youthful glow and a slim figure, there are countless trends that dictate what we should be doing with our vaginas. These days you can pick up a Vajazzle Kit in Poundland, because apparently the "less is more" mantra doesn't apply to our nether regions.

In Defence Of Designer Vaginas

Dr Navid Jallali | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Navid Jallali

Interest in 'labiaplasty' has never been greater here in the UK, as more and more women seek out the most personal of all aesthetic treatments.

What Girls Call Their Body Parts

Katie Lodge | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Lodge

"What's that?" asked my three-year old son, head skew-whiff. Swamped by bubbles and an army of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period, he was pointing at my lower regions with a Gallimimus in his hand. We were both in the bath. "Erm," I replied...

Three People Sit In A Dark Studio, Drinking Port, And Talking About What They Call Their Genitals...

Leah Green | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Green

This is Token, the podcast I present with my colleague Freddy McConnel. We just recorded our Christmas special, with guest Mona Chalabi from the Guardian video series Vagina Dispatches. I am a mixed race, Jewish, northern woman, and Fred is a trans, queer white guy from down south. So between us we have a fair bit of experience of being tokens! Normally the episodes focus on gender, identity, race and culture, but this episode was strictly vag.

Let's Talk About Your Vagina

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

There are so many of us feeling very alone, dealing with a multitude of problems and thinking that the only way to solve the issues are by chomping down on medication or just grinning and bearing it. However, the time has come to change all that, as I uncover some of the most common issues and how we can help ourselves.

Beating About The Bush: 10 Reasons Why Women Need To Shave

Kate Menear | Posted 14.10.2017 | UK Comedy
Kate Menear

Ask any number of women and they might tell you that they shave their bodies for a number of phony reasons such as "societal pressure", it being generally stereotyped as "more feminine" and "attractive", or because it is "the norm". But there are much darker, much more serious reasons, why unshaven women are a danger to public health.

The Vagina Colouring Book For Female Empowerment

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Artist Beki Reilly wants to change our perspective on the plethora of words commonly used to refer to the vagina. “By transforming the word with col...

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

Gynae Cancers: What's the Fuzz About?

Athena Lamnisos | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Athena Lamnisos

Why are women not too embarrassed to show your genitals to a beauty therapist but are able to put up with the discomfort of waxing, but so embarrassed they can't go to the doctor and talk about the lump they've found in their vulva or the fact they're bleeding after sex?

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

The Story of How I Got My Vagina

Owl | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Owl

As expected after big surgeries, there are a lot of bandages. My bandages were more in the form of some weird-ass celibacy plaster cast that I could literally knock on. Eventually they had to come off though, which was as horrifying as you might imagine. When they took them off I also realized that they had been SEWN to me in two places.

'Designer Vagina' Surgery Advert Banned For Implying Women's Genitals Are 'Unnatural'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An advert for 'designer vagina' surgery has been banned for suggesting that women's bodies might be "unnatural". The ad, from the London Bridge Plasti...

Painful Intercourse? Why You Don't Have to Suffer in Silence

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

With the increasing sexualisation of western society, I have noticed that there is one area that women find particularly difficult to discuss for fear of upsetting their partner or appearing abnormal: Superficial Dyspareunia.

Woman Reveals What It's Like To Live With Two Vaginas

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Reddit user who has two vaginas has opened up about what it's like to live with the condition in a brilliantly honest thread. The woman, known only...

This Illustrated Zine Is Celebrating Vaginas Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Vaginas are great - and this zine wants to tell you just how great they are. Rachel Rolseth has created the publication (think of it as a low-budget ...

Vaginal Beer Now Exists And It's Beyond Weird

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

First there was vagina bread, now it seems vagina beer is the order of the day. The beer labelled 'Bottle Instinct' is the first in the world to be c...

Women Are Putting Herb-Filled Balls Into Their Vaginas To 'Detox Their Wombs'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are inserting small herb-filled balls into their vaginas to detox their wombs. The 'herbal womb detox pearls' are designed to "cleanse the w...