The Vagina Book is an essential guide packed with invaluable information about sexual health that everybody should know, but might be too afraid to ask. With sections on anatomy, periods, hormones, sex, contraception, fertility, hair care, and so much more, this fun-to-read guide helps readers make healthy decisions for their bodies. Compelling personal essays from a diverse group of luminary figures—including Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, and Blair Imani—are sprinkled throughout, enriching the pages with beauty, strength, and honesty. • From OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Conti and the team behind the beloved Thinx period products • Dispenses with taboos and misinformation about vaginas and bodies • Provides the latest health research in easy-to-digest entries Advice includes yoga poses to help with PMS and cramping, a cheat sheet for making sense of contraception options, why you should care about your pelvic floor (plus easy strengthening exercises!), and the illustrated history of feminine hygiene products, from ancient Egypt through today. This groundbreaking guide is a perfect gift for every modern woman and a vital addition to every modern bookshelf. • A must-have handbook for anyone with a vagina • Presented in a luxe, cushioned case filled with more than a hundred vibrant illustrations • Perfect unique gift for anyone who is passionate about sexual health, feminism, and learning more about their body, as well as readers of Refinery29 and GOOP • Add it to the shelf with books like Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski PhD;, WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa Vitti; and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashaue.
The embarrassment and alienation we often feel when the word 'vagina' comes up in conversation is fairly new. In this book, Naomi Wolf explains why the vagina deserves an understanding of its own cultural lineage and ancestry because, what is true of the female body in general, is more true of the vagina than of any other feminine aspect.
OB-GYN Gunter, an expert on women's health--and the internet's most popular go-to doc--comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including the author takes readers on a factual, fun-filled journey.d journey.
Is the value of money determined by the 'Value Of The Vagina'? Are all women worthy of worship? Could one woman change the whole world? The answer is, yes, Yes and YES! Why would you allow any man to use you and abuse you like a pet when you could be the master of every man and make them all your puppets? Why allow your emotions to be played with like a game when you could be worshipped as a goddess? Why allow any man to treat you like trash when you are truly every man's treasure? The answer is, you don't know your worth, You Don't Know Your Worth, and YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR WORTH! Close your legs and open your mind. This book contains the key to unlock the psychological chains on your mind so that you could open the doors to freedom, fortune and fame. This is a man's world. But before it was a man's world it was a woman's world. And now, with this guide available to women worldwide, ""this world will soon be ruled by women once again.""
Although women's genitals have long been shrouded in secrecy and taboo, a recent surge in media attention has encouraged women and men to think about, as well as to talk more openly about, the vagina and vulva. In Read My Lips the authors—both research scientists who study sex—teach readers all about the vulva and vagina in ways that are smart, provocative, funny, heartbreaking, quirky, and inspiring. The overall message is that women and men should feel familiar with and confident about their own bodies as well as the bodies of their partners.
'A meticulous guide not only to the vagina but to changing perceptions of womanhood' OBSERVER 'An empowering and enlightening book' IRISH TIMES The vagina is the ultimate symbol of female power. Sexual power, creative power and the power to prevent harm. For too long, though, the true extent of vaginal power has been ignored, hidden and misrepresented. Raising the skirt: the unsung power of the vagina reveals this revolutionary view of female genitalia and points the way to a new understanding of what it means to be female. An inspiration for millennia, the vagina is actually a muscular marvel of engineering - sensitive and strong, fluid and flexible. Far from being a passive vessel, female genitalia control the most important role of all: the survival of the species. Originally published as THE STORY OF V: OPENING PANDORA'S BOX
An astonishing work of cutting–edge science and cultural history from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth When an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers—much to her own astonishment—an increasing body of scientific evidence that documents new insights about female sexual response. These breakthrough discoveries show that the vagina, clitoris, and labia—the female sexual centers—are not "merely flesh," but directly affect the female brain, and that the female brain directly affects, in newly documented ways, the vagina and female sexual centers. The vagina thus has a fundamental relationship to female consciousness itself. Utterly enthralling and totally fascinating, Vagina draws on this set of insights about "the mind-vagina connection" to reveal new information about what women really need, on many different levels, and considers what sexual relationships—and a woman's relationship to her self, as well as to her own desire and pleasure—transformed by these insights, may look like. A brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiology, history, and cultural criticism, Vagina explores the physical, political, and spiritual implications for women—and for society as a whole—in this startling series of new scientific breakthroughs from a writer whose conviction and keen intelligence have propelled her works to the tops of bestseller lists, and firmly into the realm of modern classics.
This entire book is vagina jokes - and while it was written as a tribute to one specific and incredible vagina, the sentiments expressed by the author can apply to nearly any vagina anywhere. If you have a vagina, or know someone who does, or enjoy the vagina, or know someone who does - this is the book for you and them.
Drawing on her conversations with hundreds of women about their genitalia, the author presents a collection--by turns hilarious, irreverent, and poignant--of performance pieces from her award-winning one-woman show by the same name, including three new monologues as well as testimonials from women across the country.
THE STORY: An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman
How might women in the Bible tell their stories if they were prompted to do so by Eve Ensler's controversial play, The Vagina Monologues? This collection imagines some answers to that question. The monologues herein are written by a variety of authors, including scholars, undergraduates, clergy, and laywomen; the content of the narratives reflects this variety, being at times faithful or irreverent, tragic or even funny. All seek to give twenty-first-century voices to women in canonical texts--including the Hebrew Bible, Deuterocanonical books, and New Testament--who are often speechless, nameless, or otherwise marginalized. Not for the faint of heart, these monologues not only end the silences but also add flesh and bone to characters whose experiences have too easily been justified, metaphorized, or altogether ignored. By naming the torn places in these women's stories, this volume invites readers to encounter both the biblical characters and their contemporary interpreters with an attitude of compassionate listening. Our hope is that such compassionate listening may contribute not only to more just readings of sacred texts, but also to the mission of Eve Ensler and V-Day to end global violence against women and girls.
This text/DVD package is a step-by-step, thoroughly illustrated guide to state-of-the-art techniques in vaginal surgery. The book details the latest techniques and technologies for operating through the vagina, documents the evidence supporting the vaginal approach to most hysterectomies, and describes vaginal reconstructive surgeries for correcting many anatomic defects that cause patient problems. Opening sections review pelvic anatomy and discuss tools for vaginal surgery, including antibiotic prophylaxis. Subsequent sections focus on specific surgeries, including hysterectomies, reconstruction of the vagina, and techniques for treating urinary incontinence, colorectal problems, and fistulas. The final section discusses recognition and management of intraoperative and postoperative complications. A bound-in DVD contains digital videos of vaginal hysterectomy, repair of the anterior vaginal segment, site-specific colpocleisis, and total procendentia.
SJ has seen thousands of vaginas.On her quest to normalise them, humor and calamity collide in this compilation of short stories and anecdotes about a girl who takes a break from her career in advertising to open a Brazilian waxing salon. It's not all about vaginas - it's about a girl trying to find her way through life, love, adventures, and whatever else the world could find to throw at her.This book is for anyone with a vagina, or anyone living with someone who has a vagina. It's not crude, but a lighter look at the female anatomy.
Vaginal Surgery for the Urologist, by Victor W. Nitti, MD, is the ideal way to enhance your skills in the diagnosis and management of pelvic disease. In this volume in the Female Pelvic Surgery Video Atlas Series, edited by Mickey Karram, MD, detailed discussions and illustrations, case studies, and video footage clarify how to most effectively select and perform a variety of procedures and manage complications. Corresponding online video presentations at www.expertconsult.com take you step by step through each decision and procedure. Case-based presentations and videos, narrated by the authors, take you step by step through a variety of procedures including anterior repair with paravaginal repair; simple vaginal hysterectomy for stage III uterine prolapse; high uterosacral suspension in a patient with complete uterine procidentia; incision of pubovaginal sling; and repair of vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) using a peritoneal flap tissue interposition. Highly illustrated, quick-reference chapters discuss all of the possible diagnoses for which each procedure is indicated. Case studies describe the clinical history surrounding each case featured in the videos. Online access at www.expertconsult.com places the full text, downloadable image library, video clips, and more at your fingertips on any computer or mobile device.
This book gives you the opportunity to spend time exploring your imagination with regards to the vagina in general but ideally your own. sit with colors she evokes, sensation and expression she awakens.
In this comical debut book from author Melanin Simone, she takes you on a journey through naturally healing your womb. From the 90's themed song chapters to the entertaining fun facts, she leaves you laughing and learning about things you never knew you needed to know. She goes deep without making the reader feel like they are reading a self-help book. Be on the lookout for upcoming books by following her on Instagram @Melanin_Simone or join her Facebook group The Miseducation of The Vagina.
'The Wonder Down Under is set to do for the vagina what Guilia Enders' Gut did for our digestive system a few years ago.' - Stylist 'This new guide should be on every woman's shelf' - Emerald Street 'A vital publication - it deserves to be a hit' - The Press Association 'Tells you everything you need to know' - Fabulous The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a "normal" vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life. Medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl draw on their medical expertise to bring vagina enlightenment to the world. Their no-nonsense approach, written with great humour, makes this a must-read for women (and men!) of all ages. Say goodbye to the myths and misconceptions surrounding female anatomy, this is a timely and empowering book that will inspire women to make informed choices about their sexual health. Listen to Nina and Ellen on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour here: bbc.in/2D3Svjh Or watch their myth-busting TED talk 'The virginity fraud': www.ted.com/talks/nina_dolvik_brochmann_and_ellen_stokken_dahl_the_virginity_fraud
'The Day My Vagina Broke' follows one woman's journey to becoming a mumma and how she had no idea childbirth could break your vagina... and you. Once you're pregnant the rest is easy right? No. Knowing parenting wouldn't be easy, Stephanie Thompson never thought too much about how the baby would actually arrive, and how that was, in fact, the hardest part of the journey so far. Many women feel foolish for not knowing what they didn't know; they found out the hard way. 'The Day My Vagina Broke' is about breaking the silence on the secret women's code around childbirth and empowering mums-to-be at their most vulnerable time. After going through her own tough childbirth experience, Stephanie wants other mothers to be informed about all birthing methods and be empowered to decide which method is best for their individual needs, not what they hear or read as being the 'best'. This book builds a sisterhood of support by taking away the pressure and judgement so many women place on themselves and others. While this is a tough subject, 'The Day My Vagina Broke' also provides hope for those who have been through a difficult birth and shows that you can still enjoy that wonderful moment you meet your baby for the first time.