Over the last few weeks on Wholehearted: Love Sex + Intimacy – The Podcast we’ve been talking about self-love and body image, because we know what a huge impact this can have on a woman’s confidence, mental health, her relationships and intimacy.
I’m really passionate about women loving and accepting ALL of themselves and because, for me, that includes ALL of their bodies as well, we are going to talk about Vulvas and Vaginas today.
And this area - women’s genitals - is an area that we don’t really talk about – but they can really impact upon a woman’s confidence and pleasure.
So, we’re going to go there ...
We’ll talk terminology, because it is really empowering when we know the correct names and parts of ourselves.
We also talk labiaplasty and its rise in popularity.
We talk to some amazing women and men and find out how they feel about Vulvas and Vaginas and I hope after listening to this episode you feel more confident, more appreciative and more in love with your Vulva and your Vagina… after all they are part of you, and you are simply magnificent and perfect as you are.
In this episode:
We talk to some ladies (thanks to Rebecca, Karenna, Em, Richelle, Sarah, Trudi and Nathalie for being so open and willing to share) and ask;
- How do you feel about your vulva/vagina?
- Has this changed over time?
- What are some of the worries/concerns you’ve had about your vulva/vagina?
We get a man’s perspective on things;
- What are men's real thoughts about going down on a lady? Do they find it gross or a turn on?
- Do you care how a vulva looks, tastes and smells?
- How well do you think you know these parts of a woman's body, really?
And we also get a Professional Opinion asking:
- What is ‘normal’?
- Do our genitals change as we age?
- How does childbirth impact a woman’s vagina?
- What do you want women to know about their genitals?
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This week’s question is:
Question: What’s one word you’d use to describe your vagina?
Here’s the video we promised explaining all the terms and anatomy of vulvas – this is out of Isiah’s online course for women Epic Os.
We also recommend these empowering resources:
The Labia Library – a photo gallery of vulvas
The Vulva Gallery – an incredible Instagram celebrating the diversity of women’s vulvas
101 Vagina – A coffee table book showing the variety of vulvas
Betty Dodson explaining the internal structures of the clitoris
We want to thank the following professionals for sharing their time and wisdom:
Anna Scammell M.Clin Physio (Continence & Women’s Health): The Whole Mother
Jeremy Lee Shrub
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