Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolutiona biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a reader who is having a hard time receiving oral sex due to her body insecurities.
I remember calling up another of my best friends at the time and telling her what was about to happen. The guy in question was well on his way over, and my friend advised me to shave everything, immediately. This would have been the first time I had seen my vulva in all her glory.
Womanhood marks the third instalment in a series that has seen Dodsworth examine intimate body parts. Both became published books that garnered worldwide critical acclaim. And the latter certainly does not hold back on details.
If you're trying to keep your vagina healthyyou're definitely not alone—dozens of products out there are trying to help you with that goal. But do you really know what you're shooting for—what a "healthy" vagina actually looks like? Sure, you can assume everything is working like it's supposed to, but what does it mean to have a healthy vagina—or, for that matter, an unhealthy vagina? First, the good news: The odds are good that your vagina is completely healthy most of the time.
Vulvar cancer is a cancer of the vulvathe outer portion of the female genitals. Risk factors include vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia VINHPV infectiongenital wartssmoking, and many sexual partners. Prevention may include HPV vaccination.
This book aims to open up the conversation about a topic that is still surrounded by taboo and shame. By showing diversity, educating ourselves on anatomy and sexual health and openly talking about our experiences and our insecurities, we can change the way we look at our bodies — and the bodies of others. More than colourful illustrations, all based on real vulvas.
These days, we look at our vaginas — or more correctly, vulvas — much more than women or men used to. And as we get older or after childbirth, many of us are shocked to find the area has changed. First things first.
We all wonder whether what's under our clothes looks like what's under other women's clothes, especially when it comes to things like nipples or even more private parts. If you're wandering around worried you have weird labia, you're not the only one. But in reality, it's exceedingly unlikely that your labia are too long, too uneven, or abnormal in any other way. First, a quick lesson in the lady parts.
A guy got himself into a spot of trouble online after he tried to explain the difference between vulva and vagina to women. On Sunday, The Guardian published a photo story which looked at different women's vulva. As you'd expect, the article elicited a number of interesting responses from people on social media, with the story being shared more than 41, times.
If you go to your GP with a sore back, knee pain or a headache, you'll probably feel quite comfortable telling them what's going on. But when the body part that's causing you trouble is inside your underwear, it's often a different story. Women will ignore symptoms that involve their vulva or vagina because they feel embarrassed or ashamed. Some even fail to recognise when something's gone awry in the first place.