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We need a vagina and vulva bible, so I am writing one!

If you have never seen a bottle of lube on the nightstand in the movies or in porn, your friends never talked about lube, and every guy you have been with tells you his delusional god-like vagina skills should be enough to make you drip and then sex hurts  because he was in the wrong … Continue reading

Menstrual blood does not contain toxins

Apparently there are some people, specifically “vegan health bloggers,” who believe that menstrual blood is toxic and so they advocate dieting to the point of losing your period, you know so the toxins never accumulate in the first place. This amounts to promoting anorexia not health and displays a complete lack of knowledge of basic … Continue reading

Lo Bosworth wants to eliminate vaginal shame with potentially harmful products

  Today’s installment of gynecologist versus celebrity arrives courtsey of Lo Bosworth, who I must admit I had never heard of before this week. She is selling products for vaginal health and they concern me greatly. I am a board certfied gynecologist so I get to say that. Allie Jones from The Cut called earlier in … Continue reading

I’m 50 today. This is what I know.

I’m 50 today. Here are some very important life lessons I’ve learned along the way. If you find a comfortable bra that fits buy three or four (or as many as you can afford). The joy of a well-fitted and comfortable bra can’t be overstated. If you buy enough when they get all stretchy (i.e. they … Continue reading

How “should” a woman groom her pubic hair? A GYNO explains

A new study published in JAMA Dermatology regarding women’s pubic hair grooming practices has people abuzz. This cosmetic act needs a formal medical name because clamscaping just doesn’t work on grant applications, although why the authors couldn’t go with hair removal I don’t know, after all the study wasn’t about styling it was about removal. … Continue reading

Cheryl Tiegs is ok with Sports Illustrated glamorizing women who are too thin

Ashley Graham, a gorgeous woman and plus-sized model, is on one of the three Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition covers.   This is what Cheryl Tiegs, a former swimsuit model herself, had to say: “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women, because it’s glamorizing them, because your waist should be smaller than 35 (inches).” … Continue reading

Don’t use a Japanese vagina stick to “tighten” your vagina, okay?

As if Gwyneth Paltrow’s V-steams and vagina potpourri weren’t enough of a reproductive tract herbal horror show a dear reader just introduced me to the “Japanese vagina stick.” What is that, you ask? Well, it’s a stick made of plants and ground pearls and herbs and stuff that you insert into your vagina for 2 … Continue reading

Barbie’s vulva not medically optimal way to address yoga-pants-camel-toe conundrum

The New York Post is reporting that women in New York are getting labiaplasties to look and feel better in tight athletic wear. They quote a patient, Veronica R., as wanting to “look like Barbie.” According to the Post on the Upper East Side in New York there are apparently “a large number” of women … Continue reading

Considering labiaplasty? Read this first (NSFW)

Labiaplasty, reducing and/or reshaping the size of the labia minora, is on the rise. Twenty years ago I was asked about it maybe a handful of times and always by women with a significant size discrepancy (more than 4-5 centimeters) between sides. Now I am asked about it routinely and almost always by women who have labia minora that … Continue reading

A vagina should smell like a vagina not a peach

Two men want to change the way we smell and by we I mean women and by smell I mean specifically our vaginas. They apparently also want to change the way dog feces smells, but I’m only going to talk about vaginas because that is my area of expertise. Austen Heinz and Gilad Gome, founders … Continue reading

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