Writers warning: Just in case the title didn’t already give it away, if the word vagina makes you uncomfortable you should stop reading now.
As some of you may know, I have a couple of Twitter accounts. There is @AngelvMaynard where I just randomly talk about what’s rattling around in my head most of the time. Then there is my other account, @SexCultureTV. Sex Culture was a television pilot I co-created and produced a few years back that premiered at The New York Television Festival. It’s a show about sex and sexuality across the globe and how other cultures view these topics as compared to us. I started the Twitter account to put up different facts about global thinking on sexuality. The topics range from education, to activism to just silly sex facts.
I usually dig around once a day and post something that I find interesting. Today I ran across a new product made in the U.K. called “Mooncup” sanitary products for women. I’m not going to give you an endorsement of this product, because to be honest with you, I have no idea after looking at it how it actually works! What they do have is a catchy little song on the site. When I heard it I couldn’t stop cackling and it really got me thinking!
Women, we really should love our vaginas!
Men are obsessed with their private parts. A day doesn’t go by that they don’t graze, grab, talk about, look at or think about their “stuff.” Granted, their anatomy is on the outside of their body so it makes it a little more of an obvious, companion, shall we say.
A woman’s delicates, while not as obvious, are always a big part of her life. Think of all the things we do in our life that revolve around our vaginas.
Let me check my calendar:
Depending on what time of the month it is, we dictate our schedule around it.
For example: You have been invited to a pool party. If it’s day 15 of your cycle you are good to go and will bring the bikini! If it’s day 28 you may decline, or accept but bring that one piece that your grandmother gave you that comes all the way down to your thighs.
Meeting new people: Women find themselves in certain situations where people we may not know so well must look at your private parts. Let me just say one thing, “Slide all the way to the edge of the table and put your feet in the stirrups.” Enough said?
What to wear: An entire centuries old billion dollar industry was built around how to cover, or not cover, your vagina. Since nineteenth century Sears and Roebuck to todays Victoria’s Secret catalogs we have been inundated with suggestions of what to put on and what to take off of our vaginas!
To Be or Not To Be:
Our vagina is our direct link to motherhood. You spend so many years trying not to get pregnant. We use condoms, the pill, diaphragms, sponges, shots and all the while keeping our eye on the calendar so we know when our vaginas are in the safe zone.
Then one day we decide we want to get pregnant. We trade all the above in for basal thermometers, temperature charts, ovulation kits, timed encounters, pelvic tilt pillows and pregnancy tests.
All that stuff and all that time was spent with one body part in mind!
“I brought you into this world and I can take you out!”
Once you have done the almost near impossible task of delivering a baby you have your vagina to thank for all those wonderful moments of snuggling, baby kisses and cooing that the true love of your life, your baby, brings.
Later you can also thank your vagina when that same sweet baby has turned into a teenager and their raging hormones and mood swings have you wanting to lock them in a box until they are ready for college.
I did it all for the nookie: And of course there is that one tiny thing that vagina’s are most well known for; Sex! As the old song goes “There ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone!” Enjoy it while you can, because you really are “The master of your domain!”
p.s. If any of you figure out how that Mooncup works could you let the rest of us know? I’m just curious!