Photo by Flickr user Philippa Willitts. I recently went to see The Diary of a Teenage Girl. It was great—the feminist overtones, the agency of the protagonist, the flares—yet I still left disappointed.
From perennially perky breasts to smooth, hairless legs, womanhood has been constantly sexualized and subjected to unrealistic standards. However, none have been as harmful, or as unexplored, as the expectation of having a tight vagina. Tight vaginas are prized in almost every society and culture that has roots in patriarchy.
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You stood outside naked in Cologne earlier this year as a response to the horrific coordinated attacks where hundreds of women were sexually assaulted on New Year's Eve. Was there a specific event that prompted "Mirror Box? Yes, this performance was [also] based on the Cologne attacks, and the discussion about respect toward women.
Profanity in Mandarin Chinese most commonly involves sexual references and scorn of the object's ancestors, especially their mother. Other Mandarin insults accuse people of not being human. Compared to English, scatological and blasphemous references are less often used.
Back to Your contraception guide. It releases a continuous dose of the hormones oestrogen and progestogen into the bloodstream to prevent pregnancy. The ring steadily releases the hormones oestrogen and progestogen into your bloodstream, which prevents the release of an egg each month.
During arousal and sex, there are various stages of physical response. Researchers have identified four stages of sexual response in women and men: arousal, plateau, orgasm and resolution. This article describes what happens in a woman's body when she is sexually aroused.