Nevertheless, I was intrigued when an email appeared in my inbox with a subject line promising "Treatments for Vag-Empowerment. The email invited me to test out the " O-shot ," a vaginal injection or really, three injections aimed at enhancing pleasure, increasing desire, tightening the vaginal walls, and curing urinary incontinence. During the procedure, a doctor numbs your arm and vulva, draws blood from your arm, spins it to isolate plasma-rich platelets, numbs your vagina again through a Lidocaine injection, and injects your blood into your vagina and clitoris.
Eve Ensler in "The Vagina Monologues. Call it pooki, dee dee, coochi snorcher, Mimi in Miami, or simply just a vagina. No matter how you say it, you are unearthing a very controversial, often unspoken subject.
Clayre Benzadon. The monologues were composed of different narratives told by all different kinds of women, each with a distinct experience. Each skit covered a range of issues, from the oppression of women, embarrassment with their vagina, rape and sexual mutilation.
It can help with body image anxiety. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood.
I spent the majority of my life not talking about my vagina. My vagina was an unspoken area of my body, off-limits to anyone except under an extreme medical life-or-death situation. Like my period.
Courtney Maria Halsted, 31, from Melbourne, Australia, was drawn into the world of witchcraft as a child and spent her early twenties studying yoni yoga - also known as vagina yoga - with mystics in India. After moving to Melbourne, she decided to combine her two passions — with the aim to prove that the bedroom really can be a place where magic happens. Now, Courtney has carved a career teaching woman how to harness the power of their pelvis to help them improve their sex lives.
Creating a Tumblr of photos of your bikini body journey? Empowerment has become the sparkly pink consolation prize for the gender that continues to be excluded from actual power. Women are still drastically underrepresented anywhere that genuine power resides, and there has been precious little movement on that front in years.
Art by Ben Thomason and Ashley Goodall. The Vagina Monologues has a certain retro 90s appeal. The play that empowered suburban moms across America and beyond is two decades old now, and its earnest feminism feels dated in a loveable Phoebe-from- Friends kind of way. The title is literal: women performers recite vulva-centric stories about childbirth and pap smears and masturbation and sexual assault.
There is a "Divine Feminine Goddess" movement afoot. A movement encouraging women to embrace pleasure, erotic energy, sisterhood, and saying the word "Pussy" to be able to move more deeply into their own power and autonomy. We have all been taught to suppress this notion of a powerful sensuous Goddess living inside ourselves and through that suppression, we have also suppressed the erotic.