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Review: This Is How You Vagina: All About Your Vajayjay and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Call It That by Nicole E. Williams

This Is How You Vagina: All About Your Vajayjay and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Call It That by Nicole E. Williams

Recommended: yes!
1. For people with vaginas
2. For people without vaginas (just be careful not to get too jealous)

Summary

In This Is How You Vagina, Dr. Nicole Williams presents readers with a much-needed education on the history, science, and attitudes of the most fascinating and misunderstood part of the female anatomy: the vagina. She covers valuable information about sexual function, childbirth, and physiology and provides answers to her patients’ (and probably your) most asked questions. She matter-of-factly dispels the most common myths and misinformation concerning female genitalia, including—

• No, your vagina doesn’t need steaming 
• Those panty liners are unnecessary—your vagina needs to breathe
• It’s actually perfectly normal for your vagina to have an odor—consider it your personal brand

This book is an easy-to-understand guide, complete with illustrations, for women to explore and understand their vaginas in a way they never have before. You will learn what’s normal and what’s not, including that, yes, yours is most certainly normal too.

This is How You Vagina is essential reading for anyone who is looking to better understand the form and function of this most majestic and fascinating organ.

Thoughts

Disclaimer: this is the weirdest review I’ve probably ever written. I’m also not sure it’s a review. Enjoy..?

I was excited to read this book because I know basically zero things about my vagina. How is it shaped? How does it WORK? How can I get it to feel great? What do I do when it feels terrible? And because I’m always a reader first, I of course sought out a book. Just call me Hermione.

I now have some answers to those questions, and damn if I don’t feel so great about that. I’m so happy to finally understand my body better! My current state and my future state! I’ve had SO many questions about menopause and was like, well it’s a while off I guess I’ll deal with it then. And yet, if I take care of myself now, I can make that transition a hell of a lot easier on myself. Basically I need to keep having lots of sex. Thanks Doc. 😏

Plus I’ve always known pregnancy is INSANE and women are INSANE and now I know exactly how incredible and, to me, fairly terrifying it all is. I have no idea how our bodies are able to heal from being torn open and having a human crawl out, but clearly they are, and isn’t that just incredible?

The range of topics in here is just fabulous. Williams covers so much content and variety that it’s crazy to think it’s all still about vaginas and vulvas. To anyone who’s thinking that a whole book about vaginas and vulvas sounds boring or maybe gross, I say: piss off. Women need this book, or at the very least I needed this book, and I could probably read multiple more books all about it and still be learning.

This is definitely geared more towards people who have vaginas, but I do think it would be valuable for those without to read this as well. Have some appreciation for how incredible they are. There’s a lot of public knowledge about penises, and I’d say in American culture at least, we know how they work. They’re easily visible, and easy to understand, and possibly too common in pop culture and humor, etc. But vaginas? All tucked up in there and the epitome of “naughty” and “taboo??” Let’s get them some visibility too, aight? Vaginas and vulvas are also really awesome!

Case in point: the muscles that make up most of the vagina are stronger than steel. STEEL! STEEL IS REALLY STRONG, AND MY VAGINA’S GOT IT BEAT! I’m a frickin’ superhero, y’all.

Thanks to Goodreads for a free copy! This is my honest review.

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Reader, traveler, photographer, and always looking to learn!

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