Vaginas
Polls
Poll: Vulva or Vagina?

photo via Flickr Which clinical term do you prefer for a woman’s external nether regions: vulva or vagina?

News
The Vaginagate Roundup

In case you missed it — in case you were wondering why all your friends were using the word “vagina” in their Facebook status updates over the weekend — late last week two representatives (both women) were banned from speaking in the Michigan House during a debate over a bill that bans all abortions after […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: This Woman Needs a Group Hug!

photo via flickr Reader Jane wrote the following in response to our post “10 Reasons Your ‘Ugly Vagina’ Is Normal and Gorgeous.” Will you, our loyal and kind EMandLO.com readers, please set her straight? Will you please reassure her that (a) masturbation and sexual activity do not cause your labia to turn dark and poke out […]

Confessions
Comments of the Week: All the Responses to Our Labia Article

photo by robbie_jim A few days ago, we got this comment in response to the Wise Guy piece “Do Men Care What Labia Look Like?” and all its comments: Amy Lee Says: May 19th, 2012 at 4:57 am e Well,I have large labia and I was hoping to get some assurance from all these men that have […]

What's Up Doc?
Dear Dr. Kate: Like Fine Wines, Do Vaginal Aromas Change with Age?

photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I’m a fully grown woman, about to turn 32. I’ve just noticed my vagina […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, Why Am I Not Wet Even When I’m Turned On?

photo via Flickr Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Why am I not wet sometimes, even when I am turned on? — Sahara […]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Why Am I Always Wet?

photo via flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I have a very embarrassing problem: my vagina is always wet all the […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: I Never Met a Vulva I Didn’t Like

photo via Flickr John Bender, in response to the post “10 Reasons Your ‘Ugly Vagina’ Is Normal and Gorgeous”: I am almost 60 years old. I have been with a fair amount of woman in my life. All colors and persuasions. I have never seen a vagina that I did not grow to love and […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Dr. Kate, Can Yeast Infections Be Prevented?

Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions every few weeks on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, Is there any way to prevent yeast infections? — Itchy & Scratchy Dear I.S., Not completely. The […]

Pop Culture
Design Your Own Pad

No, not an iPad — a menstrual pad. We were reading that article the other day about the big biz of vaginal products — how marketing and advertising industries aren’t shying away from female genitalia anymore, now that their target market has a million and one shameless blogs about the comings and goings of their […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Women Get Erections Too

photo of clitorial erectile tissue We were actually going to put an asterisk on yesterday’s Wise Guy misstatement about the labia and clitoris not needing to be erect for sex*, but we got lazy. Fortunately for us, Dannie is a great regular commenter around these here parts: If the vulva isn’t engorged with blood, if […]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa, My Boyfriend Cries “Cheater!” on the Days I Feel “Looser”

photo via Flickr Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, will be answering your questions on EMandLO.com. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, My boyfriend gets upset that sometimes my vagina is looser than other times. […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: How Long Will It Take to Cleanse My Scent?

photo by Tambako The Jaguar Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I’ve read your post ”Why Does My Vagina Taste Bitter Sometimes?” Okay, so I […]

Toys
Love Your Vagina

Mooncup, the UK-based (but internationally distributed) menstrual cup, just released an old-fashioned song onYouTube called “Love Your Vagina.” They asked women to submit nicknames for their genitalia and have amassed an overwhelming list, from which the best terms were taken to make this catchy song. (Get the sheet music and lyrics here; and if you buy the song on […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: When In Her Cycle Does a Woman Smell the Sweetest?

photo by Tambako The Jaguar Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I was wondering if, right after your period, your vagina would go back […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Is It Normal to Bleed After Intense Manual Sex?

photo by stepheye Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here every two weeks. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My husband sometimes likes to make me “squirt” (the female equivalent of ejaculation). He does […]