Vaginas
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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 […]

Dear Em & Lo
10 Reasons Your “Ugly Vagina” Is Normal and Gorgeous

Dear Em & Lo, A male acquaintance recently started a conversation about “ugly” vaginas with my friends and me. He said that some vaginas resemble “kebabs” and that a lot of guys are really put off sex when they get a hot girl naked and find that her vagina isn’t as “neat” as they imagined […]

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 […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Intercourse and Tampons Both Hurt Me

photo by mistress_f 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, After several unsuccessful attempts at having intercourse (due to pain), I talked to my doctor. […]

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Dear Dr. Kate, Is There Such a Thing as Vaginal Perfume Drops?

photo by longhorndave 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 girlfriend’s vaginal fluids sometimes smell and taste funny (not a good funny). I read […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Did Douching Give Me a Yeast Infection?

photo by Helga_Weber 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, A couple of weeks ago I douched after my period ended. A couple of days […]

Pop Culture
Wave of (Female Genital) Mutilation

ActivistResource.org apprised us of a 2009 documentary being screened in our neck of the woods (Hudson Valley) tonight called Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, so we checked out the trailer. It’s the story of one woman’s quest to save her young daughter from the horrors of the African tradition of female genital cutting. In her native Mali, […]

Dear Em & Lo
Dear Em & Lo: My Boyfriend Is Too Big for Me

Dear Em & Lo, My current guy and I get along great, but we may not be sexually compatible. He has a really thick penis (think large cucumber), and I seem to be too small! We have not had successful intercourse because it hurts me way too much. Have you ever heard of this problem […]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: Doc Told Me I Have a Tiny Cervix

photo by eclaire 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 here. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Vanessa, I’m 24, and have not yet had any children. At my last gynecological exam, […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: I Get Too Wet

photo by the_tahoe_guy Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City and she answers your medical questions here once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, I think that I get too wet by far. Is there anything that will help […]