Vulvas
Pop Culture
The Final Word on Vajazzling?

photo via flickr When Jennifer Love Hewitt went on Conan recently, he asked her about vajazzling — the act of adorning one’s genitals with crystals — and she responded,  “It makes you feel saucy, and I don’t know, it’s kind of fun to walk around and just think that nobody has any idea how shiny it […]

Polls
Poll: Vulva or Vagina?

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

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 […]

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Dear Dr. Vanessa: How Can I Keep My Vagina Healthy?

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, What should I be doing (or not doing) to have the healthiest vulva/vagina? […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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: Why Am I Sore After Sex?

photo by Helga_Weber 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, Lately after my boyfriend and I are done having sex, I swell up down […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Real Women Don't Have Airbrushed Labia

photo by robbie_jim We were surprised by how many of our readers took offense at our Wise Guys’ response to the recent question, “Do Men Care What Labia Look Like?” To our mind, the guys were basically saying, “Love what you got, most men already do, porn ideals be damned.” But apparently that message didn’t […]

Wise Guys
Wise Guys: Do Men Care What Labia Look Like?

Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “What is the general consensus on women with big labia, or longer inner labia, or dark labia? Does it really matter? With the rise in labiaplasty surgery and all the adult men’s mags only showing only “neat and tidy” vulvas, it’s hard […]

Polls
And the Winning Term for the Female Equivalent of Blue Balls Is…

“BLUE BOX” After a week of voting, “blue box” was the top pick out 11 options, getting 27% of the vote. The next closest was (astonishingly) “purplepuss”, with 16%. Em liked how “blue bird” rolled off the tongue and Lo was partial to “blue walls” for it’s rhyming with “blue balls”, but both of us […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Vaginal Tearing During Intercourse

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 once a week. To ask her your own question, click here. Dear Dr. Kate, My boyfriend and I have been together over a year and a half and we’ve […]

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Dear Dr. Kate – Looks Like Herpes, Could It Be Something Else?

photo by Katie_Tegtmeyer 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 recently had a few zit-like sores on my labia that I was convinced were […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Is Douching Really All That Bad?

photo by cliff 1066 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’m STD and yeast infection free, but I just don’t like the way I […]

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Dear Dr. Kate: Are My Labia Normal?

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, My inner labia hangs down lower than my outer labia. I’ve always been self-conscious about this. You don’t […]