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Reclaiming Your Vagina

 

 

The word vagina is derived from Latin and technically means “sheath for a sword.” In this case, I am guessing the sword is a penis.

 

 

Is our thinking still antiquated? Is our vagina truly ours? Is our female sexuality seen predominantly in terms of how well our bodies meet and satisfy the needs and desires of males, rather than ourselves?

 

It's time for us to examine how we can reclaim our vagina and make our sexuality our own.

 

Pubic Hair:

A catchy tune, a shaved cat and a woman who spends her bored time mowing the lawn and trimming her bushes, this “Mow the Lawn” video will make you think, really? Do we need little shapes to love our pubic region?

 

Instead, let's look at the reality of our pubic region. According to, the article, “15 Crazy Things About Vaginas”, on OwningPink.com: “Pubic hair is not just a biological accident that forces us to the waxing salon. It serves three critical functions. First, it protects the delicate vagina. Second, it serves as a reproductive billboard to alert potential mates that you are biologically (if not emotionally) prepared to procreate. And last, it’s a pheromone carpet and traps the scents that lead potential mates to the promised land. So you might think twice before you shave it all off. It’s there for a reason. Embrace it.”

 

Decorating Your Vajayjay:

Some women may think that the lower area needs some enhancement. I guess the most important question would be to ask yourself, who are you doing it for? That was the question I asked when I saw this video: This is What Getting Your Vagina Vajazzled Looks Like”.

Bottom line is this: “How you choose to decorate is completely personal. Waxing, shaving, tattooing, piercing, or simply going au natural. It's your choice, and don't let anyone else pressure you into doing something that doesn't resonate with you.” (owningpink,com)

 

Your Personal Scent:
Summer's Eve crosses the line in this controversial ad - which plays up on racist and sexist stereotypes. It's a really sad way to try to get us to clean our lower region with their product.

But what if we thought like this?: The vagina doesn’t need to be douched. As Eve Ensler says, My vagina doesn’t need to be cleaned up. It smells good already. Don’t try to decorate. Don’t believe him when he tells you it smells like rose petals when it’s supposed to smell like pussy. That’s what they’re doing – trying to clean it up, make it smell like bathroom spray or a garden. All those douche sprays – floral, berry, rain. I don’t want my pussy to smell like rain. All cleaned up like washing a fish after you cook it. I want to taste the fish. That’s why I ordered it.” Amen, sister. (owningpink.com)

 

It's Time...

To accept and love ourselves the same way that we want others to accept and love us – just as we are and in the way that we are comfortable. Be at ease in your decisions for yourself and don't worry about what others might think or feel. Reclaim your vagina and empower yourself as a result.

 

Comic, Gabriel Iglesia's mom has the right idea about her vagina when she points down below and says, “the road to success is right here.” as it was the birth canal of her famous son.

 

Ana Lewis

Founder
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AnaLewis · 2069 days ago
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  •  GetawayGirl: 
     
    PS...Ana, everytime I go to get login, I have to have a password mailed to me. How do I reset my password? I am totally stuck on finding where.
     
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  •  GetawayGirl: 
     
    Well done! I have to say, I have raised 4 boys that are now ages 23 - 29 and they all say "EEEEWWWW! Pubic hair is gross!" They claim that none of them have ever actually seen a girl in their generation with Pubic hair! Now I can actually tell them the reason for it! LOL FOr me, I believe in grooming...but totally feel bad for that whole generation that feels the need to painfully wax or annoyingly shave to bareness. What is with that?!
    And thanks for opening the conversation and making it more acceptable to talk about it!
    Janet
     
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  •  Elle: 
     
    Lol, you made me laugh. Missed you :)
     
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  •  AnaLewis: 
     
    Haha! Elle, I could just see you virtually smacking away anyone that wanted to mess with your private parts. Perfect! xxxooo
     
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  •  Elle: 
     
    Lol, love this! Too right, the road to success, absolutely. Love that quote, made me smile.
    I don't understand these trends to mess with nature. Mine is fine as it is, thank you very much.
    Leave well alone :)

     
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