The Vagina Bible: The vulva and the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine
Does eating sugar cause yeast infections? Does pubic hair have a function?
Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen?
Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex?
What's the truth about the HPV vaccine?
So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory misinformation! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and celebrity-endorsed...more
There are so many great quotes, but this is the one I keep revisiting, “Power and health are inseparably linked.”
This book deserves to be pre-ordered.
The patriarchy and snake oil have had a good run, but I'm done with how they negatively affect and weaponize women's health. So I am not going to stop swinging my bat until everyone has the tools to be an empowered patient and those who seek to subjugate women by keeping them from facts about their bodies have shut up and taken a seat in the back of class.
That's my vagenda.
This book is for you if…you carry a vagina and vulva or don't carry one but want to educate yourself...more
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You too will want to read the book! And if you have a vagina, you should! ...more
I'm just going to leave that there, completely out of context, and let you deal with figuring it out all on your own.
It grinds my gears to no end hearing that rubbish that menstruation is something women should be proud of; a reminder of our femininity; a reminder of our beautiful womanhood; a reminder of our fragility, or of our ability to create life, yadda yadda. Shut the heck up.
For many women, periods are painful, and unnecessary 90% of the ...more
Jennifer Gunter covers the vagina basics such as where everything is located and what everything is for, including what makes up the Vulva, and the parts and anatomy of the clitoris. She goes on to debunk and or prove myths such as is there really a G-spot or is it really just the parts of the clitoris near the bladder and vaginal wall on some women filled with blood ...more
Dr. Jen Gunter writes in an accessible, engaging style. Her astute insights and observations are interspersed with humor and wit. Her goal is to empower and ...more
Wow, I'm so glad I chose to read this book. It's phenomenal. It's a book where knowledge meets humor. So you can only imagine that this is a fun read that at the same time gives you much needed information about a woman's body, mostly about the vagina as well as the vulva. I really enjoyed reading about the different functions each part has and also about the numerous trends. Some were really crazy and I for sure would not try them out ...more
I'm struggling with what to rate this book - I think I'm somewhere between a 3 and a 4.
In Dr. Gunter's introduction, she says to use it as either a reference or read it straight-through. I chose to do both: I read 100 pages straight, and then I looked up topics I was particularly curious about.
There is a lot to love about Dr. Gunter's book. I found her book extremely readable - she writes like your friend-doctor with whom you're getting a cup of coffee. Who knew reading about reproductive ...more
I also learned that some women dry their vulvas with hair dryers. NOOOOOO! I screamed.
I also realized that I should probably boil my tweezers, or at the very least, clean them more often.
I like Jen Gunter's personable, ...more
In any case, the book is heavy on practical, detailed information for a ton of symptoms, ailments, treatments and general advice (which ...more
I'm 33, a mom, college educated, professional, and a mostly Internet savvy feminist. And I learned SO MUCH from this book! I have to recommend it to anyone and everyone who has a vagina.
I mean it. Everyone who has a vagina, including trans women and nonbinary folks. This book is written with diversity in mind and addresses numerous issues specific to these groups. In fact, once I got done reading I donated my copy to my local center for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who are ...more
Do Not Read the Comments - Ever
This isn't a review, but a question as to why anyone would give a one-star rating. This book is informative and empowering. A one-star review written by a man? He is entitled to his opinion, but he takes umbrage with the author "promoting sex just for pleasure," which is not the case.
The author stresses that sex should feel good to -- and be pleasurable for -- people with a vagina. Horrors! This man did not write a review. He wrote his about his ...more
Dr. Gunter does an incredible job of addressing the myths and the dangerous misunderstandings surrounding vaginal health in the world today and explains how that misinformation is being used as a weapon against individuals with vaginas.
Literally every topic I can think of is talked about in this book. I LEARNED SO MUCH. It’s wild to think ...more
One big takeaway--often advice is given to women to try something with no supporting scientific evidence because "it can't hurt." Gunter asserts that it often can, indeed, hurt--hurt your wallets, hurt your relationships, hurt ...more
After reading this book I feel baffled that there were so many things about my own body that I didn't know. For reference: I have grown up and always lived in the Netherlands, where sex education is a big part of our education. I believe I started learning about reproductive systems around the age of 11/12.
I also remember thinking that I always found it weird how much attention there ...more
Seriously though, super informative book. I wish they had given us this in high school for our health class instead of subjecting us to a teacher who laughed at the amount of pubic hair the woman had in a live birth video. It covers nearly every topic you could think of, is inclusive of trans people, and has the right amount of humor. I’ll definitely be ...more
Anyways, I love the contents section at the beginning (it really helps if you want to read about a specific topic), and the bottom-line summaries at the end of each chapters. You could easily learn a lot just by reading those summaries!It has been organized just as a medical ...more