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The Doctor’s Story

SEX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Adrian Lamb | Blogger On the Go


From PrivateRx founder and Femnene Corporation Chairman Dr. Ronald D. Blatt, a board-certified gynecologist and Chief Surgeon and Medical Director of the Manhattan Center for Vaginal Surgery and the Manhattan Centers for Women’s Health:

“Women age differently than men. As estrogen levels decline, so does natural lubrication. Many women experience this prior to or during menopause, but it can impact a woman at any age. Diminished estrogen can lead to external and internal vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, resulting in undernourished, underhydrated, aged skin that leads many women to experience daily personal discomfort, diminished interest in intimacy and a lack of sexual spontaneity.”
After years of seeing these same medical issues over and over again, and sympathizing with his patients’ discontent over the scarcity of suitable intimate skin care options for vaginal dryness and flaking often caused by menopause, Dr. Blatt convened a team of scientists to develop a solution.

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Aesthetic Perfection

AESTHETICS, HEALTH, SEX, SURGERY
Gabrielle Vaughn | Blogger


Be honest with yourself: How many times in a day do you say the word, ‘Labiaplasty’? My guess would be that, unless you’re a gynecological surgeon — or a vagina blogger like myself — you probably don’t say it much, if you’ve even said it once.

Weird thing is, many women are very aware of labiaplasty — and this was a thing I didn’t know until I told a friend of mine that I was going to blog on the subject. Her reaction: “Oh yes, that’s that procedure where they surgically reduce the size of the vaginal lips (the labia), right?”

Yes. That’s exactly what they do. Not only that — they change the appearance of the lips as well; kind of like a facelift or — a lip job, seriously. And if you’ve ever looked at a vagina, basically it’s the lips that do the greeting, which is why women who are conscious of their ‘nether’ appearance may be interested in a little nip tuck. Read more

The Rise of Viola Davis

MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT
Gabrielle Vaughn | Blogger Deluxe
Photograph by ABC


When we’re looking for female strength in character – in television and in the movies, 2014 definitely brought us a few ultimate role models. Somehow, thankfully,  we’ve evolved past the limits of Barbie doll skinny-blonde-youthful into the concept of what real women are doing and can potentially do. Enter Viola Davis, and her amazing presence as Professor Annalise Keating, in the hit TV series, ‘How to Get Away With Murder’.

It’s nice to see middle aged women getting kudos, in fact, it’s nice when we can recognize women for more than just their beauty.  Ms. Davis is such a tour de force, and while she is indeed a beautiful woman, what makes her special comes from inside: she’s filled with a light that cannot be denied, and thankfully, she has the talent to deliver that light to us in ways that are not only entertaining, but inspiring as well.  Read more

A Vagina is Not a Machine

SEX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Adrian Lamb | Blogger On the Go


I’m not going to go into the Femsome Skincare Complex or what a miracle it absolutely is – what I am going to get into is how PrivateRx performs above and beyond the call of duty. Intimate skincare? You betcha. Let’s not mince words: PrivateRx tends to the vagina.

When you feel you need moisture in this area – they’ve got both an internal AND an external moisturizer! If you are about making your intimate areas look good – They offer the cooling pads and serum for getting rid of nasty razor bumps. Pure perfection! And if you are in need of sexual lubricant – look no further, because PrivateRx’s Personal Lubricant is a dream come true.

Women know what they want. And they know when they’re being handed a subpar product that does very little to get the job done. We’re the pampered ones, remember? We know where to turn when we want to nicest shampoos, bath products, beauty aids…we know, so when we want to pamper and care for our vaginal area – don’t hand us some one-size-fits-all product that will completely ignore our needs. Give us something special. These are vaginas we’re talking about here, not feet.

We are sensitive, all of us. And as we get older, we come across a whole new horizon of possible concerns – the number one of which is dry, uncomfortable skin – yes, down there. Down there, folks – we need smooth relief. We need moisture that mimics our natural lubricant. We need a reality wake up call, and that means, “Don’t hand me Nivea and a bottle of Astroglide. I’m a woman, not a teenage boy. I’ve got a vagina here, not a machine that needs oiling.”

Women need moisture and they need it supplied in a gentle and compassionate way. This means they need the right products. Products that were designed especially for this reason.

The time has come for us to claim what is rightfully ours. Quality skincare developed solely with the purpose of pampering and improving the health of our vaginas. PrivateRx Intimate Skincare – to the rescue.

Menopause and the Holidays

MENOPAUSE
Evan Chen | Blogger Extraordinaire


There’s nothing new to the idea that around this time of year, many people fall into a depressed state of mind. For some, it’s about the colder weather; perhaps the chilly season brings with it memories of past chilly seasons and that, for many people, tends to shine an unwanted light on that which might be missing in a person’s life today. The end of the year is that nagging reminder that all things come to an end, including us – and during the holiday season, it’s sometimes hard to get with all the ‘happy-happy-joy-joy’ while the very environment itself is making us feel older, dried out and reflective of a past gone by.

Take that and throw a little menopause on top of this idea and you’ve got yourself every plausible reason to hit the nog bright and early this season; Hot flashes in the kitchen and night sweats in flannel pajama’s set the tone while irritability and mood swings complete the perfect scenario for a real menopausal Christmas with the family. Read more

The Power of Grandma

MEDIA, V TALK
Gabrielle Vaughn | Blogger Deluxe
Photograph by Paola Gianturco


Grandmas are livin’ loud and large these days. Tara Sophia Mohr, expert on women’s leadership and well-being, talks about the wonderful and eye-opening new book, Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon by Paola Gianturco.

Here is an excerpt from her Huffington Post interview with Gianturco:

Tara: How did the idea for your new book, Grandmother Power, come about?

Paola: In 2006, I met heroic grandmothers all over Africa who were raising their grandchildren who had been orphaned by AIDS. While still grieving for their children, they somehow managed to care for youngsters, sometimes as many as 15 at a time. I was convinced that the future of that continent rests in the hands of its grandmothers and wondered what grandmothers were doing in other parts of the world. I discovered an unheralded, international activist grandmothers movement.

Tara: How would you describe this movement, this phenomenon, that you call Grandmother Power? Read more

PrivateRx – a VB Testimonial

WELL-BEING, PrivateRx
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



Being on the inside, I get to try all the cool stuff. It takes audacity to smile with interest while receiving a beautifully packaged vaginal moisturizer, expertly designed for the moisturizing of the external areas of the vagina. It was more than likely in the gift giver’s interest to hear a follow up on how it worked…

Well, I received the entire PrivateRx line of intimate skincare products, and the External Vaginal Moisturizer seemed to call my name. I wanted to try it. There was something appealing to me about the specifics of ‘external’ – that sounded very ‘catering’ to me, I liked it. I showered and decided, “Hey, this is the moment.” I dried off and applied a small amount of PrivateRx – at first it felt warm, it seemed to warm the area. Completely pleasant. And I felt a very healthy, warm and moisturized feeling throughout the day.

I really, really liked this product, and I would recommend it to all women, of any age. It just feels good. It feels healthy and gives you the kind of moisture and natural lubrication to feel completely comfortable all day and night.

It’s an absolutely wonderful way to start off the PrivateRx line.

 

So, this is what I’m talking about: PrivateRx External Vaginal Moisturizer

Pretty Proud

MEDIA, BEAUTY
Evan Chen | Blogger Extraordinaire


Tell me that when you see this photo with this tweet that you don’t just feel so happy for Barack Obama, that he gets to be in the presence of these awesome women. Any man who can rise to power and handle to power of the women in the family is a man who has a special experience of life. Women are worth knowing, and these gorgeous ladies below are such a statement of power and balance.

 

Someday we’ll be able to see our beauty in all different packages, we’ll be able to accept the power within us and let it shine, no matter who we are. Michelle and Malia, the First Lady and first daughter of the White House. Hail to the queens.

What’s Underneath?

WELL-BEING, BODY CONSCIOUSNESS
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



I stumbled on to this a few months ago and I thought it was terrific. The What’s Underneath project is a collection of videos made by women who tell their stories honestly and own up to who they’ve become and how they feel about that. I can’t help but feel any and all films like this are good for us, just because we all identify with this kind of vulnerability.

Watch the very interesting Jacky O’Shaughnessy, as she strips down to the bare essentials of her soul. I love this woman, I think she’s just amazing for doing this. I think you’ll love her too.

If you’d like to see some of the other women in the group tell their tale of body consciousness and self acceptance, please see The What’s Underneath Project for the full story.

The most poignant part for me was when Jackie said something like, “How much time do I want to spend hating myself?” When you put that in context – an older woman…how much time do we want to waste when time is not forever for us? We have an expiration date. It’s such a good idea for us to understand this, and try to love ourselves – because this is who we are.


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Thanksgiving 2014

SEX, HEALTH
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | The Thanksgiving Vagina Blogger



Could you imagine if I wrote a blog called “Your Thanksgiving Vagina?” I almost did. I was trying to think of how I could relate the Thanksgiving feast to the a woman’s intimate area, and well – outside of the standard ‘eat me’ jokes, all I could think of was:

No, we will not be stuffing that bird. Not tonight at least. And most especially not after that tryptophan-induced happy-coma that comes after eating so much turkey. Tonight, there will be no Thanksgiving sex. La Vagina, she will take a much needed rest.

Tomorrow, however – is another story.

Instead, we here at VenusBlogs, will relish – unlike like cranberry sauce – the gratitude of the day. We are grateful for your readership, happy and honored that you are on this journey with us, and we are at peace knowing that you are mindful of your body and that you treasure your lives as women.

It’s great to be a woman. It’s great to have a vagina. It’s great to be alive!

Happy Thanksgiving (Vagina) Day, from all your friends at the Manhattan Center, PrivateRx and of course, here at VenusBlogs!