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Walt Disney said “Vagina” first!

PrivateRX, VAGINA POWER
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



Here’s a mind blowing little fact for you:

As strange as it may seem, Walt Disney was on the forefront of women talking about their vaginae (plural of vagina). In 1946, Disney was commissioned by the Cello-Cotton company (who made Kotex feminine napkins) to make a film called The Story of Menstruation, which mentioned the V-word for the very first time on celluloid. The film was never released theatrically, but was shown to 105 million American students, along with advertisements for girls to make sure to use their brand when it came to “that time of the month.” The film was hardly pornographic – in fact, menstrual blood is shown as white instead of red. It is now in the public domain and can be watched below!

Interesting, eh? Well, did you also know that… Read more

Call It What It Is: Vagina

SEX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Adrian Lamb | Blogger On the Go


Denise Vivaldo, in her essay for The Huffington Post, writes:

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I happen to love my vagina. We have been through thick and thin together. The great, the good, the average and the occasional nights we never speak of. Ever.

Now that we are 60, which is the new 40, we both feel we have a lot of great years ahead of us. We love being older and wiser. We love being a wife, a boss, a woman. We pay our taxes. We are good citizens. It seems only right that we be in charge of our own life, because my vagina and me, we belong to each other and nobody else.

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Talking About Sexual Inadequacy

PrivateRX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



How do we communicate when it comes to feelings of sexual inadequacy?

We live in a time where we are encouraged to fly our freak flags high; if we’ve got something strange, unique or even problematic – these are the days when open communication is the norm.

Remember when mental health was a hush-hush secret? Now, things like depression are talked about openly and there are no barriers to prevent a person from finding help. The same goes for sexual expression – over the years, women have been empowered to such a point where one can tell their sexual partner what it is that turns them on – without it being a huge embarrassment.

And even as we grow in our ways of expression, even as we step into fearlessness and the courageous ways we can talk about our bodies to our partners – there is one threshold that still seems to be off-limits…and that’s the doorway that leads to what we hold as our secret neurosis. Read more

A Happy, Healthy Vagina

PrivateRX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



What causes vaginal irritation, and what preventative measures can be taken to avoid this? Even though the advice comes in a rather goofy style of prose, I found that this advice was excellent and well worth the read. From Women’s Health Magazine:

1. Sitting on a Bike Seat Without Padding
Ever have your labia go numb—or even start to hurt—during a SoulCycle session? That’s your vagina making it loud and clear that the way you’re sitting on the cycle seat is compressing nerves and blood vessels in your crotch, which over time can reduce genital sensation. A 2012 study from Yale University looked into this more closely, finding that women who rode stationary bikes with the handlebars lower than the seat experienced the most discomfort. If it happens a lot, check your positioning on the bike, or follow these strategies so you and your vagina can continue killing it at your indoor-cycling class.

2. Not Taking off Your Gym Clothes After a Workout
As you lounge around in your sweaty yoga pants, bacteria are breeding like crazy, thanks to all that perspiration your below-the-belt region produces (your vaginal area is packed with sweat glands, you know). If bacteria get into your vaginal canal, they can upset the balance of the microbes that normally live there and cause a yeast infection, says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical associate professor of ob-gyn at Yale School of Medicine. Change out of your sweaty, stinky gear as soon as you can, and take a quick shower to wash away the sweat that allows infection-causing bugs to thrive. Read more

Starting Out the New Year with a Big One

SEX, VAGINAL HEALTH
Adrian Lamb | Blogger On the Go


Whether we’re serious or just being facetious, everyone is impressed by a large penis. The real question is – is there such a thing a too big? Can being impressed quickly turn into fear – even dread? Not everyone is porn star after all. But still, we talk a blue streak about size, so there’s something about it that keeps us curious. But the truth is – can we handle all that D?

According to Women’s Health,

In a perfect world, your boyfriend/husband/fiancé/hookup would have the Goldilocks of penises: not too big and not too small—juuuust right for you. But this is not a perfect world, and the truth is that size can sometimes be an issue. His penis and your vagina might not always match up perfectly. We checked in with gynecologist Lauren Streicher, M.D., author of Sex Rx: Hormones, Health, and Your Best Sex Ever, to find out if a penis can ever be too big for your vagina—and what to do if you find yourself dealing with the papa bear of penises.

Good news: In general, most vaginas are able to fit all shapes and sizes of penises. “Given appropriate arousal and lubrication, most vaginas can expand to fit whatever size penis,” says Streicher.

Is this really true? I mean, if we can deliver a human child through that canal, one would suppose a large penis would look like small potatoes in comparison. Then again, no one ever says delivering a child is easy…

To read more: Can a Penis Be Too Big for Your Vagina?

And while you’re there – start thinking about lubricant. PrivateRx would be your next go-to website for all things smooth and satisfying!

Endometrial Ablation

WELL-BEING, MENSTRUATION
Gabrielle Vaughn
 | Blogger



Many women’s lives are compromised on a monthly basis due to a common condition: excessively heavy menstruation. While most women can fully accept the natural occurrences that come with with their monthly period, there are others who quite simply suffer through them. This kind of suffering not only cramps one’s style, it makes living a normal life outright impossible. It’s not just the bleeding — it’s the anemia that comes with the blood loss, the overwhelming fatigue and the irritability and moodiness that come as a result.

But this irritability is not just hormonal — it’s because having heavy periods is a sincere drag. Nobody wants to be the person who “can’t do, can’t go, can’t get up, can’t work” etc… and, unfortunately, heavy periods can become such a burden that, for the women who suffer them, the experience of “can’t do” becomes the unwanted norm. Read more

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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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

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!