I had my vagina pried open for the second time this month.
Last week I had my first yeast infection. Today I had my first IUD inserted. 297 more words
Of course I mean just the female ones. This immediately got me wondering about the possible sexist nature of science in the media. If there was an animal out there with even two penises, let alone three, surely we’d all know about it. 544 more words
Sex can be physically painful, and that doesn’t mean “you’re doing it wrong”.
When we speak with young people about sex in frank and honest ways, one question that we often hear is “does sex hurt?” We hear this question because there’s a common line in media and conversations about sex, which says how much it hurts for girls (people with vulvas, more accurately) to “lose their virginity.” We hear phrases like “popping the cherry” and “tearing the hymen,” and sex educators everywhere grimace to hear these phrases. 1,680 more words