Even with the closest of girlfriends, talking about vaginas is slightly taboo among women. But it doesn’t have to be—and nor should it be. We’ve all got one, after all. And at some point in our lives, we’re probably all going to experience a hormonal change that will affect us and our bodies in one way or another.
So we’ve partnered up with Vagisil to help normalize the discussion around vaginal health and remove the stigma. Here are just a few of the ways we’re getting the conversation going.
Why We Should Open Up About Our Vaginas
This article puts it best in one beautifully honest line: “When our sexual parts are broken, the psychological damage can be devastating. Whether it stems from shame or embarrassment, we just don’t talk about these things openly and I’m breaking the silence.” Alison covers a range of important topics in this piece, including intimacy after cancer, the importance of being open and honest about what’s going on with your vagina, and talking about vaginal health with her pre-teen. Read her story here.
Girl Talk: Taking Care of Business with Vagisil
Dee, from Liner & Glitter & Gloss, Oh My!, covers some of the reasons why vaginal dryness can happen at any age (hint: it’s not just an ‘old lady’ thing) in a way that feels like she’s talking with her girlfriends. The fact is, many women deal with it – and Dee is going to talk about it. Read her take on the importance of taking care of your lady business here.
8 Things Nobody Tells You About Your Postpartum Body
Leaky boobs, intimate dryness and other interesting ‘issues’ are just a few of the things nobody dares tell you about your postpartum body. And while there’s no shortage of information on pregnancy, childbirth, caring for an infant, and postpartum mental health – Rebecca discusses how nothing can really prepare you for the changes that happen in your body after having a baby. Spoiler alert: one of the biggest changes can be to your vagina. So let’s talk about it.
Simple Ways to Make Intimacy Easier
Sometimes sex can be complicated. Busy lives, conflicting schedules, stress, vagina ‘issues’ – there are a lot of things that can make it difficult to make sex happen – and go smoothly – when you want it to. This article offers up some easy ways to take the complication out of intimacy and make it seem oh-so-simple again. Read about it here.
How to Keep Your Relationship Strong After Baby
Everyone suggests a date night. But what about when you’re struggling with things that dinner and a few drinks won’t magically fix? Here are some real, low-pressure and easy ways to help revitalize your relationship during the rough times. When a date night alone won’t cut it. Read more tips here.
Honest Conversations: Talking About Vaginal Dryness With Vagisil
In this article, Simone has just what the title suggests: an honest conversation about vaginas. The more we talk openly about our bodies, the more we’ll feel good in them. Even when the stuff we’re talking about doesn’t seem sexy. This is what Simone had to say on the topic.
Is My Vagina Normal?
This is a very valid question. When it comes to talking about our kids, there’s nothing much that’s off limits. But when it comes to talking about our vaginal health, we’re suddenly. . . lost for words. Because we believe that there should be no stigma surrounding women’s health, we’ve created a handy infographic to answer some questions you may be too shy or embarrassed to ask. Take a look at it here.
Let’s keep the conversation going. Because vaginal health should be a completely normal topic – and it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of.