vagina

Common Misconceptions about Vaginas

It’s no secret that sex education in the UK is lacking, to say the least. While some of us are lucky to have had positive experiences when it comes to learning about sex, reproduction, and the (literal) ins and outs of the birds and the bees, many of us have …

My Vagina Doesn’t Work

Hello, I’m Louise, I’m Scottish, I’m twenty-two, I own a tiny cat who is currently yelling right into my ear, and, oh yeah, my vagina doesn’t work. Well, no, that’s not true – it performs a good chunk of the functions that a vagina is meant to. But when it …

No, My Vagina isn’t Carcinogenic

I was 17 before I’d heard of a clitoris, and I was 21 before I knew that the vagina and the vulva weren’t the same thing. This wasn’t because I’d avoided my own anatomy for my entire life, or because I’d catastrophically failed GCSE biology. It was because no one …

Blood, Sweat and Tears: an Unsuccessful Cervical Screening

I turn 25 in June, so this January brought with it that symbol of adulthood for vagina/cervix owners that we all wish we didn’t have to go through. The invitation for cervical screening, better known as a ‘smear test’. I decided to get it over and done with. I rang …