‘Read My Lips’

Read My Lips: A Complete Guide to the Vagina and Vulva

by Debby Herbenick and Vanessa Schick

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, In.c

Pub. Date: November 14, 2011


Twat, cunt, vag, coochie, pussy va-jay-jay- no matter what you call it, for most, the vagina is a mysterious force that must straddle the dichotomy of two worlds- the image of purity and giver-of-life and the image of tempting seductress.  It is easy to see why we do not know as much as we should about this amazing organ, and often steer clear of conversation in regards to the vagina.  It is controversial for women to know about their bodies, and is still taboo in many ways.  That is where Read My Lips comes in to fill the gaps (no pun intended) in our knowledge about this wonderful, beautiful, overlooked area.

Filled with many facts, starting with the anatomical basics and ending with vagina culture, Read My Lips gives us a comprehensive and entertaining look at the vulva.  Celebrating different sizes and shapes, one should never see their vagina as being imperfect again, only different and unique.  Herbenick and Schick give a history of shaving, douching, and other history of cleaning it up down there.  They supply us with a bare-all examination of cultural stereotypes, as well as a more intensive view on sexual health and the myths surrounding.

So, if you are looking to begin your exploration into the vulva, or would like a deeper understanding of the magical world of vaginas, this book is a must have.  While most may not be using the guide on how to make a vulva costume this Halloween season, there is sure to be something for everyone.  This is an entertaining and informative step into the demystification of the vagina.  By the end, every reader will be saying out loud: “Read My Lips– no more douches,”  which is really a great life-motto in general.

 This book can be purchased at Amazon.com, as well as your local independent bookseller.


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