I’m fat, and I spent a lot of years trying to hide that (don’t know why; it’s not like I was fooling anyone). All that time believing I was less than or unworthy of love and affection has taken its toll, so this piece really resonated. Aside from the more, ahem, technical advice – and who […]
Feminist, Mother, Lover, Fat Babe, Student and Case Worker Extraordinaire, serving high risk women and families in Seattle. My background is in Midwifery, Public Health Research, Sexual Education and Childbirth Education.
I’m a fat woman. I’m a fat woman who has had lots and lots of awesome sex almost exclusively with partners much smaller than myself. When I met my current partner a year ago, I was at my fattest, about 150 lbs heavier than he is, making our sex the most drastic in terms of […]
This week I’ll be answering reader questions! Dear Ms. Vagina Science, I have the Implanon implant. And while I love it dearly–no maintenance, low dose progestin, happy skin–I have one side effect. I spot. A lot. Sometimes almost as much as a regular period, sometimes not at all, but it sometimes drags on and […]
This week I will be answering reader questions! NSFW warning: there is a picture of a full Diva Cup below.
Dear, Ms. Vagina Science, So, how exactly does one masturbate? Sincerely, Confused about masturbating exactly Some NSFW pictures after the cut
So, You Want to Be a Doula
Congratulations on your new path! Doula work is very challenging, rewarding, and life changing. For over 5 years I taught childbirth education and worked independently as a birth Doula. I wandered into the profession at 22 years old and quickly became a very busy birth attendant in the little town where I lived. I left birth work […]
So, you want to understand your fertility! Good for you! Maybe you just want to know how it works, or maybe you want to practice the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). Either way, I’m here to help you get started.
This week Ms. Vagina Science answers reader questions!
Practicing Radical Self Care
After a nearly one month hiatus, Ms. Vagina Science is back! But not to discuss vaginas. Instead, I want to address an issue which is near and dear to me as of late, and of which I think everyone should make a priority – Radical Self Care.
Dear Ms. Vagina Science, What causes pregnancy symptoms? What shift in hormones causes the nausea and sore boobs? Is it increased progesterone? I’m not pregnant, but I’m super tired and run-down, craving weird things, have sore boobs, and my stomach flips out every time I eat. I am nauseous all day. My period isn’t due for a week, […]
pH. It sounds so scientific. When I consider pH, I have nasty flashbacks from high school chemistry class, or rather, failing high school chemistry class. Beakers and flasks, right? pH is scientific, for sure, but it’s also applicable to your vaginal health. A little chemistry goes a long way when you’re dealing with chronic vaginitis- […]
Me, You, and Your Vagina
My friend didn’t know where her clitoris was. This happens to me. A lot.