Vabbing is the act of taking one’s vaginal secretions and using it as a perfume – while not a new trend, it is taking social media sites like TikTok by storm.
The vagina is a muscular tube that can maintain itself and be beneficial to babies.
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As it debunks old myths and uncovers previously ignored facts, science is finding that the vagina is both complex and busy.
Vaginismus is one of the leading causes of painful sex. Many people haven’t even heard of it, but vaginismus is extremely common and it can have a huge impact on women, their partners and relationships.
They’re silly, but the singer’s statement pants are an important comment on female storytelling.
No, you don’t need to douche yourself with a cucumber. Or anything for that matter.
The vagina is self-cleaning, and vaginal discharge plays an important role in keeping the vagina healthy.
From a woman’s first periods until menopause, menstrual hormones drive her vaginal discharge.
Vaginal discharge varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond.
As of January 2016, Gardasil has been administered in more than 200 million doses worldwide.
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The best way to prevent head and neck cancers, which are more common in men, is to get the HPV vaccine. It’s free for boys and girls aged 12 and 13.
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Women’s privates have moved to the front and centre of popular entertainment. And they’re not always pretty.
Wearable tech is heading between women’s legs.
Developers are using wearable tech to help women and girls better understand their bodies.
We’ve all heard about the elusive G-spot, but is it real?
Eleanor Beth Haswell
It is perhaps one of the most controversial debates in sexual function: is there, or isn’t there a G-spot? And if there is, how do we find it?
Women are increasingly feeling embarrassed about their genital appearance.
New guidelines launched by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners aim to help doctors educate women about the variety of genital appearance and stop them having unnecessary surgery.
Vaginal knitting – what’s the fuss?
Interested in craftivism?
Most people haven’t actually seen many vulvas up close, and don’t know about the vast anatomical range of normality.
ABC TV’s The Vagina Diaries investigates the worrying trend for increasing numbers of labiaplasty procedures being performed in Australia. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to remove or reduce the labia…
Two-thirds of all women who suffer recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an infection caused by an imbalance in vaginal flora…
Vagina dialogues: is it so revolutionary to use the word “vagina” in a TV ad?
There’s an anecdote in Tina Fey’s memoir Bossypants where Mother Fey hands her daughter two booklets to prepare her for her first period. On the (not-so) auspicious occasion of Fey’s menarche, the limitations…