3 Reads on Your Lady Bits: Health, Mystery & Intrigue

Creative Commons photo of Sarah Wallace's "Cliteracy" artwork courtesy Instant Vantage on Flickr 
Creative Commons photo of Sarah Wallace's "Cliteracy" artwork courtesy Instant Vantage on Flickr

Do you talk about your underwear as much as I do? Ok, it's my job to talk about underwear, so probably not. 

But do you ever really talk about what goes on inside of them? Me neither. 

Until today. 

I mean, we know about the benefits of cotton underwear (that's why Upitees are only made from 100% cotton tshirts- no poly blends here!), but beyond your lady bits breathing, what else is happening down there? 

I've noticed a few fascinating articles recently and had to share. It can be a little or a lot taboo to talk about lady bits (or heaven forbid we actually use the word vagina), but there's tons of magic (actually, science!) that happens in there. Here are a few articles I couldn't get out of my head:

The Mensies:

No one actually says "mensies" anymore...  But doesn't it make you smile? :) Anyway, 9 Things Every Woman Should Know About Menstruation from the Huffington Post. Most of this stuff I hadn't seen since they split the boys and girls in 5th grade to talk about our plumbing. And there's lots in this article that makes a ton more sense now that the plumbing is actually in operation. Just need a laugh? Click here for some brilliant Flo marketing from a company selling monthly tampon/pad mailers.

Clitoris Talk:

9 Interesting Things You May Not Know About the Clitoris from Alternet. The clitoris is way more magical (scientific?) than any of us ever even knew. For serious. The first MRIs of the clitoris didn't even happen until the 1990s (while men's bits had been studied through MRIs for decades longer...). I did promise intrigue... :) (Source).

And then there's Sarah Wallace, the artist whose work is pictured above. She's on a mission to spread "cliteracy."

Here's a great interview with her from the Huffington Post.

Hormonal Much?

What Your Period Reveals About Your Health from Dr. Oz. For real, this is the only time I have ever watched Dr. Oz in my life, but when one of my best friends told me that hormonal guru Alisa Vitti was on, I figured, "Why not?"

Alisa Vitti is the cycle whisperer. I swear she knows all there is to know about how your hormones affect your cycles and vice versa. Her program has had a huge impact on a dear friend with polyvistic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which Vitti also has. 

The link above is to the first of three videos about what the consistency of your period means. I'm pretty sure you'll be hooked and watch all three parts. 

Lady bits science is awesome! :) 

Whew! Isn't it fun (dare I say empowering?!?) to talk about taboo lady bit things? I hope you learned something new about how glorious and amazing your lady bits are... 

Just as important as the Upitees you put over them. :)

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October 12, 2013


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