This week on Underwire, Georgia and Alice discuss the shroud of mystery surrounding female genitalia (the vagina, clitoris and vulva, to name a few) and how the lack of conversation on this topic affects women's reproductive health and sexual pleasure. Join Peggy, Alice, and Georgia as they play Cuntypalooza, a game where they name all the different words for vagina. Some are cute, some are gross, and some are hilarious. Alice and Georgia share their "vagina awakenings", among other real-life experiences they've had in discovering and loving their vaginas, and chat about vagina beauty standards and vagina-positivity.
Show Notes (in order of episode) :
Petals: Vagina Dialogues (movie)
Betty Dodson (feminist sexual health educator)
Etymology of "Vagina" and "Cunt": In this episode, Alice mistakenly attributes the word "axe" as the origin for the word "fuck". What Alice was thinking about was the etymology of the word vagina, as it means "a sheath...in which to thrust a sword". Sword, axe, it's all the same right?
Clitoris is larger than you think! (article)
Giant Golden Statues of Clits by Artist Sophia Wallace (photos, art)
Vagina by Naomi Wolf (book)
Great Wall of Vagina by Artist Jamie McCartney (art, casts of vulvas)
Music (a.k.a. the Pussy Playlist) :
- Peaches - Fuck the Pain Away
- Kelis - Milkshake
- Craig Campbell - Fish
- Khia - My Neck My Back (Lick It)
- Ciara - Goodies
- Missy Elliott - Work It
- 112 - Peaches & Cream
- Margaret Cho - My Puss
- Drake - Poundcake
- Bratmobile - Cherry Bomb (Runaways Cover)
Honourable Mentions (i.e. Cool Shit We Found on the Internet):
Vagina Dispatches Video about Vulvas
Do you have a "vagina awakening" story? We'd love to hear it! Tell us in the comments, on social media, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget to answer our Twitter Question for this episode, and tell us what your vagina would wear if it could have an outfit (hahaha!)
Thanks for listening!