I read a midwife's blog the other day, about a topic you don't hear much about: How being obese changes a woman's vagina, her sexual response— and her pap smear exam!
In Bed with Susie Bright 291: The Fat Vagina Monologues
The "navel-gazing midwife," as she calls herself, speaks both from her personal experience— before and after gastric-bypass surgery— and from the vantage point of her patient care.
Navelgazer isn't talking about a vag that's large or small or loose or tight— rather, the nature of the fat and cushy kind.
Her post generated many interesting comments, from women with "fat" vaginas, their partners, health workers, and people like me who'd never thought about it before.
It definitely reinforced my belief that the average "modern" doctor pool knows nothing about female sexuality. You read about this, and you think, "What else does no one have a clue about?"
And here's a thread from readers who are outraged at Navelgazer's conclusions: Link.
Listen to the whole show: Link
In the second part of our show, we critique the recent Times "Science of Desire" special section... And, in the Try This at Home mailbag, I answer a letter from a woman who married an old flame only to find out he has some strange ways of expressing his needs.
Thanks to Janet from Greenery Press for turning me onto the Navelgazer...
Photo from the magnifico VaginaLady.
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