WTF is wrong with us?
As owners of vaginas and penises – since time began – when are we going to grow up and be honest, open, comfortable and smarter than fifth-graders (who also own vaginas and penises)? What’s the difference between an arm and a penis, they’re both appendages? What’s the difference between a mouth and a vagina, they’re both orifices? It’s our body, our anatomy, and should not be hidden in the dark corners of minds, thoughts and dogma – especially not buried in the mushy shame of our emotions.
This taboo is a disease. And it can be more insidious than sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because it stunts sexual fulfillment, ruins relationships and perpetuates human limitations.
An article on vice.com titled, “Please, Let’s Just Say ‘Vagina'” highlights the integration of narrow-minded taboos throughout our culture, in conversations with kids, in so-called sex education and in the media – in this case, Twitter.
Twitter’s advertising policy “prohibits tweets about ‘adult sexual products and services,’ but permits “references to sexual organs.” And yet, Twitter prevented the promotion of a book, The Vagina Bible, authored by Dr. Jen Gunter, a gynecologist, despite it being a medical book on vaginal health. A book like this is much needed in the days of vaginal steaming bullshit and “Vaginal Detox Pearls” (see previous article).
As the Vice article states, “It remains unclear how a book about vaginal health runs afoul of Twitter’s ‘inappropriate content,'” and more incredulously, how can we ever expect to overcome our biological, anatomical and emotional ignorance if men and women, everywhere, are not encouraged to read and understand the very basics of one of the most important assets they own.
It could be argued that the Vagina Bible is more important to our species well-being than the Gideon Bible, or the Koran – if only we could read all about our vaginas and penises and then talk openly and honestly about them. Why do we need, or want, Twitter or Facebook or whomever, screening what we can learn about our the core of our humanity because of some twisted taboo and historic myth?
We shouldn’t. And at Love & Sexcess, we don’t.
That’s why we dedicate our writing and website to being an informed resource and a compelling source for all things to do with human sexuality – from sex-health books and articles to fascinating mysteries and erotic romances. We call a spade a spade, a vagina a vagina – and sometimes a penis a cock – whether it’s in a news article, an editorial or a hot romance caught up in a thrilling mystery. Because it’s honest. Truthful. Helpful. Real. And part of the human story.
“If history were taught in stories, we would never forget it.” – Rudyard Kipling.