Whoopi Goldberg refers to hers as a Punany, six-year old Kate calls hers tata, Annie cheekily calls hers her va jay jay, Steve calls mine a Punkie and Dufie calls hers a pussy.
I don’t have a name for mine. Why? because I tend to only refer to it in a sexual context. Either I am telling someone to do something to it or with it…and in that instance I call it whatever they call it.
As an 18 year old College student watching the Vagina monologues, I was moved to tears. The stories of the liberated women in the vagina monologues were confrontational, reflective, challenging and beautiful. The only relationship I had with my virginal ____ (insert whatever you want to call it J ) was a tolerating one. After all, periods were no fun and as a tom boy I hated the monthly reminder that I was a girl. All women have a relationship with their vagina, and good or bad this relationship influences their attitudes towards sex, their sexuality, their self-image and even their self-esteem.
With mine, the relationship has improved greatly but the dear thing still doesn’t have a name. . Vagina is too clinical and yet none of the other words fit. They are either too derogatory, remind me too much of porn movies or are just silly *Ahem Woman flower*. What do you call yours? And how do you relate to it? Are you friends? Enemies? or flat mates?
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Miss Kitty Kat,
Thank you for this post. It is interesting to think about the different names people give their vaginas. My sister for e.g. calls hers “coochie bam bam”. I haven’t actually thought of what I call mine. If I need to make a reference during sex for e.g. I will be more explicit, I do not want you touching any random place so i will say something like “touch my clit”.
In terms of how I relate to my vagina? This question reminds me of a comment i once heard, ” you take it everywhere with you, you do not leave it at home” so if i am taking it everywhere then it is my best friend:)
Hi Nana thanks for the comment!
LOL as I see it more as “Can’t live with it, Can’t live without it” .
I love “coochie Bam bam” its so fun hehehehe.
As Ms Money Penny said.. the more you love your body (and its little bits) the more you are confident in bed.
Well, I call mine my velvet triangle… Or love chalice …. It is a bit silly though….lol