VAG FACTS - VERVE UP - Medium
We concluded that even a wanted pregnancy and childbirth is as terrifying as it is exciting That feeling overwhelmed, ambivalent, scared and scarred is normal. Crying everyday, not wanting to hold your baby or look it in the eye is not. Wanting to hurt yourself and/or your baby is when it is time to shout for help. A third of us have had abortions — some pre parenthood, others post, as well as those of us who have never borne children. A few remain in their own words “traumatized”. A few feel a guilt they can’t quite shake. Not one of us regret the choice we felt we had to make at the time. The anguish of wanting a child and not being able to conceive can literally drive you crazy. If the longing, desperation, frustration and sadness don’t push you over the edge the onslaught of hormones and fertility treatments will. And finally there is no clinical evidence to support the theory of female ejaculation.
These were questions and concerns that most of us had never had the nerve to ask our doctors because we’ve been raised to think that having a vagina and all that goes with it is embarrassing. We could not decide who to blame for the stigma attached to female reproduction and function. Was it our mothers, our fathers? Jokes men and boys make about vaginas smelling like fish (if you haven’t noticed testicles and penis’s do too…). Society? Media? Porn? What we all agreed on though was that we need to stop thinking that what goes on “down there” isn’t normal.