A couple of months back, I had an article published on Autostraddleand then I got a bit ego-inflated and thought that maybe I could be a regular writer for them, yay! So here it is. You may be aware that a lot of people are squeamish about vaginas.
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Hearing other women talk about their sexuality, masturbation and their relationship with their bodies was as fascinating as it was exciting. The way this documentary is filmed is gorgeous, it is sensitively and sensuously done, and it was genuinely joyful to see so many different kinds of vagina on my tv screen. Surveys have shown that one of the main reasons women are avoiding this routine test is out of embarrassment.
Dodson is really photographing vulvas, a fact which is pointed out in the documentary. You are commenting using your WordPress. So if you have a vagina, look after it, respect it, and never ever be embarrassed by it.
If you feel uncomfortable with your smear test being carried out by a male nurse or doctor you can always request a female conducts it, and I can confirm after speaking to my Grandmother who was a nurse for 30 years they really have seen it all before. The spark that inspired this post is a documentary everyone must watch called Vaginas which aired recently on Channel 4.
Notify me of new posts via. I recently had my routine smear test, a lovely female nurse who I had a good blether with carried it out, and the appointment itself lasted all of 15 minutes. But really it was natural to be shocked, we never see female genitalia on tv, and we rarely see penises, what we do see a lot of are breasts. Share this: Tweet.
Being privy to such personal stories which were relayed with such honesty and without fear of reprisal made me feel brave, proud and strong. You are commenting using your Google. required Address never made public.
After the death of Jade Goody from cervical cancer in at the age of just 27 the of women getting tests rose, but since then s have gradually declined. Name required. Notify me of new comments via.
In Vaginas we meet some of the women whose genitals Dodsworth has photographed. In this post I will also use the term vagina here as short-hand for the female genitals.
Like this: Like Loading Next Post Heritage Hits — Easter Leave a Reply Cancel reply comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. A broad spectrum of people are interviewed, which means that the viewer is given insights into the lives of a variety of different individuals; from survivors of FGM and cervical cancer, to trans and non-binary people.
These pioneering individuals have frank and intimate discussions about their own vaginas and how they feel about them after being shown the photographs Dodsworth has taken. Yes there is momentary discomfort, and yes I did bleed a little for a day or so afterwards, but I left the doctors surgery feeling excellent, as I do when I leave a voting booth.
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