The following museum includes positive vulva imagery in art, jewelry, sculpture, graphic art and more. We are continually saddened to see the widespread disrespect that is displayed towards women's genitals in most cultures and are offering this website as an alternative for women and men alike, to expand past the corporate, political and religious brainwashing to learn to love and be proud of the genitals we live with in our lives. Enjoy!
Thoreau said "“I lose my respect for the man who can make the mystery of sex the subject of a coarse jest, yet when you speak earnestly and seriously on the subject, is silent” and I fully agree. I think that we need to speak on much more honest terms about sexuality, especially if we are going to have so much sexuality on display in our societies!
While this is a bit off topic for a Vulva Museum, it is not completely off topic and I think it is an important topic so for this one day, I am going to promote something that does not have to do with vulvas but rather health and sexuality. Thaddeus Spae is giving away his ebook, "Controlling Premature Ejaculation," FOR FREE TODAY, FEB. 15, 2012, on Amazon! Go to this link http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006X7PCL6 to upload it for free to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android phone, PC or Mac! Thaddeus is a humorous writer, and is also very intelligent and is comfortable talking on real terms about this issue. I highly recommend this book.
This is the book's description: Learn to control premature ejaculation with this humorous and informative manual. Learning to control ejaculations/orgasms can prolong sexual love making, and can also increase sexual satisfaction for everyone involved. Based upon the author's personal experience and written in plain English, this is a practical, down-to-earth guidebook for men who experience this condition and want to take active steps to control it. It gives instructions for practical exercises such as Kegel contractions, breath work, belly relaxation and practice techniques using masturbation, meditation and self-imaging. Also included are instructions regarding helpful herbs and vitamins, powerful affirmations, and body and energy experiential techniques. Written from a frank, witty, yet respectful point of view, this book helps men get in touch with their bodies, leading to increased sexual confidence and satisfaction.
This book examines the relationship between vulvas (women's genitals) and society, history, health, art, religion, politics and more. Vulvic imagery of goddesses Sheela-na-gig and Baubo, in addition to alternative vulvic products such as necklaces, purses and pillows shaped like vulvas, are discussed in relation to women's self esteem. Women's spirituality, religion and gender, herbal remedies for vulvas, midwifery, the "sanitary protection" industry, the psychology of gender, women's mental health and esteem as related to vulvas are all discussed. Especially healing for women with body esteem and genital shame issues.
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Also available as an ebook via Amazon. The ebook edition of this book does not contain graphics. The original book has 51 photographs in it. A PDF of imagery from the Vulva Museum and the paperback book can be ordered for free via email using information provided in the ebook. Click on this small book cover to order the Kindle ebook version for $4.99.
About the Author: Kirsten Anderberg received her B.A. Degree in Women's Studies and Political Science from the University of WA and her M.A. Degree in History from CA State University. She has written articles and taught workshops on women's body esteem and sexuality at various universities and resorts.
This painting was contributed to the Vulva Museum by a talented artist from Brazil, Anacreonte Fongiq.
This is another painting by Anacreonte Fongiq...You can see more of this artist's vulva paintings in Room 8 of our Vulva Museum...
A picture I took of vulva-like sealife recently...
Much as breasts have become a market commodity, vaginas have suffered a similar fate. Girls, women, boys, and men, are given little to no empowering imagery, mythology or language within American culture, regarding vaginas and female genitals. The most common thing kids and adults hear about female genitals is they supposedly stink like rotten tuna fish, or leave trails like slugs. Additionally, those jokes about tuna and slugs are bantered about lightly by males and females alike. Women are taught their genitals are gross in American culture, yet we also know they are an economic commodity, which is confusing. Read more in the new book "Vulva Empowerment"
This portrait of Sheela-Na-Gig was spotted in a cart at the Oregon Country Fair...
Vulva Prayer Flag
Jane Iris Vulva Ring (The Vulva Museum Staff wear these)
Ancient Vulva Worship