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Why Is The V-Word Still Shocking?

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Kayt Sukel, an author who writes about neuroscience and sexuality, has given lectures around the country on the issue. And there's on...

Saying 'Vagina' In The Pulpit

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

In the aftermath of the silencing of Rep. Brown, I confess that I took some delight in the many tweeple who took to the twitterverse to speculate on what if any euphemistic term would have been acceptable in lieu of the medically appropriate anatomical term, vagina.

Vagina Taboo: FemFresh Reminds Us That No One Should Ever Call Their Lady Parts 'Froo Froo'

Emma Gray | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

With Lena Dunham dropping "vagina" references on a weekly basis in the first season of "Girls," one might think that we were over the whole "vagina is a dirty word" thing.

Taking Television at Its Word: Vagina Schmagina

Caryn Ward | Posted 08.20.2012 | TV
Caryn Ward

Lawmakers or anyone else who wants to gauge public tolerance for politically incorrect language just needs to turn on their television. It's all there in living, colorful language.

Ban the Vagina?

Dennis Miller | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy
Dennis Miller

I wonder if the folks in the Michigan State House are toying with the idea of replacing the word "vagina" with something less offensive? Rep. Lisa Brown created the opportunity when she made a speech against an abortion bill recently.

Would Jesus Have Said "Vagina?"

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Jesus called us to prayer, compassion, service and love... in order to make a point about an issue and to speak truth to power when needed, he did so with a prophetic and often shocking word.

WATCH: Stewart Rips Michigan GOP Vagina Controversy

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy

Last Thursday, Republicans banned two Michigan lawmakers from speaking on the State House floor because of a "temper tantrum" they'd thrown the day be...

The Vagina Dialogues

Carolita Johnson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


Why Republicans Punishing a Rep for Saying "Vagina" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It makes one wonder: Would the Michigan Republican leadership have banned a male conservative representative for using the term "vagina" in the debate? Somehow I doubt it.

Women Have Outgrown Washington's Mold for Them

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

You can't look at the numbers and deny it: Women have changed American society, but has society changed back?

LOOK: Clever Euphemisms For 'Vagina'

Posted 06.15.2012 | Books

Language can be a funny thing, and, as it turns out, book bloggers have a pretty good sense of humor, too. Rebecca Schinsky of HuffPost Books cont...

What Sex Researchers Say About New G-Spot Claim

Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

The elusive G-spot has been found, a researcher claims in a new report...

These Women are Whitening WHAT?

Dan Morrison | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Dan Morrison

In a new ad that I have been assured is not a parody, an attractive young bride lacks confidence around her husband because her vagina is too dark and vagina-like.

Calculating The Present Value Of Discounted Cash Flows To My Vagina

Finem Respice | Posted 04.11.2012 | Women

Apparently it has somehow become popular in the United States over the last several days to itemize up the costs of feminine hygiene products, contrac...

What's Ailing 13 Million American Vaginas?

Cristen Conger | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Cristen Conger

Although the medical community is directing more attention and research funding to understanding and spotting the chronic condition, a knowledge gap still clearly exists.

David Lohr

URINE TROUBLE: Woman Goes To Outrageous Lengths For Drug Test | David Lohr | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News

A vagina, while typically thought of as an organ used for reproduction or sexual activity, has many uses, as is evident by the studious criminals ofte...

The V-Word You SHOULD Be Using (But Aren't)

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Do you really know what's "down there?"

How I Learned To Say The 'V-Word'

Samara O'Shea | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women
Samara O'Shea

I recently encountered something I never thought I'd see: A 66-year-old woman who spends most of her days talking, tweeting, and blogging about vaginas.

Sure, Sleep With Him, But Don't Expect To Change Him

Juliet Jeske | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Juliet Jeske

Sexual prowess will not convert him, your never-dying devotion will not turn him around, nothing will change the man he is fundamentally.

All Together Now! Simple. Sanitary. Vagina!

Annie Stamell | Posted 01.15.2012 | Comedy
Annie Stamell

2011-11-15-Screenshot20111115at2.34.37PM.jpgCheck out the laugh-out-loud funny shorts below and a follow-up hilarious interview with the vagina behind the vaginas, writer-producer-director Jacq Lesko.

Worst Ad Campaign of the Summer Award... Step Up, Summer's Eve

Bunmi Laditan | Posted 09.20.2011 | Comedy
Bunmi Laditan

In an effort to convince women to jump on the bandwagon of antiquated beliefs concerning vaginal cleanliness, Summer's Eve commercials entitled "Hail to the V" now feature a modern, sassy, independent talking-hand vagina.

David Lohr

Florida Woman Accused of Hiding Drugs, Knives, In Fat Folds And Vagina | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Authorities in southwest Florida recently detained a woman who not only allegedly had hundreds of prescription pills in her possession, but also had t...

Tajazzle: The Embarrassment Isn't the Acting

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

So, have you seen the Tajazzle video? It's the most ridiculous infomercial known to man and womankind.

Nothing Short of a Sexual Revolution

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler

Vagina is the most terrifying word in any language of any country I have ever been to. As it's the primary port of transmission of the AIDS virus, how women know their vaginas determines everything about their future.

Pill That Shapes Fetus Genitalia Cuts Chances Of Homosexuality In Girls

LA Times | Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A prenatal pill for congenital adrenal hyperplasia to prevent ambiguous genitalia may reduce the chance that a female with the disorder will be gay. C...