It sounds like an older woman’s problem, right? Well, yes- and no, no, no. It’s a touchy subject for many of us, an awkward issue that most women don’t even broach with our closest girlfriends. And it’s something we all confront at one time or another.
Arguably, the vagina -accompanied by labia, vulva and clitoris- is the most culturally fascinating part of the human body. Objectified in mythic proportion, a focus of obsession and fear and desire, this deeply contemplated body part is little discussed in terms of its intriguing physiology. Even students in advanced biology courses are given only a cursory tutorial on the science of the vagina. It ought not surprise us then that this female organ be regarded as unfathomable by women as by men.