So, my intent is for most of the blog content to be original, rather than re-posts and links etc.
However, I could not pass this one up. Vagina/vulva muffins/cupckaes are proliferating! :)
I’m realising how difficult it is to find the original creators of web content, considering that most things are simply reposted from other sources, but below is one example :)
Best to simply google “vagina cupcake”, click on “Images” at the top to get the google image search, and see for yourself!
From www.hollyandtheicing.com we have:
She even has a video on how to make them: https://www.hollyandtheicing.com/?tag=rude-cakes
I would have thought there would be a market for this in Melbourne? I have not found anything locally on the net, was looking to promote someone local but came up empty handed. Let me know if you know of one.
Here is a blog post by Lauren, a participant, plugging the project :)
“I’ve been lucky enough to take part in a wonderfully empowering and moving photography project by Philip Werner, the 101 Vagina Project.
His aim is to create a coffee table book of photographs of women, front on, showing the hips and mons pubis, accompanied by writings from women about their vaginas and their story with their body. Philip has currently taken 63 photos with an aim to take 101, as suggested by the title. Funds raised from the book will go towards the V-day fund, established by Eve Ensler, to end violence against women.
Even from the few pictures currently on the front page of the website (one of which is mine!) it is clear how much beauty there is in the diversity of women’s shapes, sizes and colours, and the end product will be a truly stunning celebration of the many shades of women’s experience of their bodies and sexuality.
It’s a beautiful idea and one that Philip obviously truly believes in, and that genuine drive to empower women to tell their bodies’ stories comes through in the work.
Women in and around Melbourne, I really can’t encourage you enough to like the page on Facebook and join the event page, and to get in touch with Philip to take part in this project. Please don’t think this is a project only for the stick thin, either; I did my part to represent curvier women. (Not a euphemism, I’m quite hour-glassy!) I know Philip has tried hard to include a really broad range of women’s shapes, sizes, and colours, and that diversity will make the end product all the more exciting.
If you’re not local to Melbourne, I encourage you to have a look at the site, consider writing a piece for the blog, and to keep your eyes peeled for a future launch of the coffee table book.”
Wow, I saw the Vagina Monologues in London back in 2005, so I can understand why the show inspired you. Fantastic!
The ‘101vagina’ project got me thinking - what a good relationship I have with mine. That I’ve only ever had caring and sensitive lovers (and only very kind doctors that I truly trusted), who have treated mine with great respect. Probably because I wouldn’t allow anythings less :-)
When I was in my early 20s, out having drinks with my 3 closest girlfriends (2 of which were lesbians, one of which was bisexual - so we were a bit more ‘liberal thinking’ than most girls), my best friend commented that she thought her clitoris was very long! Another friend admitted that she had ‘large inner labia lips’ (but loved them), and I commented quite candidly - that I’d only recently discovered- one of mine was much longer than the other! We all decided in the end, to get together and compare!! (The things you do after a few cocktails, LOL!)
It was a really amazing experience to see other women’s vaginas - in all their unique detail. You can’t help but notice the many little differences. I think we all felt quite awed (and privileged) to share such a naturally curious and intimate experience. Woman normally just don’t ever see other women’s privates (except in silly soft porn images, which are so unreal it’s just plain ridiculous).
It was then that I realised … our vaginas are as diverse as our faces! Small/big noses, thin/thick lips, pink/tan/brown colouring, soft/wiry hair, etc. And I suddenly appreciated that my own vagina was perfecty fine, exactly as it was :-)
I think the more art & film projects that show ‘real’ women’s bodies, and just how wonderfully different we are, the more educated and empowered women become - ie. confident girlfriends/wives, and strong mothers - and it makes the world a more supportive, concsious, loving place to be.
(Email published with sender’s permission)
“Vagina, vajayjay, punani, fanny, cunt, twat, Hairy Mary, yoni, pussy, kitty, muff, beaver, box, honey pot, coochie, muff ………………….
The list goes on.
Vaginas are like noses and hands, they all look so completely different and are 100% EXCEPTIONAL.
Like with anything: it’d be pretty boring if there were no variety. It’s like Kinder Surprise: you never know what toy you’re going to get.
They vary as much as penises and bananas which can be wide, thin, long, short, left or right leaning, up turning, down turning.
They come in all shapes and sizes. From my experience I can tell you no two look the same. Dark pubes, light pubes, tight and curly, coarse, fine, wavy, a neat triangle, an absolute amazon, or none, or just a landing strip. The lips: like shades of red/pink/brown lipstick: a spectrum of colours. Some are big, some small, some hidden, some hanging out. Some are tangy, sweet, wide, loose. Seriously it’s a real bag of mixed lollies: clitoris allsorts!
That still doesn’t stop us feeling like ours is completely different to every other one and having feelings of insecurity. But it’s no different to any other body part, some people think they have strange looking legs, or feet or hands. There’s no such thing as ‘normal’
I had a partner who always took the piss out of my rather large labia and I didn’t sleep with anyone else for about 5 years after that.!!!! I can’t believe I did that, what a waste!
I’ve learned that it really doesn’t matter what yours looks like because whoever sees it will have seen X amount that look completely different.
Your vagina is GREAT it’s like no one else’s: it’s got character (mine looks like a turkey), it’s your friend. Despite bleeding every 3 – 5 weeks, being itchy at times and having a mind of its own (that can get you in sticky situations) it’s your best friend. Think of all the FANTASTIC times you share.
To me every vagina is amazing, individual, fun, warm, and great to look at, touch, taste and smell.
Thank you for giving us this opportunity to put ours on display and celebrate them for all their UNIQUENESS.
Love, embrace and share your beautiful flowers.”
Dear Supporters of 101 Vagina :)
Wow ! Half way !
I’m almost a little sad that it’s going so quick because I’m loving every aspect and every moment of this project. Loving all the amazing support from all the amazing women involved.
Loving talking about vaginas in public places, since that is almost all people seem to talk to me about these days :) And loving reports of the conversations the project is triggering in the wider community.
Loving the heartfelt sharing of intimate vagina stories, whether privately in conversation or publicly through the blog. Loving that they are touching and moving people.
In these regards the project is already fulfilling it’s purpose, long before the book is finished, let alone published. Slowly lifting the taboo and spreading vagina love as far and wide as possible!
The lack of love that vaginas receive (in mainstream society) has become so ingrained, so endemic, that people don’t even seem to notice, because nobody wants to look at the issue. This is what a taboo is. It’s just become unquestioned “reality”. So much so that many people take offence and/or feel confronted by this most sacred part of human experience. Taboos lead to distortion and exploitation.
This is the veil that the project seeks to lift, and by all accounts is already lifting.
And it’s your love that’s lifting it ! So, keep pumping out the love :)
One way you can do that is to get a vagina story to me for the blog. I know there are a few of you out there who have written some things and are sitting on them ;)
Send it in, get it out there and share the love !
Have a look here for some inspiration:https://www.101vagina.com/blog/
Thank you, thank you, thank you :)