“To understand the vagina properly is to realize that it is not only coextensive with the female brain, but is also, essentially, part of the female soul.”
This is a powerful read. I see the complete truth in this article during labor and births, and even during pregnancy. I think one of the most powerful quotes of the whole article is by Wolf – “The way in which any given culture treats the vagina — whether with respect or disrespect, caringly or disparagingly — is a metaphor for how women in general in that place and time are treated.”
I think everyone should read this article and really think and ponder what she is saying. Women are complex creatures, and so are our bodies, When you negatively affect one area – you negatively impact others. There is a lot more cause and effect than we think, or admit.
Click to read the article –> The Science of Stress, Orgasm and Creativity: How the Brain and the Vagina Conspire in Consciousness
So, how do you treat the vagina? How do you see it? Do you have slang-terms you use when you refer to the vagina? How are you respecting women? How will this impact your labor and birth?
Doula Rachel has put together a blog of resources, info-graphics, and articles, with an occasional self-published blog. Enjoy!