The Vagina Museum

The Vagina Museum

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The Myth of the Victorian Vibrator
Jan 06, 2021 49 min

The Myth of the Victorian Vibrator

People with clitorises have been solo paddling the pink canoe since perhaps even before actual canoes were invented. Early on they invented tools to ease their burden. The greatest of these, the vibrator, has a wild origin story concerning Victorian doctors...which unfortunately isn’t true. In this episode, we explore the true history of the vibrator with historian Dr Fern Riddell...and its future with the owners of the Glasgow sex shop Luke + Jack. Sources & transcript: tinyurl.com/vagina6
Muff Busters: Vagina Myths (Part III)
Jul 07, 2020 15 min

Muff Busters: Vagina Myths (Part III)

Coming to you from lockdown in London, this is Part III of a special mini-series on vagina myths! In this episode, we bust some myths around hygiene. Transcript: tinyurl.com/muffbusters3
Muff Busters: Vagina Myths (Part II)
Jun 09, 2020 10 min

Muff Busters: Vagina Myths (Part II)

Coming to you from lockdown in London, this is Part II of a special mini-series on vagina myths! In this episode, we bust some myths around contraception and pregnancy. Transcript: tinyurl.com/muffbusters2
Muff Busters: Vagina Myths (Part I)
May 09, 2020 13 min

Muff Busters: Vagina Myths (Part I)

Coming to you from lockdown in London, this is Part I of a special mini-series on vagina myths! Myths busted in this episode: 1. It's called a "vagina." 2. If you have a vagina then you are a woman. 3. The clitoris is impossible to find. 4. If you have lots of penetrative sex your vagina will get loose and your labia will get longer. (ALL FALSE). Please visit our website or social media sites to learn how you can help us survive COVID-19 and continue our mission. Transcript: tinyurl.com/muffbusters1
Bonus: Ann Fox's Hairy Cabinet
Apr 29, 2020 4 min

Bonus: Ann Fox's Hairy Cabinet

In 1846, a London clerk named Nathanial Bryceson got a glimpse of his lover’s vulva and wrote about it in his diary. This diary offers us an intimate and uncensored look at one Victorian’s private musings about his muse’s privates. In this bonus episode, Nathanial’s 3x great-grandson, history researcher Steven Saxby, joins us to share some relevant entries from the diary. Steven blogs about the diary at nathanielbryceson.wordpress.com and on Twitter @BrycesonNat. Transcript: tinyurl.com/vm-annfox
Hair and Back Again: A Pube’s Tale
Apr 08, 2020 40 min

Hair and Back Again: A Pube’s Tale

People have really strong feelings about “hair down there.” You could say it’s a “prickly” subject. But the way we talk about our pubic hair speaks volumes. In this episode, we part the bush of history to explore pubic hair preferences past and present. Dr. Kate Lister gives us a history lesson on 18th century pubic hair wigs, the founders of FUR talk body-hair-agnostic beauty, and illustrator Hilde Atalanta shares insights from The Vulva Gallery. Show Notes & Transcript: tinyurl.com/vmnotes0103
Yoni Steaming: An Exposé
Mar 24, 2020 46 min

Yoni Steaming: An Exposé

Gwyneth Paltrow is in the news again promoting scientifically dubious treatments for your vag. One practice that Goop has popularized is vaginal steaming. In this episode, we find out the history of V-steam and whether or not it’s actually good for you (Spoiler alert: It’s not! Don’t steam your vag!). OB/GYN Dr. Jen Gunter joins us to explain why your vulva doesn’t need a steam cleaning, and Lizzie Marx educates us on steaming’s weird Medieval ancestor, womb fumigation.
C U Next Tuesday
Mar 11, 2020 46 min

C U Next Tuesday

Fanny, minge, vajayjay, pussy, down there, yoni...There are hundreds, if not thousands, of terms in the English language for vaginas. Most of them are sexist and rather unhelpful. But none is as taboo as “c nt.” What’s up with that? What did c nt ever do to you? In this episode, we answer those burning questions with the help of Fiona Sterling, bona fide Scottish person, and Professor Emma L.E. Reese, AKA Prof Vag. Show notes & transcript: tinyurl.com/vmnotes0101
Trailer: The Vagina Museum Podcast is "coming" soon!
Feb 25, 2020 2 min

Trailer: The Vagina Museum Podcast is "coming" soon!

Vulvas of the world, rejoice! The Vagina Museum Podcast is on its way! Episode 1 drops on March 11. But first, a trailer, featuring some tantalizing snippets of our conversations with Dr. Kate Lister, Dr. Jen Gunter, Dr. Emma L.E. Rees, Hilde Atalanta, Lizzie Marx, and Fiona Sterling.
The Vagina Museum is Making a Podcast
Oct 19, 2019 2 min

The Vagina Museum is Making a Podcast

Good new, World. The Vagina Museum is making a podcast. Treat your ears to this teaser from Vagina Museum founder Florence Schechter, and subscribe to this channel so you don't miss out on amazing vagina content when our first episode drops later this winter.