Title: The Vagina Bible
Author: Jen Gunter
Genre: Science, Feminism, Health
Publisher: Citadel Press
(Penguin Random House)
Date published: August 27, 2019
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory misinformation! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and celebrity-endorsed products, it’s easy to be overwhelmed–whether it’s websites, advice from well-meaning friends, uneducated partners, and even healthcare providers. So how do you separate facts from fiction? OB-GYN Jen Gunter, an expert on women’s health–and the internet’s most popular go-to doc—comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including vaginal steaming, vaginal marijuana products, and jade eggs, Gunter takes us on a factual, fun-filled journey. Discover the truth about:
– The vaginal microbiome
– Genital hygiene, lubricants, and hormone myths and fallacies
– How diet impacts vaginal health
– Stem cells and the vagina
– Cosmetic vaginal surgery
– What changes to expect during pregnancy, after childbirth, and through menopause
– How medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms
– Thongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal health
– How to select a tampon
– The full glory of the clitoris and the myth of the G Spot
… And so much more. Whether you’re a twenty-six-year-old worried that her labia are “uncool” or a sixty-six-year-old dealing with painful sex, this comprehensive guide is sure to become a lifelong trusted resource.
⤖ My Review ⬻
I don’t normally request books like this! But when I noticed this book in a blogger newsletter, it piqued my interest. It might have been because of the title and how I found the use of the zipper on the front to be a little cheeky. I really like how this book doesn’t try to hide what it’s about. I also like the minimalist design of the cover! I looked forward to a science book that I would enjoy learning from. Sadly, I found that the interior wasn’t designed quite like I’d expected. (I also expected the book to be in hardcover, but that doesn’t matter as much.)
I was under the impression that this book would be a little more stylized than some of the other science books I’ve come across. But I found the content to be harder to ingest than I had expected which made reading a little slower for me. Mind you, since this isn’t a fiction book that you need to read in chronological order, and the index is quite good, it’s possible to just read the sections that are of the most interest to you (and/or read other sections later when they are of interest to you. The author also seems to be a reliable source, so I do recommend this book if you’re purely looking for information about the female body.
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