Why? Because a writing friend alerted me to a fantastic book that's just been released called 101 Vagina (even though I keep thinking Vagina101, as if it's a lesson!).
It's a book which portrays photographs of 101 vaginas with the aim to break down the taboo about vaginas and body image in general. What a fantastic idea! For me, this is a major break through for women.
I've heard of men comparing their penises, especially as children, but I have never been a part of women comparing vaginas (although maybe it's only my sheltered life!). And vaginas are a body part, like everything else, that I wonder about - is it too different? too ugly? too fat? too flabby? too long? too hairy? not hairy enough? too weird?
I have had a vagina discussion with a male who's seen quite a few...so I do know that there are all shapes and sizes and different men like different things. But I really haven't seen that with my own eyes - I just have to take his word for it! :)
I've always wanted to write my erotic stories with an emphasis on describing the "meaty" parts of my characters but I've not been game. I've done a bit with penis description but vagina description is not something I've tried. Penises and vaginas are glossed over in generic terms, not really described in detail. (Or am I missing the more descriptive books?) Maybe I should be brave and try it. I have a story I'm writing with an uncircumcised penis and a girl who hasn't touched an "unskinned"one before. Maybe I should make that story rich on "meaty" bit details.
Am I that brave?
101 Vagina interests me greatly. I'll have to save up! And the next book they're planning is 101 Penises. Won't they look great on my coffee table? LOL