Gush: Tales of Vaginal Horror by Gina Ranalli
From beautifully crafted flowery depictions by poets and artists and romance novelists, to cutesy euphemisms used by little kids, to crass and crude locker-room terminology, we have no shortage of words for the anatomical complexity that is the female reproductive system.
Oh, portal of wonders, thing of magic, of mystery, of moon-linked mysticism. Creator of life. Object of desire, symbolic, emblematic, likened to even the Holy Grail.
But, know what? However much you sugar-coat it, nature can be gross. Messy, pungent, painful, inconvenient, disgusting, and downright horrific. No amount of high school health classes or cheery hygiene product commercials can prepare you for the ...