Vagina dentata Latin for toothed vagina describes a folk tale in which a woman's vagina is said to contain teeth, with the associated implication that sexual intercourse might result in injury, emasculation , or castration for the man involved. The topic of "vagina dentata" may also cover a rare medical condition affecting the vagina, in which case it is more accurately termed a vaginal dermoid cyst. Such folk stories are frequently told as cautionary tales warning of the dangers of unknown women and to discourage rape. Erich Neumann relays one such myth in which "a fish inhabits the vagina of the Terrible Mother; the hero is the man who overcomes the Terrible Mother, breaks the teeth out of her vagina, and so makes her into a woman.
World’s first vagina museum launches crowdfunding campaign for London opening | The Independent
Founder Florence Schechter launched a crowdfunding campaign on Friday urging the public to make donations that will go towards organising exhibitions, comedy nights and performers at the innovative cultural site. The Vagina Museum first launched as a pop-up project in March While there is currently a virtual vagina museum in Austria, this would be the first physical museum dedicated to female genitalia. Schechter added that the museum will also host an outreach programme in which she hopes to work with sex and relationships educators and medical professionals to provide better services and support to transgender and intersex communities.
A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva — the tissues at the vaginal opening. Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes. Many women experience at least two episodes. A vaginal yeast infection isn't considered a sexually transmitted infection.