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LilBlueSmurf
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Heh ... Who knew
http://www.theage.com.au/news/2001/05/08/FFXCWN0UFMC.html

Does the word still stick in your throat? Are you able to say it w/o getting a bad case of the giggles or turning 5 shades of red?

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Mary
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Vagina, vagina, vagina! Hee hee hee...

I like it when she says, "You never hear people calling out 'you stupid vagina'... It's not a swear word." That was awesome .

That's a great article. You know, I have noticed how the "V" word is known as a bit taboo. But not at Scarleteen! We're awesome baby, yeah!

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Celtic Daisy
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Hmmm...i dont' really say it much, but i don't think i'd have much of a problem with my group of friends(we all have kinda a sick sense of humour, hehe)
Hmmm....odd though...

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Hee hee, ya, shouting "you stupid vagina" would be really funny, ha!

I also love the part about the little girl! so cute!


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Milke
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Vagina? Hmm . . . couldn't tell you why, but I much prefer 'vulva'. It sort of sounds like a German car, but I don't think that's the reason why.
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Canadian Joke:

Psychologist: I'm going to give you a word association test. Please say the first word that pops into your head when I say a word

Psychologist: house
Patient: sex

Psychologist: tree
Patient: sex

Psychologist: broom
Patient: sex

Psychologist: vagina
Patient: Saskatchewan

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*lol* good one, Bobo.

vagina. it has three syllables. penis has two syllables.

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I've never had a problem with the word 'vagina'. But I do notice that very few people call it that. They prefer to use other terms which aren't exactly the most respectful. Shan't go into them for the sake of the other people around.

But hey, vagina when translated in a chinese dialect is considered a swear word. And people actually go "You vagina" The things you learn.


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"Vagina"...there, I said it! I don't really see a problem with the word, but then I do tend to be rather outspoken and say whatever I think anyway.

What's funny though is that this reminded me of my mom. When I told her I was going to see The Vagina Monologues last semester, she looked at me like I was nuts and asked what exactly it was that I was seeing. So I very calmly explained it to her, and she actually got rather upset. When I asked why, she said she didn't like the title, that it sounded like something dirty, and it just didn't sound proper. Now this is coming from a woman who's been a nurse for years. She can talk about vaginas and penii (did we ever decide on a correct plural term for penis?), but something like that just upset her to no end. I just don't get it.

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alaska
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I prefer the word vagina to most slang terms and these days, I have no prob at all to say it out aloud all the bloody time.

I remember some words sounding odd for me when I was little, my best friend and I would laugh about all the terms for penii and vaginas we could come up with, but really, the words I have settled for genitals for today (for everyday use), are pretty technical and hence normal. No biggie here.


*screams* (liberatingly)VAAAAAAAAAAAAGIIIIIIIIIIIIIINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

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Heather
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"Penises" or "penes" are the correct and accepted plurals for penis.

And "vulva" is the correct term for the female external genitalia. The vagina is but one part of the vulva. The vulva is the whole banana, as it were.

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LilBlueSmurf
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I took Film Studies last semester and we were marking each others' tests ...

One of my friends' answers was "vulva" ... The question had to do w/ what kind of car one of the characters had driven ...

Hehe... It was soooo hard not to burst out laughing ...


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Beppie
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Hehe, when I was in high school I wrote a story for English that mentioned "pubic transport". Although that was a case of skipping over the L in "public".

Anyway, I don't think I've ever had trouble saying "vagina". To be honest, I think it sounds a lot prettier than the slang terms.


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My wife still hates the word.

The thing that I find funny is that men who spend their entire lives chasing women, and desperately trying to get "access" to a vagina...use c*** or p**** as an insult?

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I don't see the problem in saying vagina. It's only a word like another one. But I've never heard someone saying it other than in sex ed classes.

BTW, LilBlueSmurf, you have quite a funny signature.

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Beppie
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Yet another interesting thread that hasn't been updated in a while. We've had a lot of new posters since this thread was last active- so how do all our new people (or people who didn't respond before) feel about the word "Vagina", and other words associated with genitalia.
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celery
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quote:
Originally posted by Mary:
I like it when she says, "You never hear people calling out 'you stupid vagina'... It's not a swear word." That was awesome .

Actually, ppl do -not a good thing but they do (P***y,C**T)

But oh well


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I have trouble saying the word.

No problem with "penis" or any other word, but vagina and vuvla just bother me.

My friend and I just call it a "frog" lol.

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I have no trouble with "vagina", but only when it's used to refer to the actual vagina - it really annoys me when it gets used to refer to the entire female genitals, as if the "hole" was the only bit that mattered (like teaching kids "boys have penises, girls have vaginas". Why not something like "boys have penises and scrotums, girls have clitorises and vaginas"?)

When referring to my own genitals, I'm actually pretty fond of reclaiming the word "c**t" (even thought I guess I can't type it out in full here). It's a powerful word, with a really rich and positive etymology - it's linked to words like cunning, canny, knowing, etc. and to sacred terms in various ancient religions.


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Yeah.. it's crazy. I can say penis in the middle of class, but its hard to say vagina.
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wow...I get all weird and whisper a euphemism (like, "down there") like a little kid - and I'm nearly 19 years old! The only time I can say specific words is if I'm speaking strictly about medical issues.
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My friend and I just call it a "frog" lol.

Really? How did that one come about?

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Beppie
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I have used the term "frog" used as a slang term before- as far as I can tell its used to represent either "vagina" or "vulva".
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Haha, I just realized your love for frogs, froggish, and how I use the word frog for vagina

It started when me and Whitney were talking about her as a little girl, and the conversation went something like this...

whitney: "it's like my dad says, 'no whitney! don't call it that! call it an... african tree frog!'"
me: "haha. and then you say 'look daddy, she has a frog!!'

I guess who had to be there. It was a while ago, so I don't remember how it went, but VERY funny


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lol i can here you saying -
YOU: does this girl ever shutup?
Me: nope =D

anywat...

i just saw a site sumone posted here... and i wanted to also mention i think its also mostly phsychological (did i spell that correctly? lol)... i mean we've come to learn that bigger is better... with houses and land, room, etc... of course this idea cant be used to everything... but its true that this is the well known saying people here... and tag on to everything...

but... i dunno... too big... oucies!...


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Cutie? What exactly are you saying? I dont understand. Is your point that bigger penises are better?

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I just found this old thread, and thought I'd add my experiences.

I felt somehow cheated because I didn't meet the word vagina until we were given a health education lesson about periods at age 12. I didn't even know I had one. Not sure how I managed that, because I had been told something like "the man puts his dicky inside the woman" in explanations of how babies are made, and I knew that women have periods. It had just never occurred to me that there was a separate passage there and a third opening, and no-one had taken the trouble to tell me.

As for the existence of the clitoris and the word vulva, I didn't learn about those until even later. It's so annoying that women's anatomy was discussed in less detail than men's in my early life, and when it was finally discussed, I learnt about vaginas first - as if the "hole" is the most important part. This emphasis seems to be so common, with many people confusing the terms vulva and vagina, and the expectation that women will reach orgasm from intercourse only.

I find the word vagina a bit clinical, because I only came across it in formal contexts I guess. But I don't like slang words like c**t because they are used in a negative way. However the description I dislike the most is "birth canal", because it implies that vaginas are only for giving birth. I don't even think I'm likely to ever want children now, so it is a pretty irrelevant description for me.

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I have no trouble saying vagina. If one can talk about and say the word sex, then one should be able to say, vagina, penis, clit, and etc.

I however didn't learn the word vagina until about my freshman year in HS. Ever since then, i was more appreciative and more respectful to my vagina, clit and it. I saw it as more beautiful and also that it allows you to be connected with a male's penis which obviously is the fact of having sex/intercourse.

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