Heb jij een gênant of grappig verhaal over je vagina?


Als Isala team voeren we niet alleen baanbrekend onderzoek met interessante experimenten in ons microbiologisch labo. Maar we hebben ook graag veel plezier en als je je maandenlang aan het voorbereiden bent om bijna 6000 vaginale stalen te ontvangen dan moet er toch wel een lach afkunnen.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted” 

Charlie Chaplin

Hieronder onze top 5 van grappige verhalen over vagina’s. Vul jij onze lijst verder aan? Zo kunnen we samen het onderwerp bespreekbaar maken en het taboe doorbreken.

1. Vaginale tweets

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2. Eén vagina maar drie gaatjes?

“If my friend ever knew I was telling this story she would kill me but… When we were young and she had just got her period, her mum gave her tampons but didn’t really tell her what to do with them. One day at school she kept complaining that it didn’t seem like her tampon was working. She said she could feel it and her undies were still covered in blog.

When I asked her to explain to me how she had put it in I figured out the problem: She had put the tampon up her bum. Seriously. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life, poor thing. We joke about it now, but she was so mortified.” 

Zin in meer? Check het hier.

3. Kiekeboe met je vagina

It didn’t occur to me to look at my vagina until college. In fact, when I finally did, it wasn’t even my idea — I got it from a book. In “For Goodness Sex,” a book read at the recommendation of my therapist, author Al Vernacchio points out most people with vaginas wouldn’t be able to pick their genitals out of a lineup. For me, at least, he was right. 

When I told my friends about my plan to peek down there, a male friend was perplexed. 

“What do you mean you don’t know what it looks like?” he laughed. “It’s yours.” 

The book had warned boys would respond this way. 

“It takes intention,” a female friend replied knowingly. “I definitely think you should do it.” 

Two weeks later, when I finally found myself alone in my room, I shakily held a mirror between my legs. Except, standing with my legs closed, I couldn’t really see anything. So I sat on the floor and slowly spread my legs. I eased the mirror down until I got a good look and took in a sharp breath. It’s kind of gross. 

Zin in meer? Check het hier.

4. De sterkste vagina ter wereld

Sex expert Kim Anami travels the world to show the masses how strong a woman can be – she lifts things with her vagina.

Anami, an intimacy coach who teaches, among other things, “vaginal kung fu” is a believer in the power every woman holds between her legs and has set out to prove it. She has travelled around the world, tagging Instagram photos with #thingsiliftwithmyvagina, demonstrating her unique abilities and seriously impressive vaginal muscles. 

Anami’s work is no joke – strengthening pelvic muscles can lead to better sex, stronger orgasms and can also ward off incontinence. 

Zin in meer? Check het hier.

5. Flow yoga is the new red

“I’m an obsessive period-tracker, and with the help of an app I can typically narrow my period down to the hour. But, last month, it made an unexpected early appearance. I was in yoga, and I typically stand to the front of the class, right in front of the mirror. We moved from downward-facing dog into squat pose, and as soon as I got into squat, I looked up and saw that I’d gotten my period pretty badly. The worst was the stain was on display in the mirror for the whole class to see… I scrambled to roll up my mat and bolted out of there. I guess they don’t call it ‘flow yoga’ for nothing.” 

Zin in meer? Check her hier.

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