How did it happen that “vajayjay” quickly became the slang term for vagina? Did Oprah start it? Was it Grey’s Anatomy? It almost feels like a fable at this point — but regardless, there has ALWAYS been slang terms for what’s in your pants and who knows? By the year 2067, vajayjay may sound as old-fashioned as “delta of Venus” or “aphrodisiacal tennis court” do now. After the jump, we’ve compiled a list of 40 slang terms for every important occasion. (Reminder: Just don’t use any of these…) Keep reading »
“Untamed Vaginas.” Now that‘s a cover line — one you’ll never, ever see on the cover of a mainstream magazine. So the September issue of Cosmopolitan went with this big splashy cover line over Jessica Alba’s crotch: “Untamed Va-jay-jays: Guess What Sexy Style Is Back.”
This is too much for blogger Leah Chernikoff at Fashionista. Railing against the use of “va-jay-jay” from “Grey’s Anatomy” to “Oprah,” she now has a “desperate plea” for a “moratorium” on the word. “When I hear people say it out loud I am a little embarrassed,” Chernikoff wrote. “What’s wrong with saying ‘vagina’?” For what it’s worth, Khloe Kardashian, of all people, agrees with her. Keep reading »
Besides sharing her first period story with the world as part of a Kotex video series, Khloe Kardashian has joined the Declaration of Real Talk campaign. The initiative, launched by the feminine products brand, is supposed to empower young women to talk about their bodies without resorting to the use of slang terms like “vajayjay.” [Zimbio] Keep reading »
If Kotex isn’t allowed to say “vagina” or even “down there” in their tampon commercials, they should check out LoveYourVagina.com, a veritable thesaurus of ladyparts synonyms. LoveYourVagina.com is asking ladies to “tell us what you lovingly call yours …” and graphing the answers in a massive tag cloud. Eve Ensler would be so proud! Or she might cry. I can’t really tell.
After the jump, let’s take a look at16 straight-up weird names we girls call our vag. Keep reading »
Oprah may be responsible for “vajayjay” — slang for “vagina,” for those of you living under a rock — entering the English lexicon, but she doesn’t own the trademark. That explains why VJJ Enterprises — which has filed a trademarking application — was able to manufacture the first product ever featuring the term. The best part? It’s a visor. For your vagina. Marketed as similar to a jock strap, the Vaj-j Visor is described as a “protective vaginal shield designed to help protect a woman’s inner vulva area inner labia, clitoris, and vaginal opening.” For sports? Actually, the Vaj-j Visor is supposed to be used during grooming activities, like Brazilian and bikini waxing, depilatories and shaving, hair coloring, tanning or spa treatments. Your vaginal muscles help keep the visor in place. All this contact with your naughty bits means that each visor needs to be tossed out after use. Visit the company’s website to find out how to buy it wholesale. [Vaj-J Visor via Mother Jones] Keep reading »
Did you know Lysol used to advertise itself as appropriate for feminine hygiene? “A man marries a woman because he loves her,” the copy for this vintage ad reads. “Instead of blaming him if married love begins to cool, she should question herself.” According to this retro-minded public service message, a woman should “safeguard her dainty feminine allure by practicing complete feminine hygiene” with… a household disinfectant. Do not try this at home, people. Your vagina is for lovin’ — not Lysol. [mrbill]. Keep reading »