Vagina. There - we said it. And you should, too.
The word “vagina” is censored on social media and in newspapers. Teachers have been fired because they used the term in their classrooms. Why does this matter?
Joylux CEO Colette Courtion is a founding partner of a new movement entitled LegalizeV formed to provoke a dialogue in which people move away from using disrespectful euphemisms to describe the female anatomy and use – both freely and without shame – the correct anatomical terminology, in this case - vagina.
Censorship leads to stigma and prevents access to accurate information:
- 2/3 of British women are too embarrassed to use the word vagina at the doctor's office.
- 57% of women prefer to Google symptoms vs. visit an OB/GYN for a sexual health issue.
- Children who do not use the anatomically correct language for their body parts are less likely to report sexual abuse.
Watch the video below on why everyone should have the freedom and power to say the word vagina.