The Vagina Bible
The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine
by Jennifer Gunter
Pub Date 27 Aug 2019
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Does eating sugar cause yeast infections?
Does pubic hair have a function?
Should you have a vulvovaginal care regimen?
Will your vagina shrivel up if you go without sex?
What’s the truth about the HPV vaccine?
So many important questions, so much convincing, confusing, contradictory misinformation! In this age of click bait, pseudoscience, and celebrity-endorsed products, it’s easy to be overwhelmed—whether it’s websites, advice from well-meaning friends, uneducated partners, and even healthcare providers. So how do you separate facts from fiction? OB-GYN Jen Gunter, an expert on women’s health—and the internet’s most popular go-to doc—comes to the rescue with a book that debunks the myths and educates and empowers women. From reproductive health to the impact of antibiotics and probiotics, and the latest trends, including vaginal steaming, vaginal marijuana products, and jade eggs, Gunter takes us on a factual, fun-filled journey. Discover the truth about:
• The vaginal microbiome
• Genital hygiene, lubricants, and hormone myths and fallacies
• How diet impacts vaginal health
• Stem cells and the vagina
• Cosmetic vaginal surgery
• What changes to expect during pregnancy and after childbirth
• What changes to expect through menopause
• How medicine fails women by dismissing symptoms
• Thongs vs. lace: the best underwear for vaginal health
• How to select a tampon
• The full glory of the clitoris and the myth of the G Spot
. . . And so much more. Whether you’re a twenty-six-year-old worried that her labia are “uncool” or a sixty-six-year-old dealing with painful sex, this comprehensive guide is sure to become a lifelong trusted resource.
A Note From the Publisher
“Dr. Jen Gunter is a fountain of critically important information and she’s funny as hell. Buy this book if you have a vagina or if you spend any time at all in reasonably close proximity to one.” —Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of A Really Good Day
“The Vagina Bible is a practical, informative, and hilarious guide to women’s health but it’s also a biography about the most misunderstood and mysterious part of the human body. The vagina gets the star treatment – and it’s about time!” –Elaine Lui, author of Listen to the Squawking Chicken and co-host of The Social
“All of this positions Gunter as much more than mere Gwyneth antagonist, and maybe the celebrity doctor of our time: In the ’80s, Dr. Ruth taught repressed Americans to unclench and embrace their sexuality. In the 2000s, Dr. Phil brought mental-health dialogue into the mainstream. In the past decade, Dr. Oz has taught us that, well, we really need someone like Jen Gunter — fact evangelist in the fake-news era.” – The Cut, New York Magazine
“Gunter approachably, respectfully, and even playfully presents a huge amount of reproductive and sexual health education information to women, with the assurance that they can use it.” – Publishers Weekly Starred review of The Vagina Bible
EVENTS WITH JEN GUNTER:
August 27, 2019 * New York City * The Strand Bookstore
August 28, 2019 * New York City * Bureau of General Services, Queer Division
August 29, 2019 * New York City * 92nd St. Y
Sept. 8, 2019 * Corte Madera, CA * Book Passage
Sept. 9, 2019 * San Francisco * The Commonwealth Club
Sept. 16, 2019 * New York City * FeminEM
Oct. 12, 2019 * San Francisco * Writers with Drinks
Oct. 16, 2019 * San Francisco * The Wing
Oct. 18, 2019 * Las Vegas * CSICon
Nov. 6, 2019 * Chicago * Sex with Strangers Podcast Live at The Pleasure Chest