Please be forewarned... the discussion at hand contains the word "vagina"
This is the quote that started it all:
"This is the same woman who was shocked that my wee ladies both say 'vulva' and 'vagina' - I am sure the woman has never looked at her own cooter"
It got me thinking... vagina is an awkward word. I have one (obviously) and I still find myself tripping over it. I catch myself saying silly words to indicate my nether regions (there I go again... vagina... to indicate my vagina). Don't you find yourself stammering (and possibly blushing... just a little bit?), especially in mixed company? It ends up being vagine (which reminds me of a tagine/tajine and really... I don't want my vagina mixed up with a North African dish) or hoo-haw... va-jay-jay or lady bits or cooter *snicker*.
Why are frank discussions about body parts (using anatomically correct language) difficult? Why do we get all flustered like a pre-pubescent boy? What makes us so uncomfortable? Is this a generational or cultural "issue"?
I wouldn't consider myself a prude (not by any stretch of the imagination). I've definitely had conversations (in mixed company) that others might consider inappropriate... so why do I stumble over that word?
I know the hubs and I are actively reminding ourselves to refer to our boys' body parts as their actual name. Being boys,
Just some food for thought as we all muddle our way through