Hoohoos are the new “Coffee Talk” in Hollywood

October 8, 2010

Jenny McCarthy after receiving her peeka-bu mirror.


Sarah Silverman loves the hoohoo topic too.

The new “Coffee Talk” in Hollywood: Hoohoos

This week, I went to Jenny McCarthy’s book
signing because I wanted to weasel a peeka-bu mirror into her hands. I saw her earlier in the morning on Good Day LA and all she wanted to talk about was her ‘hoohoo.’ Her new book is titled “Love, Lust and Faking It” so go figure. I hadn’t read a word of her book and barely even knew who she was, but I went, got there two hours early and sat next to a bunch of star struck people who screamed every time they announced ‘Jenny’ on the loudspeaker. I decided to read a few pages to see what it was about. Besides, I had to buy the thing to get a wristband. It was actually pretty funny. She talks about her life and loves
and even has a chapter about rendezvous with Brad Pitt.

What surprises me is that so many women are hungry to talk about their hoohoos. It’s like these conversations have been suppressed for ages, kept to porn and nude movie scenes and awkward innuendoes. And now, so many stars just want to gab about their lady parts like hand bags and lipstick. Jenny stepped up to the podium, said hi and immediately went on to talk about her hoohoo. I’m not kidding. She said something to the extent of “Before I start my speech, I’m going to answer the question that is most frequently asked on tour…What’s up with my hoohoo? It looks the same as it did in ’97 in case you all are wondering. Apparently she and Chelsea Handler are BFF’s and big fans of the conversation topic. She then answered two questions and moved on to the signing. This was an excellent segway for me when it was time to meet her at the podium. After she signed my book, I told her I had a special gift for her hoohoo. She cracked up and loved it.
She told everyone, her whole posse including the body guards and
the impatient crowd.

Jenny and Sarah “discuss.”

Then, last night some friends invited me to the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy club. For $6, I got to see Sarah Silverman as the opening act. She was ‘on’ and it was hilarious. AND….she talked repeatedly about her vagina, how it smells like a peach tree and how she does NOT recommend using perfume if you smell something funny. She said, if it’s really that bad, see a Dr. Thanks Sarah for the med tip! This next joke was the kicker. She told a story of how when she was three, she would shower with her mom who sported a giant 70’s bush. She acted out the scene with her mom getting fresh shower water while Sarah had to bask in the runoff of the water that cascaded down her mother’s bush.

And there you have it, stars and their hoohoos. I am sure this could go on forever.

Have a great weekend,

Sarah


unSEXY

September 30, 2010

Even Madonna Has Her Moments


There is a ‘sexy’

Yesterday was one of those days…where ‘sexy’ was the opposite of how I was feeling. I could barely sleep the night before and had a fuse the length of a pinhead. I was tired and drabby and got about 15% of the things on my to-do list done. Brushing my hair and dealing with my appearance were the last things on my mind. At some point during the day, I decided to do a brief meditation and get perspective. I knew this feeling was a passing lapse of ‘ick,’ yet I couldn’t snap out of it for hours. During my contemplation, I remembered witnessing a familiar feeling in another women two days before, another woman who happens to be a gorgeous, A-list celebrity who takes fabulous care of herself and looks 20 years younger than her age. Celeb ‘X’ regularly attends a yoga class I go to in LA. After class, some of the women were talking in a small group. Miss ‘X’ was expressing her feelings of frustration and sadness due to conflicts with her significant other, causing her to feel heavy and low. She told the story with such genuine transparency, just as any friend would. I stood there in awe. It felt like such a gift to hear this woman, who is put on a high pedestal in the media, share her humble experience as a normal human being.

in “unsexy.”

This must have been the theme of the week because the day before that I was sitting in a workshop for women entrepreneurs and learning the same lesson in a different way. The instructor was teaching tips for how to deal with failures, mistakes and set-backs. She quoted a multimillionaire CEO who tells
his clients to say the words “I’m so sexy” to themselves every time they fall off the wagon.
The reason he says this is to bring humor our imperfections that actually make us PERFECTLY human. A neat and tidy upward slope of growth and improvement is flat out impossible and would be boring. In reflecting on this, I was able to laugh at myself a bit. Just because many of us are getting better at taking care of ourselves and our bodies doesnt’ mean it’s always a flawless proces. Next time you take a little dip, why not try it? Say to yourself “I’m so sexy.” See if it changes your perspective?

“I can feel so unsexy for someone so beautiful. So unloved for someone so fine. I can feel so boring for someone so interesting. So ignorant for someone of sound mind”

Alanis Morissette

Cheers.

Sarah


“What’s Up Down There?”

September 24, 2010

This week, I came across a diamond of a book titled “What’s Up Down There: Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend” that is seconds away from it’s BIG launch. The author, Dr. Lissa Rankin MD is a sassy gynecologist, artist and womens’ wellness care provider. Of course, I pre-ordered the book and immediately contacted Lissa that day. I also realized that the picture on the cover has a mirror over the pubes of the illustrated female figure. I shared peeka-bu with her and we bonded over email immediately. On a personal level, she is super cool, but the reasons Dr. Lissa Rankin is my new She-Hero go far beyond my words.

For some, a lot more that you’d ever imagine.

I read this excerpt on Amazon.com and was bubbling up with tears of laughter and compassion. Rankin tells a story about an emergency room run for a woman named Mildred, who is notorious for using her vagina like a purse, literally. “She then proceeded to pull down her pants and began yanking things out of her vagina like it was Mary Poppins’ magic carpet bag (or, in this case, carpet box). There was a plastic baggie of pills, a wad of bills a tube of lipstick, a pen. Half expecting Mildred to pull out a red scarf that magically turns into a bouquet of flowers, I was on the verge of busting out laughing when I suddenly realized that there was something very wrong with this picture.”

What was wrong with it is that Lissa recognized this woman went through some tragic experiences at a young age that made her hate her lady parts enough to use them for a completely different purpose. Sure, it’s an extreme example, and sounds like an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, but you get the point. The time is now to stop shutting off from essential parts of who we are and learn to tools to help us create a more loving relationship with all areas of our bodies.

What are you going to do today to take this step? Are there parts that you feel uncomfortable with and could treat better? I invite you to do some investigation–and share this with your friends! I know what I am going to do. I’m going to read the rest of this book.

Cheers.

Sarah


Check out the NEW in peeka-bu!

September 12, 2010

Jasmine Seduction Shaving Soap, Sexy Skin After-Shave Oil, Ecstatic Dancer Tattoo Undies


Fall, Flowers, Oils and Undies.

This time of year is all about the new for peeka-bu. After an exciting summer of creating and exploring, I am thrilled to share with you some new peeka-bu products. Each one has a special meaning for me. The Jasmine Seduction Shaving Soap is 100% Natural with a pleasingly potent Jasmine smell. I am careful about choosing products that are free of chemicals, especially on my sensitive areas. And this particular soap smells so good I sometimes want to eat it. It reminds me of walking through my neighborhood at the end of the day and stopping to “smell the Jasmine flowers” so to speak. There are many health benefits to Jasmine, however it is most know for its romantic and uplifting qualities.

Did you know that Jasmine is an aphrodisiac, and an anti-depressant, and a scent of serenity?

The Sexy Skin After Shave Oil is also 100% Natural made from pure healing oils. My friends always joke with me about my obsession with essential oils. I usually have at least 3 in my purse at any time. Essential oils are fast acting on our senses. They can uplift, energize, calm, quiet, heal, relieve just about anything going on in the body and mind. This particular formula has oils that are calming and nurturing for the skin. It is made from Hemp Seed Oil which has the perfect ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids for moisturizing skin on a cellular level. It also has Tea Tree Oil, often known as a ‘magical lagoon’ for healing cuts, bumps and burns. Not to mention Soybean, Avocado, Apricot, Eucalyptus and Rosemary and Vitamin E Oils each with contributing to keeping the skin, smooth, sensual, healthy, soft and FREE of icky razor bumps. Finally, I wanted to create a product to wear and sexy undies were an easy choice. Sitting atop organic cotton boyshorts and thongs is the peeka-bu ecstatic dancer tattoo design inspired by one of my new favorite activities, ecstatic dance. Nothing brings out sensual feelings like moving my body to highly energetic music. I love being about to twirl around without worrying about whether I am following steps or tripping over my own feet. The dance brings such a feeling of freedom and joy.

In the name of NEWness, all peeka-bu products are available for 10% for 1 week only! Enjoy.

Cheers.

Sarah


Quirky is the new Sexy

July 16, 2010


Hi everyone,
I am honored to announce that I’ll be interviewed by the fabulous Caroline Donahue’s podcast next Tuesday. Caroline Donahue, founder of Remabulous Coaching, interviews original and fabulous Business owners to talk about the Quirk Behind the Work and how they discovered success through embracing who they really are. What an awesome thing to be recognized for? I used to think that quirks were bad, negative things that would make me strange and an unaccepted. I have spent a lot of time trying to keep them quiet, especially to those I don’t know. Who would have known that one day my eccentric characteristics would get me here? Want to know any of my other quirks? I drive with one leg bent and one straight. I like dressing up my dog in ridiculous outfits just to take pictures of him, I also take pictures of my feet everywhere, I love puns, even the bad ones, and I can’t go more than two days without yoga.

Did you know that quirks are sexy?

Your quirks are what define you and make you special. Some may be good and some may be a bit strange and that is great. If we were all normal, that wouldn’t be fun. Sometimes it’s the very thing that makes us a little odd that frees us and opens doors for creativity and growth. Are there any quirky parts of you that you’ve been hiding? Have you ever wanted to say or do something because you know it will feel good and and your fear stops you? How about taking one of those out for a spin? Try ‘flaunting’ something small at first to get started. Who knows who may see you and think that it’s pretty hot. The most appealing thing we can do on this planet is be 100% ourselves. Then we have the best chance of welcoming in the right situations into our lives. What’s the worst that can happen? A little embarrassment. I can’t think of one person who hasn’t been there before.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Dr. Suess


peeka-bu: A sexy summer suggestion from FOX News

July 9, 2010

Click here for the sexy summer sizzle article by Jenny Block. Jenny Block is a freelance writer on sex. I love the article she wrote about the benefits of going bare this summer. Whether it’s to spice up your sex life or look sleeker and cleaner in your bikini, Block says “Get Your Groove On. Get Your Smooth On.” For more on Jenny, go to her site http://www.jennyonthepage.com. She even wrote a book called “Open: Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage.” Now that is not one for the weak of heart! Enjoy.


Freedom!

July 1, 2010
Now that summer is officially here, and it’s almost July 4, I think about what this holiday brings up for me. Usually, before any day like this, I spend time trying to be low key and not get caught up in the commotion. I am “chill yoga girl.” Hello! I measure this against the big pool party I’ll be attending in Malibu this Sunday and my immediate reaction is to feel conflicted, like I want to hold back from the fun. An incident that happened this week inspired me to look at this in a different way. A few nights ago, my friend Gordon invited myself and a few girlfriends to dress up like Hollywood party girls for a music video he is making and drive around LA in a limo. We wore mini skirts, fishnets, drank bottles of booze, and bounced around in a limo listening to nasty hip-hop. For the sake of the project, I stepped up to it without a thought. And we had a blast. This was hands down one of the most fun nights I have had…and sooo out of character. At the end of it all, exhausted from laughing and dancing, I reflected on the joy and exhilaration in my body and how if circumstances were different, I probably wouldn’t have been dressing or acting like that. It was from stepping out of my comfort zone and allowing a new side of me to play, that I acquired a high that lasted for days. I vow to bring this mindset into this holiday weekend, wear something unusual and keep riding out this sense of play.
Did you know that liberation is something you can achieve any day by overcoming the tiniest of fears and limiting beliefs?
Is there a perception of yourself that is keeping you from doing what you want, being more fully who you are, or simply enjoying what a new side of you that hasn’t had a chance to come out? If this is the case for you, as it is for most of us each, how about setting one of those things into the fire and saying ‘peace out’ to it this holiday?I invite you to try something new, step into a different side of you. Be proud of who you are with one less piece of mind garbage. If you’re up for it, how about stepping into that bikini you love even if it makes you feel a little scared. After all, getting past fears is the quickest way to feel free!
Happy Fourth of July everybody. I wish you a safe and joyous holiday,
Sarah

RE-fresh, RE-new. Feel good to look good.

June 2, 2010

Hi all,

It’s been a long time comin’ and after some technical difficulties, the peeka-bu blog is back in full effect. Since all the fun from before has been unexpectedly wiped away, we must start over! With a clean slate. Voila! How sad it is to say good-by to all those old goodies AND how wonderful.  The same way we get to start over every day when we wake up in the morning. Each day is an opportunity to look in the mirror and see ourselves from a new perspective, form a new relationship with ourselves that inspires us to become who we want to be.  One sweet thought at a time. It starts from within and then, slowly seeps out, until every part of our body is a reflection of how we feel inside. When we feel down, we want to wear our crappy sweats and a beat up old shirt everywhere. And when we feel great, we want to wear the good stuff, the tank top that makes our boobs look good, the butt flattering comfy pants, the light make-up that makes our face glow.  Sure we want to appear our best in case we run into someone we know or meet Mr. Right at the grocery store, yet more importantly, we do it for US. Because it makes no sense to feel great inside and not wear it on the outside. It’s like decorating the inside of a house with all the best furniture and then leaving old, crappy paint on the exterior. Hello!

So what does this have to do with peeka-bu? Well….Let’s begin with the obvious. It comes down to WHY do we tend to our personal hair and care for our bodies?  What is it about body hair styling, shaving, manscaping, and primping that makes us want to keep it up on a regular basis? Why do we know every shape, color and texture on each part of our body so that if something looks off, we want to investigate it, heal it, call our doctor if necessary?  We want to be confident that we are sexy and healthy and putting our best foot forward.

So here is the challenge: As humans, we have our ups and downs, our criticisms and our self-wows! The task is to start from within. Take one day at a time as a RE-start. Look in the mirror and find one fresh, new way to see yourself, one positive thing that makes you feel good. Just like that one old rusty chair in the living room you could easily replace with a new one. Or just get rid of completely. Step by step. Let’s RE-verse the regular order.  Start feeling good to look good and see what happens.

Love,

Sarah


Miss California’s Political (and Pubic) Phooey!

May 21, 2009

Miss California was wearing a dress with a slit all the way up to her pubes as she speaks about her ultra-conservative views on gay marriage. Wow! Maybe if she was managing those thing her entire audience wouldn’t have to look at them.  Although based on what she was saying, the stragglers could have been a good distraction.


Your Hair Down there is too long if…

May 6, 2009

 

You can braid it.

You can house a baby animal in it

You mistake it for a real baby cat

It makes your pants buldge

It comes out the sides of your bikini

You find part of your dinner in it

It is easily mistakable for the hair on your head.

You have to upsize your underwear

 

More???? Please add to the list!