Posts Tagged ‘pelvic exam’

Tyra Banks talks “What’s Up Down There”

October 12, 2010


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

“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