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Genitals in the Wild: Labia and Art

My boyfriend and I went to a Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit at the local art museum, and as we were climbing the stairs to get to the display—I noticed this painting on the staircase. The artist, Ryotaro Tokita, left the piece untitled, so you cannot take away any clues or insight from the name. But if it were up to my interpretation, I would guess that Tokita was inspired by a rather symmetrical pair of labia majora. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor or follow Madeline Haller, the author of this post @madeline_haller. Continue Reading →

Historical Statues Get Vulva-fied

Someone has made my week. An anonymous street artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia is attaching felt vulvas to the groins of statues throughout the city. I adore not only felt vulvas, but also appearances of fabric vulvas (in this case, velvet and satin) in unlikely places. Is this ‘vulva-nator’ (as Jamie Frevele at calls him or her) taking the yarnbombing trend in a new direction? Making a sexual/political statement? Continue Reading →

Pussy Purse Cat Carrier Travel Bag

Last weekend, we attended a wedding in Washington DC. On the way home, we flew out of National airport and passed by this woman, who was kind enough to pose for a photo (“Put in on Facebook”, she said). She explained to me that her cat carrier bag is called a “pussy purse” and she purchased it for her cat at a pet store. I tried to find such a purse online but was unable to using search terms such as pussy purse, travel bag for cats, carrier bag for cats and things of that nature. Has anyone else seen these? Continue Reading →

Genitals In The Wild: Yellow Tomatoes Form A Scrotum

We’ve been growing several types of tomatoes this year. Among them are these yellow bell-shaped tomatoes that are tiny and a nice mix of sweet and tart. They also sort of resemble the male scrotum, especially when placed together like so (see photographic evidence, on right). Of course, these aren’t the only genitals in the wild. You  may remember the vulva tree that Kate stumbled upon in Australia, the world’s most phallic building Craig pointed out in Michigan and the vulvakini from Anthropologie. Continue Reading →