Genitals in the Wild

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Genitals in the Wild: The Washington Monument Edition

While eating dinner with a few friends at Scholars Inn, a friend was flipping through the photos on his phone and came across one he’d taken on a recent trip to Washington DC. As he put it, he didn’t mean for this image of the Washington Monument to turn out as phallic as it did, but his finger happened to get in the way thus making the Monument and little more penis-like and his finger a little scrotum-like. Naturally I was thrilled that he was willing to share his photo for our MSP Genitals in the Wild series. (Thanks, B!)

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Genitals in the Wild: Avocado Vulva

Sometimes I wonder if nature is trying to make me giggle. This lovely genital gem came in a bag with several other avocados from the market, but none of the others shared its labial allure. There’s even a little circular depression where a clitoris would be, were this avocado an actual vulva. I almost can’t bring myself to make guacamole out of it! Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor or follow Kate, the author of this post @katecom. Continue Reading →

Genitals in the Wild: Vulva Earrings

While passing through Haapsalu, a town in Estonia, I came across these fabulous earrings, carved from wood. Though I selected another pair to purchase for myself, I was struck by how vulva-tastic  these were so I just had to take a picture. Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. Follow Jeana, the author of this post, @foxyfolklorist. 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 →

Genitals In The Wild: the UK Edition

Back in October of 2011, I took my first trip overseas to the United Kingdom. Yet it wasn’t until recent (when I read Jeana’s post about the Torre Agbar’s phallic resemblance) that I remember that I snapped this photo! It was Jeann’s description of the “cucumber-like tower” in Barcelona that instantly reminded me of this photo (and why I even snapped it in the first place… HELLO — phallic architecture). We were on a ferry from London to Greenwich, and as we passed this bit of skyline — I knew exactly where this would come in handy (punny, yes?). Continue Reading →

Genitals In The Wild: Vulva Succulent

I came across this genital in the wild while having lunch with a sex educator friend at a cafe in North Melbourne. To our mutual delight, the table was adorned with this labial decor. Quite appropriate that this very vulval plant is a succulent, no? Follow us on Twitter @mysexprofessor. You can also follow Kate McCombs, the author of this post, @katecom or make friends with us on Facebook. Continue Reading →