Here's the Thing About Fragrant Vaginas (VIDEO)

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that's vaginal catDoesn't it sometimes feel like the Internet was made for videos of cats doing cute things? So, when I saw this video of a cat (fake) talking about vaginas (real) on a a private plane and spewing forth deep thoughts like "why is the vagina treated like some sort of leper?" I was all ears -- two of my favorite topics!

Turns out Carlton is a wealthy cat on a mission. His mission? To spread the message: vaginas are amazing. I won't disagree with the pussy -- he is right vaginas are amazing -- but I also discovered that this brilliant piece of vaginal marketing is none other than the work of Summer's Eve, proponents of feminine hygiene.

Carlton says:

What if we state boldly and proudly that vaginas are good, no, astounding. How? I suggest that when you see the greatest examples of human achievement, when you see something that inspires deep awe, you say not that it is awesome, but instead that it is vaginal.

While the ad praises the vagina as the most natural wonder, the underlying message, hidden by humor, doesn't sit right with me. Vaginas are beautiful, now clean yours.

I don't why we are so overly concerned with our vaginas smelling like something other than a vagina. You know that it shouldn't be scented like roses and pumpkin pie, right?

The idea behind a "deodorant"  is insulting to my vagina. I like the way my vagina smells, even after a workout. It's womanly. It's musky. It's my vagina dammit and it's not supposed to smell like tropical rain or island splash. And, I'll just say no to the powder too. I don't think of my vagina as sweaty, I think of it as well lubricated. I know lots of women who don't lubricate enough, so I'll keep my sweaty wetness, thank you very much. 

One of the first things I learned in my training around sex education is that the vagina is a self-cleaning oven and douching is evil. It can cause irritation, inflammation, infection, and other problems. The vagina has a balance of flora and acidity that it mainatins on its own, and because that balance is so delicate, no vaginal products are guaranteed to help her stay clean. 

Still, the idea that a woman's scent is off doesn't make sense. I find it appalling. Besides, if a woman's scent is that obvious, it's time to see a doctor

My vagina and I are totally vaginal just the way we are. 

What about your vagina? What are your thoughts on using products to keep it clean?

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