The vagina bible is the ‘must have’ for all women; young and old and for all mothers to buy for their daughters. But also for men to increase their knowledge about the vagina and ofcourse for healthcare workers who can recommend it to their patients. The vagina bible is written in an accessible and engaging style. You can read it from front to back but also use it as a resource tool.

This elaborate book has 46 chapters on a great variety of topics. It covers for instance: anatomy and female pleasure, vaginal health, skin care and cleansing, menstrual products, menopause, trans men and trans women, medication, sexually transmitted infections, conditions like; yeast, vulvodynia, pelvic organ prolapse, and symptoms like; I have pain with sex, I have an odor, I have a vulvar itch and a lot more…..

The author Dr. Jen Gunter is a Canadian OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician with licences in both Canada and the USA. She is a fierce advocate for women’s health and has her own blog: In her blog she writes about sex, science, social media and more.

The first chapters of the Vagina Bible are about anatomy and physiology of the vagina, vulva and the clitoris. You will learn that the clitoris is so much more than just the tiny bit that you can see. It is actually quite large. This knowledge can really help you increase your sexual pleasure.

Vulvar cleansing is discussed in two chapters. This is an important topic. A lot of women wash because they think they are unclean or have an odor. However: the only time washing is important is if you have urinary and/or fecal incontinence. So there is no need to wash the vaginal opening. The labia minora can be washed with water. The groin, labia majora, mons and anal area can be washed with preferably a cleanser. Soap can dry the skin and change the acidity of the vulvar skin. Please: be careful with fragrant products like some feminine washes, because that can cause irritation.

‘your vagina is a self-cleaning oven’

This means that cleaning of the vagina (the inside bit) is NOT necessary. So vaginal douches, vaginal steaming and so on are NOT necessary and can be even harmful. Harmful because good vaginal bacteria and the protective mucus layer can be damaged.

Must reads are also:

-the chapter on hair removal and grooming! What is the purpose of pubic hair, the main types of hair removal. And above all the pro’s and con’s.

– the chapter on cosmetic procedures like labiaplasty, injections, and ‘rejuvenation’. Especially if you are considering one of these procedures it can help you in your decision process.

Next are 7 chapters on sexually transmitted infections like the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Herpes, Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia, Trichomonas and Pubic Lice.

The last chapters are on a variety of conditions and symptoms.

The vagina bible is easy to read and is both serious and funny at times. The author also describes her own experience with certain products and procedures.


I have bought this book myself and given you my personal unbiased opinion.

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