What's Up Down There?

Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend

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What’s Up Down There? The TWEEN Years

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I’ve been fielding questions from tweens and their mothers as part of a corporate spokesperson role with UbyKotex, and for those of you with tween girls, I thought I’d share what has come up!

I am getting pimples, crying for no reason A LOT, have hair under my arms and started discharging last summer, my body is ready but my period hasn't come, is there a timetable?
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Going To The Spa? Steam Your Vagina: An OB/GYN’s Thoughts on Vaginal Steam Baths

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You gotta love us Californians. We’re always so ahead of the curve when it comes to things like fashion. And environmentalism. And vaginal steam baths.

Yeah. You heard me. I said Vaginal Steam Baths.
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How Long Are Normal Labia? Part 1 of Dr. Lissa Rankin’s Love Your Labia Series

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When I was writing my book What’s Up Down There? and while I’ve been on the road with my Ask The Girlfriend Gyno book tour, one question comes up over-- and over--and over, in various forms.

Why do my inner lips hang lower than my outer lips?

Why are my labia so long?

How come my labia don’t look like the ones in Playboy?

Why do my lips look like Dumbo’s ears?

Why are some women’s inner lips tucked up neatly inside and mine aren’t?

Let me just say once and for all that if you’re one of those women (or men) who are wondering why some women have short lips tucked up inside and some women have long lips that hang out, EITHER WAY, YOU’RE NORMAL AND YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!

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What's Up Down There? Awakening Sexuality

Happy Friday, Pinkies! This video is from a recent speaking engagement I did on my fall book tour to promote What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend. My favorite part of these events is taking questions from the audience -- check out the clip below where I answer some awesome questions about embracing femininity and sexuality in healthy and empowering ways.

This blog, and the book on which it is based, is a complement to - not a substitute for - professional advice and intervention, and is not intended to replace the advice of a gynecologist or medical professional, who should be consulted about any health care issues that may affect the individual reader. The information contained in this book is the product of observations made by the author in her practice, as well as her review of relevant literature in her field of expertise. The literature at times reflects conflicting opinions and conclusions. The views expressed herein are the personal views of the author and are not intended to reflect the views of any group or organization with whom the author is affiliated.