For example, I have posted on the importance of cervical screening before yet when this email about the #EndEmbarrassment campaign popped into my inbox (pun not intended) I was like ‘I can’t say the V word on my blog, I can’t talk about lady parts I JUST CAN’T. This is what made me realise I am one of those never say Vagina people… Oh the shame, but why? 90% of my readers are female, and we all have them. But it seems is not just me who would rather say va-jay-jay and keep any issues with it to myself, Vagisil surveyed 2000 British women and it turns out we are all pretty much of the never speak about it when it comes to womens health ‘down below’. 47% of the ladies felt embarrassed by the V word & 53% make up other names for it (yeah that would be me).
Another shocker is that 31% said they have never spoken to a GP/health professional about intimate health problems. I guess in the age of the internet it’s much easier to type your problem into Google, which is never a good thing let’s be honest; 4 clicks later you are convinced your bits are going to fall off from a disease not seen since the 1920s, or that you have contracted a disease only associated with deep sub-Saharan Africa. The results of the survey have prompted Vagisil to start up the #EndEmbarrassment campaign to raise awareness & provide tips on intimate health and how to overcome the fear of talking about, or getting your bits out, infront of your GP. You can access lots of information and tips on their website to help you embrace confidence when it comes to taking charge of your own health.
Are you one of the 53% who make up names for your lady bits (see, I did it there) to avoid the embarrassing blush when you say the V word?
post sponsored by Vagisil; all words and thoughts are my own