"My vagina is NOT just a sheath or holder for a penis!"
So... is it just me or do you ever notice that when people mention or even say the word " vagina" they whisper it?
Like it's some secret term or a" hush-hush thing" that you aren't supposed to speak out loud?
Yet, there are approximately 168 MILLION women in the United States alone, with guess what?! A VAGINA!
Sultana Speaks is a platform where women can freely discuss their vagina and the myriad of issues therein. A place where women can get answers to some of their most intimate concerns regarding feminine care and hygiene- and not feel ashamed, embarrassed or judged.
The purpose of Sultana Speaks is to INTRODUCE, INFORM, INFLUENCE and IMPACT women by having real conversations about real topics concerning our most intimate area- our VAGINA! So, let's start the conversation!
So, why the whispering when we say or use the word vagina? Have we been programmed to think or feel this way?
Well, let's start with the etymology of the word. The word "vagina' is derived from Latin and literally means " a sheath or scabbard for a sword." Sounds creepy huh? Well, by association the term "Gladius "(sword) was the common term for a "penis." So, in short the general understanding of the term vagina was that it was a sheath for a penis! Ummm...NOT!
I don't know about you, but my vagina is NOT just a sheath or holder for a penis! The appropriate term for vagina and it's purpose is
"yoni" a Sanskrit word that means " sacred place" or "womb". Doesn't that sound much more inviting of a term?
Our vagina is a sacred place. The center of our very being. An area of our body that is to be respected, honored and cared for. A region that has the ability to bring life and bring pleasure.. So, the next time you find yourself whispering about such an amazing part of your body... think again!
How do you feel when you say the word vagina? Does it make you feel ashamed? Dirty? Are you comfortable saying vagina without whispering?
We would love to hear your thoughts. Post your comments below.
Sultana Nailor is the CEO & Founder of Sultana Steam-the first V-Steam Franchise ever. As a Certifed Master Herbalist and Peristeam Hydrotherapist, her wisdom, passion for women's health, sassy personality and transparency bring a fire and depth like no other. She currently resides in Houston, TX and is the proud Mother of 7 children.