NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Saying “Vagina”

Feature image of Maxine Azula and Mistress Lita Lecherous in Crash Pad episode 284. All of the photographs in this NSFW Sunday are from the Crash Pad. The inclusion of a visual here should not be interpreted as an assertion of the model’s gender identity or sexual orientation. If you’re a photographer or model and think your work would be a good fit for NSFW Sunday, please email carolyn at autostraddle dot com.

Welcome to NSFW Sunday!

If advertisers want to talk about a vagina on the internet, just let them say “vagina”:

“Advertisers can’t just say “vagina” on Twitter, as a publisher learned the hard way this week in attempting to promote The Vagina Bible, a medical book on vaginal health by gynecologist Jen Gunter. The publisher told VICE it was prevented from promoting a tweet linking an interview with Dr. Gunter on “vaginal health” and another with the language, “the definitive book for understanding your vaginal health!” […]

It remains unclear how a book about vaginal health runs afoul of Twitter’s ‘inappropriate content’ ad categories, a broad, vague classification of prohibited material ‘that is likely to be seen as’ vulgar or distasteful, among other categories, or ‘adult sexual content,’ which primarily covers porn, sex work, sex toys, and penis enlargement.”

Adina Powers and Scout

Adina Powers and Scout in Crash Pad Series episode 286

Dr. Jen Gunter, a gynaecologist and the author of the book in question above, The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine, talked to Bitch about medical misogyny, lack of diversity in healthcare, lack of data in alternative medicine and more (note that she does, incorrectly, group people with vaginas etc. and women into the same category):

“So much about the way women live their lives—the underwear they choose, the way they clean their skin, the way they have sex, the lubes they use, the way they choose to remove their pubic hair—[comes from not being] taught about these things. There aren’t a lot of studies on things like these, and they’re considered quasi-cosmetic. But they also have health ramifications if they’re done incorrectly or if the wrong stuff is used. Sometimes there are health ramifications that we don’t even know about. We really have very little idea about how removing pubic hair could change the ecosystem of your skin. Could it? Yes? No? Don’t know. Many doctors don’t think about those things.”

Cinnamon Maxxine and Kissy Burgundy

Cinnamon Maxxine and Kissy Burgundy in Crash Pad Series episode 288

Here’s one take on what it’s like to date as a queer single mom.

It’s okay if your intense relationship ends.

Porn company Bang Bros bought PornWikiLeaks.com, which contained personal information for over 15,000 performers who did not want it shared, and then literally lit it(s hard drives) on fire.

Are super likes a creepy scam?:

“According to a Tinder representative, the app’s data show that Super Likes are three times more likely to receive a match. What’s more, conversations that begin with a Super Like last 70 percent longer, the company says. […]

On Instagram, I polled more than 100 people; half said the Super Like does not make them any more likely to swipe right in return. The other half — 55 people — were almost entirely men. Out of the hundred-some responses, only five women said the Super Like was a compelling factor.”

Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

Carolyn has written 965 articles for us.

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