Using the word "vagina" when you mean "vulva"

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AIBU to think that people should know the difference between these parts of the body and use the correct names? It's not uncommon to hear people use the word vagina (the internal organ) when they clearly mean the vulva (the external parts). For example, "the great wall of vagina" sells a "Vagina Casting Kit", but you're going to be smearing alginate over your vulva not shoving it up your vagina! They also sell "The big coloring book of vaginas", and mention "...From the compact smooth vagina to a coiffed vagina with full lips..." when they mean vulva FFS! It grinds my gears!

Birdinthebush Tue 14-Jan-14 22:50:10

Reminds me when a friends DC was looking at his neighbours new car and said he had a shiny new vulva

NewtRipley Tue 14-Jan-14 16:31:29

Soup, yes,, you're right. The point i was trying to make (badly) is that different bits have different names and woman don't even know what different bits of their genitalia are called.

StarShank Tue 14-Jan-14 12:52:40

I like VEJINGO, like scrubs but with more vag.

MoominIsGoingToBeAMumWaitWHAT Tue 14-Jan-14 12:28:36

It's a cave of wonders. Accessed by crossing the magic carpet.

I like my bits to be Disneyfied.

notso Tue 14-Jan-14 12:21:39

I just don't think there is a massive need to be so anatomically correct, even at the Doctors.
I've never heard of anyone who's gone to the Doctor with itching 'down below' and come away with athletes foot cream.
I don't know the names of loads of body parts, before Wayne Rooney we all just had broken toes!

Crowler Tue 14-Jan-14 11:18:04

You mean you don't go to the drs and just lower your eyes whilst whispering "downstairs, you know dr"

Oh my god, this is so funny, thank you.

TimeToPassGo Tue 14-Jan-14 11:05:06

Velvet pouch? I think that would be more of an aspirational term for my bejingo.

TimeToPassGo Tue 14-Jan-14 11:03:13

I have decided henceforth that I shall use the Scrubs inspired term 'bejingo'. It has a pleasingly musical sound.

SoupDragon Tue 14-Jan-14 08:57:31

But it's a bit sad that some people don't even know those "secret inside parts" even have a name.

You're wrong though - it's the visible outside parts that people don't know have a specific name. People are using vagina to describe inside and out as one entity.

Ledkr Tue 14-Jan-14 08:17:39

You mean you don't go to the drs and just lower your eyes whilst whispering "downstairs, you know dr"

Are you lot mad? grin

NewtRipley Tue 14-Jan-14 08:16:46

Sorry, missed out a bit :

"Of course you can call yours whatever you want"

NewtRipley Tue 14-Jan-14 08:16:14

I think there's a point here about squueamishness about female sexuality.

Of course we don't have to use anatomical terminology - men don't use the term penis all the time. Of course you can call yours

But it's a bit sad that some people don't even know those "secret inside parts" even have a name.

SoupDragon Tue 14-Jan-14 08:10:28

"You know...me fanny...me Tom n Danny"

Oh dear - I know someone with sons called Tom and Daniel...

RhondaJean Tue 14-Jan-14 00:36:31

Bootycall! You mean mr Spock, dr Spock is the Childcare expert from the 80s.

<fumes>

angry

<takes pedantic on the pedantic thread to a new level>

Mine's called my flat hamster. Though understandably we haven't taught that to DD.

peggyundercrackers Tue 14-Jan-14 00:02:22

Words I've heard it called in our family include foof, flangina, cookie, la la, hoof & fanny.

peggyundercrackers Mon 13-Jan-14 23:58:23

Lol @ eat my pingu... If I said that he would think I've lost the plot!

trufflesnuffler Mon 13-Jan-14 23:46:28

All of it... we don't seperate it into different birds. It's all Pingu.

'Wipe your Pingu' to the kids

'Eat my Pingu' to the husband.

BillyBanter Mon 13-Jan-14 23:44:07

it's called Pingu in our house

What do you call Pingu in your house?

BillyBanter Mon 13-Jan-14 23:43:25

Velvet pouch has reminded me of otter's pocket which I rather like.

Perhaps we should just say inner cunt and outer cunt.

trufflesnuffler Mon 13-Jan-14 23:42:27

it's called Pingu in our house

Tweasels Mon 13-Jan-14 23:33:57

At work, I once accompanied a young woman to see her GP to help her get support for a certain issue. Got the referral we needed but when the Dr asked if there was anything else he could help with, she asked if he could give her any cream for her itchy "Tom n Danny". Cue blank face from GP for her to make clear "You know...me fanny...me Tom n Danny grin

Bootycall Mon 13-Jan-14 23:32:12

right I am going to ask my dm tomorrow why she says 'holiday money' for her hoo har.

i hope childhood holiday memories won't be ruined. grin

MomsStiffler Mon 13-Jan-14 23:22:57

Whooooooooo Caresssssssssssss ??????????

LabradorMama Mon 13-Jan-14 23:18:16

I call mine Margaret but after the previous post I may rename it My Velvet Pouch.

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