Women’s deepest sexual insecurity, vaginal odor

Stephens-Davidowitz, S. “Searching for Sex,” New York Times, Jan. 25, 2015.

The hazards of douching

Annang, L. et al. “Vaginal Douching Practices Among Black Women at Risk: Exploring Douching Prevalence, Reasons for It, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases,” Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2006) 33:215.

Brotman, R.M. et al. “A Longitudinal Study of Vaginal Douching and Bacterial Vaginosis: A Marginal Structural Modeling Analysis,” American Journal of Epidemiology (2008) 168:188.

Bruce, F.C. et al. “Is Vaginal Douching Associated with Preterm Delivery?” Epidemiology (2002) 13:328.

Corsello, S. et al. “An Epidemiological Survey of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis in Italy,” European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology (2003) 119:66.

Cottrell, B.H. “Vaginal Douching,” Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing (2003) 32:12.

Fiscella, K. et al. “Risk of Preterm Birth Associated with Vaginal Douching,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2002) 186:1345.

Grimley, D.M. et al. “Vaginal Douches and Other Feminine Hygiene Products: Women’s Practices and Perceptions of Product Safety,” Maternal and Child Health (2006) 10:303.

Holtzman, C. et al. “Factors Linked to Bacterial Vaginosis in Non-pregnant Women,” American Journal of Public Health (2001) 91:1664.

Koumans, E.H. “Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis in the U.S., 2001-2004: Associations with Symptoms, Sexual Behaviors, and Reproductive Health,” Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2007) 34:864.

Martino, J.L. and S.H. Vermund. “Vaginal Douching: Evidence for Risks or Benefits to Women’s Health,” Epidemiologic Reviews (2002) 24:109.

Ness, R.B. et al. “Douching, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and Incident Gonococcal and Chlamydial Genital Infection in a Cohort of High-Risk Women,” American Journal of Epidemiology (2005) 161:186.

Rothman, K.J. et al. “Randomized Field Trial of Vaginal Douching, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and Pregnancy,” Epidemiology (2003) 14:340.

Rupp, R. et al. “Intergenerational Transfer of Douching Information,” Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2006) 19:69.

Sutton, M. et al. “Prevalence of Trichomonas Vaginalis Among Reproductive-Age Women in the U.S., 2001-2004,” Clinical Infectious Disease (2007) 45:1319.

Thorp, J.M. et al. “Alteration in Vaginal Microflora, Douching Prior to Pregnancy, and Preterm Birth,” Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (2008) 22:530.

Tsai, C.S. et al. “Does Douching Increase Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections? A Prospective Study in High-Risk Adolescents,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2009) 200:38.

How men and women feel about women’s breasts

Dixson, B.J. et al. “The Role of Breast Size and Areolar Pigmentation in Perceptions of Women’s Sexual Attractiveness, Reproductive Health, Sexual Maturity, Maternal Nurturing Abilities, and Age,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2015) 44:1685.

Dixson, B.J. et al. “Eye Tracking of Men’s Preferences for Female Breast Size and Areola Pigmentation,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2011) 40:51.

Frederick, D.A. et al. “The Barbie Mystique: Satisfaction with Breast Size and Shape Across the Lifespan,” International Journal of Sexual Health (2008) 20:200.

Gueguen, N. “Women’s Bust Size and Men’s Courtship Solicitation,” Body Image (2007) 4:386.

High heels

Gueguen, N. “High Heels Increase Women’s Attractiveness,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2015) 44:2227.

Luximon, Y. et al. “Effects of Heel Base Size, Walking Speed, and Slope Angle on Center of Pressure Trajectory and Plantar Pressure When Wearing High-Heeled Shoes,” Human Movement Science (2015) 41:307.

Moore, J.X. et al. “Epidemiology of High-Heel Shoe Injuries in U.S. Women: 2002 to 2012,” Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (2015) 54:615.

Women’s sexual response cycles

Basson, R. “The Female Sexual Response: A Different Model,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2000) 26:51.

The clitoral system

Chalker, R. The Clitoral Truth. Seven Stories Press, NY, 2000.

Does clitoral size matter?

Oakley, S.H. et al. “Clitoral Size and Location in Relation to Sexual Function Using Pelvic MRI,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2014) 11:1013.

Pauls, R.N. “Anatomy of the Clitoris and the Female Sexual Response,”
Clinical Anatomy (2015) 28:376.

Vaccaro, C.M. et al. “Female Sexual Function and the Clitoral Complex Using Pelvic MRI Assessment,” European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (2014) 180:180.

The G-spot

Alzate H. “Vaginal Erogeneity, Female Ejaculation, and the Grafenberg spot,” Archives of Sexual Behavior. (1990) 19: 607.

Alzate, H. and Z. Hoch. “The G-Spot and Female Ejaculation: A Current Appraisal,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (1986) 12:211.

Belzer, E.G. “A Review of Female Ejaculation and the Grafenberg Spot,” Women’s Health (1984) 9:5.

Buisson, O. et al. “Coitus as Revealed by Ultrasound in One Volunteer Couple,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7:2750.

Burri, A.V. et al. “Genetic and Environmental Influences on Self-Reported G-Spots in Women: A Twin Study,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7:1842.

Darling, C.A. et al. “Female Ejaculation: Perceived Origins, the Grafenberg Spot/Area, and Sexual Responsiveness,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1990) 19:29.

Davidson, J.K. et al. “The Role of the Grafenberg Spot and Female Ejaculation in the Female Orgasmic Response: An Empirical Analysis,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (1989) 15:102.

Emhardt, E. et al. “Anatomic Variation and Orgasm: Could Variations in Anatomy Explain Differences in Orgasmic Success?” Clinical Anatomy (2016) 29:665.

Foldes, P. and O. Buisson. “The Clitoral Complex: A Dynamic Sonographic Study,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2009) 6:1223.

Foldes, P. and O. Buission. “Clitoris and G Spot: An Intimate Affair,” Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Fertility (2007) 35:3.

Goldberg D.C. et al. “The Graffenberg Spot in Female Ejaculation: A Review of Initial Hypotheses,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (1983) 9:27.

Hines, T. “The G-Spot: A Modern Gynecologic Myth,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001) 185: 359.

Hoch, Z. “Vaginal Erotic Sensitivity by Sexological Examination,” Acta Obstetrica Gynecologia Scandinavia (1986) 65:767.

Jannini, E.A. et al. “Beyond the G-Spot: Clitoro-urethro-vaginal Complex Anatomy in Female Orgasm,” Nature Reviews, Urology (2014) 11:531.

Jannini, E.A. et al. “Who’s Afraid of the G-Spot?” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7:25.

Kilchevsky, A. “Is the Female G-Spot Truly a Distinct Anatomic Entity?” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 9:719.

Ladas, A.K. B. Whipple, and J. Perry. The G-Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality. Holt, NY, 2005.

Li, T. et al. “Anatomic Distribution of Nerves and Microvascular Density in the Human Anterior Vaginal Wall: Prospective Study,” PLoS One (2014) 9:e110239.

 

Maratos, Y.K. et al. “The G-Spot: And Observational MRI Pilot Study,” BJOG [formerly British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology] (2016) 123:1542.

O’Connell, H.E. et al. “Anatomy of the Clitoris,” Journal of Urology (2005) 174(4 Part 1):1189.

Ostrzenski, A. “G-Spot Anatomy: A New Discovery,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 9:1355.

Ostrzenski, A. et al. “Verification of the Anatomy and Newly Discovered Histology of the G-Spot Complex,” BJOG (2014) 121:1333.

Ostrzenski, A. “Anatomic Documentation of the G-Spot Complex Role in the Genesis of Anterior Vaginal Wall Ballooning,” European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology (2014) 180:186.

Pan. S. et al. “Clinical Anatomy of the G-Spot,” Clinical Anatomy (2015) 28:363.

Pastor, Z. “G-Spot Myths and Reality,” Ceska Gynekol. (2010) 75:211.

Pauls, R.N. “Anatomy of the Clitoris and the Female Sexual Response,” Clinical Anatomy (2015) 28:376.

Puppo, V. “Anatomy and Physiology of the Clitoris, Vestibular Bulbs, and Labia Minora with a Review of the Female Orgasm and the Prevention of Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Clinical Anatomy (2013) 26:134.

Puppo, V. and I. Gruenwald. “Does the G-Spot Exist? A Review of the Current Literature,” International Urogynecology (2012) 23:1665.

Puppo V. and G. Puppo. “Anatomy of Sex: Revision of the New Anatomical Terms Used for the Clitoris and the Female Orgasm by Sexologists,” Clinical Anatomy (2015) 28:293.

Rabinerson, D. and E. Horowitz. “G-Spot and Female Ejaculation: Fiction or Reality? Harefuah [Israeli journal] (2007) 1456:145.

Russo, N. “The Still-Misunderstood Shape of the Clitoris,” The Atlantic. March 9, 2017.

Syed, R. “Knowledge of the Grafenberg Zone and Female Ejaculation in Ancient Indian Sexual Science: A Medical History Contribution,” Sudhoffs Archive [German journal] (1999) 83:171.

Thabet, S.M. “Reality of the G-Spot and Its Relation to Female Circumcision and Vaginal Surgery,” Journal of Obstetrics any Gynecology Research (2009) 35:967.

Thabet, S.M. “New Findings and Concepts About the G-Spot in Normal and Absent Vagina: Precautions Possibly Needed for Preservation of the G-Spot and Sexuality During Surgery,” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research (2013) 39:1339.

Winks, Cathy. The G-Spot. Down There Press, San Francisco, 1998.

Zaviacic, M et al. “Ultrastructure of the Normal Adult Female Human Prostate Gland (Skene’s Gland),” Anatomy and Embryology (2000) 201:51.

Zaviacic, M and RJ Ablin. “The Female Prostate and Prostate-Specific Antigen…Reasons for Using the Term ‘Prostate’ in the Human Female,” Histology and Histopathology (2000) 15:131.

Zaviacic, M et al. “The Normal Female and Male Breast Epithelium Does Not Express Prostate-Specific Antigen…” General Physiology and Biophysiology (1999) 18(Suppl 1):41.

Zaviacic, M. “The Adult Human Female Prostata Homogogue and the Male Prostate Gland: A Comparative Enzyme-Histochemical Study,” Acta Histochemica (1985) 77:19.

Zaviacic, M et al. “Prostate-Specific Antigen and Prostate-Specific Acid Phosphatase in Adenocarcinoma of Skene’s Paraurethral Glands and Ducts,” Virchows Arch A Pathol [Slovakian journal] (1993) 423:503.

Zaviacic, M and B. Whipple. “Update on the Female Prostate and the Phenomenon of Female Ejaculation,” Journal of Sex Research (1993) 30:148.

Female ejaculation

Belzer, E.G. “A Review of Female Ejaculation and the Grafenberg Spot,” Women’s Health (1984) 9:5.

Cartwright, R. et al. “Do Women with Female Ejaculation Have Detrusor Over-activity?” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2007) 4:1655.

Darling, C.A. et al. “Female Ejaculation: Perceived Origins, the Grafenberg Spot/Area, and Sexual Responsiveness,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (1990) 19:29.

Davidson, J.K. et al. “The Role of the Grafenberg Spot and Female Ejaculation in the Female Orgasmic Response: An Empirical Analysis,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (1989) 15:102.

Jha. S. et al. “Incontinence During Intercourse: Myths Unraveled,” International Urogynecology Journal (2012) 23:633.

Korda, J.B. et al. “The History of Female Ejaculation,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7:1965.

Moalem, S. and J.S. Reidenberg. “Does Female Ejaculation Serve an Antimicrobial Purpose?” Medical Hypotheses (2009). 73:1069.

Pastor, Z. “Female Ejaculation Orgasm Vs. Coital Incontinence: A Systematic Review,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2013) 10:1682.

Rabinerson, D. and E. Horowitz. “G-Spot and Female Ejaculation: Fiction or Reality?”Harefuah [Israeli journal] (2007) 1456:145.

Rubio-Casillas, A. and E.A. Jannini. “New Insights from One Case of Female Ejaculation,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2011) 8:3500.

Salama, S. et al. “Nature and Origin of ‘Squirting’ in Female Sexuality,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2015) 12:661.

Serati, M. et al. “Female Urinary Incontinence During Intercourse: A Review of an Understudied Problem for Women’s Sexuality,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2009) 6:40.

Syed, R. “Knowledge of the Grafenberg Zone and Female Ejaculation in Ancient Indian Sexual Science: A Medical History Contribution,” Sudhoffs Archive [German journal] (1999) 83:171.

Wimpissinger, F. et al. “The Female Prostate Revisited: Perineal Ultrasound and Biochemical Studies of Female Ejaculate,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2007) 4:1388.

Zaviacic, M and B. Whipple. “Update on the Female Prostate and the Phenomenon of Female Ejaculation,” Journal of Sex Research (1993) 30:148.

Vagina “too tight”

https://www.healthline.com/health/tight-vagina#overview1

Vagina “too loose”

https://www.healthline.com/health/tight-vagina#overview1 

Barbara, G. et al. “Impact of Mode of Delivery on Female Postpartum Sexual Functioning: Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery and Operative Delivery vs. Caesarian Section,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2016) 13:393.

Cai, L. et al. “Does Vaginal Delivery Affect Postnatal Coitus?” International Journal of Impotence Research (2014) 26:24.

Cooper, J. et al. “Prevalence of Genital Prolapse Symptoms in Primary Care: A Cross-Sectional Survey,” International Urogynecology Journal (2015) 26:505.

Gungor, S. et al. “Does Mode of Delivery Affect Sexual Functioning of the Man Partner?” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2008) 5:155.

Lurie, S. et al. “Sexual Functioning After Childbirth By Mode of Delivery: A Prospective Study,” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2013) 288:785.

Pubic grooming

Armstrong, N.R. and J.D. Wilson. “Did the ‘Brazilian’ Kill the Pubic Louse?” Sexually Transmitted Infections (2006) 82:265.

Butler, S.M. et al. “Pubic Hair Preferences, Reasons for Removal, and Associated Genital Symptoms: Comparisons Between Men and Women,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2015) 12:48.

Gaither, T.W. et al. “Prevalence and Motivation: Pubic Hair Grooming Among Men in the United States,” American Journal of Men’s Health (2016) epub ahead of print.

Herbenick, D. et al. “Pubic Hair Removal and Sexual Behavior: Findings from a Prospective Daily Diary Study of Sexually Active Women in the United States,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 10:678.

Herbenick, D. et al. “Pubic Hair Removal Among Women in the United States: Prevalence, Methods, and Characteristics,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7:3322.

Osterberg, E.C. et al. “Correlation Between Pubic Hari Grooming and STIjs: Results from a Nationally Representative Probability Sample,” Sexually Transmitted Infections (2016) epub ahead of print.

Ramsey, S. et al. “Pubic Hair and Sexuality: A Review,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2009) 6:2102.

Rowen, T.S. et al. “Pubic Hair Grooming Prevalence and Motivation Among Women in the United States,” JAMA Dermatology (2016) 152:1106

Schick, V. “Evulvalution: The Portrayal of Women’s External Genetalia and Physique Across Time and the Current Barbie Doll Ideal,” Journal of Sex Research (2010) 47:1.

Tiggerman, m. and S. Hodgson. “The Hairlessness Norm Extended: Reasons for and Predictors of Women’s Body Hair Removal at Different Body Sites,” Sex Roles (2008) 59: 889.