Episode 5: Designer Vaginas

Don't let the name deter you! Today I'm talking about vaginas and addressing what is "normal" and what is not so normal. I'm going to talk a little about media's affect on our view of our own genitals and how to keep yourself healthy!

Information provided within this video blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but there may be omissions, errors, or mistakes. The information presented here is for entertainment and informational purposes only. It should not be seen as medical, emotional, or any other kind of professional advice. I am a licensed nurse practitioner, but I am not your medical provider. If you have a medical condition, please seek assistance from your medical provider before taking any kind of action. If you rely on advice given in this video blog, use at your own risk.

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