Welcome to Touchingly Naive’s 2007 Vulva Liberation Week.

[See the post below and/or the VLW page (link in the bar above) if you have no clue what I am talking about!]

My two themes for this week are going to be menstruation and vulva crafts. I can’t promise to stick to my themes entirely, but those are going to be the main topics.

These themes have been selected entirely on a personal whim. If you want to join in, please feel free to follow or ignore my themes, either way I would love, love, love it if some other people would get involved. 🙂

Why menstruation? That’s easy. Apart from anything else, I’ve restarted my periods recently after a break of more than 3 years so it is an obvious choice. Bleeding again has led me to rethink menstruation from a feminist and woman-centred perspective that I just didn’t have 3 years ago. I want to write about some of that.

And why vulva crafts? I’m a bit keen on vulva crafts, for a number of reasons. One of them is that I really like doing crafty things, obviously, but specifically I like doing crafty things related to the vulva because it makes my vulva into a friendly thing, like a cute little animal or a cardboard helicopter. This is good. It helps to counter the years of negative programming we all undergo. Instead of a weird, smelly, unnatural, scary, ugly thing, it becomes a happy part of life’s rich tapestry. Also, it feels a little bit subversive to crochet a vulva, right? And that’s always fun.

So here it is. Enjoy!

[Image: “Pussey Flambé” by Yuliya Lanina.]