What's up down there? : questions you'd only ask your gynecologist if she was your best friend

by Rankin, Lissa, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2010
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In this funny, outrageous and empowering book, Dr. Lissa Rankin answers all the secret gynecological questions that most women wonder about, but have always been afraid to ask.

Suppose you had a wise, warm, funny best friend-who just happened to be a gynecologist. You're out with the girls for cocktails and the conversation turns to sex, and then to girly parts. One by one, you start asking her all the questions you've secretly wondered about-and discover that you have a lot in common. If you were to write those questions down, then you'd have What's Up Down There?, a life-changing little book that answers:

- Do old ladies have saggy vaginas?
- How do male gynecologists have a sex life without feeling like they're stuck at the office?
- Is it normal for your inner labia to hang out of your outer labia?
- Can the baby feel its mom having sex during pregnancy?
- How common is it for one's boobs to be two totally different sizes?

And so much more! As outrageously funny as it is empowering, this book reveals how to love yourself and your body-and will have you recommending it to every woman you know. From off-the wall sex questions to serious topics of women's sexual health, What's Up Down There? provides answers to women of all ages and stages.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Written entirely in Q&A form, this ob/gyn guide is alarmingly frank. (One question: Does having anal sex give you a stretched out butthole and make it so you can't hold in your farts and poop? ) The subtitle says the book answers questions a best friend would tackle if she were (or was, as the grammatically incorrect wording says) a gynecologist. But would most readers really talk to pals about such things? Rankin tries to sound chatty, but chapter titles such as pee and butts simply come across as unprofessional. She litters the book with expressions such as va jay jay (instead of vagina), boobs (instead of breasts), and the big O (instead of orgasm ). Some readers may want to know about the author's sex life, but others may find it off-putting. (She chats with her vagina, which she calls her yoni Sanskrit for source of life. ) Still, the book does give good medical information, and surprisingly, the well-respected Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom (1994), writes a glowing foreword. Just don't whip this book out on a crowded train.--Springen, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gynecology -- Popular works.
Generative organs, Female -- Popular works.
Sex -- Popular works.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xiii, 381 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-381).
ISBN 9780312644369
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