Madge Tackles Using The Word ‘Vagina’ With Our Kids

Madge Tackles Using The Word 'Vagina' With Our Kids

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Calling our kid’s vulva and vagina the “front bum” may not be the best approach after all. In the latest episode of Madge the Vag, Madge examines the awkwardness around using the anatomical names for body parts.


Regardless of the names we choose, our kids are bound to say embarrassing things at the wrong time and place. Saying “vagina” and “vulva” can benefit our girls, even as toddlers. Pediatrician Dr. TJ Gold explains that by using the proper terms for private parts, children can identify areas on their body to better explain any issues or problems they may experience. So, say “Vagina” “Vulva” and “Labia” loud and proud.

More about Madge the Vag: Madge the Vag is a quirky mom on a mission to spread (literally) the word on everything vagina. She may have a 1950s wardrobe, but approaches women’s vaginal health in a refreshing way that is very today. Madge highlights a taboo topic or challenging issue many women face but may be afraid to talk about. She interviews experts on a range of topics like public hair, yeast infections and sex. ​

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