|The first thing I remember being told about the vagina was…||That it was a girl’s private place|
|When my friends and I first talked about vaginas…||We didn’t. One friend mentioned that girls had a slit – that was it.|
|The first time I heard of menstruation, I thought…||That must be hard to deal with.|
|The first time I saw/touched a vagina…||A younger girl had watched me pee on a number of occasions. Eventually she let me watch her. I didn’t see it very well.
I touched a friend of mine when I was 17 and she was 15. She wanted to me to do it. The hair surprised me because I didn’t know that girls had hair there. She was wet and I didn’t know why. It was another few years before I really understood what was going on.
|Since then my perception/experience of vaginas (changed/hasn’tchanged)…||I know a little more now and appreciate women in a more real way.|
|What I would want my daughter to know about her vagina…||I trust her mother to give her all the practical knowledge she needs. If she asks me anything I will try to give a straight answer.|
|Usually, I call a vagina a…||Vagina or “down there”.|
|This conversation makes me think…||How naive I used to be.|