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|Community description:||An empowering community geared towards education about vaginas, vulvas & sexual/reproductive health|
This is the Dreamwidth version of the popular LiveJournal community vaginapagina. It is not a mirror: content should not be duplicated between communities at this point. Enjoy!
[Last Update: September 2012]
( about )
|MISSION STATEMENT: Founded in 2001, VaginaPagina is an online community that offers a supportive, progressive, body- and sex-positive environment in which to discuss issues related to vulvovaginal, breast, sexual and reproductive health and wellness. It is a unique, empowerment-based safer space that is GLBTQQIA- and kink-friendly. Our goal is to build knowledge and combat misinformation by sharing personal experiences and reliable information from credible sources. We believe that by becoming active in VP, members are participating in a revolutionary and life-changing project.|
And hey, there really is no such thing as "TMI," so don't be shy!
( rules )
|Ready to become a Vulva-Loving Superstar? Awesome! Just be sure you're down with the rules.|
BY BECOMING A MEMBER OF vaginapagina, YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREED TO ADHERE TO THE COMMUNITY RULES OF CONDUCT.
We also ask that you read our courtesy checklist (along with the rest of our Frequently Asked Questions) before you become active in the community.
( wire )
|The VP Team is: rockstarbob, jennifer0246, mangofandango, viellen, frolicnaked, jocelina, also_warriors, shyshutterbug, poppleshatesyou, kaberett, and barrelofrain. The primary point of contact for VP on Dreamwidth is kaberett, though the entire maintainer team is involved in making decisions.|
There are three ways to get in touch with us:
 For public correspondence, make a post in contact_vp.
 For private correspondence with all the SSMs, send your emails to vpteam @ vaginapagina.com.
 For private correspondence with individual SSMs, see the list of individual e-mail addresses.
If you wish to make an anonymous post on Dreamwidth, e-mail kaberett directly (email@example.com).
( to do )
|Read Cunt, by Inga Muscio! Read The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler! Embrace Femalia by Joani Blank! Catch Bitch and Animal when they bring the Pussy Manifesto to a town near you! Treat your vulva to something nice! Think good things about your vagina and the (female) body in general! (More recommendations can be found here.)|
( links )
|You might be interested in taking a leisurely browse through VP's Vulvapedia. |
Related DW communities:
datinandrelatin menstruation sextips
For an extensive list of LiveJournal communities and Web sites relating to women's health and wellbeing, see fem_comm, a fantastic resource compiled by VP's own former SSM feckalyn.
For more info, you may want to check out the links section over at VaginaPagina.com. It is also worth visiting the side bar of the LJ community page to browse our existing archive of answers under the tags (though this is not obligatory!).
( crisis )
|Are you in crisis? Please take advantage of the resources in your region.|
hotpeachpages.net: International inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, searchable by country/language, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages
RAINN.net: Rape crisis centers outside of the United States
Inside the U.S., the National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-SAFE. You can call the U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE, or you can search for your local rape crisis center.
You may also find long-term support for sexual assault issues over in our sister community on LJ, _survivors_.
If you are in the U.S. or Canada and in need of the emergency contraception pill (ECP), click here.
( p.s. )
|Fine Print: This community is meant to give people a way to network and get support, ideas and resources. It is not in any way meant to be substituted for medical advice/care. It is generally a good idea to see your doctor when anything abnormal occurs. We recognize that doctors don't always listen so well, that they're not always open to natural medicine, or that not everyone has access to medical care; that's why we're here. Please, PLEASE, seek medical attention for serious problems. See, for example, help finding free or discounted healthcare in your area (U.S. only). You can also locate/rate a health care professional, or check out the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Referral Service. (It's a free, web-based referral service that provides information for those looking for LGBT-aware health care providers. You can also restrict your search to kink-aware providers and/or TS-/TG-aware providers.)|
Use VP responsibly and at your own risk/empowerment.
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