My 9-year-old daughter Kate recently asked me “Mommy, if there are 7 billion people in the world, and half have vaginas, and almost everyone born comes through a vagina, then why do we have to be embarrassed to use that word?” I stopped dead in my tracks! She was absolutely right.

Why don’t vaginas get the same respect and love that other body parts get? Why do we feel we have to whisper the word when we are in public? Why can’t we talk to our friends about what is going on with our own vagina? Studies show that many women aren’t even comfortable talking to their doctors about their vaginas!

There’s an old joke: “Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough: grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding!

Bottom line—it is time to give vaginas the respect they deserve and it’s time for vaginas to come out of the closet Kate’s question and more led me to write Vagina Revolution. It is time to start treating vaginas like the first class citizens that they are. It is time women knew EVERYTHING about our vaginas. It is time to demystify and de-stigmatize our vaginas.

My book Vagina Revolution dishes about all things vagina – including the physical, mental, and political aspects of vaginas. Vagina Revolution is written like a conversation between two women — LL (Laura Lewin, the author) and CG—a combination of many of the Ob/Gyns, Physical Therapists, Midwives, Sex Therapists, and other professionals I interviewed.

Vagina Revolution — both the Book and the Movement — is meant to give women a better feeling of control and confidence over our vaginas and our bodies. The bottom line is we will be more empowered in our minds, spirits and souls.

Vagina Revolution stands on the shoulders of many of my heroes — extraordinary women like Eve Ensler and the classic book Our Bodies Ourselves. There has been so much amazing work done, but there is still so much more to do.

I hope you will come join the Vagina Revolution, check out the book and send us your video — of you or you and your daughter, or mom or friends — so we can make you part of one of our youtube videos! I hope you check out the book and enjoy reading Vagina Revolution as much as I loved writing it!