Monday, April 6, 2015

What 6 Ridiculous Old-Timey Diseases All Have In Common

What 6 Ridiculous Old-Timey Diseases All Have In Common

Last week Vox brought to light a silly-sounding disease that seemed to plague women on the go in the late 1800s: bicycle face, or the threat of a permanent distressed expression caused by riding a bicycle. Just as your grandmother would tease, doctors warned women their faces just may stay like that if they kept hopping on a bike and physically exerting themselves. 
Of course, the diagnosis only lasted a couple of years in the 1890s. But "bicycle face" was one of many baseless or oversimplified diagnoses women have been given throughout history by a medical field dominated by men. As weird as they may be, these "diseases" were often used to keep women in their place.

1. Bicycle face 

Source: Vox & Getty Images
One of the silliest "medical" ailments women have been warned about was bicycle face. With the proliferation of the bicycle, women were cautioned that the awkward faces people make while attempting to ride a bike would make them ugly. Perhaps that was because, in addition to just being all-around good methods of transportation, bicycles were tools of feminism that made women mobile for longer distances without the reliance on a man. AsVox points out, suffragettes were early adopters of the bicycle, and its use pushed dress reform, as it was nearly impossible to wear restrictive corsets and bustles while pushing a bicycle.
The backlash from male doctors led to a laundry list of health problems female riders would surely experience: headaches, depression, exhaustion, insomnia, heart palpitations and, of course, bicycle face. Fortunately, the theories largely disappeared a few years after the adaptation of the bicycle, once no one was truly able to be diagnosed with having an ugly face due to riding a bike. 

2. Wandering womb

Source: The Wellcome Library, London
During the times of the ancient Greeks, many women had to watch out for the mystery of the traveling uterus. Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, shared his concerns with what early physician Aretaeus of Cappadocia described as "an animal within an animal" that rattled around a woman's body and supposedly affected her moods and health, according to Wired
One of the prescriptions for wandering womb was frequent pregnancy, since the "animal" (womb) was "moving" out of sheer boredom. A Byzantine physician proposed shouting at a woman or making her sneeze to keep the womb in place, Wired reports. By the 17th century, "experts" believed a wandering womb could be lured back into position with pleasant smells applied to a woman's genitals. Eventually this ailment seemed archaic to medical practitioners, but hysteria, which evolved from the theory of the wandering womb, didn't. 

3. Hysteria

Women with hysteria under the effects of hypnosis
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Hysteria translates to "womb disease," with a range of symptoms that included "anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, nervousness, erotic fantasy, sensations of heaviness in the abdomen, lower pelvic edema and vaginal lubrication," according to Rachel P. Maines' The Technology of Orgasm. The ailment was treated by physicians or midwives, who applied a "genital massage to orgasm" to the woman suffering from hysteria. 
Incidentally, this was largely a disease for women of a certain class. White women who suffered the type of hysteria that we would now classify as prolapsed uterus or diseased ovaries, were seen as endangering the racethrough their low fertility, Laura Briggs wrote in American Quarterly.
But hey, at least we got vibrators out of this one. The devices became a mainstay in doctor's offices near the end of the 19th century, and also eventually made their way into early erotic films.  

4. Emotional overload 

Lobotomy tools
Source: Outside The Beltway
The first lobotomy was performed on a Kansas housewife in 1936. The psychiatrist who prescribed the operation, Walter Freeman, reportedly believed that "an overload of emotions led to mental illness," and that the only cure was cutting certain nerves in the brain to stabilize a person's mental health; and often, lobotomy patients were women whose "emotions" needed to be checked
A British woman, Eileen Davie, experienced postpartum depression after the birth of her second child in 1946. In a 1976 BBC documentary, her husband Sid (who was required to sign the consent forms for his wife's procedure, by the way), said he was told the procedure would be no more serious than "having a tooth extracted." However, his wife was "irreversibly damaged," he said. 
Freeman performed thousands of surgeries before being banned from operating. As many as 50,000 estimated lobotomies were performed in the United States by the early 1950s (even though some countries like Germany and Japan outlawed the practice). Meanwhile, Sweden also largely adopted the procedure and 63% of these operations were performed on women, according to a report in the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences: Basic and Clinical Perspectives. Even modernist painter Sigrid Hjertén, who studied under Henri Matisse and is one of the leading artists credited with bringing modernism to Sweden, died after a botched lobotomy to treat her mental illness in 1948.  

5. The vapors

Source: Duane Howell/Getty Images
"The vapors" are understood these days as something that require a Victorian fainting couch, but when the term was coined, it could have meant anything from PMS to clinical depression. It may have also meant hypochondria, but generally, we would understand "the vapors" as anxiety.  
According to the late New York Times language columnist William Safire, "the vapors" were described as "a disease of nervous disability in which strange images seem to float hazily before the eyes, or appear as if real." During the Victorian period, well into the 1920s, women were especially seen as weak. In fact, this was a common "ailment" among suffragettes, with the prescription being rest and sometimes, smelling salts. 

6. Lunacy 

Dr. Philippe Pinel at the Salpêtrière, 1795 by Tony Robert-Fleury. Pinel ordering the removal of chains from patients at the Paris Asylum for insane women.
Source: Wikimedia Commons
By 1872 in England and Wales, women made up the majority of "certified lunatics" (which was the medical term back then) confined to asylums, according to Elaine Showalter, author of The Female Malady. "In a society that not only perceived women as childlike, irrational and sexually unstable, but also rendered them legally powerless and economically marginal, it is not surprising that "doctors were quick to diagnose women as so-called lunatics, Showalter wrote, according to the New York Times.  
The Guardian's Gary Nunn traces the origin of the term "lunacy" from "a monthly periodic insanity, believed to be triggered by the moon's cycle." So, maybe you can guess where that term came from. 

Why it matters 

Source: Eric Gay/AP
Most of these maladies seem ridiculous now because modern science has told us so. However, the fight over women's bodies, voices and minds have continued to be waged, in part, by men. With an anti-abortion bill in Arizona that would require doctors to tell women that drug-induced abortions can be reversed, to a Supreme Court ruling that restricts a woman right to choose based on her employer's religious freedoms, there's no doubt that women are still being limited through medicine. 

Pubic Hair Trends Over Time

Pubic Hair Trends Over Time, From Tweezer-Happy Ancient Greece To Your Last Painful Wax

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If you think the U.S. is the only country that demands that women sacrifice their wallets and test their personal pain thresholds in the name of vulva beauty, think again: Some women in Korea have recently begun undergoing pubic hair transplant surgery, a procedure that is intended to add extra hair to the pubic area, and will set you back a few hours and around $2000. In Korea, pubic hair is considered a sign of fertility and sexual health — which might sound like a beautiful dream to anyone who’s spent roughly 100,000 hours of their adult life trying to wrangle their unruly pubes into an “acceptable” form. But while it might sound liberating, it appears this emphasis on an unnaturally fuller bush is just another pubic beauty standard for women to feel bad about not conforming to. 
And pubic beauty standards — especially when it comes to female pubic hair — are fluctuating all of the time. A few years ago, everywhere I turned, I saw eulogies for The Pube. Who had killed thick female pubic hair, the trusted wiry protector of our lady bits? Was it porn, Sex and the City, those super low riding jeans? No one could agree, but everyone seemed to believe that the bush was gone forever.

But this past year, New York Times trend pieces and American Apparel window displaysalike declared that the bush was back. While this whipsaw between extremes seems unprecedented — how can we go from no pubes to full pubes in three years? — the fact is that pubic hair trends have changed wildly from era to era, throughout recorded history. Which culture was the first to go fully bare? When did they invent the pubic hair wig? Find out as we explore our pubes, and ourselves.


As much as folks like to blame our modern hairless vag frenzy on Sarah Jessica Parker and company, our forebears were also interested in a smooth pudenda. The Egyptians removed pubic hair, as well as almost all of the other hair on their bodies, with sharp flints, pumice stones, or via a proto-waxing process, as did some women from other Middle Eastern cultures; and some women in ancient Turkey used early hair depilatory creams.

The Greeks were not quite so lucky: they removed pubic hair by plucking out individual hairs until the whole area was deforested, or sometimes even by burning off pubic hair. The ancient Greeks thought pubic hair on women was “uncivilized,” though there is some debate about whether average women went hairless, or just courtesans. Upper class women of ancient Rome also kept their bonnets smooth, and some men removed their body hair, as well — though they were thought to be “dandies” because of it.


Pubic fads swung the other way in the Middle Ages, when the trend was to maintain pubic hair. But some women of the era still kept their junk hairless, for erotic reasons or for hygiene’s sake (there was a lot of pubic lice going around). Some even used an early, homemade version of a Nair-like hair removal cream. Oftentimes, these women then kept up appearances by using a merkin — a pubic hair wig that first shows up in recorded history in 1450.

Queen Elizabeth I set further body hair removal trends by keeping her pubic hair, but removing her eyebrow hair, which proved that women have always lived under pressure to keep up with bizarre, borderline nonsensical body fashion trends. Bush hair removal stayed off the table in the Western world for the next few centuries (though most sculptures and paintings of female nudes remained curiously bush-free).

The first women’s body hair razor was released by Gillette in 1915, though ads focused on armpit hair. Nylon shortages during World War II encouraged women to go bare-legged, which led to greater proliferation of leg shaving; and thus, when the bikini was first released in 1946, the stage was finally set for American women to “clean things up” down yonder with a razor.

Though no advertising campaigns ever came out and declared that pubic hair shaving was now considered necessary for American women, the thought seemed to be swirling in the background of many of them — like an ad campaign by razor manufacturers Wilkinson Sword that seized upon the early 20th century cultural mania for pseudoscience, and declared female underarm hair “unhygienic and unfeminine.” And though it’s difficult to indicate exactly when the practice became mainstreamed or how it was publicized, look at this photo from 1946, which features a woman modeling one of the first bikinis — odds are, she wasn’t born with the Barbie doll pubic area you see before you:


The sixties and seventies tied ideas about sexual liberation to natural and freely grown body hair, making a full bush and lush armpit hair a sexy symbol of the counterculture — and making the term “seventies bush” synonymous with going totally au naturale in the underpantualr region. Yeah, some people kept shaving and trimming throughout this era, but what a bunch of squares, am I right?
THE EIGHTIES, NINETIES, AND OUGHTS: Bushes For President, Not Women

In the ’80s and ’90s, trimmed pubes proliferated. There was even a section in the 1996 play The Vagina Monologues about how going full-hairless was creepy and degrading — which seemed, at the time, a pretty common thought. A quick glimpse at the era’s nude art photography by Helmut Newton— or a flip through a less highbrow publication, like Playboy — revealed that manicured but very present pubic hair on women was considered sexy and desirable.

But in the very late ’90s, Brazilians became a celebrity trend. Though the completely bare Brazilian wax was brought stateside by the J. Sister Salon in 1987, it didn’t enter the cultural consciousness until 1999, when stars like Gwyneth Paltrow began claiming that the look was life-changing.

And when the infamous “Brazilian” episode of Sex and the City premiered on September 17, 2000, the style transformed from another kooky celebrity trend into a full-fledged national obsession. Every salon in the country seemed to suddenly offer the once-obscure procedure.

There aren’t any clear statistics about how many women decided to pave their paradise and put up a parking lot in the early 2000s, but the look became, at the very least, culturally omnipresent. The enthusiasm for Brazilians seemed tied to a rise in the popularity of cunnilingus, as well. And the craze made the Brazilian a standard part of many women’s beauty routines — the look became so ubiquitous, doctors confirmed that it caused pubic lice to nearly become extinct by 2013. In 2009, razor manufacturer Wilkinson Sword was releasing commercials that depicted shaving your nether regions as cheeky fun — which fit in with the Brazilian’s cultural identity as a simple, sassy way to get a little bit naughty.

Present day: minge is back

Which brings us to today, where publications and trend pieces seem to be falling over themselves to declare the start of the age of the retro bush. The New York Times cited the fuller bushes of Naomi Campbell and porn star Stoya as evidence of a trend, while the Today Show used recent comments by Cameron Diaz, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenny McCarthy, and Gwyneth Paltrow supporting fuller pubic hair as proof that the Brazilian’s days were numbered. And there were, of course, those American Apparel pubic hair mannequins — one of the company’s New York City stores boasted mannequins with enormous, visible merkins over a few weeks last winter.

A 2013 UK poll found that 51 percent of women polled didn’t trim or wax at all — and that of those women, 45 percent used to be into pubic styling, but had given up the (vulvic) ghost. Still, eports of the death of the Brazilian wax may still be exaggerated — a 2014 poll of Cosmopolitan readers found that 70 percent of them still go for a full Brazilian, and theJournal of Urology reports that more than 80 percent of female college students remove most of all of their pubes.

If we do all end up growing back the crotch shrubbery that God gave us, it won’t be a revolution or a scandal — it’ll simply be another swing of the pendulum in the wild, extremely wooly world of pubic hair trends.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

After Pubic Hair Fashion to give Guys a better view you now get to paint your lady parts ! by Amy Mah Vampire

My New Pink Button: 

How to paint your labia pink 

OK I thought this was a fake product until I found it on Amazon!

And after reading the Amazon reviews I think it is still a fake product but in this world I would not bet on it being fake

Product Description

My New Pink Button (tm) is a temporary dye to restore the youthful pink color back to your labia. There is no other product like it. This patent pending formula was designed by a female certified Paramedical Esthetician after she discovered her own genital color loss. While looking online for a solution she discovered thousands of other women asking the same questions regarding their color loss. After countless searches revealing no solution available and a discussion with her own gynecologist she decided to create her own. Now there is a solution!

Now yes it is true about asians and for some odd reason Guys like the girls to have crotches so pale they glow in the dark.

Perhaps Asian guys have a poor sense of direction? 

So for all those guys that should buy glasses or at least a torch lots of bleaching products are sold in Asia and India

And before any one asks no I have not tried it of plan to or ever do so .

Like what happens if like a hair dye it goes wrong and your most private areas are now a pleasant shade of lime green.

OK if you happen to be dating the Hulk but heck just how do you explain it to a doctor?

So yes by numbers that do it then it has to be classed as normal but button colouring? 

No that is new to me and why pink why not dayglow blue? that way you may not have to let a guy guess where to find it.

And what about the guys? they have condoms that come in all colours why stop there and not produce a selection of Dick dyes?

Hummm you could have them change colour depending upon how excited the guy is ............. 

Amy Mah

Now see what other say about it, along with an Amazon link to buy your own.  

OMG, holy crap, have you seen this vagina bleach stuff people are talking about? Well, in case you haven’t seen it, yes, this is a real product that bleaches the area around your hoo-ha (or as I call it, your hoo-harea) and they sell in India and Asia because apparently women over there have this dark crotch problem.
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WTF???!!!! I’d really like to know who convinced them they have a dark crotch problem because as far as I’ve noticed, men don’t really give a shit how dark your crotch is as long as there’s a hole there. Am I right?!
Anyways, I was doing a little research on this hoo-harea bleach (and by research I mean checking this shit out on the internet, NOT on my vajayjay) when I stumbled upon this other product called My New Pink Button. Holy F. Have you seen this thing? It’s kind of just as bad as the hoo-harea bleach only worse. It’s DIY pink dye for your labia. No, that whole sentence is not a typo. DO-IT-YOURSELF PINK DYE FOR YOUR LABIAGGGGHHHHH! See?
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Okay, first of all, I had NO F’ING IDEA “labia color-loss” was a problem, but apparently a lot of women suffer from LCL. WHAT???!!! Yes, apparently your labia loses color as you get older. Are you F’ing kidding me? My boobs sag, my elbows flop, and now this?! My labia fades?!! Awesome. And since I don’t look at my labia every day, for alls I know my labia is ALREADY F’ing Caspar the Ghost. Wait, I don't mean “F’ing Caspar” like having sex with him. Ewwww, my labia wouldn’t F Caspar, he’s just a little boy ghost. Hmm, I’ve never thought about that before, is Caspar like a little boy who died? That is so sad. But I digress. Like MAJORLY.
Anyways, as you can see, My New Pink Button comes in this nifty little tin can, kind of like a fancy candle or surfboard wax. Only it’s not wax, it’s labia dye. So while I was planning on writing about hoo-harea bleach, well, I’m not anymore. I’m writing about My New Pink Button, the pink dye women are using to reinvigorate their faded labias. So here goes.
1. Gosh, I really hate how my vagina is losing its color. Said no woman ever.
2. Hells no, I ain’t having sex with that pale vajayjay. Said no MAN ever.
3. Well, this is just a silly product. When my vajayjay needs a little boost of color I just give it a quick pinch on my way out the door.
4. Okay, it says the kit contains labia colorant dye. LABIA COLORANT DYE. Like this is a common household item. They F’ing made those words up. Like the way my shaving gel says lotionized. Not a real word, people.
5. The kit also says, “Our products are never tested on animals, but it will bring out the animal in you.” Yeah, you know what kind? One of those baboons with the giant bright red asses.
6. Shit, I better go check my labia in the mirror to see if I’m losing color there. Too bad I have no F’ing idea what color it was before.
7. Damn it, I forgot to dye my vajayjay today. Quick say something embarrassing that’ll make my labia blush.
8. I’m so curious, do you get someone to apply it for you or do you grab a mirror and do this shit yourself? ‘Cause there’s only one person checking out my labia.
ME: Honey, would you mind dying my labia?
HUBBY: Depends, would you mind signing these divorce papers?
9. Oh wait, I stand corrected, there are two people I let check out my labia.
ME: Hey, while you’re down there giving me a pap smear would you mind dying my labia?
DR.: I need a psych consult in exam room C!
10. So here’s a question. After a long round of sex (dear God, pleeeeease cum already) does his penis turn pink like when you suck on a big ole lollipop for a long time?
11. And I feel like if I were dying my labia a color for my man, it wouldn’t be pink. Like I’d go for something men like, like blue or camouflage or black. Ewwww, a black labia? Wait, that totally sounded racist. That’s not what I meant. I just meant that if I dyed my labia black, it’d be a black labia on a white woman. And that’s just got wrong written all over it
12. I googled labia to see if I could tell what color a labia should be and this seriously might be the worst mistake I have EVER made in my entire life. There are some totally F’ed up labias on google. Why the hell do people post pictures of their messed up labias there? Agggghhhhh!! I’m thinking about suing google for showing them to me. Only they’d have to show these pictures in court and the whole jury would be throwing up and then they’d each have to sue google too for seeing these pictures and so on and so on until the whole world is scarred for life and suing google.
13. F that pink ribbon. I know what I'm doing for breast cancer awareness month. Check out my pink labia!
14. You know how at a bar all the women crowd around the mirror putting their lipstick on and shit? I triple dare someone to whip out their labia dye and start applying it.
15. And do you think they sell this shit in Sephora? And if so, do they have a tester? And if so, NO WAY IN HELL. I thought the tester lipsticks were bad.
16. OMG, my daughter LOVES pink. She is going to go bonkers! Look, sweetie, my hoo-ha is pinkalicious!!!!
17. MAN: No way hozay, the last time I went down on you, my mouth looked like I’d been drinking Kool Aid for a week!
18. HOME DEPOT GUY: Picking out paint chips for your daughter’s room?
ME: Nahhh, just trying to decide which color to paint my labia.
19. Take that, Georgia O’Keefe, you’re not the only one who can paint pink vaginas!
20. Hells yeah, I totally know EXACTLY what I’m going to sing while I put it on. Isn’t she-eeeee, pretty in pink? Isn’t she pretty in pink?
So there you go. If you like what I have to say about pink labias, you might also like what I have to say about parenting. Check out my new book I Heart My Little A-Holes, available in paperback on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online, and in ebook on KindleNook and iBook.

REVIEWS on Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't your man deserve perfection?March 5, 2010
Charlene Vickers (Winnipeg, Manitoba) - See all my reviews
This review is from: My New Pink Button - Bettie (Health and Beauty)
Ladies, we all know that we are nothing unless we can catch a man and keep him. We also know that the fat, balding, underachieving, middle-aged shlub we married will ditch us in a moment for that man-stealing ho Miss Universe if we aren't superficially perfect at all times. But what to do when we start to look like one of those "normal" women instead of an always-perfect supermodel?

My New Pink Button is the answer! Formulated by a quack manicurist - sorry, I mean a "paramedical esthetician" - My New Pink Button will take off the years, take off the children, and take off the reality! Its patented "natural" "formula" (wink wink) is guaranteed to remove what other, lesser women call "normal vaginal coloration" and replace it with pink perfection! And all this with a minimum of permanent scarring and complete loss of sexual response - but who needs that anyway, sex is for men!

My New Pink Button has never been tested on animals (so if it burns your skin off or causes cancer that's your problem) and contains twenty disposable applicators (so you'll be able to fool him twenty times!).

Remember, girls: when your man comes home after a long, hard day of standing around the water cooler telling dirty jokes and ogling the secretaries, he deserves the hottest, most ultra-conformist woman he can find. You owe it to him to be as superficially perfect as you can! Buy My New Pink Button today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made For Women, Yet Pink Enough For a ManJanuary 31, 2012
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As a 27-year-old, I recognize that I have begun the long decline into old age, senility, and most importantly, pale and gray old-man genitalia. All my friends seem to be handling the aging process with style and class; I've been having more trouble coping than usual. My psychiatrist recommended that I take proactive steps to ease my passage into my twilight years, and this product was my first idea. I swore to myself that while my hair may fall out and my skin may wrinkle, I will NOT go to the grave with a monochromatic baton.

I was pleased with the ease of application of this product. It comes with 20 disposable applicators, which I image are for female use, but I discovered that it is much quicker to simply dip the tip of my dirigible into the dye and spread it along the shift with a quick up-and-down motion of the hand. The best time to do this, I have found, it right after waking up or in the shower. This does result in my having a pink hand for the rest of the day, but I figure people will be impressed by the vibrant, lively color of my palms.

Speaking of the color, the Day-Glo pink hue that this product imparts on my potato is wonderful. I look fresh as a daisy, youthful and energetic, like a 10-year-old captain of the swim team hanging out with his pals in the locker room playing snap-the-towel. I like to imagine women having to shield their eyes in wonder and pain as the neon pink glow dazzles them. I will post a second review as soon as I get a woman's response to seeing this product in action.

Men, don't be afraid of this product just because it is marketed towards women. If women can smoke, vote, and run for president, then a man can dye his oboe to bring the snap back to his life, in the sack and out of it. Just walking around with this fluorescent tool in my pants is enough to give me a great new outlook on life. As my idol Zyzz would say, "Get aesthetic, guys."
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136 of 141 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This kitty's got a new coat ... of paint!May 25, 2011
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I wasn't even aware of my embarrassing genital discoloration before I stumbled across this product. I haven't been this "fresh" and (temporarily) pink for 25 years! (I'm 32, you do the math ...).
My boyfriend hasn't noticed the difference yet (he prefers to do it with the lights off, eyes closed), but one of these days I'm going to "accidentally" show him my sexy new vagina and prepare to get skewered!
Just think ... if it weren't for your product, many women might not even consider the color of their labia to be a problem at all. Can you imagine? Women walking around with gray, discolored vaginas in their pants and feeling totally OKAY about it? Gross!
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194 of 206 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic product!March 7, 2010
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For a long time I have felt my sex lust decreasing, much due to the fact that my wife is getting older and lesser attractive for each year.
One of my biggest concerns has been the unattractive gray colour which her labia has attained during recent years. It simply isn't pleasing to the eye anymore.
We've tried all sorts of things to spice it up, from car batteries and buttplugs, to whips and strap-ons, all to no avail.
In hindsight most of these things were just silly, since they didn't get to the root of the problem, which of course was her labia.

And getting to the root of the problem is exactly what this product does! It has revitalized our sex life completely. Now having intercourse doesn't feel as much like necrophilia anymore, but rather brings back sweet memories of having sex with 16 year old Croatian prostitutes, much like I used to do during the war!

Thank you My New Pink Button!
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3.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTICJanuary 31, 2012
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I'm so glad I've found this product. I didn't realise I was at risk of such a horrible fate. I am only 21 so my labia is still lovely and pink, but I had no idea it went grey. How foul. I've now started checking my vagina in the mirror every day to make sure it's still pink, and I've ordered a couple of tubs of this stuff in preparation for the day it all goes wrong.

I am eternally in debt to the genius who invented this stuff. WITHOUT YOU, I WOULD NEVER HAVE KNOWN THERE WAS ANYTHING WRONG WITH ME. IMAGINE THAT.

Just off to wax all my hair off. Wouldn't want to be a FREAK. Can you imagine having a grey labia AND pubes. Christ.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The refreshing sensation of brand new lady-partsMay 26, 2011
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I gotta say, after years of winning the game of aneorexia, hair dye, a great pancake make-up tone that hides my acne, botox, designer clothes and shoes, implants, skin bleaching for my freckles, and other "little secrets" that my cosmetic surgeon is under waiver not to tell, I've always felt sad that, while I could have my lady parts tightened so I'm not waiving a flag, there was nothing to do about the natural brownish color that truly reveals a woman's age.

Until now.

While my online searches didn't really bring up the results that this fine medical professional obviously did (he's probably using the googles), I was so thankful that I stumbled across this gem of a product. Of course, I was skeptical. I mean, who wouldn't be? Obviously if there was a need for this service, wouldn't my cosmetic surgeon have heard something about it by now? (Truly, I believe he isn't interested in me at all, just my checkbook.)

It was awkward to apply. I had to purchase a handheld mirror large enough to steady with my thighs. Because I didn't want to get anything on me and I found the length of the applicators too short, I went ahead and used some old make-up brushes I had lying around.

The results were BEAUTIFUL! My silver fox couldn't keep his hands off of me.. until the dye wore off onto his hands. However, we now make sure to keep a stock of latex gloves available for those "intimate times".

Ladies, do yourself a favor, and don't let this final imperfection go unchallenged!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ideal Mothers Day GiftFebruary 4, 2012
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Struggling for gift ideas. Why settle for plain old chocolate, flowers or books. This could be the ideal solution. It comes in Pink so is suitable for women of all ages. Just watch Nan's face light up at Christmas time!
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152 of 165 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job !!February 11, 2010
This review is from: My New Pink Button - Bettie (Health and Beauty)
I got the ole misses some of this cooter cream cause although she is a classic let's just say she wasn't garage kept. We both enjoyed ourselves as I waxed her squack and the dye really brought out the original finish. My only question comment is that I wish it had that new car smell, or maybe leather. But anyway, I've been inside my wife all week and it's been a great ride.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the tin!January 31, 2012
This review is from: My New Pink Button - Bettie (Health and Beauty)
Bought Mrs Seal a tin of My New Pink Button for her birthday. She was over the moon, it was as easy to apply as a new coat of creosote to the shed, and all most as much fun too. Her freshly painted poonani now looks less like a badly packed kebab and more like a more a newly budding rose.
Thanks MNPB!
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Who knew greying private parts was a problem that needed solving? Amazon sell £30 dye to restore 'rosy hue' - but hilarious reviews slam 'ridiculous' product

  • My New Pink Button is a temporary cosmetic genital dye
  • Available in four shades; Ginger, Marilyn, Audrey and Bettie
  • Designed to counteract the 'greying' of the labia 
  • Available to buy on Amazon for around £23 ($36.95)
  • Three of the four shades have already sold out

While waxing and grooming of pubic hair has long been de rigueur, the increasing popularity of  labioplasty and other cosmetic procedures for women's private parts suggests that the appearance of the nether regions is becoming something of an obsession for appearance-concious women.
However the latest product to hit the market aimed at the transformation of 'greying' feminine areas may be a step too far for some.
My New Pink Button is a cosmetic genital dye that claims to be able to restore women's labia to a 'youthful pink'.
My New Pink Button is a temporary genital dye designed to correct 'greying' and restore a 'youthful pink' to a woman's nether regions
My New Pink Button is a temporary genital dye designed to correct 'greying' and restore a 'youthful pink' to a woman's nether regions
Available to buy on Amazon for £23 ($36.95), My New Pink Button comes in four shades, 'Ginger', 'Marilyn', 'Bettie' and 'Audrey' all packaged in a Fifties-style tin.
The dye is temporary and is applied with an applicator to the area where it takes effect immediately.
While one may question where the idea for such a product came from, the website states that the 'patent pending formula' was designed by a certified Paramedical Esthetician after she discovered her own genital colour loss. 
While looking online for a solution the website says she discovered 'thousands of other women' asking the same questions regarding their colour loss. 
After much research she could unearth no solution and, after a discussion with her gynecologist, she decided to create her own.
'Now there's a solution!' the website crows, as if it were they had found the answer to some question we'd all been asking.
Each so-called Dye System Kit includes 20 disposable applicators, a mixing dish, the labia colourant and an instructional guide.
The four shades of dye mean you can pick the level and intensity of change - ranging from Marilyn at the lighter end to Audrey at the darkest. 
Three of the four shades are currently out of stock on the website
Three of the four shades are currently out of stock on the website, with only 'Ginger' still available
Each Dye System Kit includes 20 disposable applicators, mixing dish, the labia colorant dye of your choice and an instructional guide.
Each Dye System Kit includes 20 disposable applicators, mixing dish, the labia colorant dye of your choice and an instructional guide
The darkest shade is described as for the 'woman who wants to be daring' to give a 'bold burgundy pink colour'.
'Perfect for everyone, and your own base colour will determine the depth of this shade. Tonight it's Show time!!' the website states.
However for those less willing to make a statement with their lady-parts there is Marilyn 'for beginners'. 
Many of the top rated customer comments are decidedly tongue-in-cheek
Many of the top rated customer comments are decidedly tongue-in-cheek
Many of the top rated customer comments are decidedly tongue-in-cheek
Marilyn is described as perfect for those 'who want to make a slight, fresh colour change in their appearance or those who are very fair skinned' while Bettie prompts a more exciting description.
The website says: 'Think of that favourite lipstick you wear for those dressy black tie affairs and think "Bettie". This shade blends with a woman's own skin tones to bring out that "sexy hot pink, I am fired up, look". Go dancing this weekend and remember to bring "Bettie" along!'
But those who have discovered the product for sale on Amazon have had mixed reactions, with most of the top rated customer reviews taking a slightly tongue-in-cheek attitude to the existence of My New Pink Button.
Despite the understandable cynicism surround the necessity of labia dye, nearly all the shades of the dye have sold out, with only two pots of 'Ginger' remaining in stock.


Amy Mah is a snarky, sarcastic and cynical author who writes of her life as a modern Vampire and whose books can be seen at: 

www.FangsRule.com or on Amazon Amy has written VAMPIRE where you read of her problems of living her life as a blood chilling denizen of the night.

Body Swap

Swapping bodies with a young female demon had not been part of the planned vacation. 

Nor was having to attend a demonic high school for the magically gifted. 

When the most magical thing you could do was set your own underwear on fire.

 Life was not going to be easy, even less so with a painful tail that everyone trod on.

 Owning a magic sword that always tried to look up your skirt when fighting was not helpful. 

But then nor was having a telepathic diary that corrected your thinking instead of your spelling.

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