National Vulva Awareness Day 2023
Why do we Have an Event for Vulvar Awareness and Appreciation
Did you know 8 out of 10 folks with vulvas do not know all the names of their anatomy or what part does what? Yes, we have a major lack of vulvar awareness out there.
Vulvar health is in trouble because of stigma and lack of awareness and education, and we want to turn that around!
April 21st is National Vulva Awareness Day!
National Vulva Awareness Day was created in 2022 by our dear friends and allies to the lichen sclerosus community, SweetSpot Labs, to bring awareness to a part of the body that is often overlooked and to break the stigma around the vulva.
This year, we at Lichen Sclerosus Support Network wanted to hold an event on this special day to raise awareness and cultivate some vulva appreciation and love.
In this video, Jaclyn from TLLC and LSSN gives an overview of vulvar anatomy (what each part is called, where it is located, what its function is, and how it can be affected by LS). For the appreciation piece, Penny, from Wellbeing by Penny, guides use through a gentle movement/yoga/meditation practice centered around self-love and compassion for our vulvas.
Edit: While you typically cannot see the vagina from the outside, someone in the community let me know that they can see their vagina and even their cervix. I therefore wanted to add this correction: while you typically may not be able to see your vagina from the outside, you may be able to if you are limber and get into the right position, grab a flashlight, and insert two fingers into the vagina and separate.
Important Links for Vulva Awareness and Appreciation
Join our virtual support meetups
Join us at the 2023 LSSN (W)holistic Healing Summit
Clitoral Health Resources
Lysis of Adhesions with Dr. Rachel Rubin
3 Evidence-Based ways to unfuse your clitoris
Clitoral myofascial release for unfusing with Dr. Crewe
Yoga and Pelvic Health Resources
Join Penny’s Yoga Membership 7-day free trial + 30% off of your first month by using code JACLYN
Vulva Check Bundle – On Sale Now!
Shop our vulva check bundle and other merch
Other Links Mentioned
How to apply topical corticosteroids
Vulva Diversity Links
The latest book on vulvar diversity
How you can help
Donate here – your donations help provide support to others with LS and fund content-creation, programs, and events.
You can also purchase our vulva check bundle, which includes:
We have created these products to help get you started on your monthly vulva checks.
LSSN Downloadable Vulva Check Guide PDF (Value $5)
LSSN Downloadable Gynecological Vulva Check Meditation (Value $10)
and a LSSN Downloadable Pelvic Floor Vulva Check Meditation (Value $10)
On sale now for only $10! Get it by clicking here.
Reach out to Penny @wellbeing.by.penny on Instagram
Reach out to Jaclyn @thelostlabiachronicles on Instagram/Facebook/TikTok or email at Jaclyn@lostlabia.com