Thursday, May 08, 2008

How many of your friends have seen your vagina?

I sent my friend Jen a text today that said "can you call me when you get a chance? I have a question about my period" Before I even had a chance to think about how lame/weird it is that I'm 31 years old and I still have questions about my period, my phone rang. It took her about four seconds to call me back after getting my text. In addition to being a nurse/midwife she really enjoys answering people's stupid questions about their periods. And she's just a really good friend.

After answering my period question (which I will not be going into here because I like to be able to pretend that there's a line I won't cross when it comes to revealing every little thing about my body functions) she said "If you're still concerned about it you can come in. I've got a couple of open spots tomorrow."

Uh. No. Thank you, but no.

See, I first met Jen when she was covering OB appointments for my regular doctor when he was off delivering a baby. I saw her a few times throughout my pregnancy so of course at some point along the way she saw my lady bits. When she was my doula as I delivered Little A she got to see my lady bits in glorious, vivid detail. I never felt weird about it because at that point, even though I liked her a great deal, I still saw her as a medical professional.

Since A was born Jen and I have become really good friends. My family has gone over to her house for dinner. We've had Game Night together. We've gone out to drink wine and eat fancy food. She went rock climbing with me.

And now that we're such good friends I feel weird about having her see me "down there". I know it's just a stupid hang up on my part but it still feels weird. Maybe that's just me. Or is it? Would you feel the same way about it? Let's have a poll shall we? We shall.

11 comments:

nell said...

I voted yes, but now I have to qualify that. It would be weird, but not that weird. It would be weird in the sense that I'd have to spend a lot of time thinking about it being weird.

Torroo said...

Love your blog and your hilarious honesty. I completely agree with you.

Jen said...

nell- That's pretty much what I think too. It would be weird because I would be so worried about it being weird. I have hang ups about my hang ups.

torroo - Thank you! I see that you're brand new to blogging. Welcome!

Ben said...

Goddam it.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Yup, that would be too much. No more seeing the hoo-haa after you've had game night.

Jen said...

Ben - Sorry, but even sisters have private parts. I could be worse, I almost posted another spider pic today.

Mrs sshmitty - It's true, it's the game night that sealed the deal. If only we hadn't played Cranium together then I wouldn't feel so odd about the whole thing.

andi said...

Assuming I have one (oh right, that's where those kids came from!), I'm gonna say yes. This would totally weird me out.

Radiomom Rhetoric said...

my best friend and my sister were in the room when I gave birth to my 2nd. I was with my best friend when she gave birth to HER 2nd. That seemed ok enough. Tit for Tat kind of thing--LOL no pun intended....

But it was my SISTER...yes--my own sister who made some sort of comment about it. eewwwww.

Jen said...

andi - Funny, I actually thought you would have been one to vote that it wouldn't be weird. I don't know why.

radiomom - I don't think I would be weirded out by seeing my sister's bits (if I had a sister) but I have a brother who can't even stand seeing me write the word vagina.

Anonymous said...

I was confused by the question. Assuming I have a FRIEND, or assuming I have a VAGINA?

I really thought my wife would be self-conscious about it, but when she invited my mother into the delivery room for my son's birth, it was an absolute treat for Mom, and really endeared my wife to Mom.

So, if you want to be really well liked, show my Mom your vagina. Send the pics to me, and I'll share them. Wow, I thought that would be a funny comment, but it's really weird isn't it!

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