I remember being horrified and intrigued at the same time...

October 24, 2011

by Anonymous

Do you remember when you first read “Our Bodies, Ourselves”? Tell us your story!

OBOS means being a nine-year-old girl and sneaking to flip through the contents of my mother’s copy. I recall seeing a drawing of a woman growing pubic hair and using a tampon. I remember being horrified and intrigued at the same time. It’s been many years since I’ve thought about that book but it would be 15 more years before I could muster up the courage to use a tampon.

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