How well do you know about the female reproductive system? Seriously, think to yourself. If your life depended on it, would you feel confident to pass an exam all about it? The reality is that many people, those with pussies as well as those without pussies, aren’t usually equipped with accurate information on the reproductive health about this beautiful body part. But don’t worry. Everyone is now going to be able to be well-versed in the matters of pussy and that’s all thanks to Pussypedia.
Pussypedia is an online health portal that provides information on everything that has to do with the female reproductive health and beyond. Its purpose is to provide high-quality information that has noticeably been missing on the internet about our bodies. The best part is that this portal, or encyclopedia of the pussy as it’s described on its website, is completely free. It can also be navigated in either english or spanish, so the information is readily available for plenty of people around the world.
The idea for this inclusive encyclopedia was created by three cisgendered women who happen to be friends, Zoe Mendelson, Jackie Jahn, and Maria Conejo. Jahn is a PhD student at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, and Conejo is a visual artist and designer. However, Mendelson, a journalist and content strategist from Mexico City, was the one who originally housed the idea.
She was inspired by one of her Google searches asking ‘whether or not all women can squirt’ after she had a debate with a man she was seeing at that time. Google brought out many results trying to answer her question, but it only brought more confusion to her. She stumbled upon a few medical journals, but she realized she wasn’t even aware of the body parts they were mentioning. At some point she even found a medical journal which stated that a G-spot orgasm was located in the same place as a clit orgasm. That’s just preposterous considering the fact that is not true.
Not being able to find adequate information about a woman-related issues is not something that is new. Unfortunately, it is a well-known fact that doctors haven’t been documenting issues pertaining to women’s reproductive health for quite some time now, so it made sense she couldn’t find much online. She disliked that this was yet another factor to prove that women’s health issues are often overlooked. This only made her curiosity grew and not just about women squirting. Mendelson knew something had to be done. So, that’s when she started playing around to create a space where a community of contributors could work together to educate the world on a variety of topics involving bodies hosting the female anatomy and its reproductive system. Volunteer information, which has always been fact-checked, has been the bread and butter of this site. The only articles that are not volunteer-based are those on trans, nonbinary, disability, and intersex topics. These are written by medical professionals.
The interest all three of them had for this passion project led them to launch a Kickstarter to begin the funding. Luckily, the project took less than two years to get it to completely function.
Now, let’s talk about the most mentioned word in their website: pussy.
The founders of Pussypedia decided to use the word pussy because it is versatile. The word itself promotes for a different connotation within the pages of Pussypedia. In this health portal, pussy acts a word of inclusivity. Pussy, in their vision, advocates a new gender and doesn’t discriminate any of the reproductive organs that people may have adjunct with the female reproductive system. Pussy can be composed of different reproductive system factors such as the vagina, vulva, clitoris, uterus, bladder, rectum, anus, and testes for some. Also, the creators made it clear that pussy is not a word that it only meant for women. They generate awareness on the fact that there are other people who have pussies and are not women.
You’re probably thinking why not use the word vagina instead? It’s been normalized by society after all. Well, that word is actually very limited to the female reproductive system. Vagina only describes the canal within the female reproductive system. But how about the rest of the parts? We can’t call the vulva a vagina either. Also, the history of the word vagina isn’t the best either. Vagina is a latin word that simply means “sword holder.” Gross. Another portrayal of sexism from our notoriously sexist history. I’m glad they stuck with pussy.
Undeniably, Pussypedia is a space where you can confidently learn about your body. To facilitate your understanding on pussy even more, the site also provides a 3D interactive model system made by Biodigital. Pussypedia definitely has it all.
I feel that even men should click around Pussypedia for some pussy knowledge. It might come in handy, especially since it was reported in a study that 50 percent of men do not know where the vagina is located.
My advice for all of you is to bookmark Pussypedia. I know I am. This is the perfect place for us to learn about ourselves without getting the runaround. Of course, this does not mean that Pussypedia should replace your doctor. Please continue going for your regular check-ups. At the end of the day, a healthy pussy equates to a happy life.