My Broken Vagina

My Broken Vagina : One Woman's Quest to Fix Her Sex Life, and Yours

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This book is one woman's funny, moving, and sometimes awkward quest to fix her sex life, but it's the story of millions of women everywhere - half of all women have felt pain during sex.

During award-winning writer and performer Fran Bushe's journey towards building a better relationship with her genitals, doctors advised her to have a glass of wine to loosen up, and male friends suggested she simply hadn't 'tried' the right penis yet. Unsurprisingly, neither worked.

After a visit to Sex Camp and many attempts to fix her 'broken' vagina, Fran decided to share her own hilarious, excruciating, and sometimes upsetting experiences. With the help of her 16 year old self's diary, expert advice, candid and enlightening interviews with others about sex, and some self-care exercises, Fran sets about trying to make herself, and other people, feel like they're not being gaslit by their own vaginas.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 28mm | 468g
  • Hodder Studio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529347645
  • 9781529347647
  • 599,900

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Insightful, bold, very funny and much-needed. This book could change lives
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Hilarious, poignant and important. I utterly love this book. -- Lucy-Anne Holmes Insightful, bold, very funny and much-needed. This book could change lives -- Rachel Parris Hilarious, comforting, and warm. This book is important, and I'm sure will open up a lot of conversations that we should be having all the time. -- Grace Campbell Joyously funny, honest and kind. If you have a vagina and a sense of humour, it's for you. If you've ever found yourself falling short of the mainstream media version of handsfree, missionary, simultaneously orgasmic encounters, it's for you. And if you have a 16 year old in your life, it's probably the most realistic chat about the way it can be that they or their friends will get -- Sarah Chadwick, author of The Sweetness of Venus Fran's book is so refreshing in a world where too many people with broken vaginas are still expected to just put up with it. It's frank, moving, funny, warm and inclusive, like the best mate you never knew your vagina needed. I'm sure it will make a huge difference to lots of women and others affected by painful sex - and hopefully their doctors too! -- Sarah Graham, Founder of Hysterical Women
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About Fran Bushe

Fran Bushe is an award-winning comedian, writer and performer. She has had sold-out runs and a UK tour of her multi-award winning show Ad Libido, and wrote The Diary of My Broken Vagina for Channel 4 Comedy in 2019. She has written sketches for Comedy Central and her play Alive Day is published in 20 Short Plays with Big Roles for Women. Fran has spent years 'boning up' on sex. She has spoken with leading researchers, pleasure coaches and interviewed a growing number of people about their sexual experiences. It has also meant flustering many helpful members of staff at The British Library, with endless requests for books on the clitoris. She's popped crystals in her vagina, attended a vulva massage workshop and visited a sex camp where she had her 'Yoni' (...vagina) worshipped. Her candid approach to discussing sex and pleasure has led to her speaking with BBC Woman's Hour, Cosmopolitan and Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh'. In 2018 she won Performer of the Year at the Sexual Freedom Awards (the statuette of which is a large golden winged phallus, which lives on her parents' mantlepiece).
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198 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 48% (96)
4 35% (70)
3 13% (25)
2 3% (5)
1 1% (2)
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