Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics

Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics

"With unflinching honesty, Lara Parker, the Deputy Director for BuzzFeed, shares her day-to-day challenges of living, working, and loving with chronic pain caused by endometriosis in this raw, darkly humorous, and hopeful memoir. I wasn?t ready to be completely honest about my vagina yet, and the world wasn?t ready for that either. But I was getting there. I wanted the worl "With unflinching honesty, Lara Parker, the Deputy Director for BuzzFeed, shares her day-to-day challenges o...

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Title:Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics
Author:Lara Parker
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250240689
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Vagina Problems: Endometriosis, Painful Sex, and Other Taboo Topics Reviews

  • Jessica Haider
    Nov 21, 2020
    Buzzfeed editor Lara Parker shares her personal experiences with endometriosis in this raw and honest memoir. Lara spent years dealing with undiagnosed pain and other symptoms. Many doctors implied that it was all in her head. Finally, she received a diagnosis of endometriosis. She...
  • Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
    Mar 02, 2020
    OMG this is so important! I love Lara Parker from BuzzFeed and am so excited that she is writing a book about this. Nobody ever talked about this kind of stuff in sex ed and I'm sure SO MANY teens will find this helpful. <3 Take 2 of me applying for this in a giveaway becaus...
  • Jen
    Oct 31, 2020
    I was really looking forward to this, but it was incredibly repetitive and very 'woe is me.' Also strangely lacking in informative and statistical details? I was really looking forward to this, but it was incredibly repetitive and very 'woe is me.' Also strangely lacking i...
  • Ann
    Nov 03, 2020
    Actually gave up. Repetitive drivel ...
  • Karlee
    May 19, 2020
    When I saw this book on NetGally I got super excited! dealing with endo myself it's almost comforting to read that I'm not alone with my chronic pain. Lara takes you on a journey of her struggles with Vagina Problems throughout her years, the endless amount of doctors appoin...
  • Eileen
    Jan 09, 2021
    I think this will likely be many people?s first book on this topic and I know it will mean a lot to many. That said, I didn?t find the book particularly informative or engaging. I think Parker was trying to be accessible, but often just slips into oversimplification and repetition....
  • Lindsay
    Nov 09, 2020
    5 stars for importance of subject matter, 3 stars for reading experience (mostly because it got pretty repetitive). ...
  • Debra
    Oct 05, 2020
    There was so much that this book COULD have done to highlight the many issues that women face, especially when it comes to vagina problems. I was looking forward to this book as an informative non-fiction read that uses statistics and specific diagnoses that women receive. Rather ...
  • Megan
    Sep 12, 2020
    I absolutely love that Lara was willing to share her story in such intimate detail - for the sake of educating people about these diseases, and also to remind those 1 in 10 women dealing with endo that they aren't alone. It's so important to continue to rally for women's...
  • Sandy
    Oct 26, 2020
    Self indulgent, repetitive and uninteresting. It would have been better as a long article in the New Yorker. ...
  • Janet
    Apr 20, 2020
    When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book ? and...
  • Adriana
    Jul 17, 2020
    Wow. Am I ever thankful that I don't have vagina problems. I very much rather live with my few kill-me-now migraines a month, than the constant pain and torture that Parker lives with. I can't express how impressed I am with Lara Parker and her willingness to put everything ...
  • Nikki
    Oct 11, 2020
    A missed opportunity. As someone with ?vagina problems?, I looked forward to hearing another woman?s story on coming to understand and treat endometriosis and similar pelvic pain disorders. At many points in the story, I found myself yelling, ?YEP! Exactly!? With that...
  • Nicole
    Feb 06, 2021
    ** I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ** While this book could verge into a little bit of "TMI," it is very insightful into what goes on with someone who experiences Vagina Problems. The book could be a little repetitive, but that just g...
  • Sarah Williamson
    May 19, 2020
    AVAILABLE NOW!!! I have followed Lara Parker on Buzzfeed for awhile now. She was one of the only voices I was readily able to access when I received my very own Endometriosis diagnosis. I have so much respect for the way she showed up and offered her own life experience with vagina ...
  • Susan's Reviews
    Nov 21, 2020
    My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Lara Parker is bravely tackling an issue that even today gets discussed in hushed tones, in case someone overhears you: vagina problems. The author points out that a large...
  • Natasha | readalongwithnat
    Oct 26, 2020
    I received an eARC from Netgalley and St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review. CW: all things medical, death of a friend I laughed, I cried, I felt so incredibly seen. I would recommend this book to literally everyone because you either have a chronic illness and...
  • Angela
    Dec 06, 2020
    4.5 stars. "Living with chronic pain is not just being in pain. It's being forced to alter your life in a million different ways that other people don't have to, all while trying to find the mental capacity to be okay with this." If you or someone you know suffers,...
  • Misse Jones
    Feb 10, 2021
    ?Endometriosis is not rare. It is also not just a bad period. It is not just some abdominal swelling or trouble digesting. It is not just deep-in your bones exhaustion, or horrifically painful sex. It is all this and more. It is debilitating.? Kudos to Lara Parker for her braver...
  • Thelma
    Oct 04, 2020
    Vagina Problems is the real story of Lara Parker, a life that has been surrounded by pain and Doctors who kept telling her lies and misguided her on what to do or how to feel better if that's something that actually exists. Vagina Problems, a very eye-opener book, not only do w...
  • Anthony Pignataro
    Oct 13, 2020
    This is a book about pain?chronic, life-altering pain that affects 10 percent of all women. To be clear, this is not a medical study of endometriosis (or the myriad other diseases that affect women along with it), but is rather one woman?s experiences living with it. It?s both he...
  • Haley Fairclough
    Jan 31, 2021
    This is an easy 5 stars, I think everyone needs to read this. People are giving it less stars for not being informative, but it was not meant to be. It's meant to show the world what it is like to live with an incurable chronic illness. It's something that people need to spea...
  • Just Reading Everything
    Apr 18, 2020
    This isn't a book that only "people with vagina problems" should read?but everyone, especially men who oftentimes don't empathize with the pain women experience. Lara writes in a way that is conversational yet honest and vulnerable, as if you've sat down to h...
  • Linda
    Sep 24, 2020
    Repetitive and not really all that informative? I had hoped to learn something from Lara Parker's book that could help me understand how to handle some of the pain issues I've been facing for a few years. I did not find any answers here, and I found the narrative overly...
  • Caroline Craig David
    Jul 29, 2020
    As someone with a recent diagnosis of endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, pelvic floor dysfunction, and dyspareunia but a sufferer for 15 years, this book hit so close to home. I want everyone around me to have a copy so they can understand what it is I go through. I shared so many of the sam...
  • MarleneAnna
    Dec 16, 2020
    I highly recommend everyone affected or everyone who knows someone affected to read this. Especially when it comes to those issues, it can be a lonely, isolated road for those living with them, and this book breaks the stigma by putting into words what it feels like to live with this...
  • Mandy Hazen
    May 31, 2020
    I really learned so much in this book. Basically this is a real education in endometriosis. First of all I thought I knew about it, well, I did not. This book at times can really be complaining from the author point of view in regards to how much pain she is in and the episodes that sh...
  • Sandra
    Feb 16, 2021
    I can't imagine the courage it takes to be able to live every single day with the pain that the author experiences, and then to write an entire book about it, sharing that pain and vulnerability with the world. When reading this, it's important to note that she's tal...
  • Rachel
    Jul 08, 2020
    An honest reflection on the author's journey through years of horrific pain, finally diagnosed, initial relief, and crashing reality as she grapples with several compounding "unfixable" chronic pain conditions. Her obsession with attempted prevention rang very true to my...
  • Elisabeth Bialosky
    Jan 05, 2021
    Upfront, this is not the best book ever written. It definitely does read as more of a blog writer and the language isn't particularly beautiful or cautious. However, the lack of pretentious qualities of this book was necessary. I love how honest Lara is about her vagina problems a...