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“It only seems fair that if there's a penis museum, there should be a vagina museum too”
—Allure


“The world needs, wants, demands a museum dedicated to the vagina”
—Atlas Obscura


“The world's first Vagina Museum, an opening that's long overdue”
—TimeOut London


“Let’s make this happen, people. The world needs a place where vaginas can be celebrated”
—Metro


“It's not an ovary-action to say this new project is correcting thousands of years of schlong-related wrongs”
—Evening Standard


“So, if you give even the smallest drop of lady cum about vaginas, use your time to donate to or raise awareness about the Vagina Museum”
—Konbini


Women's March, NYC (2017) Image: Mathias Wasik (CC BY-SA 2.0)



Elle - The World’s First Ever Vagina Museum Is Coming To London - Here's What You Need To Know


20 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


Vulva la revolution!

Flower. Foo foo. Bits. Lady parts. Front bottom. 'Down there'.

We have all used euphemisms, at one point or another, to describe our nether regions that have been passed down through the generations as a result of the common - and rather depressing - misconception that using the correct scientific term for female sexual anatomy is somehow blasphemic.

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The Mirror - World's first Vagina museum to open in UK with myth-busting exhibition


20 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


The world's first vagina museum will open in the UK with a myth-busting exhibition.

The first museum of its kind will open in Camden Market, London, on November 16 following a successful £50,000 crowdfunding campaign.

Its founders say the goal is to create an educational shrine to vaginas, vulvas and the broader gynaecological anatomy.

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CNN - The world's first vagina museum will open in London in November


20 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


The first museum in the world dedicated solely to the vagina will open in London in November, after a crowdfunding campaign raised almost £50,000 (about $62,000).

The Vagina Museum will educate visitors about vulvas and vaginas while challenging the prevailing stigma surrounding them, development and marketing manager Zoe Williams told CNN.

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DIVA - The Vagina Museum is coming to London ✨


20 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


It’s finally happening, everyone! The Vagina Museum is really coming and we couldn’t be more excited.

The Vagina Museum will host its first exhibition, “Muff Busters: Vagina Myths And How To Fight Them”, which will explore myths and misconceptions about vaginas, in their dedicated temporary exhibitions space.

As well as a main exhibition, the museum in Camden Market will also host plenty of events, including stand-up comedy, film screenings, workshops, talks, quiz nights and more. And don’t you worry, there’s even a shop full of vulva and vagina merchandise so you won’t have to go home empty handed.

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Secret London - The World’s First Vagina Museum Will Open In London This November


19 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


The world’s first bricks and mortar Vagina Museum has finally confirmed a London opening date.


So, there happens to be a penis museum in Iceland, but what about the vagina? Well, Florence Schecter set out rectify this problem (and obvious gap in the museum market) two years ago, by running her own pop-up workshops and sessions here in London. Now, with a long-term site secured, The Vagina Museum is in its final stages, with an opening date of November 16th confirmed!

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Evening Standard - World's first vagina museum to open in Camden Market with myth-busting free exhibition


19 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


The world’s first ever Vagina Museum is set to open a permanent site this year in Camden Market, after a successful fundraising campaign.

The museum will open to the public with its first exhibition, Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them, on November 16, following a crowdfunding drive that raised nearly £50,000.

As well as exhibitions, the new museum will have a programme of events, workshops and film screenings, all contributing to removing the stigma around talking about the vagina and vulva, as well as discussing topics such as consent, body image, mental health, sexuality and intersectionality.

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BBC News - Vagina museum in London aims to 'banish shame'


19 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


The world's first museum dedicated entirely to vaginas is set to open in the UK.

The London-based Vagina Museum will open its doors for the first time on November 16 following a £50,000 crowdfunding campaign.

The museum aims to educate and raise awareness of vaginal and vulval health and fight stigmas.

Its founder describes it as "the world's first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy."

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Mashable - The world's first vagina museum is officially opening


18 September 2019

by Florence Schechter


When Florence Schechter discovered that there's a penis museum in Iceland, but no vagina museum anywhere in the world, she was "pretty miffed." In fact, the only thing that came close was an online vagina museum in Austria.

"There is no physical space wholly dedicated to vaginas and the people who have them," she told me. So, she decided there was only one thing to be done: "Make one."

Schechter set about creating the Vagina Museum back in March 2017. It all started with a pop-up. Two and a half years later, the Vagina Museum will finally open its first brick-and-mortar premises in London's Camden Market.

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Vogue - The Vagina Dialogue: How The Vulva Became 2019's Hottest Topic


23 May 2019

by Florence Schechter


I really feel like Harvey Weinstein was the Franz Ferdinand of fourth-wave feminism," Florence Schechter – who is raising funds to open the world’s first Vagina Museum – says wryly over the phone. "#MeToo opened these floodgates.”

 

It’s midday on a Monday afternoon and I’m asking Schechter questions that are gathering momentum right now, tailing a burgeoning vagina movement that appears to be simultaneously profiting off our vulvas and destigmatising them with competing vigour. From a slew of new educative books (Vagina: A Re-Education by Lynn Enright, Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan, What We're Told Not To Talk About by Nimko Ali, The Vagina Bible by Dr Jennifer Gunter), taboo-busting poetry collections and avant-garde stage productions to gold-plated vagina pendants and dubious supplements, vaginas, it would seem, are in fashion. They're "trending". But why now, and where’s the dialogue headed?

 

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Thomson Reuters - World's first vagina museum in London to tackle taboos


15 April 2019

by Florence Schechter


Disco parties, comedy nights, school tours and art exhibitions may be unusual ways to help break the stigma associated with female genitals, but that is exactly what the world's first vagina museum in London plans to do. After learning in 2017 about the existence of Iceland's Phallological Museum, which displays hundreds of penises from animals, Florence Schechter felt it was only fair if there was a physical building that spotlighted female genitals as well.

 

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Pink News - The world’s first Vagina Museum plans to be LGBT-inclusive


04 April 2019

by Florence Schechter


Florence Schechter thought the museum world overlooked one important element of the human experience—vaginas. The penis has its home at a museum in Iceland, but no such space is dedicated to scrutiny of the other vital organ in the process of giving life and pleasure. “I thought that was kind of unfair,” Schechter tells PinkNews, explaining why, for the past two years, it’s been her mission to right that wrong.

 

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Forbes - The World's First Vagina Museum Encourages Conversation Around Gynecological Health


03 April 2019

by Florence Schechter


A few years ago, gynecological cancer charity Eve Appeal surveyed women aged 16-25 and found that 65% of them had trouble using the words “vagina” and “vulva”, and some even avoided seeking medical help for gynecological issues because they found it too embarrassing. Being able to talk about these topics could not only increase gynecological health but also improve discussions around consent. The question is, how do you start such a conversation? Science communicator Florence Schechter is the founder of the Vagina Museum, which has as part of its mission to “raise awareness of the gynecological anatomy and health”.

 

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Lonely Planet - The world's first vagina museum needs your help to launch in London


27 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


London is home to world-class museums and galleries from the Victoria & Albert Museum to The Tate and even some more unusual spaces like the British Dental Museum in Marylebone (there’s something for everyone). This year though the city hopes to stretch its cultural offering to include the world’s first vagina museum.

 

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Sky - Vagina Museum crowdfunds to get first physical building


26 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


A campaign is under way to give the Vagina Museum a home. The museum is the first and only registered charity in the UK with "vagina" in its title. Its mission is to educate on gynaecological anatomy and health, break down taboos and stigma and act as a forum for women's rights and trans-inclusive values.

 

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Bustle - The World's First Vagina Museum Is Opening In London But Organisers Need Your Help


25 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


From London to New York, Amsterdam to Moscow there are museums across the globe that are dedicated to sex. Discussing everything from the physical act, kinks, the history of sex, and cultural beliefs, sex museums are not exactly few and far between. However, there aren’t any physical museums dedicated solely to the vagina. At least not yet. The first vagina museum is set to open in London but organisers need your help.

 

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Unilad - World’s First Vagina Museum Opening In UK


23 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


Georgia O’Keeffe, eat your vagina out… There’s a new vagina museum coming to the UK this autumn.

 

But this museum is more than just flowers which look a bit like female genitalia. The world’s first ever ‘bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas’ will also feature vulvas and the entirety of the gynaecological anatomy, because there’s a penis museum in Iceland, so why the hell not?

 

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Metro - Woman launches crowdfunding campaign to create world’s first vagina museum in Camden Market


23 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


Earlier this week, she launched a crowdfunding campaign with the hopes to raise £300,000 for a museum dedicated entirely to vaginas. The aim of the project is to remove the stigma and mystery around female genitalia, as well as highlight other important issues such as mental health and body image, inclusivity, intersectionality and consent.

 

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Cosmopolitan - Vagina museum is finally set to open in the UK!


22 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


The world's first (bricks and mortar) museum dedicated to the vagina is set to open in London's Camden Market this November, but it needs public funding. The Vagina Museum has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise £300,000 to cover the costs of opening.

 

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Evening Standard - The world's first Vagina Museum launches crowdfunder top open site in Camden


21 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


The world’s first physical museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and gynaecological anatomy is set to open in Camden Market in November – but only with the help of the public.

The Vagina Museum is today launching a crowdfunder to raise £300,000 to cover the costs of opening.

 

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PRI's The World - The world's first Vagina Museum opens this fall in the UK


21 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


Florence Schechter is set to open the first bricks-and-mortar Vagina Museum in the UK. And yes, there is already a penis museum.

The Vagina Museum will be a curation of gynecological studies that are gender inclusive and intersectional.

"I found out there is a penis museum in Iceland, which is pretty cool," Schechter said. "But there was no vagina equivalent anywhere in the world. There's this art gallery in Tasmania, and there's a virtual museum based in Austria. But there was no physical museum that I could go visit, and I thought that was really unfair. So, I was like, 'Well, I guess I'm just making one now.' And ours is going to be a bit different. Ours is going to have exhibitions about the science, the history, the social aspect of it."  


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Gizmodo - People Are Crowdfunding a Vagina Museum for Camden


21 March 2019

by Florence Schechter


The only registered charity in the UK with 'vagina' in its name is crowdfunding to open a bricks-and-mortar museum in Camden.

The Vagina Museum is apparently "set to be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy." (And yes, they've used 'vulva' correctly, before that Twitter guy weighs in).

 

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The Independent - The world's museums are in a Twitter battle over who has the best duck artefacts – time to declare the winner


05 January 2019

by Florence Schechter


One of Britain's most eminent ornithologists hands out the gongs after an almighty social media tussle – and the winner might surprise you. Sometimes the internet is a lovely place to be. On Friday afternoon the Museum of English Rural Life issued a direct and intriguing Twitter challenge to one of its far more illustrious peers.

 

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BBC Boring Talks - Animal Vaginas


17 December 2018

by Florence Schechter


Science has historically studied penises more often than vaginas, but why? Florence Schechter and Emma Parkin attempt to redress the balance by examining some curious genitalia from the female of the species, including those of the two-legged, four-legged, and even eight-legged variety.

 

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The Science Show, ABC - The Vagina Museum


15 December 2018

by Florence Schechter


Iceland has a penis museum. So what about a museum for all the feminine stuff? Florence Schechter is on a mission to fix that, creating The Vagina Museum. So far, it is a travelling museum based in the UK. The plan is to prove the concept and then settle on a location as a permanent home. It will be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy.

 

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Gay Star News - The art of the vulva: do we have a problem with vaginal symbols?


22 October 2018

by Florence Schechter


When it comes to genitalia representation, we’re so invested with phallic icons that anyone can legitimately claim to be an expert on dick-drawing. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve actually seen a penis in the flesh or not.

However, things change if we think about vaginas. We’ve all come out from one, but hardly anybody knows how to draw it. And don’t even get us started on how to draw a clitoris.

 

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Huffington Post - Five Myths About 'Normal' Vaginas And Why You Shouldn't Believe Them


09 September 2018

by Florence Schechter


Bad period cramps aren't always a part of life and, no, your first time doesn't have to be painful.

 

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Badass Women's Hour, Talk Radio


05 August 2018

by Florence Schechter


Ep 186: Vaginas Need A Museum, with Florence Schechter

 

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Radio DIVA


20 May 2018

by Florence Schechter


LGBT magazine series presented by comedian Rosie Wilby and actress/musician Heather Peace and supported by Diva magazine. Today Rosie and Heather chat to bisexual science communicator and comedian Florence Schechter about her plan to launch the world’s first Vagina Museum. Comedian and PhD student Cerys Bradley talks about the show ‘The Invention of Lesbianism.’ Plus Catherine Russell from the cast of ‘Holby City.’

 

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The Doctors - Would You Visit a Female Genitalia Museum?


02 March 2018

by Florence Schechter


The Doctors welcome Florence Schechter, who is leading an online campaign to build the first museum dedicated to the vagina. She tells us she conceived of the idea after finding out there is a penis museum in Iceland.

 

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TV5 Monde - Avec Florence Schechter, au Royaume-Uni un musée du vagin en gestation


05 February 2018

by Florence Schechter


Un musée dédié aux vulves, aux vagins et aux personnes qui les portent. » La Londonienne Florence Schechter travaille depuis le printemps dernier à la création d’un musée, le premier au monde selon elle, consacré au vagin. Une proposition insolite derrière laquelle se cache un projet déjà bien construit, intéressant et non dépourvu d’humour, mêlant sexualité, santé et questions de société.

 

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Refinery29 - Why I'm Opening The World's First Museum Dedicated To Vaginas


03 September 2017

by Florence Schechter


Vaginas are interesting. I don’t think anybody would disagree with that. They’re complicated, beautiful, controversial and mysterious, still, in 2017. I’ll go out on a limb and say that not even the most mansplaining, pussy-grabbing, "where’s-my-dinner" misogynist would suggest that vaginas are boring. Vaginas are fascinating.

 

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TimeOut London - What’s happening with The Vagina Museum?


29 August 2017

by Florence Schechter


Earlier this year, Time Out reported that feminist YouTuber Florence Schechter was crowdfunding to bring the world’s first Vagina Museum to London. So where is our monument to muffs? Well, there’s no physical vagina building (yet) but there are powerful stirrings. The Vagina Museum’s founders have joined ‘SuperCulture’ – a new Shoreditch collective that’s trying to curb the exodus of artists from the area – for a three-month residency.

 

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Daily Star - World's first vagina museum is coming to London


22 August 2017

by Florence Schechter


IF YOU want to learn more about the female anatomy, the vagina museum is a good place to start.

We all know that Iceland has its own penis museum, but currently there isn’t a museum dedicated to female sex organs.

But that’s about to change, because science vlogger Florence Schechter is on a mission to bring a vagina museum to London.

 

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RTE 2fm - Florence Schechter chats with Nikki and Jenny


16 May 2017

by Florence Schechter


YouTuber Florence Schechter hopes to bring a real-life Vagina Museum to London.

 

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Atlas Obscura - The World Needs a Vagina Museum


27 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


Florence Schechter is the sort of person who gets a good idea, starts a project, and sees if it its sticks. “I like just going for things and seeing if they work,” she says. “I get upset if I’ve got a good idea and I can’t actually put it into action.” This outlook is what led her, after realizing that the world lacks a museum dedicated to vaginas, to start planning to rectify that omission.

 

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Cosmopolitan - Gibt es bald das weltweit ERSTE Vagina-Museum?


25 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


In Island gibt es ein Penis-Museum, in Amsterdam und New York können Touris Sex-Museen erkunden. Ein Vagina-Museum suchen wir weltweit vergeblich. Bis jetzt! 

Eigentlich ziemlich erstaunlich, oder? Frauen stricken Pussy Hats, trauen sich wieder laut "Scheide" zu sagen, tragen sogar T-Shirts mit Menstruations-Symbolen und doch gibt es noch keine Weiterbildungsstätte rund um das (höchst komplexe!) weibliche Geschlechtsorgan? Genau das hat sich auch die britische YouTuberin Florence Schechter gefragt. Sie will jetzt das weltweit erste Vagina-Museum eröffnen.

 

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Stylist - Someone is crowd-funding to create the world's first vagina museum


24 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


There is a penis museum in Iceland, and a museum dedicated to sex in Amsterdam, but no vagina museum in existence anywhere in the world. So one woman has decided that she needs to fill the void.

 

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The Hook - The World's First Vagina Museum Is Coming To The UK


21 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


In Iceland, there’s a penis museum dedicated to all things phallic. It houses 280 penises (from 93 different species) as well as the odd testicle. Nowhere in the world, however, is there a museum dedicated to the vagina. Nowhere can you go to see a blue whale’s nether regions (at least not easily). Nowhere can you peer through a microscope at a tiny little hamster beaver. And nowhere can you learn all the gory, glorious details that there are to learn about the human lady garden.

 

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Time Out - This woman wants to create the world’s first Vagina Museum in London and she needs your help


20 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


Vaginas. Half of us have them, they’re pretty darn ‘tough’, to paraphrase Betty White, and they’ve inspired some amazing art (remember the ‘Great Wall of Vagina?’) and political theatre (‘Vagina Monologues’ anyone?). But, despite there being a penis museum in Iceland, a sex museum in Amsterdam, heck there’s even a salt and pepper shaker museum in the US, when it comes to vaginas there’s nothing. Nada.

 

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Indy100 - This woman is trying to open a vagina museum


12 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


If you’ve ever felt like there’s something missing in the world, but haven’t quite, erm, been able to put your finger on it, don’t worry. 

In the whole, entire world, there’s not a single museum for the vagina.

 

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Huffington Post - Why We Need A Vagina Museum


12 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


After learning that there is a penis museum in Iceland, but no vagina museum anywhere in the world, Florence Schechter decided she needed to make one. In this vlog, Florence talks discusses the reservations people have when talking about vaginas, the huge bias there is in science when researching sex organs and why we ultimately need a vagina museum.

 

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Huffington Post - Why We Need A Vagina Museum


12 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


After learning that there is a penis museum in Iceland, but no vagina museum anywhere in the world, Florence Schechter decided she needed to make one. In this vlog, Florence talks discusses the reservations people have when talking about vaginas, the huge bias there is in science when researching sex organs and why we ultimately need a vagina museum.

 

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India Today - We're scared to ask this, but is it okay to demand a vagina museum?


11 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


We now live in a world that has a museum for just about anything. From broken relationships to instant ramen noodles--all things you can't fathom representing our generation have been put in museums to prove our elevated IQs for the benefit of future generations.

 

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MTV - video


11 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


This YouTuber wants to open a vagina museum...

 

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Metro - Why this woman is campaigning to open the world’s first vagina museum


11 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


Is it really any wonder that so many people end up believing myths about their bits when we hardly ever talk about the glory of vaginas?

 

Really, it’s no surprise at all that people think periods are ‘gross’, that their labia should be teeny tiny, that their pubic area needs to be free of hair, when the only vaginas we see and discuss are the ones that are in porn.

 

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Conan Monologue 04/10/17


10 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


Conan jokes about Tax Day, the world's first vagina museum, and Vladimir Putin shirtless on a horse.​

 

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Refinery29 - This Woman Wants To Open A Vagina Museum


09 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


If UK science vlogger Florence Schechter gets her way, there will be a vagina museum somewhere in the world within the next few years.

"There's a penis museum in Iceland, which is pretty cool," she said in a YouTube video. "But there's no vagina museum. Anywhere. In the world."

 

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Mashable - This woman wants to open the world's first Vagina Museum


09 April 2017

by Florence Schechter


These days, there are museums dedicated to just about everything. There are museums about chocolate, sex and even penises. But, there is currently not a single museum dedicated to vaginas. 

That could be about to change. 



Independent - Vaginas Deserve Their Own Museum To Help Women Learn About Consent And Their Health, Says Youtuber


28 March 2017

by Florence Schechter


The idea to launch a vagina museum came to Florence Schechter in a flash. Schechter, who posts science videos on YouTube, was chatting to a friend about a trip to the world famous penis museum in Iceland. She thought that she would look up the vagina museum - that she assumed must exist - to help her with a sequel to her video Top 10 Weird Animal Penises, which had attracted almost 900,000 views. She trawled through the internet, but she couldn’t find a museum dedicated to vaginas. 

 

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