Lesbians! Labias! Yeast infections!

April 25, 2011

Submitted by: Nancy Goldstein

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

I’ve had OBOS on my shelves since 1972 (I was 11) and even before, I’m pretty sure. It was the first place I could look up all sorts of things I couldn’t say aloud, or wanted to find out about privately (lesbians! labias! yeast infections!), and one of first places where I could hear other women’s voices talking about all of this verboten stuff. Nearly 30 years later it remains a vital, vibrant ”discussion” and source of information. All my love on its 40th birthday.

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