The Little Adventures of Penis and Vagina- Episode 1-Anus: A Somewhat Intellectual and Wordy Response


There are many things school administrators advocate for on a more consistent basis than others: I would appreciate it if studies in sexuality and healthy relationships were one of them. As a result of increasing consumption of hyper-sexualized music coupled with limited in-class dialogue around sex, I foresee administrators continuing to be burdened with the problem of having to address sexually “deviant” behavior. Before I proceed, I would like to first question the validity and cultural relevancy of the rubric used to classify “sexually deviant” behavior—if such a rubric exists at all.

When it comes to the current rise in STD/STI outbreaks among youth in Oakland, CA ( “East Oakland has the highest incidence of HIVIAIDS cases among African American and Latino women and youth in Alameda County.” ), I charge local administration and the State for having failed to hold spaces where honest and candid conversations about sex are possible and flourishing. Silence does little to equip a young person with the tools necessary to formulate healthy sexual practices of their own. Couple silence with a frontal lobe that has yet to fully develop, and we get a massive attack of burning briefs and panties. When the school doors are shut on conversations related to sex, students are left to create their own spaces to speak out. Most of which consists of their peers whose point of reference is their own trial and error.

In tenth grade, I spent the entire year of Biology talking about sex and abstaining from texts. My friends and I were each other’s counsel. Most of us have had sex for the first time and were extremely excited to talk about what felt good, what didn’t; what felt normal, what felt alien; what made us blossom and what made us cry. It held a lot of weight, and looking back I wish we would’ve have someone to spot us.

I take interest in this, because frankly youth and young adults—when engaged in unsafe sex practices—are bound to inflict pain upon themselves. The worst is the psychological strain during the time to it takes to schedule an appointment and learn of your results.

*puts on politician beanie*

I advocate for human sexuality studies to become an A-G requirement in all of California public high schools. This will serve as a factor in producing young and growing adults who better understand their bodies and themselves as a whole, who will in turn develop healthy relationships with one another—both intimate and platonic. I also recommend the State redevelop its approach to sex ed. One of the primary steps is to begin fostering discussion. The video above is my attempt at keeping the discussion candid, with hopes that our youth will learn more about their bodies and ask questions of them.

*political beanie thrown off and stomped on*

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10 thoughts on “The Little Adventures of Penis and Vagina- Episode 1-Anus: A Somewhat Intellectual and Wordy Response

  1. Girrllll…right on the money. But some parents would not agree. Of course we’re talking about the prudes who pretend that they’re kids aren’t doing it. I’m still working on that frank conversation with RJ (the freshman who’s getting ALOT) of attention from the girlies but he keeps shying away talking about “I know, I know…” so I just throw it in convos like, you know there are male hoes” or “Theres only two reasons to whip that thing out…to wash or to pee, I’m not trying to see babies in here unless I’m having one!” lol!!!

    • I wonder if you show him this YouTube clip what he’ll think then. Perhaps he shies away from it, because you’re his mom. I know plenty of men who prefer not to talk about sex with their mothers. I say try the YouTube clip. Do you think that might work?

  2. hear hear hear!! i think of a sad quote from a teacher who had a student who got pregnant. the parent’s response? “how could this happen?? i did everything i could to hide anything about sex from her!” sigh. which brings up another thing… parents have to step up with sex-positive education and not just leave it to schools.

    i would also like to see a YouTube video where the vagina is the one asserting what they want, perhaps wanting to introduce Mr./Ms. Tongue.

  3. Wow…super long link. I wish there were a prettier way to post You Tube links….in the meantime, check it out and let me know if that is what you were talking about. :o)

  4. hahahaha!! yes that is much closer to what i was thinking about! “ze cleeetoris eez woman’s best friend!” complete with CLEAR directions on where it is. awesome 🙂

    i do still think that the opening credits where penis is chasing vagina back and forth may possibly reinforce some problematic gender roles…

    • interesting. this is making me think of a dope social experiment to help us better understand both the positive and negative impacts of gender roles as well as provide another lens to analyze the debate between constructed vs. natural gender roles. thanks for the feedback.

  5. no prob! sounds dope!

    i’m thinking that the vagina generally doesn’t act or sound sound too strong, while the penis does. i would love them both to sound and act confident and strong. on a whole ‘nother level, to quote the fabulous Betty White: “Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding”

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ps… i have to put in a diff email everytime to continue this convo… makin up stuff now

  6. I wonder what the new e-mail address is about? I will try to figure that out so as to make things a little bit easier for readers who choose to comment.

    My response(s) to you are: what would a “strong” vagina say? I am also curious as to what you define as “strong” in reference to the vagina (which I assume, if we carry on this conversation, will translate to the woman in her entirety)? is your idea of the vagina’s strength or lack thereof solely a comparison to what is perceived as the penis’ strength? i’m curious to know your thoughts?

  7. although both characters have funny cartoon voices, to me the penis sounds like a man with a faux superhero kinda tone to him, while the vagina sounds like a man imitating a woman.. or not actually woman, but a girl with a mousey voice. to me. it lands as a power differential of man with young girl. to me. a lot of the interactions also seem to be vagina reacting to whatever penis is doing. i do like that the vagina starts off the last clip with her own agenda tho, and that she raises her voice to advocate for her own orgasm!!

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