Product Details:
ISBN:978-0-9868034-0-6
Page Count:128
Size (in):7 x 10 x 1
Weight:1.5 lb
Published:February 2011

I'll Show You Mine (Hardcover book)

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Description:

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"I'll Show You Mine" is a photo study of female genitalia and a window into women's experiences of their genitals. The book contains 120 photographs of 60 women, with all women photographed from the same two positions. Each woman was photographed in exactly the same conditions and the photos are shown in the book in true-to-life size and color, as this is the best method to accurately display the diversity of female form. Accompanying each woman's photos is text written by the woman, detailing her challenges and/or successes as pertains to her relationship with her genitals. The photos in the book demonstrate and celebrate the wonderful diversity of the vulva; the stories illuminate the range of experiences that women have relating to the genitals in a world where mass media and pornography increasingly set the standards for sexuality and the look of all body parts, even our genitals.

 

The book is proudly printed in Canada and is made to the highest quality in all ways. The book is hardcover, 7" tall by 10" wide and opens in a landscape layout. The paper is matte 100 lb FSC-approved stock and the ink is soy based. The covers and spine are coated with a scuff-proof laminate that protects them from minor damage and all but eliminates fingerprints.

 

10% of the net sales of this book is donated to women's charities, locally and internationally.

 

I'll Show You Mine is currently available at the following retail stores. See our Stores Page for full contact information.

The Art of Loving (Vancouver, BC)

Little Sisters (Vancouver, BC)

The Kiss Store (Vancouver, BC)

The Wilder Snail (Vancouver, BC)

Oscar's Art Books (Vancouver, BC)

Shadoe Intimates (Campbell River, BC)

Gaia Rising (Nelson, BC)

Come As You Are (Toronto, ON)

Good For Her (Toronto, ON)

Red Tent Sisters (Toronto, ON)

Mother Tongue Books (Ottawa, ON)

Venus Envy (Halifax, NS)

The Pleasure Chest (Los Angeles, Chicago and New York)

A Woman's Touch (Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

 

Charity Purchase Statement: 

We are committed to fostering empowerment through the educational use of our book. If you represent an organization or are an individual that would like to use the book for educational purposes or display the book in your work space for public viewing, we are happy to offer a copy of the book free of charge - you just pay the actual shipping cost (listed below)!

 

A few examples of individuals and organizations that qualify for this offer are: women's, men's, teen and family resource centres; all types of physician's offices; midwives; STD and sexual health clinics; religious and spiritual centres; and wellness centres. We are also happy to offer a free copy to K-12 school counselors and college/university counseling and sexual resource centres.

 

To receive a free copy, please use our Contact Us page with "Free Copy" in the Subject line. Please include your full organization name, a brief synopsis of your organization, your phone number(s) and your website.

 

Shipping costs via Canada Post are:

BC: $8

Rest of Canada: $10

US: $15

Rest of the world: $15-35

16 Reviews

 

This book is a NEED.

This book is a NEED. Personnaly I've always wondered whether I was normal or not. It is amaizing how difficult it is to see photos of feminin sex even on the web where all one finds is porno pictures which, as far as I have understood, are not the reflect of the reality.

It is amaizing to see that now a days, in developped country, women are so ignorant about this, and how difficult it is to get informations!

There is a norm that has been edicted which destroys our lives. It is a real cause today to make it fall and show more and more the variety of a vulva.

Vaginas come in all shapes,

Vaginas come in all shapes, sizes and colors and this is a wonderful celebration of this fact. It wasn't too long ago that it was considered obscene to openly refer to a mammography as a "breast" examination. The more open the discourse the less likely the normal things about being a women becomes less taboo. Why do hair removal regimens work so well for some women but seem to be disastrous for others? Because women are as different from one another as their vaginas.

This book is a great idea as

This book is a great idea as many of us girls need to know if we are normal. I am very excited for you, for myself being a part of it, and for anyone who opens their minds enough to see the book and join the cause.

I wish this book had thought

I wish this book had thought to include all women - are there any photos of trans women's genitals?

Absolutely! There are two

Absolutely! There are two trans women in the book - Ashley and Emily.

This book is a great idea as

This book is a great idea as many of us girls need to know if we are normal.

Thanks so much for your

Thanks so much for your comment. Unfortunately, your hyperlink was did not register with our site. Please use our Contact Us form to send us the link and I will insert it for you. Thanks! Whelm (site admin).

I'm so glad I found this! I'm

I'm so glad I found this! I'm going to order this book when I get my next paycheck. Since around the time I started puberty, I've been over concerned that my vulva was "different." Most of what I found online depicted young, slender girls and for the most part, they had small labias. Being concerned about having a "large" labia, I avoided sex with boyfriends until almost the breaking point where they said it's "now or never." It wasn't some religious conviction that kept me from wanting to expose myself to them, I just couldn't handle how I looked. I'm also darker skinned, and thus my pubic hairs are dark and extremely apparent if I didn't shave that day. Around 26, after researching hair removal, I decided to get laser hair removal and that boosted my confidence some, but I almost feel like I may have removed too much because sometimes I look down there and I feel like I'm a little girl again. It's a weird sensation. Anyway, after having my gynecologist tell me over and over again that I was quite normal down there (she even said she'd seen many more labias longer than mine) I started to believe it. I think this issue is something mothers should address with their daughters in their teenage years! I wish mine had!p>

Larger labia can be a real

Larger labia can be a real turn on.  People are as different in terms of preferences and tastes as they are in physical attributes.  What makes you beautiful is you.  The fact that you have larger than average labia is just a bonus. Be confident. Love yourself and love your lover.

I got your book the other day

I got your book the other day and wanted to share something with you.

 

I never realized before how judgmental and uncomfortable I would be looking at other women's vulvas. I've always known I'm not a very sexual person and the "why?" is something I'm afraid to discover. I don't seem to have a very good memory and sometimes suspect I've blocked certain events. This book has helped me to take a step forward on that path. I was raised in a family where sex was not discussed and from what I could decipher it was dirty and used as a tool to get and persuade men. It helped to read other women's stories which reminded me of my upbringing and where these beliefs came from. So far it's shown me I have nothing to fear; I wasn't abused, I liked playing "doctor" with my friends, which was considered dirty so I learned to bury these feelings. Aha!! More realizations have come but this one I wanted to share with you.

 

You're book has made a difference in my life - Thank you.

 

Kara.

This project has sparked a

This project has sparked a lot of conversations in my world. After participating, I began sharing my excitement and concern with others. You are so right about how women do not talk about thier vulvas but WANT to know they are normal and ok. Women I started talking to were very relieved and thankful for having had the safety and place to talk to me after hearing I was in the book. They opened themselves up to the topic and had lots to say. I have learned so much. My daughters got thier copies this week and my youngest actually donated hers to her women's nurse's office!!!

 

I can't THANK YOU enough

I can't THANK YOU enough for bringing into reality a project that I've been wondering about for years.  My mother was an electrologist and I now wield a hair removal laser. I have been handling bodies, intimately, for more than 20 years and spend a lot of time, day in and day out, trying to convince naked people who are perfectly normal, that they ARE perfectly normal. I've ordered a copy of your book for the office and can hardly wait to show it off!

- Juli Johnson R.E., Director of Hair Removal Services, Arbutus Laser Center

Just read the article in

Just read the article in Vancouver's, Georgia Straight weekly magazine & was blown away.  My re-posting of this on FB has sparked a wonderful & eye-opening debate of it's own & I just wanted 2 say thanks 4 bringing this subject 2 light.  In-y.  Out-y.  It's all beautiful 2 me.

 

S.

I am very happy to order this

I am very happy to order this book, there is such a need for it!  I saw a similar book many years ago, and it changed my attitude completely. Thank you for filling this need, I look forward to sharing this with many women!  Sensuality Jones

I am very excited for you,

I am very excited for you, for myself being a part of it, and for anyone who opens their minds enough to see the book and join the cause.

Well done! Can't wait to see the tangable results, the public ones are already showing!

Verna

It's about time to talk about

It's about time to talk about the reality of bodies as opposed to the latest aesthetic.  We also need to recognize that the most "beautiful" vaginas in magazines look prepubescent. Why is that?  This false image dictates what young people think is normal. This is wrong. Keep talking and educating. 

 

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