Seventeen years ago, in the foggy, summer light of San Francisco, the very first Wondrous Vulva Puppet was handmade, by me. I was a 40-year-old woman. At that time, there was NO representation of our vulvas in an honorable, beautiful and embraceable way that satisfied me. I began with drawings and playing with different materials; finally, I chose velvet and satin, in the colors of royalty; purple and gold.
The simple message I attached to the puppet, "Share A Story", inspired the Vulva-lution! Most notably, Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". By making the Vulva Puppet available, I want to change the way women and girls feel about their own bodies. I want them to know the vulva is the source of life. I want them to know how exquisitely beautiful and unique our vulvas are; I want to remind the world the vulva is the source of life. Most of all, I want the puppet to challenge the stigma of shame, disrespect and invisibility, for us and our daughters.
I have handmade over 4,000 puppets. They are all over the world, stories are being shared, women are healing, waking up, becoming friends and supporters of our common threads and our unique lives. We are letting go of the negative messages we have of our bodies.
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Here are a few words from a few "Puppeteers"
The Vulva puppet has been a part of our educational programming for 13 years now. Women and men love to touch her and love that we are able to teach everyone about womens intimate body parts using such a lovely tool. Dorrie has definitely made teaching women's sexuality more beautiful, more fun, and more successful.
Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D. Says:
As a sex educator, I have utilized Dorrie Lane's magnificent puppets and films for so many years. There have been some imitations, but she's the original! She deserves lots of credit for helping women and men appreciate and know the vulva. Dorrie is a vulvalutionary living treasure.
Kim Airs Says:
Dorries one of a kind Vulva Puppets have revolutionized sex education. I, too, always use them to illustrate what we look like in a gentle and positive manner. Holding them has made women cry when they realize they are seeing a reflection of themselves in such a comforting and reassuring way. I cant even think about teaching a class without one. She is truly a Womens Health Hero who deserves accolades from around the world!
Theres nothing like the Wondrous Vulva Puppet to create a spark of humor in a conversation that still rides at the edge of many peoples comfort zone. The sensual curves, velvety feel and beauty of these puppets seems to disarm people in a way that opens the door to real discussion about womens sexuality. The puppet is a glorious representation of the amazing feat of nature and spirit that is the vulva. Thanks to Dorrie for bringing this tool to childbirth educators, counselors, therapists, bodyworkers, doctors, midwives, and vulva fans all over the world.
Marcey, Pure Romance Consultant Says:
I have been using the Wondrous Vulva Puppet in my presentations to show women the parts of their vulva they may never have seen and to educate them about the joys of each of those parts. When I hold up the Vulva Puppet and start speaking, it commands the attention of everyone - even those women who may have been chatting to each other during the rest of my presentation. It focuses them, because women want to know about their bodies and the Vulva Puppet teaches them.
Je suis heureux de possder 2 exemplaires magnifiques de la clbre Vulva Puppet. Plus quune sculpture ou une uvre dart, jy vois un message damour et de tendresse adress tout ceux qui ont oubli leur corps. Un travail artistique qui a dautant plus de sens quil sinscrit dans un contexte tellement violent, une actualit mondiale si menaante et une culture occidentale ou la ngation sexuelle et rotique et lobscurantisme refont surface En plus de rveiller le dsir et de raffirmer la beaut de lobjet absolu si dni, mes Vulva Puppets enchantent lesprit et me rappellent quotidiennement ce qui est essentiel ! Merci Dorrie.
Beth Maris Says:
Dorrie is a most generous,kind, and enlightened woman. Her creations have helped many of my clients work through horrific histories of trauma from sexual abuse, but beyond that..these vulva puppets have been incredible resouces for anyone who has been uncomfortable with their sexuality the puppets are all exquisite and different..by incorporating her puppets in therapy sessions:they have done more good in a session or two for empowering women and enlightening men than years of talk therapy ..
Elli Sparks Says:
I love my vulva puppet. I use it in my Pleasure Revival classes, which I hold in my living room in the Capital of the Clitoricy - Richmond, VA. My own children, ages 8 and 11, have enjoyed exploring my vulva puppet. What a fabulous way to incorporate a healthy and happy understanding of human sexuality in conversations with my children.
I purchased a Vulva Puppet for my parties that I give for women in their homes. It has been wonderful helping women to see what the body is like and teaching them what is there on their body. I have the Venus Vulva and I just love it. It is a great teaching tool.
Crystal Dawn Morris Says:
I am a certified SkyDancing Tantra teacher and certfied nurse-midwife. I love my Vulva puppet and use it in my classes and workshops to teach people about the beauty and power of the yoni and female sexuality. Dorrie you are hero because you are helping women reclaim their sexual power and celebrate the yoni.
I love my vulva puppet. Ive used it to educated men and women about the glories and wonders of female anatomy and how to love and care for it.
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