From prehistoric Venus figurines to Gustave Courbet to Georgia O’Keeffe, the vulva has made appearances in art and literature for centuries.

In this illuminating conversation, science communicator and comedian Florence Schechter and academic Prof. Emma Rees discuss the history of vulvas and vaginas in art and how it speaks to society’s changing perspective on women and gender roles.

Schechter is the creator of the Vagina Museum, a pop-up museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas, and the gynaecological anatomy, and Rees is the author of The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History, which examines the paradox of female genitalia in literature, film, television, and art.

About The Speakers