vagina dentata love

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  • n. The myth of the toothed vagina; often related to castration anxiety.

Etymologies

First attested 1908, from Latin vagina + dentata, "toothed," hence "toothed vagina," was popularized chiefly by Sigmund Freud. (Wiktionary)

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  • its bizarre inverse image, the dental dam

    what a pair!

    July 3, 2009

  • Latin -- toothed vagina
    Various cultures have folk tales about women with toothed vaginas, frequently told as cautionary tales warning of the dangers of sex with strange women and to discourage the act of rape.

    A great tongue-in-cheek movie concerning this is 'Teeth'. I highly recommend it. It is more dark humour than horror, if that helps you.

    January 29, 2009

  • See also Vaginella depressa.

    December 1, 2008

  • My friends at college used to sing the following words to the tune of "Hakuna Matata", from The Lion King:

    Vagina Dentata!
    What a wonderful phrase!
    Vagina Dentata!
    Ain't no passin' craze...
    It means no penis!
    For the rest of your days
    It's our problem-free
    Monstrosity,

    Vagina Dentata

    July 18, 2008

  • I kind of like that the big hole in the ground that Boba Fett falls into is actually a gigantic vagina with spiky dentata.

    Even though I also like Boba Fett and I was sorry to see him drop into the big vagina in the ground.

    March 1, 2008

  • Okay.

    I know I got carried away. This cyberspace is not good for me. I definitely could not resist the temptation. Curiosity killed the cow.

    I'll be good from now on.

    *Halo.*

    March 1, 2008

  • A truly...unique version of vagina dentata appeared in a 1959 Soviet science fiction film called Nebo Zovyot, a pioneering film that garnered some critical respect until Roger Corman bought it, recruited a young Francis Ford Coppola to rework it, and released it to American audiences as "Battle Beyond the Sun." That film is pretty awful, but when the battle between two monsters begins it's pretty difficult not to understand why "vagina dentata" is a keyword for this movie on IMDB.

    March 1, 2008

  • FWIW, Wordie is a family site, and I have Yahoo! image search set to "safe search" mode, which is supposed to filter "adult oriented" images.

    But it's not perfect, which is one of the many reasons image browsing isn't on by default. Caveat emptor.

    March 1, 2008

  • Oh, yeah? Also try not to push the button that says: 'Search Google Images' what it comes to this term. It might sound a good idea, but it is not. You will drop the damn cup of tea all together.

    March 1, 2008

  • Ha! Damn you c_b, you made me spit out my tea :-)

    The Vagina Dentata myth is a lot older than Snow Crash, and assumes different forms. Wikipedia lists some of them.

    March 1, 2008

  • Gosh. That sounds really comfortable. I wonder if men can wear them too.

    February 29, 2008

  • Agreed, seanahan. Great read, and one of the better names for a main character.

    February 29, 2008

  • I first heard this word in Snow Crash, possibly the perfect SF novel. It is a device which sits in the woman's vagina, essentially a sharp needle filled with a chemical to knock out a would be rapist.

    February 29, 2008

  • John... uhh... No comment.

    February 28, 2008

  • That's... weird. Not least because I believe a fair number of men have encountered vaginas in, uh, contexts other than an autopsy. And survived.

    February 28, 2008

  • Wow, the female sexuality raises fear wherever it goes... First autopsies made to women were quite a relief to some people (=men, since all the pathologists were men around that time). Look! No teeth!! Whew!


    Catherine Blackledge: The Story of V. Amazing book.

    February 28, 2008