I’ll start out by saying if bodily functions, awkward situations and the word vagina make you uncomfortable; this particular post might not be for you. But, if the above doesn’t bother you, if you’ve been through child birth, or are just in need of a good laugh at my expense, please read on.

Brace yourself, I’m going to be using the word vagina a lot. I thought I’d stick with the anatomically correct term to avoid offending you with all the other names for it that are popping into my head.

We’ve lived in France for almost 4 years now, and all the books on life in France are, for the most part, pretty accurate. We’ve all heard ‘French Women Don’t Get Fat’, ‘French Kids Eat Anything’, ‘French Kids Don’t Throw Food’, but what you might not have heard is that French Women Have Strong Vaginas!

Let me explain…


Lisa is the author behind the blog Canadian Expat Mom. She lives in the South of France with her husband and their two French-born daughters. When her family isn’t in the land of wine and cheese, they can be found exploring the globe with far too much luggage. Lisa is currently working on her first novel; a humerous memoir about her adventures in France that will leave you feeling like you just shared a bottle of Bordeaux with your best girlfriend. Follow Lisa on Facebook for more stories of travel and life in France.

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