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20th Jul 2017

Here’s what most Irish women call their vaginas


Brought to you by Bayer.

Each to their own…

Front bum, foof, fairy. Us Irish women have some pretty unusual nicknames for our ladyparts. But can you guess the most common one?

Research by Bayer found that nearly 1 in 4 respondents have a pet name for their intimate area, with Vajayjay (22 percent) and Hooha (16 percent) being the most common.

They also found that over two-thirds of women are embarrassed discussing intimate health issues with a GP or pharmacist, a shocking number considering how common they are.

So, to help break down some of the misconceptions Bayer decided to host a comedy extravaganza celebrating all things confidence, women and intimate health.

The #BeVConfident comedy event took place on Wednesday 5 July on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 and it was a roaring success.  The fabulous Joanne McNally was the MC while Impressionist Pamela Joyce and Blogger Rosemary MacCabe provided the stand-up entertainment.

The lovely ladies discussed everything from thrush to vagina-nicknames and everything in between and needless to say they had us all in absolute stitches with their routines.

If you’re a little bit miffed that you missed out on all the fun, don’t worry because the video above shows how the ladies got on.

Roll on next year!


The research was conducted as part of the #BeVConfident campaign, designed to lift the taboo surrounding women’s intimate health, and educate women about common conditions like bacterial vaginosis (BV) and thrush.

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