We know that title might sound a bit silly and a tad inappropriate, but we’re sure it will capture your attention, maybe it’s not something you’ve not even thought about until now, but it’s something we all have in common, and at EWC we like to explore all topics, as everything needs to be talked about. As women we should be so connected to our bodies, we should free and open with who we are and pass this information onto our children, but many of us aren’t, so we seriously want to pose the question.
We have discussed the topics of why are we so afraid of our body holes in depth at headquarters and for as long as some of us can remember, all through childhood, fear has always been associated with anything outside of the ‘normal’ way our bodies functioned. The minute something arose that had never been dealt with before, there was almost a sheer panic of sorts that set in.
As adult females, we panic at the thought of a possible polyp scare in the ear, nose and throat. The thought of having to swallow medication the size of a horse pill is dreaded, if we were to suggest one does a enema to improve health sheer horror for most and God forbid the first time we have to teach ourselves to shove a tampon where the sun don’t shine. For most people having anything near our body holes sends us into utter alarm.
What has influenced us?
All of this got us wondering if the reason we are all so afraid of our bodies and it’s holes is it because we have simply learned by example from those who raised us? Are we as a western society becoming further disconnected with ourselves because we are more concerned about the technology? Due to rules and regulations are topics at school being missed and washed over with rose coloured glasses?
When we watch documentaries about tribal people around the world, they don’t seemed bothered by these topics and everything from birthing to ceremonial tattooing or even being half naked in nature seems to be the norm. Even historically, a menstruating woman was considered sacred and powerful, as this is a time when increased psychic abilities are strong enough to heal the sick. But today in western society these ‘painful’ and often very ‘uncomfortable’ rights of passage seemed to be life events that are embraced in ways that are completely opposite.
How can your holes help you?
How is it that some cultures seem to speak about these often ‘taboo’ subjects to their young as if it is no big thing, while most of us squirm when we recall the ‘birds and the bees’ talks our parents had with us growing up-that is if we were even lucky enough to even have had a proper education outside of the girls’ locker room.
Personally we’ve found the way to overcome this discomfort with our bodies is to GET TO KNOW IT on a deeper level. Diving right in, no matter how frightening it may be and we should be able to ask any question, teach our sons and daughters to listen and know their bodies and holes. As adults the phrase ‘coffee enema’ for detoxification seems to send shivers up spines, mainly because it’s detoxification through the butt, but at EWC we know it’s not a big deal. We are learning to listen to our bodies and it’s holes. Sometimes you also need to go into the fear in order to release any fears associated with the very idea. It’s the same with candle pulling, all these natural techniques that can seem scary, but can benefit you to heal your body and maybe get to know it through your holes for the first time.
Do we let history repeat itself?
Whether we are 16 or 86, whatever fears about whatever holes we have we encourage you through personal experience to do your research first and then experiment with what works for you. Let’s learn to love ALL of our bodies, we as women have a special connection with our children to teach, dispel, break the traditional norm of western society and get more comfortable about the things that freak us out openly. Let’s take the taboo out of taboo, and know that as the old saying goes… there really is nothing to fear but fear itself… even when it comes to our holes.