My Broken Vagina (Hodder Studio, 2021)
This book is one woman’s funny, moving, and sometimes awkward quest to fix her sex life, but it’s the story of millions of women everywhere – half of all women have felt pain during sex.
During award-winning writer and performer Fran Bushe’s journey towards building a better relationship with her genitals, doctors advised her to have a glass of wine to loosen up, and male friends suggested she simply hadn’t ‘tried’ the right penis yet. Unsurprisingly, neither worked.
After a visit to Sex Camp and many attempts to fix her ‘broken’ vagina, Fran decided to share her own hilarious, excruciating, and sometimes upsetting experiences. With the help of her 16 year old self’s diary, expert advice, candid and enlightening interviews with others about sex, and some self-care exercises, Fran sets about trying to make herself, and other people, feel like they’re not being gaslit by their own vaginas.