The Book of Yonis is an unflinching exploration of the beautiful diversity of female genitalia, free of judgement, shame and embarrassment.
Fifty everyday women posed for up close and personal photographs that show their genitals from many different and rarely seen angles. Each women also wrote candidly with wit, wisdom, passion, and even despair, about her relationship with her vulva.
The book is designed to challenge the way society views women’s genitals and sexuality in a way that also celebrates the beauty and power each of us carry with us.
Heart of the Flower is a beautiful gift or addition to your bookcase or coffee table and the perfect way to acknowledge that Heart of the Flower is the heart of a woman
The book has also given me greater insight into my own situation; I think a lot of women will benefit from reading your book, and also men should read it as well! I am very glad I bought it finally and it has really opened my mind to how different men and women’s relationship is with their yoni/lingam.
Just in these last two days I have given my own yoni more attention and loving thoughts than I ever have and am finally seeing that part of me as a place of beauty instead of a functional part of my anatomy. What a gift. Thank you!
I’ve had 30 years of therapy, psychiatry and reading this book has been the most healing thing that could happen to me. I can’t tell you how it’s helped me and how important it’s been to me. It’s wonderful. Every woman should own a copy.
You have created something really special with this book. It is a spiritual experience every time I sit down and read/look at it. I feel blessed to have known of it when it is first released. Thanks for letting me be part of that. A book to pass down and around. Much love.
Is it possible to read the words of these women and look at their pictures not through a haze of tears? Beautiful. Brave. Stunning. Powerful. Wow — what a book.
Both my husband and I thank you. For inspiring us to learn more about our connection to each other. We read your book together, I was honestly overwhelmed with the sincerity my husband expressed about how he sees my yoni. We agree it has enlightened us in our understanding of each other and will enrich our relationship. I am truly excited about the journey of life together. And blessed to have found this now, and not in 10 or 20 years.
Also, as parents this book will give our daughters the gift of loving themselves, and an understanding how to see the world of love and love making.
Truly with heartfelt gratitude, We Thank you.
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Just as Heart of the Flower serves as an invitation to open communication to what may difficult conversations between parents and their growing children at the appropriate time.
She’s an invaluable book for professionals working with men and women where issues of sexuality, body image, and past trauma may be being discussed.
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From the professionals
In Westernised societies, amidst other forms of female genital cosmetic surgery, the uptake of labia reduction surgery is especially on the increase. There is no reason to suppose that the labia minora have become larger or more prone to diseases in recent years. Neither is there any evidence that surgery is being carried out to address recognised pathology. Rather, there is every reason to believe that the increasing prevalence of surgery has something do with women and girls’ increasing dissatisfaction with their genitalia. The hairless, smooth and tucked-in female genital appearance is being aggressively promoted. That many healthy women and girls believe their genitals to be ‘abnormal’ and require surgical ‘correction’ should come as no surprise. The infantilising aesthetic grossly distorts the reality of wide variations in adult female genital configurations -variations that are faithfully portrayed in the Book of Yonis.
I hope that women and their partners and care providers will consult this resource for information and inspiration.
– Dr Lih-Mei Liao, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, UK
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has expressed concerns about the numbers of women undergoing cosmetic vaginal surgery, sometimes in the mistaken belief that their genitals are somehow abnormal. Books such as these can provide information on a range of normal, and reassurance for a woman that her anatomy is normal, and nothing to be ashamed of, or anything that would require surgical remediation, assuming that its functioning was normal.
The way that the book has been produced is to link the shape of genitalia with floral parallels, comparing genital shapes to other shapes in nature, emphasising their naturalness. For women, this may also help them in realising that, as flowers and fruit change shape as they grow and bloom, female genital shape may also change, often after life events such as puberty, vaginal birth or menopause. More education in this area for woman is long overdue, and this book fills a niche in this regard.
– Dr Ted Weaver, Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Thank you for sending me your very artistic book. I must say I did sympathise with the intent thereof and think you have produced a beautiful work which does indeed show the “natural” variation in terms of female genitalia. As I expressed in the press recently, I am most concerned about the potential impact of air brushed and “doctored” images of women generally and more particularly with respect to pornographic images which air brush genitalia and the impact on susceptible women who might construe these as somehow the “yardstick” to which they should also aim. The implications for people seeking genital surgery even at a young age are no doubt well known to you so I can only say that my belief is that government should legislate for any airbrushed or doctored images have a bi-line stating that they have been airbrushed.
I believe that your book does strike a good balance in terms of its artistic look and would be useful educationally to women in general and practitioners more specifically.
– Professor David Jonathan Castle, Consultant Psychiatrist
Yvonne’s photography is absolutely beautiful. Each page is a work of art. I have two copies, one is for lending to dear friends and daughters.
Women are hungry for images of real yonis, and this book reassures us that we are each perfect in our own way.
Clem (verified owner) –
There are several books with the same topic available. However, this one is special in many ways and really stands out. The photography is professional and well done…
Debbie Macadam-Johnston (verified owner) –
Loved the book. I work with women in workshops to help them reconnect and over confidence and come body issues. The participants are surprised at how different individuals are, it’s beautiful to see self-judgement criticisms subside.
The presentation, photography and personal conversations the women contributed is collectively brillant.