From the Author:

“Why a book about the vagina?” I often asked myself when I woke up in the middle of the night. Why would anyone, other than a medical specialist or a pornographer attempt to breach such a taboo subject? To answer this question I first need to explain how this meaningful little book came into being.

THE COOKIE BOOK: The Art, Power and Mystery of Womens’ Sweetest Spot is not, as one might first assume, a cookery book but, much like any good culinary manual, it provides instruction, advice, inspiration and entertainment. Women of all ages are invited to journey into the heart of society’s most sacred and taboo topics to discover the wondrous secrets of their most intimate treasure.

This, first of its kind, educational book provides an intimate guide throughout life – from infancy to adolescence, from being a lover and a mother, to menopause and beyond. The book gently weaves its way through a number of areas such as hygiene, puberty, virginity, the G-spot, masturbation, pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause, while offering amusing snippets from ancient times.

The book received two international awards (both in New York), it received a bronze price at the IPPY independent book awards for best WOMEN ISSUES, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Book of the Year Awards (2013), in the category SELF-EMPOWERMENT. Closer to home, winner at the South African Independent Book Awards for the best book, category HEALTH (2015).

Part 1: Unveiling the Women’s Secret

  • Naming our Soft Spot
  • By the Looks of Things
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Snatch-22: Honey Pot or Hindrance?
  • The Effects of Sex on the Vagina

Part 2: Flower Power: Living with a Vagina

  • Kitty Corner
  • From Tot to Teen
  • On Virgin Territory
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • A Change of Season

Part 3: Cookie Coiffeur: Grooming our Short and Curlies

  • Tattooing and Body Piercing
  • Colour, Cut and Curl
  • Hair Care Down There

Part 4: Femme Fresh: Medical Matters

  • The Wandering Uterus
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Part 5: Cultural Norms and Customs

  • Cookies with a Bite
  • Variety: The Spice of Life
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Vulva Worship and Adoration