I don’t know if you’ve happened to notice, but we’ve got a lot of clitoris-focused content here at Gurl. There’s your comprehensive guide to knowing what your clitoris is, exactly. The guide to knowing how your clit can help you have an orgasm. And, of course, a list of the weirdest questions people have ever asked about clitorises. You can imagine our delight, then, when back in March, Refinery29 released a music video that was literally all about the clitoris, called, fittingly, “Our Musical Ode To The Clitoris.”
Even though the video premiered a few months ago, today it made headlines again for a new milestone–according to Cosmopolitan, it now has over 2.5 million views on Facebook. This got me thinking–while “Our Musical Ode To The Clitoris” is certainly unique in terms of its comprehensive knowledge and desire to actually impart said knowledge (there’s even a singalong guide at the bottom!), songs about vaginas aren’t actually all that rare. In fact, many songs carry a hidden vagina subtext–you can peep those here–but it’s not as common to come across one that is focused on vaginas in such an unapologetic, euphemism-free way. But they do exist. So, check out these songs that carry a blatant, no-holds-barred vagina agenda:
1. “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” by Primus:
To prove the subtle wit and complexity of this song, I will highlight a conversation between two people: “emma duncan” and “ShadeOfDeepPurple,” in the comments section:
emma duncan: Mom would havecalled this “juvinile”
ShadeOfDeepPurple: Well that’s not what you mom said when I ate her beaver
2. “Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana:
The titular “box”–one of the most prevalent colloquial terms for a vagina–is exactly what you think it is.
3. “Diddle My Skittle” by Peaches:
This song might be the perfect companion for “Our Musical Ode To The Clitoris,” actually. Peaches (heh) refers to her vag as “only one peach with the hole in the middle.” True!
4. “My Neck, My Back” by Khia:
In this classic song, Khia advises her paramour(s) to “lick it good,” the “it,” of course, being her vagina. She never actually says the word “vagina” in the song–opting for another word that we don’t use on this site–but her intention is both pure and clear.
5. “Lick It” by Roula:
“It” being, well. You know.
6. “Pink Matter” by Frank Ocean ft. Andre 3000:
Pink matter. Vaginas. You get it.
7. “Gold Trans Am” by Kesha:
The Trans Am is a metaphor for Kesha’s vagina.
8. “How Many Licks Does It Take” by Li’l Kim ft. Sisqo:
Female orgasm! Vaginas! Into it!
9. “Work It” by Missy Elliot:
This 2002 ~banger~ is basically Missy Elliot’s way of giving an extended pledge of allegiance to her own vagina, in which she answers the titular question–is it worth it? (Yes, apparently.)
10. “Cockiness” by Rihanna:
In terms of vagina/Rihanna songs, most people would turn towards “Birthday Cake.” But that is where most people are wrong–“Birthday Cake,” I would argue, is mostly about analingus, and thus cannot be used as a pure vagina song.
I advise, instead, that you turn to “Cockiness,” a song in which the lyric “suck my cockiness/lick my persuasion” is both a literal reference to Rih’s trademark DGAF confidence level, as well as a metaphorical one to her clitoris.
11. “The Vagina Song” by William Belli:
This song, set to a karaoke backing of Bruno Mars’ “Billionaire,” is about William Belli’s desire for a real, live vagina. It’s pretty sweet, actually.
12. “The Vagina Song” by Pig Vomit:
And, finally, we will close with this other vagina song–called, like the one above, “The Vagina Song.” This song, for what it’s worth, is actually pretty great–it’s catchy, hilarious, and #actually, like, appreciates the vag for what it is.
Were you surprised by any of these songs? Did I forget any good ones? Let us know in the comments!