I went to a focus group tonight and sat around with a group of about 10 women whom I didn’t know and we all talked about our vaginas. It was the good, the bad, and the ugly of what goes on down there – pre- and post-baby as all of the women in the group had at least one vaginal birth and had pretty clear recollections of our special friend’s life before, during (I shudder to think of it) and after childbirth. And we got paid nicely for the conversation. I just sat there and didn’t have to do a thing except talk (and freely, I might add, because after you’ve pushed a 9 pounder out in front of what might as well have been the audience at a U2 concert, you don’t tend to hold back on the topic of the nether regions). The money was great and it came with a bonus – adult conversation with cookies and Diet Coke.