It's almost here! Tomorrow we'll be welcoming our first book, a 300-page, hardcover, illustrated encyclopedia called The Book of Jezebel. In honor of this milestone —which took many years and dozens of contributors to execute—we are posting one entry from the book a day, starting with "A" and continuing on through to "Z." (We're doubling up today so we can end with "Z" on Friday, October 25th.) As always, questions, additions, annotations and suggestions on the entries that appear online are welcomed and encouraged.

Urban Myth

For fuck's sake, you guys, tampons do not contain asbestos, Coke does not kill sperm, and you can't get pregnant in a hot tub without having sex. Snopes.com is your friend. Alarmist forwarded e-mails are not.

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Vulva

(See above. Illustration by Eleanor Davis for the Book of Jezebel.)