Eff what ya heard… there IS such a thing as a cracky coochie. At least that’s what Pam “Foxy Brown” Grier describes in her new memoir, FOXY: My Life in 3 Acts.
The 70’s era blaxpoitation flick actress reveals some intimate details about her sexual relationship with then boyfriend, comedian Richard Pryor.
Grier writes about a conversation she had with her OB/GYN in the 70s where he reveals her vagina is laden with coke from her trysts with Pryor:
He said, “Pam, I want to tell you about an epidemic that’s prevalent in Beverly Hills right now. It’s a buildup of cocaine residue around the cervix and in the vagina. You have it. Are you doing drugs?”
“No,” I said, astonished.
“Well, it’s really dangerous,” he went on. “Is your partner putting cocaine on his penis to sustain his erection?
“No,” I said, “not that I know of. It’s not like he has a pile of cocaine next to the bed and he dips his penis in it before we have sex.”
I had a nauseating flash of one of Richard’s famous lines: ‘Even my dick has a cocaine jones’.
“Are you sure he isn’t doing it in the bathroom before he comes to bed?” the doctor asked.
“That’s a possibility,” I said. “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.”
“Oh, my God,” he said. “We have a serious problem here. If he’s not putting it on his skin directly, then it’s worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid.”
The doctor then asks her if her mouth went numb while performing oral sex on Pryor, which she says it did, and which he links to the Novocaine-like effects of cocaine.
Have you ever heard of a cracked out vagina? The story seems so wild that Jazebel did some digging and hit up a few doctors to see if Pam was bullsh*tting us.
One doctor explained that the situation is highley unlikely from a physiological standpoint:
Cocaine is a form of adrenaline, and your body processes it on a temporary basis, Doc Gurley explained. The speed with which your body processes it depends on the blood flow to the area; toxicologists testing for cocaine often check the eyeballs or the nose, because those are low blood-flow areas.
The vagina, however, is a high blood-flow zone — Doc Gurley says the Ob-Gyn surgeons’ term of art is that the vagina is “very forgiving.” (It really is, if you think about it.)
Bottom line: “It’s extremely unlikely that there could be any toxic vagina effect of cocaine,” Gurley says.
On the outstanding question regarding Grier’s story about her OB/Gyn referring to Richard Pryor’s ejaculate storing cocaine, and how fast a woman could “heal” from something like that after sex, the doctor revealed:
“All in all, having any doctor tell any patient something like that smacks of either misremembered recall on the patient’s part, or, possibly more likely, a sleazy attempt by a vaguely irresponsible doc to scare someone into making a major life change,” Gurley says.
But, she adds, “This whole topic is yet another morality tale showing yet another reason why it’s so important to insist on a condom.”
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