by Lisa Vinebaum and Isabelle Gauthier
Hot Pants! is a reincarnation of the underground zine Hot Pantz that raged for 20 years. It is a classic examination of tried and tested herbal treatments for common gynecological problems. Diagrams and herbal remedies teach you how to diagnose and heal many basic problems, from bladder infections to inducing your period to easing cramps. It includes herbal remedies for every stage of the menstrual cycle, along with descriptions of each herb and its properties. It contains great basic sexual health info and there's even a section on aphrodisiacs!
"Hot Pantz provides readers with an understanding of anatomy, recipes to conquer yeast infections and hormonal imbalances, an extensive glossary of self-healing herbs, a list of aphrodisiacs, and it provides instructions on how to give foot massages that will alleviate cramps! I can't tell you how often I consult this zine, or how excited I've been to share information from this zine with a friend in need." - Bitch Magazine
"Hot Pantz, the DIY gynecology zine that s been on the bookshelf of every savvy riot wiccan and herbal grrrl since it was first published in 1994. If there was one object I'd like to place lovingly in the hands of every woman I meet, it's this guide to, as the authors put it, "knowing more about your cunt than your doctor does." With herbal recipes for everything from treating STIs to brewing aphrodisiacs, it's a well-researched, clearly-written, non-condescending booklet that has helped me, at least, feel like my area isn't a foreign country that I have to learn a whole new language to visit." - Active Distribution