Heart of the Flower – The Book of Yonis

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Great value for such a unique book.

  • FREE postage anywhere in Australia.
  • Worldwide $19.95 airmail.
  • $79.95 is in Australian dollars.

Product Description

Heart of the Flower written by Andrew Barnes is an unflinching exploration of the beautiful diversity of women’s genitals, free of judgement, shame and embarrassment.

Fifty everyday women have posed for up-close and personal photographs that show their genitals from many different and rarely seen angles. Each woman writes candidly with wit, wisdom, passion, even despair, about her relationship with her vulva.

The book brings into light the ins and outs of the female sexual anatomy, and demystifies and challenges the way society views women’s genitals.

Heart of the Flower is designed to normalise and celebrate diversity at a time when labial reconstructions have reached an all-time high and women’s body image is at an all-time low.

The authors say that they want women to see that their vagina, no matter what it looks like, is totally normal. It’s been produced in response to concerns about the rise in cosmetic genital surgery, such as labiaplasty.

  • Kaitlyn Sawrey from Triple J’s Hack radio program speaks to one of the models in the book, who at one time contemplated plastic surgery herself.
  • Radio program What’s normal? – Life Matters – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


  • Short video about Heart of the Flower

  • 100 pages of photographs of 50 women’s genitals (yoni) of all different ages, shapes, sizes and races.
  • Each woman has 2 pages to share her 3 photos along with her personal story about her relationship with her yoni.
  • Detailed anatomy chapter with amazing photos, drawings and information about the internal structures of a woman clitoral legs and bulbs and female prostate gland.
  • You may never of seen or heard of this before.
  • Intimate interviews with several women about their orgasms.
  • Discover about our sexual development from the womb to the tomb.
  • Parents, learn about what is the best method of sex education for young people.
  • Find out why so many woman struggle to have an orgasm and have higher negative attitudes towards their bodies than men do.

It is a beautiful gift or addition to your bookcase or coffee table, and the perfect way to celebrate the heart of the flower that is woman.

Heart of the Flower is a high quality production hardcover book with 164 full colour pages. At 295mm (11.61 inches) x 245mm (9.64), and weighing 1.25 kilograms (2.75 pounds). She is much larger and heavier than your average paperback, so we please ask that you understand the extra costs associated with postage. This book is truly worth it.

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Additional Information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 295 x 245 cm

5 reviews for Heart of the Flower – The Book of Yonis

  1. 5 out of 5


    In this rare and informative book, Andrew Barnes and Yvonne Lumsden have brilliantly captured a new awareness and awakening of the fragility, vulnerability and beauty of the female genitalia. This book will no doubt shift the consciousness of societies perception of ‘the yoni’ , not only as the representation of ‘the symbol of life’ but as the ‘Womb of the Universal Goddess’. This book is a must for any woman open to exploring and deepening her understanding of her feminine essence and to every man who is ready to be fully embraced by the “Heart of the Flower”. – Cathy Wood The Sanctuary of Tantra.

  2. 5 out of 5


    In Westernised societies, amidst other forms of female genital cosmetic surgery, the uptake of labia reduction surgery is especially on the increase. There is no reason to suppose that the labia minora have become larger or more prone to diseases in recent years. Neither is there any evidence that surgery is being carried out to address recognised pathology. Rather, there is every reason to believe that the increasing prevalence of surgery has something do with women and girls’ increasing dissatisfaction with their genitalia. The hairless, smooth and tucked-in female genital appearance is being aggressively promoted. That many healthy women and girls believe their genitals to be ‘abnormal’ and require surgical ‘correction’ should come as no surprise. The infantilising aesthetic grossly distorts the reality of wide variations in adult female genital configurations -variations that are faithfully portrayed in the Book of Yonis. I hope that women and their partners and care providers will consult this resource for information and inspiration. – Dr Lih-Mei Liao, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, UK

  3. 5 out of 5


    Thank you for sending me your very artistic book. I must say I did sympathise with the intent thereof and think you have produced a beautiful work which does indeed show the “natural” variation in terms of female genitalia. As I expressed in the press recently, I am most concerned about the potential impact of air brushed and “doctored” images of women generally and more particularly with respect to pornographic images which air brush genitalia and the impact on susceptible women who might construe these as somehow the “yardstick” to which they should also aim. The implications for people seeking genital surgery even at a young age are no doubt well known to you so I can only say that my belief is that government should legislate for any airbrushed or doctored images have a bi-line stating that they have been airbrushed.

I believe that your book does strike a good balance in terms of its artistic look and would be useful educationally to women in general and practitioners more specifically. – Professor David Jonathan Castle, Consultant Psychiatrist

  4. :

    This recent publication of this handsomely bound and lavishly illustrated volume represents an attempt to portray female genitalia as being of diverse shape, size, pigmentation and hirsuteness. In doing this, it provides useful education in a somewhat taboo area, as many women, both young and old, have little idea of the range of normal for anatomical variation for their labia minora and majora, and other parts of their external genitalia. This book illustrates with photographs, which are sensitively and imaginatively done, a variety of genital shapes and sizes, along with descriptions by their ‘owners’ attesting to the utility and normalness of their genitalia and their particular shape.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has expressed concerns about the numbers of women undergoing cosmetic vaginal surgery, sometimes in the mistaken belief that their genitals are somehow abnormal. Books such as these can provide information on a range of normal, and reassurance for a woman that her anatomy is normal, and nothing to be ashamed of, or anything that would require surgical remediation, assuming that its functioning was normal.
The way that the book has been produced is to link the shape of genitalia with floral parallels, comparing genital shapes to other shapes in nature, emphasising their naturalness. For women, this may also help them in realising that, as flowers and fruit change shape as they grow and bloom, female genital shape may also change, often after life events such as puberty, vaginal birth or menopause. 
More education in this area for woman is long overdue, and this book fills a niche in this regard. – Dr Ted Weaver, Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

  5. :

    I have 5 daughters….when I received the book only one of my daughters had her flow. Then, a couple of months later my second daughter got her first flow. We had a beautiful moon ceremony for her, her two best friends came and some Aunties and cousins and her Nanna. I brought out the book at the end of the night when it was my daughter and her two best friends having some quiet time together. They were a little bit shy and reluctant at first. But after we had looked through it for a while they were leaning right forward, looking in wonder. I asked them afterwards ‘That wasn’t so bad was it?’ And they said ‘No!’ They had really enjoyed it. And it opened up other avenues of discussion. I was so proud and excited to have this book to share with these young women. I fully recommend this book to anyone….it really has been a gift and such a positive tool for self-empowerment! I am actually in training to hold Moon Ceremony’s for girls and I will be utilising this tool for that. My full gratitude to Yvonne and Andrew….Love you both! – Beau, 34

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