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->''"Vagina Dentata... What a wonderful phrase!''\\
''Vagina Dentata... ain't no passin' craze!''\\
''It means no wiener for the rest of your days!''\\
''It's a penis-free girl cavity! Vagina Dentata!"''
-->-- ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands''

A classic BodyHorror, the Vagina Dentata is a folk myth of toothed female genitalia, which occurs in many cultures worldwide, from Maori to Native American. It is suspected that the concept originally came into play as part of a ScareEmStraight cautionary tale, warning of the dangers of sex with strange women, but the surreality of the image, and the [[GroinAttack castration anxiety]] it evokes, has made it a hallmark of psychoanalytic painters and writers. Currently, many anti-rape female condoms work along the same principle.

If you believe in [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory deep inner subtext]], you're likely to see them in any creature that's moist, has teeth, and devours its victims (often whole and usually alive). Examples run from [[StarWars the Sarlaac pit]] to [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones' Kraken]]. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Sometimes there seems to be something to that]], but usually a cigar is just a cigar... so to speak.

Several women's studies professors have advanced the theory that the vagina-as-NightmareFuel trope runs mainly on an inherent revulsion to female sexual power: to quote Stephen J. Ducat, "The fear of entering triumphantly, and leaving diminished." Post-structuralism might have a bone to pick with this notion, since it is based on the binary between lack and desire (i.e. a lack is somehow necessary for desire to be present), while post-structuralism (among other things) decries binarism as restrictive. But we digress.

An alternate theory suggested by some men says that the fear of the vagina dentata arises from the idea that having your penis bitten off would ''[[CaptainObvious really, really hurt]]'' [[labelnote:[citation needed]]]just kidding[[/labelnote]], but of course that doesn't even come close to explaining why they'd imagine teeth in a vagina ''in the first place''. [[FridgeLogic Strangely enough]], this trope has not diminished the male enthusiasm for fellatio. This may be explained by the fact that most legends of Vagina Dentata show said toothed orifice as having a ''[[AnimateBodyParts mind of its own]]'', and a rather malicious one at that, whereas the standard mouth is manifestly under the control of its owner. Others point out that the idea of a secret mouth -- sharp, nasty, and ready to bite you when you least expect it -- is terrifying in and of itself.

It's worth noting that if a (normal, human[[note]]obviously the game changes if we're regarding some kind of demon, transhuman, or whatever who would have access to extraordinary anatomy[[/note]]) woman really did have teeth down there, she would still need to [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Kegel the crap out of her pelvic muscles]] to make them [[RequiredSecondaryPowers strong enough to tear skin]]. Otherwise, the teeth would do nothing more than [[FetishFuel just feel weird, really]], unless they were somehow [[AbsurdlySharpBlade exceptionally sharp]], although this would naturally run the risk of injuring the woman in question as well.

Note that a woman with a Vagina Dentata, especially one who can control it, would be an example of a HornyDevil, as both tropes were born from legends warning against sex with strange women. Or a warning for women to not come too near in that special time of the month. Some cultures [[WomensMysteries kept their women in special houses]] at that time, others would just say: try anything and theirs will eat yours - or make it fall off. Subtrope to SuperSexOrgans. Raunchier SisterTrope to LampreyMouth. The GenderInverted version of the trope, "Penile Dentata", usually in the form of oblong objects or creatures with teeth or spikes, is not entirely unheard of and tends to symbolize masculine dominance or brutality, if not being an outright metaphor for rape or sexual abuse.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' gives you the comedic version -- Boxing Glove Vagina.
** This is a reference to a ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' opening credits sequence, though in the Lupin III version the spring originates behind instead of between Fujiko's legs.
** Before that episode first aired on Adult Swim, the black-screen intro warned something to the effect of "we cut one shot from this episode. Guess which one."
* The 1987 {{OVA}} ''Anime/WickedCity'' features a multitude of demons with Vagina Dentata. The most noticeable one is the local DarkActionGirl, the infamous Spider Woman, [[spoiler: who tries to use her Vagina Dentata ''to eat the male lead Taki with it''. [[HoneyTrap Right after having sex with him]].]] And she can also ''shoot spider web from it''. Eeeeeep.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Kurama turns the tables against [[DepravedHomosexual Karasu]] during their fight by using an Ojigi Plant.
* Norio from ''Anime/{{Narutaru}}'' named his shadow dragon Vagina Dentata, and sure enough its head does sorta look like a toothy vagina. The fact that Norio is gay, a tad misogynist ''and'' in love with his best friend Takeo to the point of wishing he could bear his child makes it darkly amusing.
* The Mask of Flesh from ''Manga/InuYasha'' appears to be a harmless Noh mask of a woman until you put it on, at which point it permanently attaches itself to your face and then splits open vertically to reveal a vicious set of teeth. And then comes the BodyHorror (multiple Body Horror, actually)...
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', one of [[BigBad Marik's]] more usable fantastic fiends, Dark Jeroid, has two faces and a centaurian build. Of course, its forelegs look like distorted arms (complete with hands), and the second face is right at the bottom of the upright torso... with a mouth right at that crucial spot. This combined with the rest of the distorted visage, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Jeroid visible here]], qualify it as one of the higher-octane nightmare-cards Marik handles, even if it isn't one of the strongest.
** Similarly, there's [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Worm_King Worm King]]. TCG artwork has it covered up as if the mouth is closed. (In fact, vertical, toothy mouths are common in the Worm archetype.)
* The only female Gunmen (Gunwomen?) mecha, belonging to General Adiane in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has its toothy mouth below the abdomen, with fangs. Given the fact that all the male Gunmen use [[ThisIsADrill drills, drills, and more drills]] as weapons, this was ''definitely'' intended to evoke FreudWasRight.
* [[http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3002/ohmy.jpg The Blue]] from ''Anime/BlueGender''.
* The Bio-Meat in ''Manga/BioMeatNectar'', particularly on the undersides.
* Little demon Fastener from ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' has an oval head bisected by a vertical zipper that looks like a vagina dentata. This is one of the ''least'' offensive things on the show.
* One of the incidental Awakened in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' starts as a woman that splits into... [[http://view.thespectrum.net/series/claymore-volume-01.html?ch=Chapter+134&page=8 this...]] while pulling a head attached to a long neck into its maw. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?
* In the infamous adult OVA ''La Blue Girl'' TheRival to the main character Miko transforms into a shikima, the name of the monsters in the series, she gains this [[{{Squick}} along with a tongue.]]
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' invokes this trope in particularly weird and somewhat [[FanDisservice disturbing]] fashion in episode 12, when [[spoiler: Ryuko has a SuperPowerMeltdown and transforms into a twisted berserker form]], which has a huge mouth filled with sharp teeth '''where her pelvis should be'''! It's an exception to the general rule in that it opens like a regular mouth, [[http://thecartdriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/kill-la-kill-ryuuko-transformed.jpg but the implication's still there]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Why do you think [[spoiler:Ozymandias' monster]] only has one eye over that mouth?
* Virginia Dentata from ''DV8'' is intentionally meant to invoke this image, though her big, toothy, sideways mouth is on her ''stomach''.
* In ''Comicbook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', [=Dave McKean=] suggested the Joker would be beared to invoke this image, to go along with Creator/GrantMorrison's idea of a very sexually fucked up Batman. In the end they scrapped the idea... not that it made the Joker any less terrifying.
* ''ComicBook/TarotWitchOfTheBlackRose'' has a sea witch who has a vagina with a beak. That's right. A squid beak to go with the tentacles growing out her labia.
* The [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]] comic series ''The Balance Lost'' has a giant woman-monster with teeth everywhere. The VaginaDentata is complemented by [[LampreyMouth breasts that grow teeth]], a mouth that grows extra mouths [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily that all have teeth]]... you get the picture.
* Referenced in one issue of ''{{ComicBooks/Rat-Man}}'': before having his first time with a woman, Rat-Man tells his penis not to worry, because she hasn't got shark teeth "down there".
* SpearCounterpart (yeah!) in ''Den'' by Richard Corben - the monster is best described as a giant penis with teeth in his "urethra". (The whole comic is NSFW, of course.)

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* One of [=ECMajor=]'s recent (as of 2012) works depicts [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Queen Chrysalis']] lady bits with tiny claws around her clitoris. Jury's still out on whether or not they can hurt or just stimulate.
* An old and now sadly lost ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic had ''accidental'' VaginaDentata thanks to RougeAnglesOfSatin. Hermione was standing by the lake being bitten by midges, but unfortunately:
-->"Hermione stood in the centre of a cloud of [[UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish minges]], all of them trying to bite her."
* There is an ''{{Series/Andromeda}}'' [[https://www.squidge.org/peja/cgi-bin/viewstory.php?sid=2334 fic]] where Trance asks Beka how she got rid of Harper's advances. Beka explains she slept with him once, taking care it was bad enough that he didn't want to do it again. Well, Trance decides to take her advice, but since the extent of her powers was never quite clear in the series... try and guess what Harper's last words in the fanfic were.

* The most obvious example of all, playing the trope for comedy as well as horror: the 2008 ''Film/{{Teeth}}'' was a horror movie about a celibate teenage girl who discovers, while being raped, that she has Vagina Dentata, which will bite off the penis of any man who tries anything she doesn't like.
** It also has the immortal scene of a shady gynecologist who just tried to fist the heroine under the pretense of an examination ("And now I'm going to check your ''flexibility''.") clutching his bloody hand and screaming [[{{Narm}} "VAGINA DENTATA! THE LEGENDS ARE TRUE! VAGINA DENTATA!"]]
* ''Film/ClerksII'' has a Conservative MommasBoy explain this is why he practices abstinence (read: he's still a virgin); there's a troll that lives inside vaginas that will bite off male genitalia until the girl's 21st birthday when it is peed out; it's named Pillow Pants.
** There is also one that lives in his girlfriend's mouth named Lister Fiend to prevent premarital kissing.
*** In his defense, there ''is'' a set of teeth in most mouths...
* The film version of Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheWall'' features a brief animated sequence of two flowers simulating sex, ending with the female flower eating the male flower. This is par for the course in ''Music/TheWall''.
** Vagina Dentata imagery appears several other times throughout the movie, especially in most of the animations.
* Disturbingly blurring male and female traits in the most horrific way possible, the extending "inner mouth" of the titular creature in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' resembles a phallus, while the snapping jaws at its tip evoke VaginaDentata. Its hatchling form is ''even worse'', giving humans a [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong Face Full Of Alien Clitoris]] down their throat.
** In the same film, the protagonists explore an alien space ship with massive entrances that resemble vaginas.
** The opening on the alien eggs themselves was originally modelled on the vagina, but they thought better of it and turned the opening into an X shape instead.
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18932_alien-film-franchise-based-entirely-rape.html This article on Cracked]] points out that the chestburster is possibly the most direct depiction of penile dentata on film.
* When the ''Film/{{Predator}}'' finally reveals his face, the viewer gets a good look at what even cable television movie commentary describes as a toothed vagina.
** Hence the heroes of both films call him "pussyface".
* Just to show that Creator/JohnCarpenter can out-gross both of the above franchises, some of the transformations undergone by ''Film/TheThing1982'' resemble this trope, particularly the time that [[spoiler: Palmer's]] rapidly-mutating head splits in half like a clam shell, sprouts toothy edges, and chomps closed on [[spoiler: Windows's]] entire head.
* ''Film/BladeTrilogy'':
** The Vampire Hunters in ''Film/BladeII'' have faces like the ''Predator'' which give their victims a [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong Face Full Of Vampire Wing-Wong]].
** In ''Film/BladeTrinity'', while Hannibal King is recounting his past experience with a particular evil female vampire, he jokes about how unlike normal female vampires, this one's fangs are located in her vagina.
* A [[LampshadeHanging lampshade is hung]] on the urban legend in the German comedy movie ''Film/KillerCondom'', based on a comic book of the same title by Ralf König: It's the condom that is dangerous, not the woman. The condom is a hollow wormlike alien lifeform with a [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily mouth full of teeth]] at one end that crawls around and hides in drawers in people's bedrooms among normal condoms, and when some guy puts it on during a one-night stand....* chomp* . Occasionally it hurls itself mouth-first at naked guys like a spring-loaded KillerRabbit. No, this is not a porn movie. And it's funnier than it sounds. Especially when you're female.
* The ''Film/PenetrationAngst'' (which is actually a horror flick and not [[RuleThirtyFour vore porn]] ) features a girl whose vagina actually devours guys whole. A more accurate term for that would be 'unbirthing.' [[YouDoNOTWantToKnow Please don't look it up.]]
* The ginormous 'god' bug Behemecoatyl in ''Film/StarshipTroopers3Marauder''.
* Don't think too hard about this, but: the sarlacc pit in ''StarWars''. ''With tentacles.'' Eeeewww. In fact, the recently released Sarlacc Pit playset has a Sarlacc that looks 'so' much like a vagina that you have to wonder if someone did it on a bet. [[http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7944/sandvagina.jpg There's no WAY this isn't intentional]] This did not go unnoticed on I-Mockery.com's [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/returnofthejedi/ Ten Things I Like About Return Of The Jedi (#8)]]
-->'''[[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]:''' Sometimes a cigar is just a giant vagina in the middle of the desert that swallows men whole.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW5CkHqIh1A These monsters]] from ''Film/BattleBeyondTheSun'', Roger Corman version of a Soviet sci-fi movie ''The Sky is Calling'' that was re-edited and re-dubbed for release in the United States. Original Soviet version doesn't have this things. TheOtherWiki says this was deliberate.
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': the monster that [[spoiler: ate Jack Sparrow towards the end of the movie. The fact that it actually did devour him should at to the Freudian Nightmare potential.]]
* Potentially referenced in ''Film/Piranha3DD'', when a piranha forces its way into a woman's vagina, and latches on to her boyfriend's penis (forcing him to cut it off) when the two have sex later on.
--> "Josh cut off his penis because something came out of my vagina!"

* Photoshopped pictures on the internet, of course.
* At least one version of the baudy poem "The Ballad of Eskimo Nell" involved one of the characters' castration by Nell's vagina in a vain attempt to please her.
* There's a joke about a little boy's mother warning him about this trope to keep him from having sex. When he grows up and explains the reason for his fear of sex to his girlfriend, she decides to show him that VaginaDentata is just a myth and lets him look up her skirt.
--> Woman: "See? There's no teeth down there."
--> Man: "... Well, not with gums like ''that.''"
* There was a joke in the USSR that went like this: it doesn't exist, never did, and never will, but if somehow it appears--[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world will end]]. What is it? The question had double answer: VaginaDentata and communism.

* A lengthy sequence in ''Literature/AmericanGods'' culminates in a succubus-like reinvention of Bilquis the fertility goddess/the Queen of Sheba devouring a man whole through her sexual organs. There is later mention of a young recently-enslaved African girl (a twin, and thereby believed to have magic powers) convincing a would-be rapist that she had this.
* K.W. Jeter's novel ''Literature/DrAdder'' features a character with Vagina Dentata.
* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/DianaTregarde Jinx High]]'', the evil magic user's artificial servant was deliberately created with this feature, and is fed through that orifice.
* In Neal Stephenson's ''Literature/SnowCrash'', Y.T. has a futuristic anti-rape device called a 'dentata', which is sort of a spring-loaded autoinjector that jabs an unwelcome penis with a tiny needle and a heavy dose of narcotics -- it doesn't prevent penetration ''per se'', but does quickly incapacitate the attacker. At one point, she forgets to remove it prior to having entirely consensual sex, which results in a somewhat awkward scene.
* A variant of this trope occurs in, of all places, ''Literature/TheTalmud''. In a discussion of why it's proper for women to shave down there, reference is made to the biblical story of Amnon, who lusted after his half-sister Tamar and raped her, then immediately afterward "[[ShapedLikeItself hated her with a very great hatred]]." The Talmud says the reason his feelings changed so drastically was that his penis got caught in her pubic hair and was mutilated. [[BrokenAesop So, shave, ladies. It's more comfortable for the guy who's raping you.]]
* The female Firvulag in the Julian May ''[[Literature/SagaOfTheExiles Pliocene Exile]]'' series all had this, and this was given as a source for human legends of the same.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Coldheart_(Doctor_Who)_Vagina_dentata,_what_a_wonderful_phrase....jpg This]] cover from a ''Series/DoctorWho'' novel. Oddly enough, it doesn't have very much to do with the story.
* WarrenEllis' prose novel ''Literature/CrookedLittleVein'' features a variant of this trope when the protagonist stumbles into a conversation with a demented fellow mystery explorer that mentions a homicide by Anal Dentata. Yeah, the book is kind of like that. Warren Ellis is kind of like that.
* The Gugs of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Dreamlands'' qualify on a symbolic level.
-->"Then two pink eyes shone, and the head of the awakened gug sentry, large as a barrel, wabbled into view. The eyes jutted two inches from each side, shaded by bony protuberances overgrown with coarse hairs. But the head was chiefly terrible because of the mouth. That mouth had great yellow fangs and ran from the top to the bottom of the head, opening vertically instead of horizontally."
* In Creator/TanithLee's short story ''The Weasel Bride'', this is the reason the groom [[spoiler: murdered his bride on their wedding night.]]
* The Shit weasels (well, that's what the characters call them...) in Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}}'' are described with a vertical, jawless mouth lined with teeth. One of them uses this to chew its way out through a guy's butt (hence their nickname).
** A Shit weasel also attacks [[spoiler: Pete]]'s penis when he goes for a leak. He Gets Better ...[[spoiler: for a while.]]
* The heroine of Richard Calder's ''Dead Girls'' develops vagina dentata (among other things) from a misaimed [[TheVirus bioweapon]] originally intended to weaponise [[SexBot bioengineered love dolls]]. It's implied that they were included in the design solely for the psychological effects.
* The short story ''Hillbettys'' had a male traveller stop at a house occupied by two beautiful sisters and their equally hot mother; mom and the elder daughter try to seduce him while the third is more hesitant. Turns out all three of them have vagina dentata, with the twist that the fangs are incredibly poisonous, and two of the women use them to seduce, rob and murder men. The traveller fights back and, with the help of the good daughter, kills the mother and elder daughter. He's fallen for the good one in the process, and as the two run away together, she asks how they can be together with her poisonous pussy. He cheerfully responds by revealing his occupation: [[spoiler: "I'm a dentist! If there's one thing I know how to do, it's pull teeth!"]]
* Vampires in ''Literature/{{Necroscope}}'' are capable of this, among many other [[BodyHorror bodily modifications]], and have been known to use the other modifications to [[VampiresAreSexGods enhance sex]] before using this one to [[OutWithABang put an end to the whole thing]].
* An unfortunate drunk would-be rapist encounters one of these in ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'', it's implied the woman possessing it is the protagonists' {{Moe}} maid too.
** {{Jossed}} in ''Literature/MoonOverSoho'' where despite the teasing hints at the end of ''Rivers'' it turns out to be a different woman, and she racks up a string of similar killings all against {{Asshole Victim}}s. The sheer physical impossibility of any human woman being able to contract her pelvic muscles enough to do any damage, even with 'false teeth', is also lampshaded by Peter and Stephanopolous.
* ''Polymorph'' by Scott Westerfeld. The main character, who can shift any part of her body at will, creates these [[spoiler:while she is being raped by another polymorph]]. The results are quite... [[{{Squick}} graphic]].
* A rare toothless example, but fits the spirit of the trope nonetheless: in ''Literature/IAmAmericaAndSoCanYou'', Creator/StephenColbert claims that Kegels will can make woman's pelvic muscles to become so strong that she can tear a man's penis off with them. Even worse, a woman you're next to could be doing Kegels ''right now'' and you ''wouldn't even know.''
* In ''Literature/TourOfTheMerrimack'', the Marine Geneva Rhine is stated to wear an anti-rape device that functions in this manner. No details are given other than the fact that it is called a "sausage peeler".
* In the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' this happens to Kassad when [[spoiler:his girlfriend Moneta]] turns into [[TheDragon the Shrike]] in the middle of sex. He is livid afterwards.
* In ''{{Genome}}'' by SergeyLukyanenko a genetically engineered super agent girl turns out to have a sting in her intimate parts that administers excruciatingly painful toxin to an unfortunate wannabe rapist.
* In ''Literature/SunKohHeirOfAtlantis'', Shani - a priestess of Kali - is able to use Tantric sex magic to kill a gang of slavers and rapists with her vagina.
* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' short story ''Equoid'', the protagonist reads a letter by HPLovecraft about his encounter with the MotherOfAThousandYoung, who is using Hetty van t’Hooft (a girl the then fourteen year-old Lovecraft is smitten with) [[MeatPuppet as a lure]] to gain victims. The encounter no doubt explains Lovecraft's later phobia about sex.
-->''I looked up, straight at Hetty’s female parts, & saw then what had been hidden in waiting for me: a livid appendage, either vastly expanded from her natural organ (like the clitoris of the spotted hyena) or worse, an extrusion of Shub-Niggurath itself, capped with the [[LampreyMouth concentric circular jaws of a lamprey]], alternately gaping open to bite & snapping closed with vile frustration, streaked with blood & mucus, pulsing as it quested blindly from its vulval nest to seek my face--
* Played with in the German parahistory crime novel "Meckels Messerzüge" by Wilhelm Bartsch. Titular anatom Meckel makes a section of a female corpse and finds teeth in her vagina. Actually, not ''her'' teeth, and don't bother to ask how they [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext got in there]] in the first place, but the allusion to this trope is obvious.

[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* The DiscOneFinalBoss of ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'', Scorpius, was designed with [[DefangedHorrors a not-very-toothy one]] for a ''mouth''. Doubles as GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' provided us with the [[ManEatingPlant Bloom of Doom]], which ''did'' have teeth.
* In one episode of ''AllyMcBeal'', the female regulars are wondering aloud about Ling's latest lawsuit, and Elaine comments "Maybe her gynaecologist pulled the wrong tooth".
* Played with in ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' when Jackson is about to eat out a Russian escort girl, only to be attacked by a [[HammerSpace scuba-wearing assassin hiding in her vagina]]. Well it's not like the other examples of this trope are any less bizarre!

* Australian electronic/rock duo Corpse Penis Eaten By Rectum use a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin slight variation on this theme]] as their logo.
* The music video for Green Jelly's "Three Little Pigs" invokes the trope offscreen, as the camera pans over a seedy part of town and passes by a movie marquee playing a film called "Her Thing Had Teeth".
* The song ''Jones Crusher'' by Music/FrankZappa from ''Music/SheikYerbouti'' is about a girl who's able to crush male private parts during sex- which isn't exactly this trope, but still worth mentioning.

[[folder:Myths and Legends]]
* A Japanese legend involves a demon hidden in a woman's vagina, [[GroinAttack who would bite off men's penises]] until he broke his teeth on a specially-made steel dildo made by the woman's eventual husband, who also was the local blacksmith. The legend is commemorated with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanamara_Matsuri Kanamara Matsuri]] (Festival of the Steel Penis) where people eat loads of phallic pastries. Today, it is also used to raise money for AIDS awareness and research.
* One Inuit legend involved a guy meeting some woman like this, who really, ''really'' wanted to have sex with him. He used a stick in place of his own body, and broke the teeth. Possibly then he had sex with her or he opened up a Japanese pastry shop.
* Same stuff with teeth and then breaking them out also happens in an African folktale (needs citation).
* A Norwegian ballad describes the Vagina Dentata. A boy is surprised when his hand is bitten by his lover. He asks her how many she has bitten; "first she bit a bailiff, then a priest, then she "''bit a sheriff from his horse''". Interpret the last part the way you will.
* According to the legends of the Amazonian Yanomami Indians, when the very first men encountered the very first women, the menfolk were very wary, and let their horny monkey mascot-pet have sex with the women, first. To the monkey's eternal sorrow, the menfolk found out that the women's vaginas were infested with/guarded by schools of piranha.
* From Maori mythology, the death of Maui. (He crawls into the vagina of Hine Nui Te Po. She kills him, although it isn't clear whether by teeth or by Kegel.)

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse,'' this is one of the powers you can give fomori (humans possessed by demonic spirits), especially those whose powers revolve around [[HornyDevils seduction]]. This includes male variants as well.
* Similarly, there's a reason the [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade clanbook]] for the [[BodyHorror Tzimisce]] had to be sold [[ContemptibleCover wrapped in black plastic]]...
* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214382 Sheoldred, Whispering One]] in ''MagicTheGathering'' plugs her torso into various lower bodies. The one on her card has a great big mouth between its legs. Eek.
* ''TranshumanSpace'' has this as a rare biomod (supposedly intended for assassination) found in Deep Beyond.
* [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Rigorous_Reaver Rigorous Reaver]] from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has a face that looks like one. Although in another artwork, the mouth contains an eye. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/File:HalfStraight-OW.png Seen here]].

* In ''The Violet Hour'' by Richard Greenberg, the main character's best friend writes a novel that apparently invokes this trope.
* Played around with by feminist burlesquers [[http://www.lashings.org Lashings of Ginger Beer]], who parody [[StrawFeminist conservative fears about The Dreaded Feminist Agenda]] by singing [[http://www.youtube.com/user/lashingsofgb#p/u/2/Q_4yCm6DZp8 a version of 'Hakuna Matata']] that is about... you guessed it!
* Depending on the production, this is occasionally an element of The Plant's design in Little Shop of Horrors.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first Boss in ''BrutalLegend'' is this... stuck to a tentacle... with a clitoris piercing, that apparently smells like a death whale.
* A faceless creature in ''SilentHillHomecoming'' [[http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/steven_mj/5987620080515_174503_3_big.jpg has a toothed, vagina-shaped mouth]].
* The Split Worm in ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' is a combination of this and a Penis Dentatus. It also goes in and out of holes, representing penetration. Also, the split-jawed Doublehead dogs.
* The {{Pokemon}} known as Cloyster, to many it does look like a giant, spiky, purple vagina with an anti-rape goblin living inside.
** Pinsir has a mouth like this.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' also has its own version of this, the [[http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Dreadspawn_Maw Dreadspawn Maw]] located in the elite endgame area for Nightfall, the Domain of Anguish.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' has the [[http://www.phpsimplicity.com/heretic/online/index.php?familyID=22&demonID=145 Pisaca]], and take a gander at [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/TClaymore/145.jpg Arioch]]
* The monsters in ''VideoGame/MichiganReportFromHell''.
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' Rakk Hive and Destroyer.
* The MookMaker in the first few levels of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}}'' looked like a cross between a vagina and the cocoon from ''Film/{{Species}}''.
* [[http://gonintendo.com/wp-content/photos/scan0011.jpg This phone card art]] for ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' gives local BigBad Giygas an... ''unusual'' face. "Is that an EldritchAbomination in your pocket, or are you just angry to see me?"
** And then remember the fan theories about Giygas being a rape symbol...
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series' Malboros. Tentacles, teeth, bad breath...yep, Vagina Dentata.
* About half the zerg in ''{{Starcraft}}2'' have portraits like this.
* In ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'', the "temptress" creatures in the circle of Lust have these.
* The Iron Maidens in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' have upper jaws that look like this.
* ''ResidentEvil5'' has the split-headed Adjules, which may have been-inspired by the Doubleheads in ''SilentHill3''.
* The Oozes in ''VideoGame/PathwaysIntoDarkness'', and the F'lickta in ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}} 2: Durandal''. The latter's also serves as a literal vagina, according to info in S'pht terminals.
* Mantorok of ''EternalDarkness''.
* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Elites have sets of mandibles similar to the Predators. Lampshaded in ''ArbyNTheChief'', where Chief calls Arby Vagina Face occasionally.
* As if its [[NintendoHard sheer difficulty]] weren't horrifying enough, ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' gives us [[http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o312/oracrest/Dark%20Souls/05-noscale.jpg the Gaping Dragon]], which very obviously resembles a fifty-foot-tall toothed vagina on legs when it rears up to attack. Yes, it will try to engulf you at every possible opportunity. Even [[{{Squick}} squickier]], one of its attacks has the thing vomit a massive wave of acid.
** Its SpiritualSuccessor {{Bloodborne}} takes this trope even further with enemies such as the Crawlers (giant [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods squid-looking thingies]]) and the [[EldritchAbomination Fluorescent Flower]] (picture a [[CreepyCentipedes giant centipede]] crossed with an AlluringAnglerfish sporting a [[FreudWasRight vertical]] mouth that's got [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily as many teeth as you'd expect]]). Bonus points: the former is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything full of infant-sized Messengers]] and the latter has a the Gaping Dragon's gushing attack... yeah. ''[[DemonicSpiders Both of these are technically mooks]]'' (though they're also mercifully rare). [[spoiler: It's even partly justified, given the [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong later revelations]]...]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', the second "boss" of Vincent's dreams is the Immoral Beast, a deformed torso with its limbs on backwards and various body parts (including [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]] and a nose) on its ass. It also a mouth near where the split in its legs should begin. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything And it giggles and moans while it chases him.]] It's pretty obviously a manifestation of Vincent's guilt over the indescretions of his adultery.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Deku Babas (carnivorous plant enemies that attack by biting) are now able to open their jaws vertically as well as horizontally, giving them the appearance of this trope.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', you can attempt to convince a slave trader to give you a slave for free by mentioning that she has a dangerous disease. If you medicine skill is too low, your character will say that the slave has "vagina dentata", which will not fool the slave trader.
* Part of Zagara's design for ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' has a giant row of crossed tooth-like spikes running vertically down her abdomen. This was not present in her original ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' model.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/EternalKnights'': Captured and shackled, Kathryn tells her captor that she can use her magic ring to form metal wherever needed. She makes it clear she has previously used this ability to [[http://www.eternalknightsuniverse.com/comics/109 chop a choke pear in half]] -- warning him away from thoughts of sexual assault, should he have any.
* Used in a slightly different manner in ''Webcomic/StageSelect''.
* ''The PerryBibleFellowship'' naturally has its own disturbingly funny (and NSFW) [[http://pbfcomics.com/51/ take]] on the subject.
* Mentioned in ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands''. Not nearly as gruesome, but just as disturbing, is singing its praises to the tune of [[Disney/TheLionKing Hakuna Matata]], quoted above. (Warning: Not Mind Safe.)
* The fused form of Bob and Lisa, the Sin(s) of Gluttony, from ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}''. Depending on which one is in control you either get a giant female reptile monster with a male face for a crotch, or vice versa.
* ''Webcomic/NSFWComix'' has Entrepreneurial Dan making several unsuccessful pitches for vagina dentata devices.
* ''Webcomic/EdibleDirt'', almost always a deeply NSFW comic, visits this particular brand of {{Squick}}.
* ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'' invokes Predator with their resident [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghostly]] [[EldritchAbomination abomination]] [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20091009 here]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheBlackDog'', from the same author as "Concession", shows this with one of [[http://orderoftheblackdog.com/comic.php?pid=20130517 the horrors]] of the astral plane.
* One strip of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' discussed the ''Literature/AmericanGods'' example above, with Lothar pissed that Eastwood didn't warn him about it when recommending the book.
* Honorable Mention: ''Webcomic/TheUnspeakableVaultOfDoom'' features [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/505/ Kinky Shopping.]], including Ygo's Fleshdark Toy, "for use with or without teeth". (Not really NSFW.)

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The [[spoiler: flying vagina creature]] in an animated short called ''Cumbersnatch'', as well as the mouths of the [[FreudWasRight penissauruses]]. As you might suspect, not work safe.
* [[NonePiece "That stung like a woman with teeth in her beef portal!"]]
* Wiki/{{SCP|Foundation}}-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-688 688]] can replicate this, under the right conditions.
* WhateleyUniverse: n "[[http://www.crystalhall.org/SLPB.html Sara's Little Purple Book]]" (an in-series booklet on the advantages and [[ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex disadvantages]] of PowerPerversionPotential which is clandestinely circulating among the students), the risk of a normal male having sex with a super-strong woman is discussed:
-->In vulgar circles, there’s a certain injury sustained by normal men during intercourse with Exemplar women that they call the ‘c**t crush’. Involuntary spasms of the vagina and legs during coitus can severely injure a man’s genitals, pelvic region and back when using certain sexual positions. Again, always insist on a reinforced brick condom, and avoid the missionary position. If you must, a special girdle can be purchased that will take the sting out.
** While not vagina dentata per se, it certainly has all the psychological horror of it for average men.
** Not to mention that Sara is perfectly capable of actually producing teeth there (and anywhere else she chooses), and has in fact [[GenderBender castrated and transformed]] at least one of her opponents in the past (and even keeps his organ sealed in Lucite on the mantelpiece as a souvenir). With demons, the metaphor can become real very fast.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'': Princess Clara's WickedStepmother cursed her and now her genitalia are a tentacle monster (an "Octopussoir") that scares away potential suitors until she finds her True Love's kiss. Naturally, ''that'' event didn't go quite as planned. The vagina is later surgically removed and goes on to have a more fulfilling love life than its owner. Also subverted in that the "Octopussoir", aside from being a little [[BerserkButton jumpy]], was actually a very kind creature.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** In the episode "Red Hot Catholic Love" after Father Maxi suggests that the laws be changed to allow priests to have sex with women, the Gelgameck cardinal protests, "A Gelgameck vagina is three feet wide and filled with razor-sharp teeth! Do you really expect us to have sex with them?" But let's just forget about the Gelgamecks.
*** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Forget about the Gelgamecks?!?]]
** Hillary Clinton has... ''something'' in there, according to "The Snuke".
* TheVamp Poison Ivy's introductory episode on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' featured her ManEatingPlant devouring Batman, and as it's shaped similarly to a giant Venus' fly trap, it of course evokes this imagery. This got adapted into the SNES game ''The Adventures of Batman & Robin'', pictured above.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' where Stan is sent to prison, he decides to best way to avoid being [[PrisonRape raped]] is to spread a rumor about how his anus has teeth.
* This is the true form of the cute and cuddly Dimple Plant from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' titled "The Dream Stalker", Hannibal Bean uses two Shen Gong Wu (the Shadow of Fear and the Sapphire Dragon) to bring Raimundo's worst fears to life to use against the other monks. While Rai's fear of jellyfish was known from a previous episode, the giant jellyfish monster that Bean sets loose on the temple has, well...a gigantic fleshy, toothy sideways mouth.
* The [[WhenTreesAttack man-eating tree]] on ''KorgothOfBarbaria'' has a vertical mouth. Appropriately, the tree used a bound pretty girl to lure its victims.
* Marceline's heart in AdventureTime [[https://49.media.tumblr.com/5314b88897f1d5682cf13252c5dcf7ce/tumblr_ny5dlawm651r5hlyio2_1280.gif give's this impression.]]

* According to TheOtherWiki, in rare instances, teeth may be found in a vagina. Cysts are formed from the outer layers of embryonic skin cells. These cells are able to mature into teeth, bones or hair, and dermoid cysts occur most commonly in the ovary. If it ruptures there, the teeth may migrate through the vagina. That said, the real life version is less likely to be razor sharp fangs and more likely something like molars.
* Not teeth, but male felines rate as a gender-inversion because they have barbs on their penis. These jab the female cat's vaginal walls and stimulate ovulation during the mating process, thus maximizing the chance of successful fertilization.