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Holy Freudian imagery, Batman!note 
"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!"

A classic Body Horror, 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 Scare 'Em Straight cautionary tale, warning of the dangers of sex with strange women, but the surreality of the image, and the 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 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 the Sarlaac pit to Davy Jones' Kraken. 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-Nightmare Fuel 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 really, really hurt, but of course that doesn't even come close to explaining why they'd imagine teeth in a vagina in the first place. 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 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 (compare the similarly visceral but less Freudian Belly Mouth, especially when it appears as a surprise, like during the defibrillation scene in The Thing (1982)).

It's worth noting that if a (normal, humannote ) woman really did have teeth down there, she would still need to Kegel the crap out of her pelvic muscles to make them strong enough to tear skin. Otherwise, the teeth would do nothing more than just feel weird, really, unless they were somehow exceptionally sharp, although this would naturally run the risk of injuring the woman in question as well. (Not to mention imagining what it would be like to bear children through that kind of an opening.)

Note that a woman with a Vagina Dentata, especially one who can control it, can be an example of a succubus too, 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 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 Super Sex Organs. Raunchier Sister Trope to Lamprey Mouth and Flower Mouth. The Gender-Inverted version of the trope, "Penis Dentatus", 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 sexual violence ... and shockingly enough, is Truth in Television for certain animal species (the most infamous being cats).note 

Of course, usage of the trope is just as likely to not originate in Sexual subtext or Freudian imagery at all, instead just being a normal horizontal mouth that was rotated ninety degrees for the sake of Bizarre Alien Biology or Body Horror.

Sub-Trope to Monster Mouth.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • The Bio-Meat in Bio-Meat: Nectar, particularly on the undersides.
  • The Blue from Blue Gender.
  • FLCL gives you the comedic version — Boxing Glove Vagina.
    • This is a reference to a Lupin III: Part II 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 Mask of Flesh from 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 Body Horror.
  • Kill la Kill invokes this trope in particularly weird and somewhat disturbing fashion in Episode 12, when Ryuko has a Super-Power Meltdown in the middle of her berserker rage against her father's killer 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, but the implication's still there.
  • In the infamous adult OVA La Blue Girl The Rival to the main character Miko transforms into a shikima, the name of the monsters in the series, she gains this along with a tongue.
  • Little demon Fastener from Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt 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.
  • Norio from Shadow Star 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 only female Gunmen (Gunwomen?) mecha, belonging to General Adiane in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has its toothy mouth below the abdomen, with fangs. Given the fact that all the male Gunmen use drills, drills, and more drills as weapons, this was definitely intended to evoke Freudian imagery.
  • The 1987 OVA Wicked City features a multitude of demons with Vagina Dentata. The most noticeable one is the local Dark Action Girl, the infamous Spider Woman, who tries to use her Vagina Dentata to eat the male lead Taki with it. Right after having sex with him. And she can also shoot spider webs from it. And that's only the beginning of how messed up the movie gets.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!, one of 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, 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 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.)
  • In YuYu Hakusho, Kurama turns the tables against Karasu during their fight by using an Ojigi Plant.

    Card Games 
  • Magic: The Gathering: Sheoldred, Whispering One plugs her torso into various lower bodies. The one on her card has a great big mouth between its legs.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!:
    • Rigorous Reaver from the Yu-Gi-Oh! has a face that looks like one. Although in another artwork, the mouth contains an eye. Seen here.
    • A few of the Worm monsters have sideways mouths, but only one of them had it where a vagina would be. That monster is Worm King which has a second face where the two sections of its centaur-like body connect. Naturally, it was edited in the international versions of the card.

  • Joe Rogan does a stand-up bit that retorts female insults against the appearance of male genitalia, with Joe saying "have you seen what you've got down there? It looks like the Predator's mouth!"

    Comic Books 
  • In Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, Dave McKean suggested the Joker would be made to invoke this image, to go along with Grant Morrison'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.
  • Spear Counterpart (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.)
  • Virginia Dentata from DV8 is intentionally meant to invoke this image, though her big, toothy, sideways mouth is on her stomach.
  • The Elric comic series The Balance Lost has a giant woman-monster with teeth everywhere. The vagina dentata is complemented by breasts that grow teeth, a mouth that grows extra mouths that all have teeth... you get the picture.
  • Referenced in one issue of 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".
  • Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose 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.
  • Watchmen. Why do you think Ozymandias' monster only has one eye over that mouth?

    Fan Works 
  • An old and now sadly lost Harry Potter fanfic had an accidental case of this thanks to Rouge Angles of Satin. Hermione was standing by the lake being bitten by midges, but unfortunately:
    Hermione stood in the centre of a cloud of minges, all of them trying to bite her.
  • There is an Andromeda 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.
  • In the Parody Fic Captain Proton and the Planet of Lesbians, the evil Queen Sapphia has our hero thrown to the Giant Toothed Vagina of Freudian Nightmares. Proton escapes because the monster is a lesbian, and so doesn't eat guys.
  • In the Pandoraverse, when Bruce and the draconequus Pandora were dating, the idea of Pandora having teeth down there (or tentacles, or her vagina shooting squid ink or laser beams or eating ponies) was something Bruce genuinely worried about for a while, to Pandora's own amusement.
  • From Starship Hooters 3: Undresser (a parody of Starship Troopers 3: Marauder)
    Holly Little: Brittles, would you consider embracing the Christian faith? If you do I'll marry you, and you can have sex with me for the rest of your life!
    (In response the ground opens up and Bighugecockroach emerges, looking like a gigantic toothed vagina.)
    Brittles: ARRGH! That's put me off sex with women forever!
  • None Piece: "That stung like a woman with teeth in her beef portal!"
  • In Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Alucard claims the pussy of his female form has "rows of teeth like a shark," while taunting Walter about how he really couldn't get much enjoyment out of it even if he did get to fuck him. Being that it's Alucard talking, jury's out whether he was joking or not.
  • Played for Laughs in the New Tamaran pornographic prequel. Robin is ready to perform oral sex on Starfire when he notices her alien vagina resembles a Lamprey Mouth. He proceeds once she guarantees his safety.

    Films — Animation 
  • The film version of Pink Floyd's The Wall 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 The Wall. Vagina Dentata imagery appears several other times throughout the movie, especially in most of the animations.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Alien:
    • Disturbingly blurring male and female traits in the most horrific way possible, the extending "inner mouth" of the titular creature in Alien resembles a phallus, while the snapping jaws at its tip evoke this trope. Its hatchling form is even worse, giving humans a 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 modeled on the vagina, but they thought better of it and turned the opening into an X shape instead.
    • This article on Cracked points out that the chestburster is possibly the most direct depiction of penile dentata on film.
  • These monsters from Battle Beyond the Sun, 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. The Other Wiki says this was deliberate.
  • When Nene succumbs to the zombie infection in Big Tits Zombie, her vagina sprouts teeth and starts shooting flames at her friends.
  • Blade Trilogy:
    • The Vampire Hunters in Blade II have faces like the Predator which give their victims a Face Full of Vampire Wing-Wong.
    • In Blade: Trinity, while Hannibal King is recounting his past experience with a particular evil female vampire, he jokes (or maybe it wasn't a joke) about how unlike normal female vampires, this one's fangs are located in her vagina.
  • In Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, all girls in Kazakhstan are told at childhood that if they try to masturbate, their vaginas will eat them. When Tutar find out it's a lie, she loudly encourages a group of women to masturbate more.
  • In The Cabin in the Woods, a monster dubbed the "Ballerina Dentata" is a creature with a toothed maw replacing its face.
  • Clerks II has Elias, a Conservative Momma's Boy 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. His girlfriend's is named Pillow Pants.
    Randal: ...have you and Myra even kissed yet?
    Elias: We would have already if it wasn't for Listerfiend.
    Randal: [Beat] Listerfiend is her Mouth Troll, isn't it?
    Elias: [shakes his head with a frown] Women.
  • The face of the titular Girl On The Third Floor appears to be invoking this, specifically her prominent, sideways mouth studded with thick teeth.
  • In Grim Prairie Tales, James Earl Jones relates a similar tale about a demonic woman who does the same thing to unsuspecting males — but becomes pregnant as a result, sucking him into her womb, while the hapless male confidante becomes her unborn child— which then gradually vanishes, as she repeats the process with another unsuspecting man, whom she dupes into helping a "pregnant lady." When her prior lover/victim is fully vanished, she then later tells the new "good Samaritan" that she was just faking pregnancy with a pillow, in order to avoid rapists; and so she "shows her gratitude" to his nobility, by having sex with him. And so the process repeats. (In response, Jones's conservative listener expresses disgust with the story).
  • A lampshade is hung on the urban legend in the German comedy movie Killer Condom, 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 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 Killer Rabbit. No, this is not a porn movie. And it's funnier than it sounds. Especially when you're female.
  • The Penetration Angst (which is actually a horror flick and not vore porn ) features a girl whose vagina actually devours guys whole. A more accurate term for that would be 'unbirthing.' Please don't look it up.
  • Potentially referenced in Piranha 3DD, 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!"
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: The monster that eats Jack Sparrow towards the end of the movie. The fact that it actually does devour him should add to the Freudian Nightmare potential.
  • When the 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".
  • In Skins (2017), the character of Samantha has her mouth and anus switched. When someone attempts to anally rape her, it's heavily implied that they learn she has teeth down there when she bites down.
  • The ginormous 'god' bug Behemecoatyl in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.
  • Star Wars:
    • Don't think too hard about this, but: the (original — see below) sarlacc pit. 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. There's no WAY this isn't intentional. This did not go unnoticed on I-Mockery's Ten Things I Like About Return of the Jedi (#8)
      Mr. Plinkett: Sometimes a cigar is just a giant vagina in the middle of the desert that swallows men whole.
    • The re-digitized release of the film, re-envisions the Sarlaac-pit as being simply a plant-well for a "man-eating plant" pod, that very much resembles "Audrey II" from Little Shop of Horrors ("FEEEED ME!"); and rather than falling into the pit, the "Audrey II" simply gobbles them up (which it visibly does to Boba Fett... so much for rumors of his "escaping" from it later, though they were confirmed by the time of The Mandalorian). Whether this change was made in response to criticisms of the original Sarlacc's obvious Freudian connotations, is anyone's guess.
  • The most obvious example of all, playing the trope for comedy as well as horror: the 2008 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 "VAGINA DENTATA! THE LEGENDS ARE TRUE! VAGINA DENTATA!"
  • The Theatre Bizarre: In "Wet Dreams", one of Donnie's nightmares involves his wife's vagina sprouting mandibles and biting his penis off.
  • In Tokyo Gore Police one of prostitutes has crocodile-shaped jaw in place of her vagina.
  • Just to show that John Carpenter can out-gross both of the above franchises, some of the transformations undergone by The Thing (1982) resemble this trope, particularly the time that Palmer's rapidly-mutating head splits in half like a clam shell, sprouts toothy edges, and chomps closed on Windows's entire head.
  • Done for real in War Witch. Komona is raped on a regular basis by her commander, so puts a thorn inside a fruit and hides it in her vagina. When the commander tries to rape her again, he slices up his penis. As he's reeling in pain from this, she grabs a machete and kills him.

  • At least one version of the bawdy 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 vagina dentata 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.
  • One Soviet riddle went like this: it doesn't exist, never did, and never will, but if somehow it appears — the world will end. What is it? The question had double answer: vagina dentata, and communism. (Apparently, in Soviet Russia, pussy eats you.)
  • One joke about King Arthur features a similar trap in the form of a special chastity belt that Merlin designs for Arthur's wife Guinevere. The belt has a hole in front of the groin, but that hole is rigged with a guillotine-like blade so Arthur will know if any of his men tried to have their way with the queen while he was away. Upon returning from his travels, Arthur indeed finds all the knights of the Round Table missing their members — except Sir Galahad. The king congratulates Galahad for his loyalty and offers him a reward — but alas, Galahad is speechless.
  • Another artificial variant appears in a joke about a businessman showing off his robotic secretary, explaining her built-in features (printer, stapler, tape dispenser, etc.), then letting a coworker borrow her to test her out. Upon hearing a bloodcurdling scream from the next room: "Oh, Crap! I didn't tell him about the pencil sharpener!"

  • A lengthy sequence in American Gods 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.
  • Popular science/humor writer Mary Roach, in her non-fiction history of scientific sex research Bonk, mentions a case in which a woman's cervix reportedly sucked in, then clamped shut around, the tip of a condom her husband had donned prior to intercourse. (Her gynecologist had to forcibly extract the prophylactic's torn-off tip from her body, although her spouse wasn't harmed.) The incident was evidently reported to the British Medical Journal, in or shortly before 1931, in a letter to the editor.
  • In A Clash of Kings, Theon Greyjoy has a nightmare where he sleeps with a miller's wife he killed earlier who now has "teeth both above and below" and she tears out his throat as she is gnawing off his manhood. Theon is later castrated by a sadistic captor.
  • Crooked Little Vein 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 heroine of Richard Calder's Dead Girls develops vagina dentata (among other things) from a misaimed bioweapon originally intended to weaponise bioengineered love dolls. It's implied that they were included in the design solely for the psychological effects.
  • Diana Tregarde: In Jinx High, the evil magic user's artificial servant was deliberately created with this feature and is fed through that orifice.
  • The Shit weasels (well, that's what the characters call them...) in 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 Pete's penis when he goes for a leak. He gets better... for a while.
  • The Gugs of The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath qualify on a symbolic level, though H. P. Lovecraft is too proper to comment on it overtly.
    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.
  • This cover from an Eighth Doctor Adventures novel. Oddly enough, it doesn't have very much to do with the story.
  • Frederick Forsyth's political thriller novel The Fist of God references this.
    "Why?" asked Gidi. "Think she’s going to bite it off when you drop your jeans?"
  • In Genome, 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.
  • The short story Hillbettys had a male traveler 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 traveler 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: "I'm a dentist! If there's one thing I know how to do, it's pull teeth!"
  • In the Hyperion Cantos, this happens to Kassad when his girlfriend Moneta turns into the Shrike in the middle of sex. He is livid afterwards.
  • A rare toothless example which nonetheless fits the spirit of the trope: in I Am America (And So Can You!), Stephen Colbert claims that Kegels can make woman's pelvic muscles 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.
  • The Laundry Files: In the novella Equoid, the protagonist reads a letter by H. P. Lovecraft about his encounter with the Mother of a Thousand Young, who is using Hetty van t'Hooft (a girl the then fourteen-year-old Lovecraft is smitten with) 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, and 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 concentric circular jaws of a lamprey, alternately gaping open to bite and snapping closed with vile frustration, streaked with blood and 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 got in there in the first place, but the allusion to this trope is obvious.
  • Vampires in Necroscope are capable of this (among many other bodily modifications) and have been known to use the other modifications to enhance sex before using this one to put an end to the whole thing.
  • The main character of Polymorph by Scott Westerfeld can shift any part of her body at will, so she creates these while she is being raped by another polymorph. The results are quite... graphic.
  • An unfortunate drunk would-be rapist encounters one of these in Rivers of London. It's implied that the woman possessing it is the protagonists' maid, too. Jossed in Moon Over Soho — 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 Victims. 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.
  • The female Firvulag in Saga of the Exiles all had this, and this was given as a source for human legends of the same.
  • In Snow Crash, 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.
  • In Sun Koh Heir Of Atlantis, Shani — a priestess of Kali — is able to use Tantric sex magic to kill a gang of slavers and rapists with her vagina.
  • A variant of this trope occurs in, of all places, The Talmud. 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 "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. So, shave, ladies. It's more comfortable for the guy who's raping you.
  • In Tour of the Merrimack, 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".
  • The War Against the Chtorr: In "A Season for Slaughter", a robot probe is sent into a Chtorran nest, which turns out to have Organic Technology doorways resembling a labia. On seeing this on the camera screen, one soldier quips, "If there are teeth behind that thing, I'm turning gay."
  • In Tanith Lee's short story The Weasel Bride, this is the reason the groom murdered his bride on their wedding night.

    Live-Action TV 

  • Australian electronic/rock duo Corpse Penis Eaten By Rectum use a 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 Frank Zappa from Sheik Yerbouti is about a girl who's able to crush male private parts during sex — which isn't exactly this trope, but still worth mentioning.
  • In the Bawdy Song "Charlotte the Harlot", the titular Charlotte is like this due to getting a rattlesnake in there.
    One day in the canyon, no pants on her quim
    A rattlesnake saw her and flung himself in
    Charlotte the Harlot gave cowboys the frights
    The only vagina that rattles and bites!

    Myths & Religion 
  • The Nadubi, an evil echidna man dog thingie from Yolngu lore, is often depicted with spikes in its vagina.
  • A Japanese legend involves a demon hidden in a woman's vagina, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • In Hindu Mythology the asura Andhaka, son of Shiva and Parvati (but not aware of it), is killed by Shiva when he tries to force the disguised Shiva into surrendering Parvati. Andhaka's son Adi (also an asura), takes the form of Parvati to seduce and kill Shiva with a toothed vagina in order to avenge Andhaka, but is also slain.
  • 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.
  • Pacific Mythology: Maui crawls into Hine Nui Te Pō's vagina in an attempt to make humans immortal by crawling out her mouth while she's asleep. She wakes up and crushes him with her obsidian teeth in her vagina.
  • There's a Native American legend about Coyote where he ends up in the home of an old woman with two daughters. One is her actual daughter and the other is a stepdaughter. She has given both of them teeth so that they can kill the men who come, so the woman can steal their belongings. The stepdaughter is sent to seduce Coyote, but since she hates being forced to do this, and knowing Coyote is a hero, she asks him for help. He then takes a sharp stick and lets the daughter's teeth gnaw on that, distracting her so he can kill her, and then the old woman. He asks the stepdaughter to become his wife. Pragmatically, he then has to knock out all the sharp teeth, but saves a little blunt one that they find is rather pleasurable to have during the act.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Transhuman Space has this as a rare biomod (supposedly intended for assassination) found in Deep Beyond.
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: One mutation causes your genitals to ditch you in your sleep and run off to the realm of Chaos. In their place, they leave you with "a toothed orifice which stage whispers lewd suggestions at inappropriate moments".
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse: This is one of the powers you can give fomori (humans possessed by demonic spirits), especially those whose powers revolve around seduction. This includes male variants as well.


    Video Games 

    Web Animation 
  • The flying vagina creature in an animated short called Cumbersnatch, as well as the mouths of the penissauruses. As you might suspect, not work safe.
  • The classic Gmod monster species, the Vagineer are Engineers from Team Fortress 2 whose mouths resemble a vagina. They are often seen fighting or teaming up with the just as classic gmod monster, Painis Cupcake. The implied squick from putting these two concepts together is not helped by the fact than Panis' catchphrase is "I am Panis Cupcake, I will eat you!".
  • There are also "vagi" variants of many other Valve Software characters and characters from other franchises, even coming full circle with "vagi" variants of other gmod characters, including Panis Vagicake.
  • A brazilian youtube channel dedicated to telling urban legends through string literature-like cartoons features The Pale Creature, a monster that presents a vertical belly mouth.

  • Concession invokes Predator with their resident ghostly abomination here.
  • Edible Dirt, almost always a deeply NSFW comic, visits this particular brand of Squick.
  • One strip of Exterminatus Now discussed the American Gods example above, with Lothar pissed that Eastwood didn't warn him about it when recommending the book.
  • The fused form of Bob and Lisa, the Sin(s) of Gluttony, from Jack. 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.
  • "Live Nude Ghouls" is a very NSFW (but funny as hell) comic about a monster girl brothel — which tends to have no repeating customers. Regarding this trope, there is a fake ad for "Vagident" — toothpaste for a vagina dentata.
  • NSFW Comix has Entrepreneurial Dan making several unsuccessful pitches for vagina dentata devices.
  • The Order of the Black Dog, from the same author as "Concession", describes this with one of the horrors of the astral plane, where it is claimed that a "fanged c*nt" is what awaits people in the afterlife.
  • The Perry Bible Fellowship naturally has its own disturbingly funny (and NSFW) take on the subject.
  • Mentioned in the 2004-01-21 comic of Queen of Wands. Not nearly as gruesome, but just as disturbing, is singing its praises to the tune of Hakuna Matata, quoted above. (Warning: Not Mind Safe.)
  • SwordCat Princess: Shackled, Kathryn tells MacKnight that she can use her magic ring to form metal wherever it is needed — her vagina, in this case. She makes it clear she has previously used this ability to chop a choke pear in half — warning him away from thoughts of sexual assault, should he have any (he doesn't).
  • Honorable Mention: The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom) features Kinky Shopping., including Ygo's Fleshdark Toy, "for use with or without teeth". (Not really NSFW.)

    Web Original 
  • SCP-688 can replicate this, under the right conditions.
  • The parody website Villain Supply had a virtual reality trap for a Supervillain Lair. Imagine the hero believing that he's sneaking through your lair, on the verge of defeating your plans, when suddenly he's attacked by his mother's toothed vagina!
  • Whateley Universe:
    Warning * Beware of Vagina Dentata!

    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • American Dad!: In an episode where Stan is sent to prison, he decides to best way to avoid being raped is to spread a rumor about how his anus has teeth.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: Poison Ivy's introductory episode features her Man-Eating Plant trying to devour 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 and Robin.
  • Drawn Together: Princess Clara's Wicked Stepmother 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 jumpy, was actually a very kind creature.
  • Korgoth of Barbaria: The man-eating tree has a vertical mouth. Appropriately, the tree used a bound pretty girl to lure its victims.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?", the living dresses' mouths are created from their neck holes, resulting in tall, slitted maws with sideways-closing jaws lined with fabric teeth.
  • South Park:
    • "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.
    • Hillary Clinton has... something in there, according to "The Snuke".
  • Xiaolin Showdown: In "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.