In the Michigan House of Representatives, the answer is apparently no.
Michigan state representative Lisa Brown, a Democrat, used the word “vagina” during a debate on a package of abortion regulation bills. She concluded her prepared remarks by saying:
“Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.'”
Here’s the video:
Some of Brown’s male colleagues were not amused. In fact, a few were offended, among them Republican Rep. Mike Callton, who said the word is “so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”