15 April, 2011

The Perfect Vagina

The perfect vagina from heather leach on Vimeo.

Remember a few years ago when it seemed like everyone and their mom was getting a bikini wax? I thought it was weird that the current standard of beauty for women's genitals is apparently to look as prepubescent as possible. I still think that's weird. Clearly I don't watch enough porn.*

Anyway, so on Mormon Therapist the other day I found a link to this documentary which details an even disturbinger new trend: VAGINA PLASTIC SURGERY.


And in this case we're not talking about women with birth defects or harrowing trauma from a vaginal birth gone wrong, or a Frida Kahlo-esque freak accident. We're talking about women who feel insecure enough about the size or shape of their clitoral hood or labia minora to be willing to be PAY TO HAVE SOMEONE TO CHOP IT OFF.

This is not cool, you guys.

This documentary has some graphic imagery, but if you can handle it, please watch it. It has a pretty empowering message. Also, British slang.

*or any porn. Let's be honest.
**specifically, surgery on the clitoris and labia, not on the vagina itself. I am keeping with lexical trends in using the word "vagina" to mean "the female genital area."

P.S. I am pretty excited to see what google searchers will be directed to my blog because of this site. VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA.


Nikki said...

In college I wrote two research papers on female genital mutilation (mostly in other countries, but some in the US). It was fascinating and terrifying at the same time. This is way too reminiscent.

Ashley said...

Man, I was horrified to see that documentary's topic on the Mormon Therapist.


I'm also with you on completely shaving/waxing the area. I mean, we all gotta keep things tidy, but why on earth is it sexy or appealing to look like you're not old enough to be having sex if you're just looking down there? Yucky.

Satoko said...

Wow wow, this is completely new to me! Super interesting. I am going to keep thinking about it. Not to think about having my vagina chopped off, but contemplate what it is that is bothering me about it. Thanks for the raising an interesting issue to think about! love you.

just a little bit mo said...

incredibly disturbing trend. where do people even get these stupid/degrading ideas from? ok, you're right. it's from porn. still, though. still!

Crevan Ferrigno said...

This is an issue on self-confidence, especially for younger ladies. People have became more conscious and sensitive of their personalities and looks. Jamie's art looks so cool and strange, but he seems quite the professional for those!