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designer vaginas?  

So, while many women don't know what their own vagina looks like, much less what others look like, women are getting cosmetic surgery to make theirs look better?? I really shouldn't be surprised—we do noses, face-lifts, foreheads, breasts, lips—right, lips. Is this any different?

recommended reads
of interest elsewhere online:

Seeing Ourselves for Ourselves Seeing Ourselves for Ourselves by Alexandra Jacoby, guest post @ the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research blog, APR 12, 2010

In Search of the "Normal" Vagina... In Search of the “Normal” Vagina… by Alexandra Jacoby, guest post @ the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research blog, OCT 19, 2009

 Designer Vaginas: Is Female Circumcision Coming Out of the Closet? by Gbemisola Olujobi, JUL 2, 2009

 Plastic Surgery Below the Belt by Laura Fitzpatrick, NOV 19, 2008

 Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery Activism

 Genital Procedure Draws Warning, Rachel Zimmerman, www.wsj.com

 Experts Agree: Vaginoplasty Is Stupid, Unnecessary, & Dangerous, www.jezebel.com

Does This Make My Labia Look Fat? "Does This Make My Labia Look Fat?" by Sarah Klein in the Detroit Metro Times, MAR 2005.

Vagina Anxiety by Jennifer Armstrong

'Designer Vagina' Surgery Is a $5,500 Danger, Gynecologists Say by Lisa Rappaport

Opposed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Risks include:
• loss of sensitivity
• infection and pain from permanent scarring

No studies document benefits of these cosmetic procedures, making the risks unacceptable. Read full article >



Designer Vaginas
—Really?

Before starting on vagina vérité®, I had no idea how different all vulvas are. Each distinctly unique—like faces are, and personalities.

Positively no two alike—fascinating and beautiful!
Apparently, not everyone thinks so. What do you think?


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Is this the first time you're hearing of female genital cosmetic surgery?

 
no

 
Would you re-design your vagina? – why?

  hell no im still tryin to learn about mine!!!

 
This conversation makes me think...

  i really need to know more about my vagina.

 


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