A reader asked me a while ago to blog on ‘vaginoplasty’. I had completely forgotten about that request but earlier today I was browsing through comments on ‘Adventures’ and saw that request.
Vaginoplasty makes me think ‘ouch’. Why would anyone want to have vaginal surgery? I can understand that women who have survived FGM for e.g. might choose to have surgery to make it easier to have sex, give birth or make menstruation easier but from where I sit its hard to understand why anyone else would choose to have a surgeon trim or tighten their ‘bits’.
Like some of you I have watched one or two of those reality shows where women undergo vaginoplasty, and I’ve heard a number of reasons why women choose to have this procedure. Some of the reasons I have heard include, “I don’t like how my vagina looks like” and “I feel uncomfortable when I wear jeans”. Have you watched any of those shows? What reasons have you heard people give for undergoing vaginoplasty? Do you know anyone who has undergone vaginoplasty? Are you interested in undergoing this procedure?
I do understand that some women do not like the look of their vagina, their clit or their labia. I had a friend tell me that she’s uncomfortable with receiving oral sex because she has a large clit. I for one know that my right labium is larger than the one on the left but what the heck. I think we have gotten overly body conscious in this day and age – and this is speaking as someone who is probably a lit bit too body conscious for her own good. I say love your vagina as it is. Love your clit, labia, and every part of you.