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Beware the Designer Vagina!

It’s a cultural myth that’s not good for your health and well-being.

WTF is “vagina rejuvenation?” First of all, it’s a made up name. Secondly, it’s plastic surgery mimicking Bernie Madoff. And thirdly, it’s dangerous to your health and well-being.

Stop. Read. Learn.

Your vagina is NOT a fashion mannequin due for a makeover! (photo courtesy: Observer)

Read this article and everything you can find about this cultural myth that’s growing like a STD among the female population (i.e., “1000% increase in vaginal procedures”). It’s becoming as popular as next season’s fashion bullshit – pink or green, short or long … labiaplasty or perineoplasty, vagacials or 0-shots (plasma injected into the clitoris to improve orgasms)?

As proud owners of vaginas, women need to learn more about how to ‘serve and protect’ their precious asset rather than treat it like a mannequin for haute couture window shopping.

And if you’re going to get your vagina surgically “augmented” be sure and go to a well-qualified, reputable professional. As the article from Refinery29 states, “If you are considering vaginal rejuvenation therapy, arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible before considering a treatment. Speak to a certified ob/gyn or a vulvar specialist.”

Insecurity – the root of the problem

The problem is social insecurity (like most fashion trends) but this one is rooted in sexual ignorance and the only prescription is a large dose of knowledge and reasoned thought. Not chasing the latest in fickle fashion.

Of course, in some cases, there may be a good reason to seek medical advice and counsel but for god’s sake – actually, your vagina’s sake – don’t start with fashion designers or plastic surgeons. As Dr. Jen Gunter, author of The Vagina Bible (see book review) says, “plastics surgeons are more likely to upsell you on labial reduction.” Get the right advice and if you decide to go forward do your homework and select only the best professional. There are excellent plastic surgery firms out there, like Toronto Visage Clinic, but you have to look for them and check them out thoroughly.

Your vagina is totally dependent on you doing the right thing.

This is too much about cultural identity playing with a woman’s insecurities and creating myths as fake as the Greek goddesses Circe and Aphrodite.

A recent survey showed that most women had average-sized labia. “It was their perceptions that their genitals were somehow distorted that gave rise to their unhappiness and their distress … we should be normalizing that genitals come in all different shapes and sizes.” –  Dr. Lori Brotto, University of British Columbia.

Read this article and some of the well-written “owner’s manuals:” For starters, The Vagina Bible and Woman: An Intimate Geography (both 25% off at the Love & Sexcess Bookstore).

From Refinery29. Read more >>

Bonus Article, also from Refinery29: What Is Vaginal Moisturizer & Do I Need it? >>

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