Ladies, are you unhappy with the “configuration” of your vagina? Do not fear, help is here. Just when you thought you’d never ride a bicycle again, along comes, “Designer Vagina“. Apparently there is a, “fast-growing trend in the United States and Britain for “designer vaginas,” the tabloid term for cosmetic surgery to the female genitalia.”
Read all about it here. Apparently in 2004-2005, 800 labial reductions were conducted by Britains, National Health Service. Woman are even bringing in photographs of the genitals of porn stars, to illustrate what they are looking for, and the cosmetic surgeons are happily obliging, without considering whether a “labial problem” even exists.
“Patients who sought genitoplasty “uniformly” wanted their vulvas to be flat and with no protrusion, similar to the prepubescent look of girls in Western fashion ads, they found.”
Surgeons will even take photographs of your “problem” and then using the magic of technology, illustrate using Corel Draw, how they intend customizing “it”.
Now I’ve always been rather coy discussing “private parts” with my children, never mind the Blogosphere at large, and while I believe that I know my way around a vagina, I can’t quite see how we have got to this point. For those of you who have finished your breakfast, and need a bit of of refresher course, pop over to trusty old Wikipedia for a description (with illustrations) of the “problem”.
I prefer a more symbolic illustration.
Mrs Smith pops into her local Cosmetic Surgeon, clutching a photograph and says, “Please, I am unhappy with my vagina, could you make it look like THIS.”