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More Women Getting Plastic Surgery on Vagina

Smaller Vaginas Are the Next Big Thing

As demand for genital reconstructive surgery grows, it's clear that more women are voluntarily reducing the size of their vaginas. While no body part is more private than your vagina, more young women feel pressure to surgically alter theirs to conform to an outward standard.

Since an excessively protruding vaginal lip can cause pain during sex or exercise, some women do have a medical reason to get the procedure. But data from Australia indicates that the rise in vaginoplasty and labioplasty is not tied to a rise in medical needs. The increase is most dramatic among teens and women in their early 20s. Most of these women have not given birth, and thus have not experienced the stretching or injury that gives reason for the surgery.

So why are women going in for this expensive (about $5,000) and painful (think cutting and stitching) surgery? For that answer we have to look to another trend in vaginal style: the demise of pubic hair. One doctor explains that most patients have some harmless external skin-fold, which appears more prominent if the woman removed her pubic hair.

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Ac2366 Ac2366 6 years
I love how the women are referring to a vagina as a vag or a pussy. Makes me laugh after the fuss made on the post about being hairless or not when a male used terms other than vagina to describe, well, a vagina.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
^^ yes, I had this after child #3. Painful, like couldnt sit down for weeks w/o crying. And almost total loss of any feeling for over a year. Not sure what the alternative would have been. But I don't think I'd do it again. My obg recommended it, and did it immediately after delivery.
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
I think this has been caused by the porn industry, add to that air brushing by the censors and woman get the wrong idea about what others look like. Years back an American sexologist created a "portrait gallery" of ordinary women to demonstrate how different we all are. It was a brave bold move only to fall foul of the authorities who wanted to see (face) photo ID of each participant. Our vaginas are a thing of beauty and unique. Be proud.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
alarming. Just embrace who you are and what your vag looks like.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 6 years
i'm sorry, but this totally disgusts me. if you're considering it, please don't do it.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Wow... if a man ever told me mine wasn't pretty, I would kick his teeth out. When are people going to realize that the best part of having multiple sexual partners is the fact that everyone is different? Sex won't even be fun if we all look the same down there. I wonder what these women worry more about, how it looks or how it feels. Just because you have some doctor chop it up, that doesn't mean you know how to use it. There's going to be this generation of women with plastic pussies and half of them will be straight up awful in the sack.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I would be sooo worried about losing feeling there! What if something goes wrong?
bryseana bryseana 6 years
I don't get it. They want the anatomical part smaller? I'm confused.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
I understand this to a point, which is scary considering I work for a GYN and my bf has no issue with the appearance of my vag. Porn has tainted my brain.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 6 years
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 6 years
I am not going to lie - when I was young (think 16-17) I wanted this. Now that I look back i ahve no idea why, I think my va-jay-jay is beauitful. I think it all has to do with self confidence and how you were treated with bfs. My bf loves mine ;)
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