”The Perfect Vagina”

Well, well, well! I never imagined myself posting such a message on my blog, but here goes for all the vaginas in the world!

I never actually felt that my personal bits were problematic; however, as a woman, I have had my share of concerns about my physical appearance. To be completely truthful, I have considered going under the knife to ”fix” (things like my breasts) when I was younger and I know that I’m not the only woman who has ever felt like this. Would I do it today? I don’t know. I think I’m at a different emotional place.  I have, however, met girls and women who felt so self-conscious about their looks that they would be ready to go to extreme lengths and to do virtually anything to fix their ”problems”.

Why?

We live in such a superficial society, how could we – as modern women – not be so  critical when it comes to our bodies? Girls today are more hypersexualized than ever… Sex is everywhere… Porn is everywhere. Our bodies aren’t ours anymore; they seem to have become public property that can be scrutinized and judged freely. Perhaps if I had been born into a younger generation, I might not feel as self-confident as I do now. Sure, girls were hypersexualized before, but with mass media and the internet, I’ll take a leap and say that girls probably feel worse about themselves today than they every have. I certainly still have a few self-conscious feelings about myself and I admit that I don’t wholely accept myself as I am… How could I, though, when I am bombarded with images of ‘perfection’ everywhere I go?

So… how have I come to think and talk about vaginas today, you may ask? This afternoon, I decided to look for some interesting documentaries online. I found a website called ”Documentary Heaven”.. It sounded like just what I needed, so I clicked on the link and started browsing a few documentaries and reading descriptions. I watched one about the second world war (I’m actually quite the history buff) and then I stumbled upon ”The Perfect Vagina”…

I thought to myself: ”Why not!??” So I clicked on it and I’m glad I did.
According to recent statistics gathered for the documentary, vaginoplasty is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures. I could go on about this, but the documentary speaks for itself.

At the end of the day, we have a lot of work to do when it comes to social issues. Would a woman’s self-worth and positive body image be considered a social issue? I believe so. So much is at stake and entire generations are affected by our lack of self-worth… A healthy sense of self is extremely important for girls and women of any age (Well, for everyone, really…). I thought I would share this – as graphic as it sometimes is – because we need to hear about this and we need to become more aware of issues such as this one no matter how ‘taboo’ it may be considered.

(Just for fun: Try to have an honest conversation about vaginas in public – or with friends – to see how embarassing it might be. If you’re not embarassed, I’m sure a good amount of others surrounding you would be. Just making a point… 😀 )

Here’s an incredbly honest look at a disturbing trend. The documentary is a little under 1h long. I sincerely hope you will take the time to watch it and I also hope that you will appreciate it.

(Note: In general, this is not suitable for children. If you – as a mother – feel that showing your daughter a documentary such as this one might be pertinent for her education, then I highly suggest that you watch it first to know what you are getting into.)

OH! and before I forget, the black parts are ‘commercials’, I think.. Just wait and the documentary will continue. 🙂

THE PERFECT VAGINA: http://documentaryheaven.com/the-perfect-vagina/

ENJOY!

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