Same Clit, Different Day

By: Team Internin General

 Journalist Gbemisola Olujobi asks of cosmetic genital surgery, in her recent essay titled 'Designer Vaginas' : 'whDr_90210.0.0.0x0.424x600.jpeg1.jpgat are labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction if not female circumcision?' Well, damn.

I never had made a connection before between the increasing trend for women in Euro-American countries to get procedures to make themselves more 'neat, clean, and tidy' and the not-dissimilar procedures performed on infants in many African countries--and around the globe. It just so happens we are all up on this shizzle in BUST'S latest issue. We surveyed tons of women about whether they would get surgery, why they think it exists, why they chose to undergo a labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, or a vaginoplasty, and why they love or hate or meh their boxes. Side note: I think Clitoral Hood Reduction is my latest favorite idea for a band name.

I find myself wrassling once again with equal parts what the hell and hey, each vagina-holder to her own. Clearly infant circumcision is different than an adult choosing to have surgery, but Olujobi makes a convincing argument that the two phenomena are performed for pretty similar reasons and under similar pressures.

I strongly urge you to bone up on Olujobi's  essay, and definitely check out BUST's stellar analysis on the subject (subscribe , it's the best thing you can do for your vagina while reading, and based on my extensive estimates, cheaper than surgery) Added bonus, you'll get free, free! access to the digital edition. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have band members to recruit.-Devan photo via wireimage

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