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The Perfect Vagina January 18, 2013

http://www.sbs.com.au/documentary/video/14341699817/The-Perfect-Vagina

In an age where liposuction, tummy tucks and botox are now commonplace it would seem that women have found a new part of the body to worry about – their vaginas. In this candid program, Lisa Rogers tries to find out why more and more women are considering vaginal surgery for either aesthetic or cultural reasons. Lisa tries to understand why girls as young as 16 are requesting this surgery, reveals how British men and women feel about vaginas, and confronts her feelings about her own vulva

This is an interesting documentary about women and how they feel about their vaginas. How social pressure, pornography and the Brazilian waxing fad has been responsible for doubling the rate of vaginoplasty in the U.K. in the past five years. Just because you can have plastic surgery doesn’t mean you should. Some of these girls are teenagers and as the woman in the documentary says, how you feel about something when you are sixteen is quite often very different to how you feel and think about things when you are older. A taboo that has been in place about women and their bits has prevented most women and girls to know or have any idea of what is normal and what is not when it comes to their vagina. In the interests of comparing and seeing just what is normal, in the U.K. you can go to a group counselling session and have a look at your yours and other women’s, you can even get a cast made of it. Many vaginoplasties would be unnecessary. A real social commentary on something that’s not really been touched on or talked about much.

*Please note this video expires in seven days from today 18/1/2013

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