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Labia limbo

2010-06-08 20:55:42.769272+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Fascinating video on labiaplasties and how Australia's Classification Board is forcing "normal".

"What's happening here is far more than just Photoshopping out blemishes, it's actually removing part of the human body."

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-08 23:40:58.372779+00 by: m

Acceptance of the range of morphology of the female genitalia might be enhanced by more fundamental comprehension of the physiology. Arbitrarily applying the term vagina to the vulva, mons veneris, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris and clitoral hood does not aid in the understanding of the structures. Such usage is as inane as saying penis to describe the scrotum or testicles.

Understanding is the key to perception of what is within the range of the physiological functionality -- the only key to normality that I know. Surgery to correct a functional problem is proper, but surgery for cosmetic issues is truly obscene.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-09 00:17:02.579459+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Excellent news story. I can sum this up as:

Restrictive ideals for porn = the meme that a real woman's parts should look like a 10 year olds to the point that women seek voluntary surgery on the most sensitive parts of their body.

I think there are a bunch of people with very wrong and strange ideals of human sexuality in charge of what we see of other humans. In fact, perhaps they should be arrested for causing some of the virtual child porn they are creating or being caused to be created.

My biggest issue with most erotica is that it isn't real enough.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-09 12:54:55.023195+00 by: andylyke [edit history]

I thought it was only engineers who believed "if it ain't broke, fix it". Let's celebrate pubic hair and the delightful architecture of the delightful bits. I pity the women who fall for this scam.

Incidentally - I don't do porn much (no judgement, just personal disinterest in vicarious life), and was stunned to see that adolescent boys are still growing up with the idea that pubic hair is a "males only" thing.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-09 15:05:49.372524+00 by: m

The removal of pubic hair by women dates back to at least the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It is extremely common amongst Muslims. In Europe the practice "waxed" and waned till the time of Queen Victoria, and is obviously back in style.