Warning- the ewww factor is high on this one.
One of the world’s most prestigious health journals has lashed a fast-growing trend in the United States and Britain for “designer vaginas,” the tabloid term for cosmetic surgery to the female genitalia.
In 2004-5, 800 “labial reductions” were conducted by Britain’s state-run National Health Service (NHS), more than a doubling of the figure of six years earlier.
Ok Mix, explain this one to me. 😛
“Our patients sometimes cited restrictions on lifestyle as reasons for their decision,” they say.
Really??? I’m afraid to ask what!
“These restrictions included inability to wear tight clothing, go to the beach, take communal showers or ride a bicycle comfortably, or avoidance of some sexual practices.
Can’t go to the beach? What sex practice can’t you do???
“Men, however, do not usually want the size of their genitals reduced for such reasons.
Patients who sought genitoplasty “uniformly” wanted their vulvas to be flat and with no protrusion, similar to the prepubescent look of girls in Western fashion ads, they found.
Ok, I’m not even going to go there!
“Incision to any part of the genitalia could compromise sensitivity,” it says.
But male circumcision is ok? Same general area, no?