Apparently, teenage girls just don’t appreciate their vaginas any more, but instead of dealing with it or understanding that it’s entirely normal no matter what shape or size it is, they’re going to extreme and pretty worrying measures to make amends.
Konbini reports that unhappy teens across the globe are turning straight to labiaplasty – a cosmetic surgery which tightens the vagina and reduces the size of the labia.
“There is insurmountable pressure on young women to be perfect, down to their vaginas,” he explained. Yes, because aside from thigh gaps, perky breasts and smoothly shaven everything, now we have to worry about having perfect pussies, too.”
In the past, the surgery was typically reserved for women who have given birth, but now teenage girls looking to enhance their lady parts have been asking for cosmetic genital surgery.
There are of course legitimate reasons to seek out labiaplasty such as enlarged lips can sometimes get caught in underwear or cause pain during sex.
As pressure on both men and women to look ‘perfect’ (whatever perfect is) continues to grow, there has been an 80 per cent increase in the number of teenage girls asking for labiaplasty in the past year alone.
In the last year alone there has been an 80% increase in the number of girls that requested labiaplasty compared to 2014 (from 222 girls to 400 girls), and a 2013 British report found the number of labial reductions on girls and women done by the National Health Service (England’s public health care system) had increased fivefold over 10 years.
What’s your take? Should Vagina related procedures be only for women who suffers from a condition or have given birth?