The Perfect Vagina

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What began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became a passionate documentary about modern femininity,The Perfect Vagina. Women are undergoing surgery to create perfect genitalia amid a “shocking” lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says. Research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology also questions the very notion of aesthetically pleasing genitals. Operations to improve the appearance of the sex organs for both psychological and physical reasons are on the rise. But surgeons said the report overplayed the risks of an established procedure. Researchers from University College London reviewed all the existing studies on cosmetic labial surgery – which generally involves reducing the amount of tissue that protrudes from the lips which cover the vagina. They found there had been little work to document any longer-term side effects. Labioplasty, as it is known, costs about £3,000 privately and is offered for a variety of reasons: some women complain that wearing tight clothes or riding a bike is uncomfortable, while others say they are embarrassed in front of a sexual partner.  

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  • Francheska

    i saw the show two nights ago and i must say that all my life i thought that my vagina looks ugly and now i'm realy change my mind about it after i saw the 
    documentary. even after two births, i steel think that it even looks beter than befor. i think it's becouse i'm much understanding and machur.

  • Behappy 12

    Thanks for exploring this side of truth from world. Hope people watch this and take positively. Thanks..

  • Fdsf

    She did nice job..

  • Dasdas

    this journalist is pussy, she showing other woman vaginas, but skier show own.... 

  • Joanne

    Sadly, I was often annoyed while watching this film by the constant use of the word Vagina. It is medically incorrect because the name refers to the internal part, namely the birthing canal. Vagina comes from the French word 'Vagine' which is a sheath to a sword. Incredibly sexist and objectifying as this term is, it has no reference for the more amazing purpose of the vagina - to birth new life. I wish she'd used Vulva more often, which is the proper medical term. 

  • Redeyekittycat

    how is it that she's confident about her vagina yet she's not willing to show it on documentary doesn't that kind of go against what she's trying to say here?

  • Char55

    The saddest part of this film is not that some women want to change the way they look. I think I can understand for some people the need is great, much like getting braces, putting on make-up, face-lift, etc.  I don't think we can catagorically say each woman must be "talked out of" having this surgery.

    The saddest part of this film is that women do not know that all of our vulvas look different just like our hair, chins, and noses.  That we don't know that is what is pathetic and shameful and must be changed.  Men's penises all look different too. Not one of them looks the same but society doesn't tell men their penises must look like a porn stars, and they should feel ashamed if they don't.  Women's bodies and our sexuality is what we need to keep talking about in a free, open, and loving way just like men. 

    As a bisexual woman, I can tell you that it was only through loving other women that I was able to identify and work through my internalized misogyny that I learned via societal messages that WE ALL LIVE WITH AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PERPETUATING in our own way. 

    Even the filmmaker herself was incredibly uncomfortable with her own vulva (which is the correct term for the outside of our vaginas, BTW. We don't even know that simple fact!) The filmmaker needed to be taught that she herself could learn that vulvas aren't ugly, distorted, or something to be ashamed of. She learned to be more open and comfortable with looking at other woman's vulvas and seeing them as beautiful too.  She is correct is saying she should teach her daughters to love their own, but she needed to be able to learn how to be comfortable with her own first.  NOW she can focus on helping women learn to know how normal and beautiful and different their vulvas are, THEN they can go on and decide if they would still like to make a cosmetic change.  Just like any thing else we do to ourselves to feel more beautiful.  Nothing wrong with that.  Only the silence and self-hate of our sex and sexuality needs changing. 

    Thanks for making this film. Should be shown to everyone (with a discussion in the beginning that the filmmaker now understands where she is guilty of misogyny herself...)

  • Scottp

    To all you women out there that would consider this sort of thing. I am a married man who has been fortunate enough to have had dozens of lovers in my lifetime, all of them beautiful, and have been married to the most beautiful woman I have ever met for more than 20 years. My wife's labia are the longest that I have ever seen, and her pussy is the most beautiful I have ever seen. All vaginas are beautiful in their own way, and it is this uniqueness, like a fingerprint, that make them all so wonderful in their own way. The same goes for breasts, they are all beautiful, every shape and size.
    If you are dating someone who is encouraging you to get a breast augmentation or change your cooter lips then run in the other direction. Your body is gorgeous, unique, and wonserful just the way it is. And there are attractive men out there who will appreciate and worship your beautiful female form just as it is.PLEASE don't put hard plastic baggies into your lovely soft breasts or trim off your wonderful and sensitive lips that are perfect just the way they are.
    I will cautiously say that if you have an "A" cup on the left and a "C" cup on the right, a bit of evening out may be in order, but only in the most severe of cases, to even them out. Other than that situation, accept your body for the wonderland it is and find a man that loves it as much as you do, he is out there, trust me. But definitely keep the bush shaved, the better to taste you and explore every inch of you my darlings.
    The human female form is universally magnificent, WOMEN ARE INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL, each and every one.

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