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When I worked at Planned Parenthood as a professional abortionist, cosmetic vaginal surgery was a requirement once I was done with her.

Posted by Dead Ringer | September 24, 2008 9:41 AM
...the most established vaginal cosmetic procedure was reduction labioplasty - a procedure to make the labia smaller - which is requested by women either for aesthetic reasons or to alleviate physical discomfort. "Women want to emulate the supermodel. It's part of a trend. But they should know that all surgery can be risky.

The supermodel thing is completely puzzling. Do people really want their vaginas to look like a supermodels? What the hell does that even mean, anyways?

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 24, 2008 9:45 AM

what does a supermodel labia look like? and how often are women flashing their labias to be uncomfortable about how they look.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 24, 2008 9:49 AM

What. The. Fuck.

Posted by Mary T | September 24, 2008 9:49 AM

Is this a camel toe thing?...

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | September 24, 2008 9:50 AM

What's to beautify? It's a gash. Now, a cock, on the other hand...

Kidding! KIDDING! Fag joke! (runs away screaming...)

Posted by rob | September 24, 2008 9:52 AM

"Does this vagina make me look fat?"

Posted by PopTart | September 24, 2008 9:56 AM

...and meanwhile, back in Seattle, the women can't even be bothered to tuck in their gut.

Posted by Gomer Bolstrood | September 24, 2008 10:01 AM

This freaks me out. Why can't people be, you know, content with the way their genitals look? Is it really some kind of competition?

Posted by Greg | September 24, 2008 10:03 AM

Not that I don't find this pretty bizarre, but how is it any worse than breast implants or facelifts?

Posted by tsm | September 24, 2008 10:04 AM

Its time to stop stating the number of Google results as if it means something. So what, you found 45,000 hits for "cosmetic vaginal surgery". Bfd. The only people who care about this are people who print out their emails.

Posted by blank12357 | September 24, 2008 10:05 AM

Designer Vagina. That rhymes.

Posted by Mike | September 24, 2008 10:05 AM


Posted by heywhatsit | September 24, 2008 10:05 AM

This is the laziest thing I have ever heard of. I'm doing kagels as I type.

Posted by Fly-Over Illinois | September 24, 2008 10:11 AM

Designer vagina? I hardly know-her-vagina!

Posted by andrew | September 24, 2008 10:11 AM

Dan's right. The headline is horrible, but the photo made me cross my legs. I know I don't have a vagina, but those little scissors could still do a lot of damage.

Posted by Georgia Guy | September 24, 2008 10:34 AM

@10. People getting breast implants and face lifts probably do so mostly because it will make them more attractive to other people (the general public). But, a "prettier" vagina is sort of a stupid concept.

I get vaginal surgery if something serous happened to you during childbirth, but to make the external part of the vagina (labia) look better? That's pretty ridiculous, unless you're truly deformed.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 24, 2008 10:39 AM

this worrying trend of women doing whatever they want to their bodies has got to stop!

Posted by jrrrl | September 24, 2008 10:40 AM

@1: Too bad your clinic wasn't bombed.

Posted by Mikki | September 24, 2008 10:49 AM

@18, you're right, we should ban abortions?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 24, 2008 10:50 AM

Bellevue Ave, you got punked.

Posted by Greg | September 24, 2008 10:52 AM

I wanna know what Julie in Chicago's labia look like.

Posted by Mike in MO | September 24, 2008 10:54 AM

@18: Just because women won't let YOU do whatever you want to their bodies doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to. THEIR bodies.

Posted by Mikki | September 24, 2008 10:54 AM

Hey, at least vaginal cosmetic surgery actually works, unlike all of the m@le enh@ncement pills and procedures.

Posted by Sean | September 24, 2008 11:03 AM


For one thing, it can cause vaginal pain, making sex just a wee bit uncomfortable.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 24, 2008 11:07 AM

Do an image search or look here (oh. so. NSFW). Oh, and there are comments. Glorious comments.

Posted by squidoo | September 24, 2008 11:13 AM



Posted by Reverse Polarity | September 24, 2008 11:32 AM

#23, i was joking of course. imagine a headline, "penile implant trend 'worrying'" or "penis pump trend 'worrying'". it would never happen, even though penis surgeries are probably more common, because almost all people consider men to be human beings.

Posted by jrrrl | September 24, 2008 11:38 AM

@28: Being human is overrated. You are right though; sorry for the snappy attitude.

I dated someone once who had a very curved penis and I asked him if he could get it fixed, surgically. Maybe all these women are reacting to insensitive comments from overly critical people like me.

Posted by Mikki | September 24, 2008 12:00 PM

Having watched my wife get an episiotomy (I still cringe just thinking about it), I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would allow scissors to snip off the labia (which have got to be a hell of a lot more sensitive than the perineum) for purely cosmetic reasons. I mean, it's one thing if they are so big they are causing pain during sex or seriously interfering with daily activities that are important to you, but damn - keep the scissors away unless they really have to be there.

As for men you encounter who don't like your mudflaps, tell them if they don't like them, they can fuck themselves instead of you.

Posted by Ivan | September 24, 2008 12:27 PM

@ 26 some of those women could have used those for hanggliders.

Posted by mickey in AR | September 24, 2008 12:42 PM

@19 @1's comment was a joke referring to the book and movie "Dead Ringers" about twin brother batshit crazy gynecologists. It has a good deal of camp value, give a look.

Posted by inkweary | September 24, 2008 12:43 PM

This idea has been around fat least since Dušan Makavejev's "Sweet Movie". Hell, there were ads for this in the alt/weekly papers in SF/LA during the 90's. I don't see a big dif between piercing one's labia and getting surgery. If it's your body, have fun.

Posted by former editor | September 24, 2008 2:57 PM

@26: Those comments are terrifying.

i love sex but cant stand for a guy to really touch me and it has to be completely dark. i can hardly even look at myself i am so disgusting. i feel like men completely judge you like the painter on the uk channel 4 programme the perfect vagina. i want one day to have sex with the lights on and to be able to let myself go completely. anyone who thinks this procedure is stupid should not slag anyone else off but be grateful that they either have a nice vagina or have the confidence to love themselves no matter what they look like.

Posted by Greg | September 25, 2008 8:00 AM

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