Would you let someone cast your vagina in plaster and display it on a giant wall? Believe it or not, that’s exactly what artist, Jamie McCartney has done – and many women are eager participants. We know what you’re thinking: “This is crazy!”, but when you really think about it, it’s not at all crazy.
When the Huffington Post article, written by one said eager participant, came through our radar, needless to say it piqued our interest. The author began describing the experience and her moments of doubt just before the casting “procedure” – something we can all relate to. What she expressed about how she felt after it was all said and done made perfect sense, and frankly, carries quite an empowering sentiment. In short, it allowed her to really embrace the “I am woman, hear me roar” attitude, and we think that’s a very powerful thing. In fact, that’s exactly what the artist was aiming for.
Honestly, there’s no such thing as “normal” or “abnormal” when it comes to female genitalia. The choice is between comfort and discomfort; between confidence and insecurity. Labia and vaginas come in all shapes and sizes, just like breasts. And just like breasts, women now have the opportunity to choose what they want – whether it’s for personal reasons or to improve comfort if their lady parts are interfering with their life. Labiaplasty is a large part of our practice and an area of expertise for Dr. Brady. In fact, she’s performed over a thousand labiaplasty procedures for women making the choice to feel a little bit more confident about their body or a little more satisfied in their life.
Whether you’re choosing to have elective surgery such as labiaplasty or not, it’s important to embrace your body and really feel confident, unashamed and downright proud of every single part it. So if that means having a procedure such as a breast augmentation or a labiaplasty, go for it! If that means loving the way you are, own it! The bottom line is it’s our body, our choice – so love your labia, ladies!