WARNING: This post contains sexual information….if you are offended by such topics you might want to skip this post……go straight to enjoying your weekend.
Another weekend begins and I begin a couple of days of mental relaxation.
The quote in the title is from where….I cannot remember but the “Lips” thing will become more clear as I write on….
For last several decades people have been obsessed with their looks, appearance, if you will……I regret to say that women have made cosmetic surgery a lucrative endeavor for some doctors….I mean they change hair color, noses, breast sizes, butt shapes, checks and lips…..
I bring up lips because I read something disturbing…at least to me….and it involves teen girls…….
Adult women can choose to have their labia reshaped as part of a “vaginal rejuvenation” surgery, in which the muscles of the vagina are tightened. Now teenage girls apparently want in on the action, too. Doctors say they’re increasingly getting requests from young girls to have their labia trimmed—sometimes to relieve discomfort or a risk of infection, but more often because they’re unhappy with the way it looks, reports the New York Times. Some 400 girls 18 or under had labiaplasty last year; that’s an 80% increase over 2014, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (that count doesn’t include operations performed by gynecologists). Why the jump? Experts cite the preponderance of young girls who shave or wax their pubic hair, thereby making the flesh there more visible.
What they see might not jibe with their often-skewed expectations regarding size, shape, and color. And when it comes to those characteristics, there’s a huge range of what’s “normal,” reports Health. It cites a study that found length can range from three-quarters of an inch to nearly 4 inches, and width from a quarter of an inch to 2 inches. Teens might also feel self-conscious in tight clothing, per HealthDay. “This age group may be under particular stress regarding these issues because of societal conceptions of the ideal female body,” the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists explains in new guidelines for adolescent labiaplasty. A recent study showed many British women were worried their genitals weren’t normal, per the Huffington Post, and even comedian Nikki Glaser debated labiaplasty as a youth
Seriously? Are they letting a some arbitrary designation on body type rule their lives? We are talking about teens here. What parent would be down with this mutilation of her body?
I mean I could understand a nose job….after all that is out there for all to see…..but this? Who the Hell will be seeing this on a daily basis? Maybe that is a question that I do not want to know the answer.
Did I miss something?