NY Times takes on “designer vaginas”

The New York Times magazine has a short first-person piece on the disturbing “designer vagina” trend–Our Vaginas, Ourselves. (Great title.) A little snippet:

So step right up, ladies. Your labia may not be up to snuff – they may extrude too much or lack youthful plumpness – but a quick nip/tuck or strategic injection of fat from Dr. 90210 and his colleagues will take care of that. And thanks to the wonders of hymenoplasty, you can get to be a virgin – or at least like a virgin – all over again. From where I sit, life looks to be one long Madonna-esque self-invention tour, and there’s nothing to be done but to grin, tighten your Kegel muscles and bear it.

Now, if only I could get over my third grade sense of humor and stop giggling to myself over author Daphne Merkin’s last name.

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One Comment

  1. Posted January 2, 2006 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow, this cinches it: this fight to have the perfect body has gone too far.

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