Haha, now you're trying not to imagine me naked. Or, you're enjoying imagining me naked. Either way, awkward.
For many years I thought I was deformed in my nethers. It wasn't until I gave myself permission to view naked bodies from an artistic/educational perspective that I became aware of how normal my body is. Like eyes, breasts, mouths, and everything else on our bodies, vulvae come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Mine isn't wrong, it's beautiful. It's an iris instead of a rose.
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I have an admiration of vulva and penis art, and not because of some tawdry lust. Having accepted my body and its various smells and textures, I like other bodies, too. I like looking at them, I like trying to draw them, I like celebrating them.
Vulva Love Lovely is an art shop I discovered through Facebook. In addition to cloth menstrual pads and plush uteri, artist Jessica Marie makes vulva jewelry, such as pendants and lockets. Like me, Jessica had a toxic relationship with her vulva that she wanted to heal. Through her art, she celebrates real vulvas and vaginas, using unaltered models.
"In porn women are chosen based on the shape of their Vulvas and are bleached, dyed, shaved and surgically altered. Porn Vulvas are like Ligers, they do not exist in the natural world. We’re calling BS, using real models to show women there is no standard Vulva, they are all different and perfect as is. " (Link)
Now, I periodically get the most beautiful vulva art in my newsfeed, and it makes me happy. Today, she posted Vulva Pac Man for the hell of it, and it made my day.
That Pac Man eventually became a washable nursing pad. <3