Hey ladies, when’s the last time you looked at your vagina? Like, really looked at it for a good, long time, with a hand-mirror and everything? If it’s been a while (or, never) well… let’s just say you wouldn’t be alone. After all, it’s pretty darned awkward to think about, let alone talk about.
Remember that time on Sex and the City when Charlotte was asked to pose for a famous artist who was putting on an exhibit of women’s vaginas? Of all the gals on that show, Char was the least likely to display her lady bits for anyone – let alone the vast public of New York City. But something strange happened when she did: she actually took ownership of her body, and it was empowering and liberating.
Turns out that BuzzFeed had the same idea, and asked six women to “pose” their vaginas for an artist – and of course there was a twist. Rather than let someone else see them down there, the ladies went behind a curtained wall and were asked to describe what they saw in a mirror to the artist. The artist, who was just as new to the whole thing as the subjects, then did a sketch based on the descriptions.
Because that isn’t awkward enough, the gals were then asked to pick their own drawing out of a lineup, to see if they would know which one was theirs. So what happened?
As you can see in the video above, it was a complete exercise in empowerment and acceptance. Sure, there was still an awkward air about the whole thing, but it was pretty apparent that the women were also pleased with themselves for being able to accurately describe their vaginas and actually learn what they look like. Without this kind of encouragement, so few of us actually probe around to see what’s going on.
Why is that, exactly? We’d bet dudes would have no problem telling people what their junk looks like. Or at the very least they’d be able to describe it without having to study it first. If anything, this proves we gals might want to take the opportunity to actually take complete ownership of our own bodies. After all, if this video proves one thing, it’s that we’re all different and unique in our own beautiful way. So go on down there, you beautiful little snowflake. You may be surprised at what you see.