The shame was bad enough without all the physical discomfort that went along with having a vulva with lips large enough that they rubbed against my thighs.
"I couldn’t even sit because of the severity of the pain."
A Facebook post is reminding women that vulvas come in all sizes, shapes, and smells.
Too many women suffer in silence.
Vulva is only a “stuffy” or “anatomical” word because that is where it has been kept, shuttered away and muffled by a thick slathering of shame and oppression around female sexuality.
To reclaim the part of my body that almost killed me and that had been so medicalised for so long – to choose to do something really deliberate and out there – was a way to take back control.
More than 200 girls under 18 had 'designer vagina' surgery in 2015 - 2016.
“Vulvodynia is perhaps more common than we realise, with many women suffering in silence,” Dr Helen Webberley from MyWebDoctor
One day I will write a fun book about gynaecological cancers and looking after our vaginas. Until then, here is a short list
Image: Binti What was truly inspiring however was the way in which each artist used the theme to produce their own unique