If our society gets any shallower, we'll all wear masks

If we've reached a point that the external and internal appearance of a vagina is an issue to anyone, I think we've reached a low point in our society. No man is going to care and no woman should.

I mean, is the before picture (below the article) really worse than the after picture? No.

Surgery Tightens Vagina, Changes Appearance
Patients Seek Doctors' Help To Enhance Sex Lives


NEW YORK -- A new trend in cosmetic surgery offers to some women the opportunity to improve their sex lives or to look better in a place most people find uncomfortable to talk about.

A reporter from Baltimore television station WBAL traveled to the Manhattan offices of gynecologist Dr. Ronald Blatt, where some unusual procedures take place.

"By doing vaginoplasty surgery, we tighten the vagina -- increasing the friction, increasing the sensation," Blatt said.

The cosmetic surgery procedure is called vaginal rejuvenation -- the most private of makeovers performed nationwide.

Patients Seeking Vaginal Rejuvenation

After having six kids, Kim Hernandez, of Texas, underwent the procedure as an anniversary present for her husband.

"You have to do what is right for you. I know this isn't holding my marriage together; this is something added," Hernandez said.

Blatt has performed vaginal rejuvenation for four years, and he got the idea from seeing another doctor's magazine advertisement.

"I said, 'I know how to do this. I've done them over the years, not on a regular basis.' I put a small ad in my myself and got a lot of responses, much more than I expected," Blatt said.

Blatt's office takes calls from all over the U.S. and the world inquiring about vaginoplasty, as well as a different procedure called labiaplasty.

"Labiaplasty is a reduction or the recontouring of the small lips on the outside of the vagina, called the labia minora," Blatt said.

When asked why patients seek the procedure, Blatt explained, "This is done for cosmetic reasons, people don't like the way they look. ... Women report more healthier, happier sex lives, and their husbands notice a big difference, too."

A Woman's Perspective

Not too many blocks away, across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue, gynecologist Dr. Lauri Romanzi sees similar patients asking for the same things.

At first, Romanzi refused, thinking it was weird and just wrong.

"It's very difficult to accept the notion that in the developed Western world, the trend du jour for cosmetic surgery in women is to revise the way the labia or perineum looks," she said.

Ultimately, Romanzi said, it seemed smarter to her to do the procedures as someone who understands that part of the body very well.

"You need to be careful with sensation in this area," she said.

At first, Romanzi said she was shocked to receive the requests.

"When the first woman came in, I looked for piercings, but there were none! She just didn't like the way the labia looked," she said.

While Romanzi performs the surgeries, she uses the cosmetic trend to promote something very healthy: keeping the pelvic muscles in shape.

"There's nothing wrong with taking exercises and using it for women who want to make the vagina tighter, their orgasms stronger, and you can do it without surgery," Romanzi said.

All kinds of products exist to help accomplish that task. Romanzi uses the equivalent of vaginal weightlifting and biofeedback to help women isolate the right muscles.

"You get the 'Aha' phenomenon, when patients suddenly get it and start contracting like an Olympian -- a vaginal Olympian -- this is the ultimate," Romanzi said.

Both doctors said this is not high-risk surgery and that their patients are happy with the results.


13 Thoughts:

Blogger Sera Skywalker said...

Okay, seriously, THAT tight is just painful. And aside from porn movies, do men actually take a good look on how it's shaped? Seriously. I mean, I could imagine it for lesbians-- women being all self-conscious and everything - but come on, even when you go down on someone, THE LIGHTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DIMMED.

Dude, who gives a fuck what the punani looks like.

5/08/2006 12:52 PM  
Blogger Sera Skywalker said...

On a closer look, though, they really used a horrid example for a pussy,.. I mean, it is kinda ugly.. whose p. looks like that? Heh.. okay, nevermind me. I'm just terrified.

5/08/2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

Well, the lights aren't supposed to be dimmed always. Some people like the lights on and glaring.

But even with that, who cares? You can examine it closely all you want, but it really doesn't matter - they're all going to look different.

5/08/2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger Dave2 said...

It's like staring into the sun...

5/08/2006 1:23 PM  
Blogger Sera Skywalker said...

Hehe. Some people like the lights on and glaring? That's really intense, Avitable.. :D

5/08/2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

It doesn't always have to be in the dark with mood lighting - you should try sex with all the lights on and the covers off and see what you think.

:)

5/08/2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger Sera Skywalker said...

That's not what I meant... but I won't let ANY guy stick his nose down there in full sunlight for more than 10 minutes looking at it, and I'm not even embarrassed, I just-- dude. No. Not even when the lights are out.

Unless there's some action. Then, yes. But examining the private parts? What would you think if your lover went down and had a glass of wine watching your weener? Heh.
I might even try that next time and check out the reaction :D

5/08/2006 1:43 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

True - examining it would be strange, but there's still examination even if there's action.

I think you should try that, though, just for laughs, and then let us know how it goes!

5/08/2006 1:46 PM  
Blogger Su said...

Seriously, how much easier are some women going to make finding the clitoris??

What next? A flashing sign saying: turn left here and follow the yellow-brick road?

5/08/2006 2:37 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

Su: I don't think it's a "find-the-clit" issue. I think there are women who think their vagina is ugly and they are afraid that a guy who looks at it might be turned off by the sight.

I say that if a guy's that close to your vagina, hopefully he knows you well enough not to run away, even if it does look strange.

5/08/2006 5:01 PM  
Blogger ~DAVE~ said...

Hey im that dumb person that j.a.g was talking about just to let you no IM NOT FUCKIN stupid also i was not trying to kill myself thank you get that thru your frigin head! And you just think people are dumb maybe you should find out what he had put me thru then comment jerk!

5/08/2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

Dave: Why do you think I care? Just from this comment I can tell that you're an idiot.

Use some spell-check, think before you post something, and learn not to sound like a retarded shit-flinging monkey, and maybe your opinion will be worth something.

5/08/2006 5:20 PM  
Blogger Su said...

Um... I worded that wrong. Obviously it's not a case of find the clit, because everyone knows that guys don't have such orientation problems.

(Ha!)

But seriously, it's a sign that these women aren't having good sex. I can honestly say that, during sex, I'm too busy with other sensations to care about vanity and paranoia when it comes to my vagina.

5/10/2006 12:24 PM  

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