Friday, 9 July 2010

Body modifications

I've just been reading something about voluntary surgery to change the appearance of female genitals. As ever my question is why? In conversation with MJR he said some people might feel very miserable because their genitals didn't look right. My answer - what is right? He'd seem a programme in which someone felt really worried about having sex because she didn't think she looked normal and so she had surgery to change the appearance of her labia. But I still say - as I always do - whose to say what's normal? We're all different and why would we all want to be the same?

I don't have pierced ears. I have had many people say - why don't you get them pierced so that I can buy you earrings? I used to wear clip ons at one time - but having left them in many different places by accident I stopped wearing them. I've never felt the need to have my ears pierced - and certainly not so that people can buy me presents of earrings! I think I must be in a small minority as most people seem to have pierced ears. As for piercing anything else - no way!


  1. I don't want piercings either. Horrible! Women feel a lot more pressure than men to get their bodies changed so that they conform to society's expectations of what they should look like. I don't get my legs waxed anymore. Painful! I remember once getting them waxed and the woman said: No gain without pain! That's a beautician's favourite motto. No one would say that to a man!

  2. You're right, Delilah, women do feel much more pressure to change their bodies than men do. Can you just imagine the reaction if you said to a man that his willy wasn't like all the rest you'd seen and he should get it changed surgically so that it looked like everyone else's??!!