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Researchers get the low down on female genital cosmetic surgery.

By johnboy - 10 September 2012 4

This just in:

Female genital cosmetic surgery: what do women think about it?

Two researchers from the University of Melbourne and ANU are about to find out.

The project is called Vulvatalk and the researchers are currently recruiting participants through social network giant, Facebook. This is the first major research project to actively seek out Australian women’s opinions on female genital cosmetic surgery.

Bethany Jones and Camille Nuka were interested in finding out if the news stories about the rise in labiaplasty procedures in Western nations were true. They wanted to know what percentage of the female population have had, or would consider having the procedure done, and the reasons why. So they decided to go directly to the source: to ask women themselves how they feel about their bodies.

The two have combined their professional expertise in the fields of gender studies and psychology to develop a survey that solicits women’s thoughts on how their genitals look, and how important maintenance is to them – from waxing, shaving and vajazzling to tightening and neatening. While the researchers are particularly interested in Australian women, the survey will also be available to women living outside Australia.

The survey went live on Wednesday 25 July 2012. Nurka and Jones are recruiting through Facebook and are very pleased with the response so far – women, it seems, are eager to talk openly about that most controversial body part: the vagina.
Nurka and Jones expect that their findings will provide an understanding of the conditions behind the desire for genital cosmetic surgery, which will assist future policy direction in women’s health.

All survey responses are anonymous.

If you would like to participate in the survey, please visit www.facebook.com/vulvatalk and follow the link.

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4 Responses to
Researchers get the low down on female genital cosmetic surgery.
PBO 10:01 am 11 Sep 12

I looked back at what I wrote thinking that it may have been a bit crass and now having read the entire article, I came across the word vulvatalk……………..Vulvatalk. Now say it a third time….Vulvatalk.

Thanks to this word I cannot get the image of a Vag-jay-jay mumbling the song Mana-mana, Do doo, do do do….

PBO 12:50 pm 10 Sep 12

enrique said :

WTF is “vajazzling” ?

When you “bedazzle” a “vagjay-jay” to make it more cool and to give it more street cred. It is kind of like getting an old Yamaha SR500 and making it a Cafe Racer, the sparklier and shinier that it is apparently is fundamental in attracting a suitable mate. All that aside, I prefer the streamlined look that can only be achieved with a potato wedge.

carnardly 12:19 pm 10 Sep 12

can cover all sorts of stuff – from stick on studs and rhinestones etc… to feathers to whatever else could tickle someone else’s fancy.

think ummmm fancy dress…? 🙂

gag…..

enrique 10:51 am 10 Sep 12

WTF is “vajazzling” ?

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