I found out about a tumblr site recently; the site is *VERY GRAPHICALLY* devoted to your itty bitty kitty. Specifically– loving the one you’re with.
I won’t be going into how I tumbled there, so please go ask the NSA if you absolutely must know.
I went back and forth on whether I should share this site with you, honestly. I thought, “this might be too much for the blog.”
Mainly I fretted about how you’d react. ”What if I alienate my readers by bringing attention to this?” I thought.
And I think those concerns were/are valid. Not a lot of people – well, who read wedding blogs anyway – want to have vaginas shoved in their face, and this post is as in-your-face about vaginas as you can get. Also, this is a wedding blog like I just mentioned, wtf am I doing.
But then I thought about it some more, and this time not through the “my body is my shame” lens, the perspective that has been part of me, part of my social indoctrination as a girl in the world, from a very early age. And that’s when I realized-
omfg, it’s vaginas.
It’s literally just a bunch of vaginas. It’s pictures of honest-to-god, hard-working, well-meaning, probably in large part G-d-fearing if that’s important to you, vaginas — that’s it. Not pornography vaginas- real vaginas. Not the most readily available vaginas on the internet, not the single type of vagina our next generation of boys is being raised on and thinking is normal, not the idyllic vaginas that have effectively convinced girls like me to believe that my own naturally occurring vaginal situation is not good enough. Not those. This tumblr site is about the real ones. The everyday ones. And it’s run by someone whose sole purpose in creating the site was to reassure girls that their vaginas are beautiful – because they are a part of you, and you are beautiful.
So I encourage any woman who’s ever felt even just a little insecure about her front bottom, to go have a look-see (BUT NOT AT WORK, DOY).
Because boys whose parents and schools don’t talk to them about what a normal vagina looks like are learning about sex and female anatomy almost exclusively through online porn. And I’m pretty sure that’s not a good thing, for girls. Or boys. But MOSTLY girls… hence the nothing being done about it.
love n hugs
p.s. – you’ll notice a common trend in the pictures if you decide to go to the tumblr site (again, NSFW); most of the girls who submit their pictures are shaved. Shaving is, of course, hardly a bad thing; among other things it can have a unique impact on feeling during intercourse, I will testify to that. BUT- the fact that almost all of them are shaven, says a lot, I think.
“For those who stubbornly seek freedom around the world, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the propaganda system to which we are subjected and in which all too often we serve as unwilling or unwitting instruments.” -Noam Chomsky
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