The Vagina as a Tendency: The New Femininities

The vagina is a tendency, everybody knows it.
In recent years, hundreds of movements mostly aimed at feminism are increasingly visible, and they claim the vagina as something more than an anatomical organ, a channel of life and a source of pleasure (ironically, and to a large extent, a source of “masculine pleasure”). This is because it is (almost) all that and much more.

the-second-sexFrom the Pussy Riot to Eva Ensler. 10 years ago, Eva Ensler published her “vagina monologues.” It seems that a lot of time has elapsed since then, but plenty of time has passed since Simone de Beavoir published “The Second Sex,” in 1949 (by the way, this book sold more than 22,000 copies during the week in which it was published). But it seems that a part of society does not acknowledge that times have changed; even science.

It is not until 2012 when we started talking about the G-spot. Nine years after the human genome! And don’t be fooled, the G-spot is more accessible than the double helix of deoxyribonucleic acid. In this post we will not give you details about the G-spot, but stay tuned as we will write quite a bit about it.

The society we live in is a paradox.

On the one hand, everything is hyper- sexualised, you only need to watch five minutes of announcements from any television channel; on the other hand, that hyper sexualisation disregards the real bodies of ordinary people.
In the end, society gives us false references for what the female body is.
Not to mention what a good part of pornography says.

They have created canons, not only of beauty, but also of “normality,” in which the vagina has been being ignored or deformed, literally and figuratively speaking.

Canons have also been created regarding the female sexual organ. Many women are ashamed of their vaginas for not adapting to that canon, to that standardisation of their bodies.
To raise awareness about the diversity of the vulvas, Jamie McCartney made a mural of more than 9 meters in which he captured 400 vaginas.

The Great Wall of Vagina

According to McCartney, the exponential growth of vaginoplasties or vaginal aesthetic surgeries is alarming.

After all, why do we have to adapt our sexual organs to beauty expectations that deny diversity?

Female sexuality has always been framed within canons in which women have a passive and receptive role.

In 2012 Sophia Wallace created the Cliteracy project, with the purpose of claiming the female body and its sexuality as something independent of the masculine, as opposed to the dominant thought stating that femininity is like the negative of masculinity, or its complementary.
sophia-wallace-cliteracyThat is why the speech that comes to tell us that the vagina is not a receptacle for the male sexual organ is groundbreaking. For this reason, there is still a need to make the vagina visible, which is why more and more artists, thinkers, philosophers, playwrights and intellectuals are focusing on the vagina.

As we have already said, from a very different point of view to the “norm.” The times when Freud coined the term “penis envy” belong to the past.

When we speak about the vagina from a feminine point of view, we are talking about an organ that is related to a whole body and a whole biography, with desires, dreams, fears, hopes…And yes, it is part of your internal genital organs, in relation to life and pleasure, but it is much more than that.

Therefore, as we reclaim the woman’s body and sexual freedom, the vagina becomes a tendency. The vagina is a tendency and sexual freedom…An authentic symbol of the new femininity.To help it continue to be a trend, we remind you that it is important to know and explore your body and your sensations.

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BY M.F PEREZA GODOY
Urologist,Andrologist,SexExpert & CEO of GetMine