I was reading an article in last Sunday's newspaper about this topic and how the number of surgeries were increasing. It also mentioned a surgeon putting together a collection of photographs to show the range of vaginas around. I was cringing.
The surgeon said that the majority of surgeries she did were not for cosmetic purposes of looking better, but because sometimes the inner labia extend beyond the outer labia, which can cause chaffing, rubbing, and injury to the area.
This made me feel much more relieved. She was an Aussie surgeon and I think located in Melbourne. Of course I can't find the article online and the papers have gone out in recycling already (wrong week to want to keep it!). But still, when I go to Google the terms to find the article, I still get a zillion quotes for surgery in the adverts, plus places to have it done are highly ranked, plus lots of articles for 'designer vagina', which doesn't make my horror rest much at all!
Anyway, I think I'll let this issue rest for now. Sorry I keep bringing it up, but it keeps shocking me and I need to get on my soapbox and shout!
What makes you jump on your soapbox?