The preoccupation with aesthetic perfection is increasingly present in society. Now, we even worry about parts of our appearance that were unthinkable a few years ago.
Actually, many people wonder if the interest in looking good has not gotten a bit extreme. Has it become an obsession that does more harm than good?
However, aspiring to feel good doesn’t mean seeking aesthetic perfection. While feeling good is affordable and makes us happy, perfection is impossible, so it just causes frustration.
Nothing will ever be perfect, and we’ll always find some defect to hide or modify. Not only that, but fashions change constantly, so we’d be constantly worried about getting left behind.
In fact, this obsession is at the root certain mental disorders, from anorexia, to bulimia or bigorexia, or the obsession with cosmetic surgery.
Dissatisfaction with your image can even lead us to put our health at risk.
One example of this is the increase in genital surgery.
It’s no longer just hair removal: now people are putting themselves in the hands of surgeons to even shape their genitals.
The intimate parts on trial: in search of the perfect vulva
The most popular intervention in this case is labioplasty, which consists of reducing the size of the labia minora.
Women who resort to this believe that their private parts are too big or too small. Either way, they don’t feel good about them and want to do something about it.
However, some women claim that they do it for convenience. But the benefits of this operation are varied.
As well as the aesthetic appearance, many women opt for it because the size of their private parts prevents them from playing sports comfortably or from having more pleasurable sexual relationships.
- It’s true that can be a problem in bed or on the court, but only in a minority of cases.
- An excess of skin or thickness can hinder penetration or sports, such as running or moving freely.
However, aesthetics plays an important role in the vast majority of cases.
Due to increasing access to nude images, a “perfect vagina” standard has been created. Therefore, as with other areas of the body, the obsession with aesthetics leads to the operating room.
The perfect vulva, a free wish?
As we said, it’s striking that the growing concern over this issue is taking place at a time when nudity is more present than ever before.
Whether in conventional or pornographic genres, the human body is ever present.
If we look back, it’s easy to see that the media has been very important in determining our attitudes towards our bodies
In general, the media has functioned as a mirror and a prescriber at the same time. We want to see ourselves represented and, if that doesn’t happen, we change ourselves to resemble those who are.
In this sense, if we see a host of identical intimate parts with the same characteristics, we’re bound to compare ourselves and start believing that difference is an imperfection.
Then, that imperfection can start to gnaw away at us.
From here we can react in two ways: look at ways to change our body or accept the difference.
As a result, the growing obsession with aesthetics has made the first option the preferred one for a larger section of the population greater than one might think.
Private parts had never been so important to our aesthetic concerns. It’s true that penis size has been a constant in this sense, but not in the case of women.
One may ask why this is happening and if this obsession innate within us or if, on the contrary, it comes from the desire to resemble what we see in the media.