It’s hard to fill up a few hundred pages of the same body image destroying photos, male deferment relationship advice, catty confessionals, and recycled sex tips every month, but Cosmo has taken it to a whole other level with a new article on their website: It lists ways to decorate your vagina. As if that weren’t ridiculous enough in itself, the specific stuff they had listed ranged from weird to plain horrifying.
Aside from just odd stuff like anti-aging treatments for vaginas (no, seriously), pubic hair designs (whatever), pubic wigs (called merkins–uh, wtf) vagina blush (apparently that’s a thing now?), there are also some pretty painful sounding procedures. Cosmo reported that women are getting things implanted in their vaginas to “improve” the texture. Some of these things included crystals to “increase energy.”
Wait, what? WTF? Who? Why? Why do you need rocks in your vagina? What’s going on?
New York Magazine did a little investigative work of their own and found that, hey! Women actually aren’t doing that.
For the love of Niall Horan, your vagina looks fine. Seriously. Your vagina doesn’t need bleach, a lacefront weave, a face, or any “more energy,” and whoever says that it does probably just needs more medication. Your vagina doesn’t need rocks shoved up, in, or around it (dude, wouldn’t that hurt?). The best thing you can do for your vagina is to leave it alone.
The second best thing you can do for your vagina? Ignore 99% of what Cosmo says at any given time.
Do you think Cosmo tries too hard? Would you ever consider getting anything implanted in your vagina? Do you think enhancing a vagina is necessary? Tell us in the comments!