Meeting my vagina for the very first time

meeting my vaginaI’m 27 years old and I feel like I’m meeting my vagina for the very first time, which is such a strange concept to me. I mean, I’ve been masturbating for years, but only through clitoral stimulation. I’ve even been completely bare down there, but I never checked to see what she looked like. I would catch brief glimpses of myself or feel something when I took a shower or used the bathroom, but I never dared to really look or even really touch it. When I randomly took a mirror into the bathroom with me two nights ago, I feel like my eyes were opened. And. I. Freaked. Out. I’ve never taken an anatomy class (thank you American school system) and I don’t feel extremely comfortable talking to anyone else about this aspect of myself, so when I saw that dangly bit down there, I had absolutely no clue what it was. Was I deformed? Was I normal? I dove into the depths that is Google and narrowed down some information. 1. Something called a clitoral hood exists 2. I’m not sure if I have one or not. 3. I’m absolutely normal. When I came across the labia project, I was relieved and thankful.

So, I’m proud to present my very first picture of my vagina. Thanks for being here and granting me the opportunity to see and appreciate that part of me that had me feeling so ashamed before. My next goal is to actually touch the dangly bit. I don’t know why, but I feel anxious about it, even though, logically, I know it won’t hurt.

Thank you for sharing <3

Clare xo

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