My parents are hippies LOL, we grew up with very healthy attitudes about our bodies. My mom even reminded us of the correct anatomical names for all our 'lovely lady parts'. Truth is I have never even thought much about how my vulva looks. After giving birth to my son I have to admit that the twenty-two stitches it took to put me back together were daunting, but like all my other scars they remind me of the battles I have survived! Neither of the lovers I've been with have ever commented negatively, just questions about the battle scars.
I am a breast cancer survivor who is currently awaiting reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy and chemotherapy. It took me a long time as a single woman to come to terms with my scars and even look at my chest but time really did heal for me.
A. - 42 years old