The only thing I hated about my vulva is her hair. In porn, I saw people’s vulvas appeared to be hairless or close to hairless. The boys that I used to be with always preferred a bare one. And I just didn’t understand why mine was so different from what I saw in porn. I didn’t understand why mine was considered unattractive. So I tried shaving and even lasering, just to achieve that “fresh” look. The more I tried, the more I was insecure about myself. It took me a while to learn that porn was unreal, and that other people’s opinions on my body shouldn’t be validated. I’m growing out my vulva’s hair now, and I hope I’ll learn to love my own body through this process.
T. - 19 years old