be shocked, be amazed (noblesandwich) wrote in vaginapagina,
be shocked, be amazed
noblesandwich
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Inexplicable shame

When I was a kid I somehow got the notion into my head that my girl-parts were indescribably icky and gross. I wouldn't touch them, even to shower, so I'm pretty lucky I didn't develop some sort of infection, now that I think of it. If I put my hands between my legs, even while clothed, I washed them compulsively. 

I'm not sure why. I mean, my parents were never shaming or anything. I'm from Southern California, there were never any particularly creepy social messages I can think of. I didn't have generalized body image issues, and while I'm not the most gender-binary-conforming female bodied person out there, I'm mostly pretty in line with my bits. 

I don't have any issues with it anymore, or at least none that are really outstanding.

I guess I just wanted to know if this happened to anyone else, or what you guys' thoughts were. 
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