If you watch TV any at all, you know that a couple of formerly-taboo subjects are now discussed openly, especially on commercials. Both are sex-related: One is the male erection (thanks to Viagra and related ads) and the other is condoms (because of–well, condom ads).
And yet, when we approach a similar intimate subject but this time affecting women, the taboo seems very much still in place. I’m talking about the issue of vaginoplasty: surgical reconstruction on the female sexual organ. When this subject is brought up, there is still lots of snickering. The good news, though, is that this is starting to change, albeit somewhat slowly. More and more people are coming around to the realization that a woman’s sexuality is an important part of her life. And if a surgical procedure helps improve this area of her life, then it is a perfectly valid procedure. Furthermore, people are becoming enlightened about the fact that in many cases, vaginoplasty can be corrective in nature, not simply aesthetic.