VAJAZZLING: 6 REASONS TO GIVE IT A TRY


ETA four years later: This get together consisted of a few friends who were brave enough to try the concept and looking back I seriously regret the lack of diversity shown in this post. If you'd like to see more inclusive images (and more than just monte pubis) so that you can feel represented and/or can get a better picture of how different bodies are you can check out these cool galleries: The (illustrated) Vulva Gallery, The Labia Library, 101 Vagina, and of course The Great Wall of Vagina

I also want to acknowledge (because I already know what you're thinking;)) that the terms used here are centered around the idea "vajazzling" so some are variations on "vag" even though we know these are simply images of monte pubis and a liiiiiiittle labia. I'm with ya on this.

I additionally do not think this is for everyone, as we have different experiences with our bodies and spending time vajazzling may trigger negative or harmful emotions/memories for some. I promise you're not required to participate; your body your rules!

Last note: All genitals are perfect candidates for dressing up; you don't need a vagina to break out the sprinkles! So break 'em out one and all!!!
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Yes, vajazzling. 

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it was all the rage for a hot second thanks to Jennifer Love Hewitt around 2010, though it seems like a trend deserving of the 90's. The premise is this: if your jean jacket can be bedazzled, why cant your "vajayjay"?

The answer? IT CAN.

The official site says that vajazzling is the act of applying glitter and jewels to a (...) bikini area for aesthetic purposes and "traditionally" (I'm using that word reeeeeeeeally loosely here) vajazzling was done with Swarovski crystals; y'know, real classy like.

See below for some fine examples.


I spared you the dolphins, martini glasses, and butterflies, because I want you to give vajazzling a chance before you say Pffft and walk off.

Seriously.

Vajazzling is amazing.

Ondrea and I share a love of everything gaudy enough to beg the question "Whyyyyyyyyyyy?" and so when she suggested that we have a Vajazzle Party, I was in before she could say "frosting covered crotches." Props to Ondrea for the concept, execution, and photography of this project. That girl has it going on.

Vajazzling services are near impossible to find here in Tucson, but we've been told that they're available in elegant towns like Los Angeles and Vegas. If you don't live near either of those, you can do it yourself with a kit and this video

This is all fine and dandy, but since we like to get overly creative and vajazzling is 
A.) Far from permanent (you're lucky to get a few days outta the deal for all your dollars) and
B.) Not conducive to immediate sex (lacerations anyone?)
we made up our own rules and used things like sprinkles, frosting, flowers, edible pearls, and gummy teeth. 

True story. Kinda makes you wish you were there, huh?

From my experience, I'm gonna recommend that everyone has a vajazzling party and here is why:




1.) We need to push ourselves outside our body comfort zones.
Get comfortable with your body, friends. Force yourself so far outside your comfort zone that things that are normally scary start to feel like home. Only social constructs give us reason to be embarrassed, feel negatively towards, or hate any part of our bodies. Fuck that. We can learn to love every part of us, so try jumping into unknown waters by doing something extraordinary right off the bat.

Scared of people seeing your awesome vagina? Throw a party with 5 close and trustworthy friends. It may be just what the doctor ordered.

I'm pretty open about my body at this point, proven by the fact that a large majority of the photo shoots I participate in are at least semi-nude. Shedding clothes in front of a camera is liberating to say the least. But, even with those past experiences, I still found myself feeling awkward while stripping for my close-up. And that is exactly why I think we should all try it.

Even I needed the push.
Jumping waaaaaaay outside my zone? It helped.

2.) All sizes, shapes, and varied states can vajazzle. 
There's a lack of larger shapes on the web sporting crystals, but we can change that! Our little party proved that every size, shape, and stage of hair growth is equally fun with some accessorizing. You're invited to prove this point with us!

3.) “Down There” doesn't have to be associated with just sex.
subconsciously associate my genitals with sex (almost) 100% of the time, but it’s most certainly not the only way to appreciate this part of our anatomy! Switch your thought patterns up a bit and see your nether regions as another glorious and justplainbeautiful part of your body. Maybe you can learn to love it in a similar way- as you do your strong legs, soft tummy, or mighty brain!




4.) Being around a bunch of vaginas is good for you.
The pubic area must feel left out sometimes when it comes to appreciation and it's a shame. It can be a mecca for all things miraculous; vaginas have the potential to allow mind blowing euphoria, deliver new life (woah!), and at the amazing bare minimum they can sync with the moon and shed the old to allow the new. 

All this kick ass stuff, and yet we're still so hard on them. Maybe we think that our vag is weird, strange, shaped funny, bumpy, lumpy, or perhaps we even find it gross. But being around a bunch of other crotches is one cure. If you create a vajazzle situation you will start to see that you are not alone in your uniqueness; everyone has their own style and they're all a-ok!

It's good to surround yourself with visual proof that diversity is a fact of life. And y'know whats even better than that? Surrounding yourself with diversity in a happy setting.

If we encounter something positive repeatedly, it starts to override our negative inclinations. Eventually, enough exposure will eradicate our negative shock factor, which is AWESOME! I mean, if we’re gonna be shocked by a piece of are anatomy, it should be because of the sheer amount of awesome that each one contains. Not because we don’t have a pleasant context in which to process it. I propose that a vajazzle party is a perfectly festive way to start this paradigm shift! Create some good ol' fashioned memories with your crotch gardens whydontcha? (ETA four years later: I cannot believe I used the term crotch gardens in a serious way. How fucking embarrassing.)

5.) It's worth it just to be able to say that you did it. 
Ever had a friends face in your crotch while they piped pink frosting onto it? Yeah, you just might need to experience that. 

6.) Because we need to celebrate vaginas! 
Pussies are so fucking cool! They are lovely and deserving things like confetti and rainbows and parties!!! Lets give them the adoring attention they deserve.



The neato thing about skipping the crystals and going with sprinkles, frosting, edible pearls, and candy, is that there is the potential of a lover assisting with both the vajazzling and the "clean-up"! Frosting not only makes a great adhesive, but it's, obvs, delicious! The gummy teeth are definitely one of my favorite looks, and if you're interested in seeing the hilarious-X-rated version of our vagina dentata you can click here. Love. 

Pro tip: If you're just going for the aesthetics, you can attach almost anything with eyelash glue. Seriously, almost anything. SO HAVE A PARTY Y'ALL! Get up close and comfortable with yourselves and say "No way!" to all body shame. If you don't have a group of friends game to join in yet, try it yourself. Take photos of your masterpiece, and look for the beauty.

It's truly is liberating to bare all, though when you start, it may seem like the hardest thing in the world. Just remember that every body is perfect just the way it is, yours included. Prove this to yourself over and over (in lots of ways... this is just one) until you finally believe it.

Start your crotch-lovin' journey by bringing back that decorative celebration they call vajazzling! Get friendly with yrself, friends. It's a riot.

Are you going to try it?
If so, what are you going to decorate your nether 
regions with?

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