Saturday, December 17, 2005

South Of The Border

Seems to be generating quite a bit of unnecessary elective surgery lately. Life | Broadsheet: "Still, as the Journal points out, some men -- and some conservative, not to say backward, cultures -- still consider an intact hymen the best proof of a woman's virtue. And for the women who'd like to please these men, now there's hymenoplasty, or, as the kids are calling it, 'revirgination.' In this costly surgical procedure a plastic surgeon 'uses dissolvable stitches to reconnect the skin membrane that once partially covered the opening to the vagina,' thereby making a girl who has been around the block a few times look like she has never even been out the house.

The Journal's trend-spotting data here is somewhat murky; the paper points to a general increase in the number of plastic surgeries in the U.S., but relies mostly on an upsurge in advertisements and anecdotal reports to support its claim of an increase in the number of women looking to become virgins once again."
Like I'd want to do that again. Let me get this straight. You risk your life for an elective surgery that causes immense pain while healing so you can suffer more pain for his pleasure? What is this? The innocence version of S&M? Maybe they can remove all the hair follicle next, for that true 8 year old sensation their pedophilic spouses seem to desire.

At what point does plastic surgery cease to be medicine?

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