WAC series ‘Awa’ sketch
Dimensions: 17cm x 28cm
Photography: Liliane Top
Nowadays it is expected of women to be hairless. Naturally hair grows in armpits, pubic area, legs, etc. However, women under the influence of the media are expected to eradicate any form of hair in these areas. One is made to believe that this is for hygienic reasons. Due to the readily availability of porn on internet and the easy access for youngsters the believe is created that women should be hairless and the inner labia should be smaller than the outer labia. Many girls in the West receive plastic surgery to correct this deficiency into a designer vagina. If they would not, they are made to believe that they would not be attractive to men. Similar believes arise around the reasons for circumcision by young girls. What is the difference one might ask?
This particular sketch refers to the habit of teenage girls (Senegal) to pull each others’ inner labia to stretch them. The larger the inner labia the more pleasure one will experience.