I agree with something foxnews.com's Dr. Yvonne penned in Monday's "sexpert" column: cosmetic female genital alteration is abhorrent.
That's right, folks, cosmetic genital alteration. As in, let's see if we can't give you more of a Miss July centerfold look 'down there.' How very modern of us. How very sad.
And for once, Dr. Y and I are on the same page, as she extols the virtues of loving one's body "as is" and not trying to look like a supermodel/porn star/textbook example in a state of undress. But that's where the similarity ends. You see, this is the same column which only a week ago was extolling the virtues of mutual pornographic consumption to increase sexual stimulation and satisfaction.
Anyone else see a problem here?
Yes, of course, ladies. Lay down and roll over while your man gets worked up by a computer-generated composite of perfection that puts your naked body to shame. After all, it's only natural since men are visually stimulated. And while he's at it, you might as well join him. It can be a bonding moment for you as a couple, you know? Joining together in the mutual pursuit of using another human being for your own sexual gratification. Nice.
There's a catch, though. Because as he becomes increasingly stimulated by exaggerated and impossible images of anatomical symmetry, you may start to feel slightly, well, frumpy in comparison.
So maybe a breast augmentation? Sure, if it boosts your confidence. Cheek implants to round out that booty? Go for it, it's for the greater good of your sex life. Vaginoplasty to... hold on!
Here's where Dr. Fulbright jumps ship. Apparently, altering your body to look more like some other body is intrinsically disordered, needlessly unsafe, and demeaning to the inherent dignity of the female person. Yes, praise God!
I would encourage her to look further up that slippery slope we're hurtling down, and to ask herself where this momentum stems from. Could it be that pornography = dissatisfaction with the natural human body?
No, I go too far. There's no possible connection between women-watching-their-men-getting-aroused-by-watching-other-women and a competitive drive to, well, compete with these other women. (Who, incidentally aren't actual women, but rather, are composite images of several genetically-blessed bodies) But I digress.
At least Dr. Fulbright's come this far. Let's pray that she -and other "women's health" experts - start making these connections sooner, and start using their brains and their platforms to advance the dignity of their sisters rather than shackling them in heavier chains.