Plastic Surgery has largely become culturally acceptable. Western culture and, specifically, North American culture has accepted the ideals of beauty and functionality. In order to achieve desired appearances and performance, plastic surgery has gone the distance, exploring the various ways to improve oneself image and performance. One of the least understood, and often misunderstood, plastic surgeries is female circumcision, also known as a clitoridotomy. Hopefully, after reading this short explanation our readers will have a better idea of what female circumcision is and is not. I have undergone the female circumcision procedure, and I could not be pleased more. Before offering my personal experience on this topic, it's necessary to discuss many of the misconceptions that arise, when this subject is approached.
Most professionals characterize any form of genital alteration as Female Genital Cutting (FGC). A few professionals make a distinction between Female Genital Cutting and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). What's all the fuss about? Is there a difference between the two classifications? There is a solid case that suggests that a significant difference in procedure and motivation for the procedure exists; therefore, two separate categories or classifications are essential for a logical discussion.
In the past, female circumcision would have been labeled FGM: Any alteration of female genitalia, regardless of motivation and the actual procedure, was combined with other more barbaric and oppressive procedures, which are appropriately designated to the FGM classification. Clarification, please? Sure, many African and some Middle Eastern cultures practice excision and infibulation, though the practice has been introduced by some cultures into the West. Webmd.com explains infibulation:
"This procedure involves performing a clitorectomy, including the removal of the labia. The tissues are then sewn together, leaving only a small hole for the flow of urine and menstrual blood. In many cases, a second procedure is necessary later to allow for sexual intercourse."
Basically, due to cultural beliefs and the corresponding practices to uphold those beliefs, FGM practices prevent or limit women and men from sexual activity. Using this surgical procedure to extinguish or limit sexual pleasure is the objective. People all over the world scream, "Oppression! Oppression! Sexual pleasure is a natural right of all humans." While I do agree that women should have the right to express themselves sexually, I do not want to digress into a diatribe of cultural errors. My main objective is to identify a significant difference in motivation and procedure between the two classifications, FGM and FGC.
Female Circumcision, in contrast to clitoral excision and infibulation, is a procedure used to increase sexual pleasure. While FGM procedures are aimed at limiting or extinguishing female sexuality, female circumcision (also known as clitoridotomy or hoodectomy) is a procedure that surgically removes the clitoral hood, leaving the clitoral glans exposed, which provides greater sexual stimulation. While FGM is oppressive in nature, female circumcision (a form of FGC) is liberating. I should know!
I had my clitoridotomy (female circumcision) procedure five months ago. I have been sexually active since the age of 16, and my clitoris worked fine before the operation. I did not consent to this simple procedure because of an inability to have a clitoral orgasm. I've had wonderful orgasms since I became sexually active; however, my desire for more intense orgasms led me to have this operation. Compared to breast augmentation and other plastic surgeries, clitoridotomies are less invasive, and the recovery period is shorter and less painful.
Since having my clitoral hood removed, allowing greater clitoral exposure, my orgasms are much more powerful. Each clitoral orgasm I have is more intense and feels more personal. I have also found new pleasure in oral sex. Before the operation, I enjoyed oral sex; however, I only did so for brief periods of time. Now, as a result of my surgery, I invite my husband to rent a room for the night! Clitoral vibrators, as you can imagine, have a new place in my life. With all the cosmetic surgery - facial, breast, stomach, etc. - plastic surgery has found a place in our culture. I was less interested in the cosmetic aspect, but supremely interested in the functionality, or improved sexual performance. To me, that was the selling point.
If you or someone you love is interested in this procedure, please contact a health professional for all the information needed to make an informed decision. It has been my personal experience that the surgery is extremely successful. I am not, however, a doctor. For a detailed discussion of this topic, please schedule an appointment with the appropriate professional that you feel comfortable with.
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