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U.K. sculptor creates vagina-inspired art installation

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Between pregnancy, pornography, labiaplasty, and the garden-variety insecurity that comes with the territory of being a woman in the Western world, ladies can get pretty worried about their vaginas. Colors, shapes, sizes — my goodness, there's just a myriad of reasons why one might think her "downthere" is abnormal looking. (Or refer to her vagina as her "downthere.") Luckily, a nice man in Britain has decided to make an art exhibit exposing the truth: all vaginas are different, and that difference is a beautiful thing.

"The Great Wall of Vagina" was started half a decade ago by artist Jamie McCartney and is now set for a world premiere at the Brighton Festival Fringe in May. The project consists of a nine-meter-long wall made up of 400 plaster vagina molds. The molds were graciously donated by as many women, whose ages ranged from eighteen to seventy-six. No word on how McCartney found these women, but his caring words might have something to do with their willingness to help out:

"I realized that many women also suffer anxiety about their genitals and I was in a unique position to do something about that… If this sculpture helps just one woman decide not to proceed with unnecessary plastic surgery on their genitals then it will have succeeded."

I like his style. Check out this videos for more vagina-positive messages from the ladies themselves: