Dmitriy T.M., Christina W., Kelly V., and George asked us to comment on Vajazzling. Dmitriy, who sent in the video link, said he was too frightened to press play, but I am very brave and now I know what vajazzling really is! It’s hard to know because the term “vajayjay” is, um, who knows what that word means… and the term “vagina” (which actually refers to what is otherwise known as the birth canal) is now used to mean the vulva and, apparently, anything within 12 inches of it.
In any case, the video below, in which a woman documents the vajazzling of her “vagina,” reveals that the term refers to the placing of a field of tiny crystals where your public hair would be. So, you essentially replace your pubic hair with shiny objects.
So, brave souls who pressed play, sociologically analyze away.
I laughed so hard I wet myself when vajazzling burst onto the cultural consciousness c/o Jennifer Love Hewitt on Lopez Tonight. There's a whole feminist cyborg consumer trash thing going on as well as it's just enormously funny. Forget arguing with my 11yr old girl about earrings!
I just have to post this thanks to the spirit of inquiry at Sociological Images. I went looking for breasts but got more than I bargained for!