In Search of (Better) Sexual Pleasure: Female Genital ‘Cosmetic’ Surgery

  title={In Search of (Better) Sexual Pleasure: Female Genital ‘Cosmetic’ Surgery},
  author={V. Braun},
  pages={407 - 424}
  • V. Braun
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Sexualities
  • Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) procedures are new, but increasing in popularity. In this article, I examine the role of female sexual pleasure in media (31 magazine items) and surgeon (15 interviews) accounts. FGCS was framed as enhancing female sexual pleasure, or specifically orgasm. I argue that the focus on female sexual pleasure functions to legitimate, and promote, FGCS. Further, it reaffirms normative heterosexuality, and promotes a generic model of bodies and sex. Moreover, in… CONTINUE READING
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