WOMEN
05/30/2014 11:45 am ET Updated Jun 02, 2014

Women See Their Vaginas For The First Time After Answering A Craigslist Ad

How does an adult woman go her entire life without seeing her vagina?

Well, that's largely a technical issue -- but the more interesting question might be why, as YouTuber Davey Wavey discovered when he posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women who had never seen their vaginas. Wavey's recruits would be part of a video showing women discussing why they hadn't seen their vaginas -- and then finally taking a look.

The women who answered the ad had a variety of reasons for never having explored their vaginas, ranging from body image struggles, religion, and insensitive remarks from former partners, to worrying that it wasn't "normal" to look and dealing with the psychological trauma of sexual assault.

"I'm afraid it's going to be ugly," says one woman featured in the video. "I've not seen my vagina because my stomach is covering it," says another.

When escorted into the "Vagina Booth" and offered a hand mirror to take a long-awaited peek, the women seem most shocked by their lack of shock at their lady bits. Our favorite response is from a former aspiring nun: "Awww."

The project shows a wide audience that there is no such thing as a "normal" looking vulva. No matter what, a vagina is worth celebrating -- or at least looking at.

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