Emily, an awesome writer and editor over at xoJane, recently wrote a piece called A Love Letter to Your Vagina (Yes, You!) and it resonated with me so much. Her message is summed up perfectly in a few words: “You look great, you’re shaped great, you smell great. You’re a great size and a great color. I love you.” Well, thank you, Emily! How kind of you! I couldn’t agree more, of course. And that goes for everyone!
But I think this goes beyond just vaginas. There are a lot of penis expectations and a lot of penis self-doubt in the world, and I’d like to say that I think that all penises are great and deserving of love, too. That’s a lot of what I’m trying to do with the Camille Crimson Guide to Owning and Operating a Penis. Sure, it’s about taking care of yourself, but a big part of that starts with loving what you’ve got. And even more than that, about understanding and respecting other penises too!
Even beyond that, this applies to breasts and butts and thighs and really every part of ourselves. We’re all so hung up on norms and ideals, we forget to see all our beauty, sexiness and value. It’s there. Trust me!
I call on you to try to love yourself and then share that love. If you have someone in your life whose body you’re lucky enough to interact with, compliment them! Tell them how much you love their vagina or penis or chest or hands… It’s a wonderful feeling to feel appreciated in such a simple and yet profound way, and none of us truly do it enough.
I hope that her piece inspires you the way it inspired me. I’d love to know if it did, and what you did or are going to do with that inspiration. It’s a wonderful thing to be reminded of.