“Dr. Sherry is my gynecologist. She has been taking care of me since I was nineteen, when I arrived for my first Pap smear. Let’s face it, a Pap smear is not something you look forward to, but Dr. Sherry made an uncomfortable experience not so bad. In fact, because I have such a great relationship with Dr. Sherry—who never minds that I drag along my BFF Haley (who is also her patient!) so that we can laugh our way through the entire exam—I actually look forward to my yearly visits! Every woman needs to find a gynecologist they feel comfortable with, especially one they can ask those really embarrassing questions—you know the ones I’m talking about. I am so glad to introduce the Perfect V chapter, because to me the Perfect V is a healthy V, which means yearly checkups and conversations about the importance of safe sex.
I am so lucky to have fallen into acting, and I really appreciate all my amazing fans. If I can send a positive message to teens and young women about their bodies, it would be: Love your perfect V. Love your body no matter the size or shape. Don’t allow anyone to judge your lady parts, especially your pretty little V!”
—Ashley Benson Actress & Model
You know the saying, “No two snowflakes are exactly alike?” Well, the expression could just as easily refer to vaginas. There is no one right way for a vagina to look, meaning that there’s no such thing as a perfect one. If anyone should know that, it’s an OB-GYN who’s been seeing patients and their vaginas for nearly three decades.
The labia, or lips—which is where most of the issues are for the majority of female patients—vary from person to person. In fact, even the separate parts of the same vagina are not exactly the same. Just as our two eyes are not identical,nor our ears or breasts, our two lips are not identical, nor are they symmetrical to each other. This is considered to be completely normal; different is normal. I’ll tell you (in short) what I told Lauren: The only qualities that make a vagina “perfect”
are good health and confidence.