Do you have a positive genital self-image? As researcher Christin Bowman defines it, female genital self-image refers to "the degree to which women feel positively about their genitals." Research shows how you feel about your vulva matters, and it matters a lot. Here are nine reasons to work on accepting, and ultimately feeling blissful, about all parts of your body.
1. Having a higher genital self-image is linked to more enjoyment of sex, better sexual functioning and more routine gynecological visits. It's true, if you feel ashamed and disapproving of this part of your body, you are less likely to take care of yourself and this impacts sexual performance.