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Hmmmm, about DHs reaction to vaginas. Opinions pease?

(74 Posts)
fluffyraggies Mon 11-Feb-13 20:13:35

http://www.greatwallofvagina.co.uk/home

Just shown DH the above image (prompted by a thread in AIBU), with the intention of saying 'look, what a good thing, to show that not all women are the same' sort of thing.

Before i could say anything he looked at it and said 'ugh'. 'Eww', in fact, and pulled a face.

I'm hmm and sad that that was his gut reaction. I told him as much, and we bickered.

I know this isn't a big deal, but i think it's a shame. I'm feeling a bit uncomfortable about it tbh. Isn't it a bit odd of him? My gut reaction to an image of a penis isn't 'ugh'.

Selks Mon 11-Feb-13 20:54:27

(........or maybe it was an 'off the chuff' reaction.....grin)

PMSL at "placard of penii"grin

KumquatMae Mon 11-Feb-13 20:56:54

Even I think foofs are ugly and I'm a bisexual bird.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Mon 11-Feb-13 20:57:33

I would go EW if I was confronted by a wall of cocks.

fluffyraggies Mon 11-Feb-13 20:58:47

This is working - i'm starting to feel better.

Thank you MN thanks

izzyizin Mon 11-Feb-13 21:09:19

Score 1 for your dh.

Do try not to boak when he gets his revenge surprises you with unedifying imagery grin

LittleLucifer Mon 11-Feb-13 21:09:37

I think it's fascinating....not ughhhh at all! But I wouldn't be surprised by that reaction. It's not designed to be pornographic or appeal in a titilating way. But, as a female, I really appreciate the message that everyone is different...and there isn't just one version of what your vulva/vagina should look like.

Also love that my iPad just auto-corrected vagina to caging. grin

agoodblue Mon 11-Feb-13 21:14:44

Let's face it, genitals are just odd. They are a bit 'ew.' Especially those plaster casts. Strangely lifeless and flappy.

backonline Mon 11-Feb-13 21:24:54

my gut reaction was the thought of the plaster of Paris getting "stuck on" during the production process....and the idea of trying to remove it shock

Varya Mon 11-Feb-13 21:27:30

Recall a male GP saying if he had to see one more woman's genitals he would throw up. Should have joined the Navy.

Sariah Mon 11-Feb-13 21:30:31

I showed my dh and he said wow thats wonderful, brilliant. But he likes that sort of thing.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Mon 11-Feb-13 21:32:23

Nice.

I wish doctors would bloody well THINK about what they say when they're off duty sometimes.

KarlosKKrinkelbeim Mon 11-Feb-13 21:35:35

Love cleft? LOVE CLEFT???? I like to think I'm a tolerant person but I honestly would have you shot for that if I could, selks!!

badguider Mon 11-Feb-13 21:38:46

A wall of willies would make me go 'eugh' even though I don't feel that about dh's.

MarilynValentine Mon 11-Feb-13 21:43:58

Maybe tell him that it made you feel a bit insecure about how he feels about yours? Am sure he'll reassure you.

TheFarSide Mon 11-Feb-13 21:47:16

It's all about context - I wouldn't be surprised if your DH was turned on by the same images in a porn magazine.

Not that that's much comfort ...

Kione Mon 11-Feb-13 21:55:43

I went ewww too! but I dont think I would with a wall of willies, but then I have never seen one!

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Mon 11-Feb-13 22:00:45

A wall of willies <snigger>

MajesticWhine Mon 11-Feb-13 22:13:42

That reminds me, my DH recently suggested he was going to get me a willy attachment to stick on the bathroom wall. I think he was joking, as no such thing has appeared.

Selks Mon 11-Feb-13 22:17:55

Karlos - grin grin grin - I thought that would get a reaction from someone! grin

The Jeanette Winterson quote should be beautiful, I know.

But it puts me in mind of Grimsby Docks. And those muscles with a little beard.

CabbageLeaves Mon 11-Feb-13 22:26:58

A wall of willies would see me go grin hmm confused and ugh

GlitteryShitandDanglyBaubles Mon 11-Feb-13 23:24:15

Sit on his face and see if he says 'eww' or 'hmf lmf hyu'

<disclaimer, I have had very little sleep and may not be Posting Responsibly>

Kione Tue 12-Feb-13 06:53:50

actually, the wall didn't make go eww it was some of the vaginas, and that is down to personal taste as when I pointed them to dp he didnt particularly dislike them, but he realy disliked the ones with piercings!

aurynne Tue 12-Feb-13 07:15:51

I am a student midwife. Doesn't stop me from thinking that male and, especially, female genitalia are quite ugly. And yes, my reaction to the Great Wall of Vagina was also "ugh!".

Reproduction is fascinating, but the organs themselves are ugly as hell...

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