CAUTION, THIS IS ABOUT DOLL VULVAS. (henceforth described as the proper term, doll vulvas or just vulvas) -mods feel free to delete on grounds of indecency or duplicate thread- Why is it that my beautiful female doll has such pretty, perky breasts, lovingly sculpted to look realistic, and yet her vulva is just a rough slit, gouged into her like an afterthought? http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6797/dsc00451i.jpg she has nipples, and I painted uneven areolas on her, much like my own, but I'm at a loss as to attaching pubic hair or labia? Why have I never seen dolls with realistic vulvas? (I removed details of vulva parts here) I understand dolls are made to be stylized, and some specifically beautiful, (or ugly) but the vast vast majority have these slits, or nothing at all.... surely sculptors are not extreme prudes, they sculpt nipples and breasts, buttocks and penises- why not vulvas? vulvas can be beautiful, I've sculpted one for my 60cm Ai and it's like a whelk, it's got a slightly darker color on the inside, and one longer lip that curls in a graceful swoop. I just don't understand why the vulva, a symbol of creation and femaleness, is overlooked. (her new vulva is not pictured, I'm still working on it) For: it can make a doll more realistic it's something that is both personal and unique they don't take up much room you can sand it off if you don't like it Aginst: just like accurate penises, there is only so much space attachment issues wear and tear due to location mostly covered up by clothes What say you? are slits okay, since they are just dolls? is it embarrassing that our perfect, beautiful resin children are smooth and sexless? Would a vulva be ugly, or offensive? do bear in mind this discussion is intended for adult dolls, *but can range to younger dolls if you enjoy realism- just like a tiny boy baby can have a tiny penis and testicles, a tiny female baby can have a little bitty vulva that is similarly innocent. --edit, parts could also be silicone, pvc, or sculpted from non-resin bits, just a thought-- --edit, this concerns the OUTER portion of the vulva, not the inner parts! just to be clear-- --additions would be stylized, and not hyper-detailed, as that would be weird on an otherwise smooth doll-- --edit edit, NOT hyper detailed!! NOT...-- *this is an example, I do not want parts on my Pukipukis or tiny Anthro! Size also has a lot to do with it, as larger dolls can afford more detail IMPORTANT NOTE: one of the reasons this bothered me was (generally) women in the US are kept in the dark as to their genitalia, shamed and told to be afraid of anyone finding out they bleed, much less that it's something that happens on average every 27 days. many women don't even look at themselves, perpetuating ignorance about their bodies. BACK ON TOPIC: do you hold dolls as realistic or stylized? if so, how does that effect you, knowing they are based off the perceptions of our bodies. AKA if you're lovely sculpt is so perfect- flawless skin, beautiful jawline, blushed lips and mesmerizing glass eyes- how can something so important to humans be overlooked or recreated so casually.