It has become culturally acceptable for women to shame their bodies. There have been so many weird body fads and “challenges” that seem to be created, making women more self-conscious of their bodies. Muffin tops, high gaps, the collarbone challenge, bikini bridges, and more are all setting women up to do dangerous things to achieve impossible beauty standards. The newest addition in this set of continuing trends is the arm (or armpit) vagina.
Imperfect Parts. Naming our imperfect parts has been a strange and normalizing way of tearing ourselves down. First there were saddle-bags, next came the cankle. Soon after we entered the age of the muffin top. And from there things started to get weirder and more specific.
Something Everyone Has. Arm vagina is a phrase to describe the section of skin where the arm joins the torso. It’s something that is completely natural and everyone has, regardless of size or body type.
Compliment. The first time the phrase was heard to describe this bit of skin was in 2014. Jennifer Lawrence was being interviewed on the SAG Awards Red Carpet. Giuliana Rancic complimented the actress’ dress when she responded, “I know I have armpit fat, it's OK... it's armpit vaginas.”