Sarah Bonell

Supervisors: Dr Scott Griffiths

I'm investigating the role that modern society plays in defining beauty standards. Specifically, I hope to examine genital beauty norms and how they have fluctuated as a result of changes within the pornographic industry and other media, as well as assess the public's perceptions of genital cosmetic surgeries as a "solution" to conforming to these norms. My research aims to answer two questions: (1) why are genital cosmetic surgeries on the rise, and (2) how will these (and similar cosmetic) surgeries be received within western society?