An artist is painting pictures of vulvas on toilet cubicles across London. Oliwia Bober wants to promote a positive body image among women and challenge taboos around female genitalia. She blames porn for normalising a “very specific type” of vulva which can leave some feeling “embarrassed and ashamed”. “If you have anything that deviates from…

Image copyright JACK LAWSON Paintings of vulvas are popping up on doors of toilet cubicles across London. It’s all part of a campaign to promote positive body image among women – specifically what’s “down there”. Oliwia Bober, 23, is the artist behind the genitalia designs – and says feedback has been positive. “Women are often…

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