Woman With Two Vaginas Answers Questions Everyone Wants To Know

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You might remember last year that a popular beauty vlogger made headlines around the world, after revealing that she had two vaginas.

Cassandra Bankson, 23, found out after visiting a doctor for kidney pain, that she had ‘uterus didelphys’, which means she has two vaginas and two wombs.

She revealed to her fans that while she had just one vaginal opening, she has two uteri, two cervixes and two fallopian tubes inside.

And now 18 months later, Cassandra Bankson, 23, has revealed what everyday life is like having this rare condition.

Speaking to The Daily Star, she explained that since a young age she’d experienced two-week periods and headaches and just assumed it was the norm.

“Since it’s all I’ve ever known, I have had no choice but to accept and live with it from the beginning,” she added.

Cassandra revealed that both of her vaginas are slightly smaller than an average size, comparing them to the septum of a nose- something she’s more than happy to tell future partners.

She said:

I am a very open person and believe that communication and trust is quintessential to any relationship – romantic, professional, friendly. I would want anyone who I choose to become romantically involved with to understand and respect my condition, as well as everything else that comes with it.

As of yet, Cassandra says the condition itself hasn’t affected her romantic life, putting past ‘traumatic’ experiences more down to her struggles to talk about her sexual life.

When it comes to her periods, you could imagine it’s a lot tougher with two vaginas.

Cassandra explains:

Essentially they overlap. One starts, hormones trigger the other, the first stops and then the second subsides. Because they overlap, I was not aware of this condition for the majority of my life. Although it sucks miserably, I have never known anything else.

The pain has been so bad in fact that she had to be hospitalised for cramps and at one point at a period last 4 four weeks.

Despite her rare condition, Cassandra is still hopeful that she has the ability to carry children, citing that other women with the same condition have been able to give birth naturally, but there’s also a possibility she’d need IVF or other therapies.

When it comes to the response from family and her fans after her shocking revelations, Cassandra told The Daily Star that it was an overwhelming sense of curiosity more than anything.

She explained:

When telling family and friends, they were shocked and curious as well. I personally tend to use humour to buffer any negative, uncertain or disquieting feelings and this situation was no different. I started joking about the fact as a way to lighten my own mood and knowing I could make others laugh in the process was rewarding. Myself, my friends and family have realised that this too is a part of me, but doesn’t define me.

But, because the internet is an awful place, Cassandra has also had here fair share of abuse from trolls- though she isn’t letting that stop her spreading her world.

Cassandra added:

Maintaining a positive outlook on life and understanding that I am helping other people through this process gives me the strength and reasoning to continue discussing these issues that need to be brought to light, for both myself and other people.

Fair play to her!


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The Daily Star

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