Have your own vulva cas­ted and then place it as dec­or­a­tion in your home? That’s exactly what Viki has been mak­ing pos­sible since March 2020! She is the face behind Vul­varium and offers vulva cast­ings, mean­ing rep­licas of the vulva. With Vul­varium she com­bines her ideals, crafts and tal­ents to con­trib­ute to mak­ing people with vul­vas feel more com­fort­able in their own bod­ies. She lives in Aus­tria, but also travels and tours with Vul­varium from time to time to offer the pos­sib­il­ity of vulva cast­ing to as many people as pos­sible and to cel­eb­rate vulva diversity. In the inter­view she tells us about her work, gives us an insight into vulva cast­ing and tells us what she finds par­tic­u­larly beau­ti­ful about it. Thank you dear Viki for mak­ing diversity vis­ible with your unique vulva statutes.

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Wel­come an please intro­duce yourself.

My name is Vikt­oria Krug, I am 27 years old and I come from Carinthia, a beau­ti­ful province in the south of Aus­tria. I have a bachelor’s degree in bio­logy and I am a future teacher for the sub­jects bio­logy and Eng­lish, because it is import­ant to me to pass on my love for nature and people to the next gen­er­a­tion.
I spend my free time since March 2020 with everything that has to do with Vul­varium. But when I’m not mak­ing vulva statues, I’m paint­ing or craft­ing some­thing else, read­ing dysto­pias, cook­ing vegan cur­ries, or plan­ning the next trip in a cus­tom­ized van. Other than that, I like justice and people who say and do some­thing when it’s neces­sary. And I like love. Love is awesome. 

How did you get the idea to do vulva casting?

I was sit­ting in bed with my boy­friend, both on our phones, when I stumbled across an artist on Ins­tagram doing sim­ilar work regard­ing vulva ana­tomy. I almost jumped to the ceil­ing in shock when I real­ized that I knew basic­ally noth­ing about the diversity of vul­vas – even though I’ve owned one myself for 27 years! When I then showed my boy­friend count­less dif­fer­ent pic­tures of vul­vas over the course of 15 minutes, highly impressed and shocked, he said at some point, quite annoyed, “Viki, I know what they look like. I’ve seen a few.” At that moment, we both real­ized that I only knew my own vulva. And that he, as a man, knew much more about my sexual organ than I did. And that’s when I thought to myself, “Hey, this can’t be hap­pen­ing. There’s a prob­lem here. I have to solve it.” A week later, my statue was ready and Vul­varium was on its way.

What has your jour­ney been like from the idea to your cur­rent product?

Through the beau­ti­ful exper­i­ence with my own vulva as a statue, I real­ized that its pres­ence does a lot of good to me and my self-esteem. And of course I wish that for every per­son. That’s why I pos­ted my thoughts about vulva cast­ing on two social media plat­forms. In a flash, a wave of inquir­ies swept over me. From then on, everything happened quite fast. Get­ting from the idea to the cur­rent offer was not easy and requires long days and hardly any breaks. But I love what I do. With every sat­is­fied cus­tomer my motiv­a­tion and energy grows. I still have so much to do. The cur­rent offer is just the begin­ning. Stay tuned. 

What has been the most beau­ti­ful moment for you so far dur­ing vulva casting?

The list of beau­ti­ful moments is very long. At every single ses­sion some­thing hap­pens that moves me or gives me goose­bumps. All these moments are beau­ti­ful. One moment that I have very present right now was the audio from a stranger Ins­tagram fol­lower recently. She explained to me in a very hon­est and vul­ner­able, yet incred­ibly brave and strong way that she has now decided against vulva lip sur­gery after all. She had found my site and my work. And the many statues have shown her that she is nor­mal and beau­ti­ful. And she wants to thank me for that. When I hear some­thing like that, I always take a minute to feel and pro­cess. And then I get right back to work, know­ing that there are still many womxn out there who need to be reached. 

What do you par­tic­u­larly like about your work?

I love that I come into con­tact with so many dif­fer­ent people. I have teen­agers to retir­ees, people who live their sexu­al­ity freely in polyamory or open rela­tion­ships, and womxn who are very reli­gious or have had the same part­ner for years. People who want to cel­eb­rate their vulva and oth­ers who have had bad exper­i­ences and want to work through them have been com­ing. People who have a vulva but are not women and people who do not define them­selves at all. Couples as well as girl­friends, moth­ers, daugh­ters and grand­mas. And each one of these people is lov­able in a unique way.

Through vulva cast­ing, I am reminded daily that the world is full of incred­ibly amaz­ing people. And if you just take the time to get to know each other, you real­ize that so much more con­nects us than sep­ar­ates us. There’s a poten­tial lying dormant in us as a soci­ety, I’m get­ting goose­bumps again. With each new cus­tomer I am reminded of all this and now I wander the streets, look at the people com­ing towards me and think to myself: you must be a won­der­ful person.

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What is your per­sonal hope for your work?

My wish is that we finally stop invest­ing our energy in our appear­ance and use it instead for more import­ant things – things that ful­fill us and make us happy. And that womxn can finally talk openly about their desires, feel­ings and prob­lems related to the vulva. I don’t claim that vulva statues will make every womxn for­get all self-doubt and flaws overnight. Because this is a pro­cess that takes longer. How­ever, I prom­ise that the statue is a huge step in the right dir­ec­tion. In the mean­time, I know that my work helps womxn feel bet­ter about them­selves. And there­fore I hope that together we can reach as many people as pos­sible with this message. 

What are the reac­tions when you talk about vulva casting?

The reac­tions are dif­fer­ent, but very rarely neg­at­ive. Most people, male* as well as female*, are imme­di­ately enthu­si­astic and want a statue them­selves. Then there are a few who are a little sur­prised or caught off guard. These are usu­ally people who have never dealt with the sub­ject them­selves and there­fore don’t really want to get into it at that moment due to their lack of know­ledge. It is exactly for these people that it is incred­ibly import­ant that they get the input about vulva cast­ing, as this is the only way they can find and get rid of their “blind spot”. Once the seed is sown, there is no turn­ing back. It is not uncom­mon for exactly such people to sit in front of me on the sofa a few weeks later and tell me how much they are now look­ing for­ward to their own statue.

What do you find par­tic­u­larly excit­ing about explor­ing the diversity of the vulva?

Everything. I find everything excit­ing. The diversity here includes not only the ana­tomy but also many other top­ics, such as men­stru­ation, sexu­al­ity, preg­nancy and health. And every per­son with a vulva has their own exper­i­ences in this regard. This is a world that is not even close to being fully explored, and this des­pite the fact that approx­im­ately 4.5 bil­lion people world­wide have a vulva. And here we are again at the word “poten­tial”. The space upwards is end­less and so slowly some­thing is hap­pen­ing: The female* world is ready and is com­ing together. It doesn’t get more excit­ing than this. 

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Why should more people do vulva casting?

Because of the dif­fer­ent exper­i­ences and sen­sa­tions, each per­son has a dif­fer­ent, very per­sonal why. But if I have to be brief, my answer would be simple: It helps people feel more com­fort­able in their own bod­ies. Be it the per­son who has a statue made, or the per­son who looks through the gal­lery of pho­tos of statues at home. In the end, every­one real­izes that every vulva is dif­fer­ent and yet nor­mal and beau­ti­ful. By the way, you can find a more detailed answer to this ques­tion on my web­site. There I have lis­ted my “Top 8 reas­ons why vulva cast­ing is important”. 

Any­thing else you’d like to share?

„You can cut all the flowers but you can­not keep spring from com­ing.”“ – Pablo Neruda

INFO-BOX:

For 2021, Viki is also plan­ning a Ger­man tour with Vul­varium, if the cur­rent (travel) restric­tions allow it. Any­one inter­ested in vulva cast­ing can already con­tact her, name the pre­ferred city and put them­selves on the wait­ing list for the tour list. Depend­ing on the requests, the cit­ies and events will be planned accordingly. 

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Britta 
Co-Founder Vul­vani | britta@vulvani.com | Web­site | + posts

Britta Wiebe is the co-founder of Vul­vani. She loves research­ing, writ­ing and design­ing new art­icles or innov­at­ive edu­ca­tional con­cepts about men­stru­ation all day long. When she is not trav­el­ling the world, she enjoys spend­ing time with her loved ones in the beau­ti­ful city of Ham­burg in Germany.