Have your own vulva casted and then place it as dec¬≠o¬≠ra¬≠tion in your home? That‚Äôs exactly what Viki has been mak¬≠ing pos¬≠si¬≠ble since March 2020! She is the face behind Vul¬≠var¬≠ium and offers vulva cast¬≠ings, mean¬≠ing repli¬≠cas of the vulva. With Vul¬≠var¬≠ium she com¬≠bines her ideals, crafts and tal¬≠ents to con¬≠tribute to mak¬≠ing peo¬≠ple with vul¬≠vas feel more com¬≠fort¬≠able in their own bod¬≠ies. She lives in Aus¬≠tria, but also trav¬≠els and tours with Vul¬≠var¬≠ium from time to time to offer the pos¬≠si¬≠bil¬≠ity of vulva cast¬≠ing to as many peo¬≠ple as pos¬≠si¬≠ble and to cel¬≠e¬≠brate vulva diver¬≠sity. In the inter¬≠view she tells us about her work, gives us an insight into vulva cast¬≠ing and tells us what she finds par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠larly beau¬≠ti¬≠ful about it. Thank you dear Viki for mak¬≠ing diver¬≠sity vis¬≠i¬≠ble with your unique vulva statutes.

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Wel­come an please intro­duce yourself.

My name is Vik¬≠to¬≠ria Krug, I am 27 years old and I come from Carinthia, a beau¬≠ti¬≠ful province in the south of Aus¬≠tria. I have a bachelor‚Äôs degree in biol¬≠ogy and I am a future teacher for the sub¬≠jects biol¬≠ogy and Eng¬≠lish, because it is impor¬≠tant to me to pass on my love for nature and peo¬≠ple to the next gen¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion.
I spend my free time since March 2020 with every¬≠thing that has to do with Vul¬≠var¬≠ium. But when I‚Äôm not mak¬≠ing vulva stat¬≠ues, I‚Äôm paint¬≠ing or craft¬≠ing some¬≠thing else, read¬≠ing dystopias, cook¬≠ing vegan cur¬≠ries, or plan¬≠ning the next trip in a cus¬≠tomized van. Other than that, I like jus¬≠tice and peo¬≠ple who say and do some¬≠thing when it‚Äôs nec¬≠es¬≠sary. And I like love. Love is awesome. 

How did you get the idea to do vulva casting?

I was sit¬≠ting in bed with my boyfriend, both on our phones, when I stum¬≠bled across an artist on Insta¬≠gram doing sim¬≠i¬≠lar work regard¬≠ing vulva anatomy. I almost jumped to the ceil¬≠ing in shock when I real¬≠ized that I knew basi¬≠cally noth¬≠ing about the diver¬≠sity of vul¬≠vas ‚Äď even though I‚Äôve owned one myself for 27 years! When I then showed my boyfriend count¬≠less dif¬≠fer¬≠ent pic¬≠tures of vul¬≠vas over the course of 15 min¬≠utes, highly impressed and shocked, he said at some point, quite annoyed, ‚ÄúViki, I know what they look like. I‚Äôve seen a few.‚ÄĚ At that moment, we both real¬≠ized that I only knew my own vulva. And that he, as a man, knew much more about my sex¬≠ual organ than I did. And that‚Äôs when I thought to myself, ‚ÄúHey, this can‚Äôt be hap¬≠pen¬≠ing. There‚Äôs a prob¬≠lem here. I have to solve it.‚ÄĚ A week later, my statue was ready and Vul¬≠var¬≠ium was on its way.

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

Through the beau¬≠ti¬≠ful expe¬≠ri¬≠ence with my own vulva as a statue, I real¬≠ized that its pres¬≠ence does a lot of good to me and my self-esteem. And of course I wish that for every per¬≠son. That‚Äôs why I posted my thoughts about vulva cast¬≠ing on two social media plat¬≠forms. In a flash, a wave of inquiries swept over me. From then on, every¬≠thing hap¬≠pened quite fast. Get¬≠ting from the idea to the cur¬≠rent offer was not easy and requires long days and hardly any breaks. But I love what I do. With every sat¬≠is¬≠fied cus¬≠tomer my moti¬≠va¬≠tion and energy grows. I still have so much to do. The cur¬≠rent offer is just the begin¬≠ning. Stay tuned. 

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

The list of beau¬≠ti¬≠ful moments is very long. At every sin¬≠gle ses¬≠sion some¬≠thing hap¬≠pens that moves me or gives me goose¬≠bumps. All these moments are beau¬≠ti¬≠ful. One moment that I have very present right now was the audio from a stranger Insta¬≠gram fol¬≠lower recently. She explained to me in a very hon¬≠est and vul¬≠ner¬≠a¬≠ble, yet incred¬≠i¬≠bly 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 stat¬≠ues have shown her that she is nor¬≠mal and beau¬≠ti¬≠ful. And she wants to thank me for that. When I hear some¬≠thing like that, I always take a minute to feel and process. And then I get right back to work, know¬≠ing that there are still many womxn out there who need to be reached. 

What do you par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠larly like about your work?

I love that I come into con¬≠tact with so many dif¬≠fer¬≠ent peo¬≠ple. I have teenagers to retirees, peo¬≠ple who live their sex¬≠u¬≠al¬≠ity freely in polyamory or open rela¬≠tion¬≠ships, and womxn who are very reli¬≠gious or have had the same part¬≠ner for years. Peo¬≠ple who want to cel¬≠e¬≠brate their vulva and oth¬≠ers who have had bad expe¬≠ri¬≠ences and want to work through them have been com¬≠ing. Peo¬≠ple who have a vulva but are not women and peo¬≠ple who do not define them¬≠selves at all. Cou¬≠ples as well as girl¬≠friends, moth¬≠ers, daugh¬≠ters and grand¬≠mas. And each one of these peo¬≠ple is lov¬≠able in a unique way.

Through vulva cast¬≠ing, I am reminded daily that the world is full of incred¬≠i¬≠bly amaz¬≠ing peo¬≠ple. And if you just take the time to get to know each other, you real¬≠ize that so much more con¬≠nects us than sep¬≠a¬≠rates us. There‚Äôs a poten¬≠tial lying dor¬≠mant in us as a soci¬≠ety, I‚Äôm get¬≠ting goose¬≠bumps again. With each new cus¬≠tomer I am reminded of all this and now I wan¬≠der the streets, look at the peo¬≠ple com¬≠ing towards me and think to myself: you must be a won¬≠der¬≠ful person.

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What is your per¬≠sonal hope for your work?

My wish is that we finally stop invest¬≠ing our energy in our appear¬≠ance and use it instead for more impor¬≠tant things ‚Äď things that ful¬≠fill us and make us happy. And that womxn can finally talk openly about their desires, feel¬≠ings and prob¬≠lems related to the vulva. I don‚Äôt claim that vulva stat¬≠ues will make every womxn for¬≠get all self-doubt and flaws overnight. Because this is a process that takes longer. How¬≠ever, I promise that the statue is a huge step in the right direc¬≠tion. In the mean¬≠time, I know that my work helps womxn feel bet¬≠ter about them¬≠selves. And there¬≠fore I hope that together we can reach as many peo¬≠ple as pos¬≠si¬≠ble with this message. 

What are the reac­tions when you talk about vulva casting?

The reac¬≠tions are dif¬≠fer¬≠ent, but very rarely neg¬≠a¬≠tive. Most peo¬≠ple, male* as well as female*, are imme¬≠di¬≠ately enthu¬≠si¬≠as¬≠tic and want a statue them¬≠selves. Then there are a few who are a lit¬≠tle sur¬≠prised or caught off guard. These are usu¬≠ally peo¬≠ple who have never dealt with the sub¬≠ject them¬≠selves and there¬≠fore don‚Äôt really want to get into it at that moment due to their lack of knowl¬≠edge. It is exactly for these peo¬≠ple that it is incred¬≠i¬≠bly impor¬≠tant that they get the input about vulva cast¬≠ing, as this is the only way they can find and get rid of their ‚Äúblind spot‚ÄĚ. Once the seed is sown, there is no turn¬≠ing back. It is not uncom¬≠mon for exactly such peo¬≠ple to sit in front of me on the sofa a few weeks later and tell me how much they are now look¬≠ing for¬≠ward to their own statue.

What do you find par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠larly excit¬≠ing about explor¬≠ing the diver¬≠sity of the vulva?

Every¬≠thing. I find every¬≠thing excit¬≠ing. The diver¬≠sity here includes not only the anatomy but also many other top¬≠ics, such as men¬≠stru¬≠a¬≠tion, sex¬≠u¬≠al¬≠ity, preg¬≠nancy and health. And every per¬≠son with a vulva has their own expe¬≠ri¬≠ences in this regard. This is a world that is not even close to being fully explored, and this despite the fact that approx¬≠i¬≠mately 4.5 bil¬≠lion peo¬≠ple world¬≠wide have a vulva. And here we are again at the word ‚Äúpoten¬≠tial‚ÄĚ. The space upwards is end¬≠less and so slowly some¬≠thing is hap¬≠pen¬≠ing: The female* world is ready and is com¬≠ing together. It doesn‚Äôt get more excit¬≠ing than this. 

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Why should more peo­ple do vulva casting?

Because of the dif¬≠fer¬≠ent expe¬≠ri¬≠ences and sen¬≠sa¬≠tions, each per¬≠son has a dif¬≠fer¬≠ent, very per¬≠sonal why. But if I have to be brief, my answer would be sim¬≠ple: It helps peo¬≠ple feel more com¬≠fort¬≠able in their own bod¬≠ies. Be it the per¬≠son who has a statue made, or the per¬≠son who looks through the gallery of pho¬≠tos of stat¬≠ues at home. In the end, every¬≠one real¬≠izes that every vulva is dif¬≠fer¬≠ent and yet nor¬≠mal and beau¬≠ti¬≠ful. By the way, you can find a more detailed answer to this ques¬≠tion on my web¬≠site. There I have listed my ‚ÄúTop 8 rea¬≠sons why vulva cast¬≠ing is important‚ÄĚ. 

Any¬≠thing else you‚Äôd like to share?

‚ÄěYou can cut all the flow¬≠ers but you can¬≠not keep spring from com¬≠ing.‚ÄĚ‚Äú ‚Äď Pablo Neruda

INFO-BOX:

For 2021, Viki is also plan¬≠ning a Ger¬≠man tour with Vul¬≠var¬≠ium, if the cur¬≠rent (travel) restric¬≠tions allow it. Any¬≠one inter¬≠ested in vulva cast¬≠ing can already con¬≠tact her, name the pre¬≠ferred city and put them¬≠selves on the wait¬≠ing list for the tour list. Depend¬≠ing on the requests, the cities and events will be planned accordingly. 

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