It’s not news that YouTubers aren’t shy when it comes to sharing all aspects of their lives online; from daily vlogging small everyday experiences to using their platforms to raise awareness for causes hugely close to their hearts. But now another vlogger has taken it upon herself to do the latter – and has opened up about her two vaginas, something she describes as a “medical anomaly”.
We’ve previously seen YouTubers speak out about personal issues such as body dysmorphia and infertility, but this time YouTuber, Cassandra Bankson, is raising awareness about her condition online after she discovered she was born with two vaginas.
Last June, Cassandra, who is mostly known for documenting her struggle with acne online, uploaded a video to her channel entitled ‘Two Vaginas Q&A Video” after revealing that she had been diagnosed with the condition, Uterus Didelpys, in a video back in July 2014.
The YouTuber took to her camera to answer a few of her 800,000 subscriber’s questions to hopefully help others who are also going through the same thing. Now, over a year later, Bankson has answered some questions asked to her by the Daily Star to explain what life is like living with two vaginas.
Just as she explained in her both of her videos, Cassandra told the British tabloid that she’s lived with the condition since she was born and didn’t discover her Uterus Didelpys until she went to the doctor complaining of back pain. Doctors soon discovered that the YouTuber in fact has two uteri, two cervixes and two fallopian tubes, but just one vaginal opening.
Cassandra has cleared up any misconceptions we may of had and also stated that her private parts look exactly like any other vagina usually would; but likens her ladybits to a nose and it’s nostrils which are separated by the septum – so both vaginas inside are smaller than they’re supposed to be.
Of course this has caused multiple problems involving hormones, periods and sex, all which Cassandra has spoken about in her videos to raise awareness of her rare condition. The 23-year-old YouTuber also does not know whether she’ll be able to have children naturally in the future or whether she will end up conceiving multiple children in each of her uteri.
However, in an answer to one question from the Daily Star, Cassandra highlights an importance to “love and respect” the things that make her unique by stating that “they are the pieces that make up [her] and even with all the quirks and differences, that is something [she’s] proud of.”