A young woman has been left shocked by men asking her if she’s “tight” after opening up about a vaginal diagnosis.
Elsie Slaats, an 18-year-old student from Norwich, was left appalled by the letchy comments of men on the internet after speaking up about her MRKH journey.
MRKH is a rare malformation of the vagina that stops the uterus and vaginal canal developing.
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Because of this, she didn't start her period and at 16 started undergoing dilation treatment.
The procedure involves trying to make sexual interaction more comfortable for the patient and involves inserting an instrument to lengthen the vagina.
Her experiences have been shared with her TikTok followers – more than 33,000 strong.
The trouble is, online trolls in the form of older, letchy men, have discovered her story and sexualised it – and her.
One comment on a video of Elsie’s says: "I get off with your videos."
Another said that sex would be like "trying to thread a needle but who cares if the needle breaks it's easy to find another."
Other disgusting comments have included men offering to replace the dilator with their penises.
She also often faces questions about whether she is “tight”.
But the heroic campaigner refuses to let the creeps get her down.
"As a young girl, these kinds of comments were off-putting; especially when I was trying to create content to raise awareness," Elsie said.
"Luckily, I'm quite level-headed and I don't let comments get to me.
"I am very proud of succeeding with my dilatation therapy.
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“It was difficult for me to remain consistent as it wasn't the most comfortable or pleasant process, but I found ways of relaxing to make it easier.
"I'm also proud of how I've dealt with this diagnosis and the impact I've had on girls in similar situations to me."
She added: "I've met so many great people through my TikTok, and on my bad days, reading the positive messages and comments that I receive makes me feel so much better. It reminds me why I started the account in the first place."
Elsie initially went to the doctors after not getting her period and feeling “she hadn't developed in the way that most girls had".
Speaking about the time of her diagnosis, she said: "This was an emotional time for 16-year-old me, leaving me feeling unsure about the future and how my life would now be affected," Elsie said.
"The prospect of having MRKH was quite a shock to both me and my mum.
"Going about my daily routine carrying such heavy emotions around was challenging for me, but the support of my close friends and family was crucial at that time.
"It can make relationships difficult, but not because anyone has ever discriminated against me for my condition. It's more due to my insecurities.
"Sometimes I worry that I can't give people the same as other girls can.
"It can be hard for me to feel 100% confident in myself and I'll fall into the trap of comparing myself to others which can strain my relationships if it comes across as jealousy or distrust in a partner."
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