Leaping Leotards! The Complete Photographic History Of The “Almost Vagina”

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When Miley Cyrus rocked onto stage at the EMAs this year sparking up a joint and wearing a labia skimming leotard, it was the latter that really sent the media into a tail spin. How DARE the girl almost show us her vagina? It’s been a big year all round for Miley’s “almost vagina,” with multiple performances and public appearances, not to mention a controversial Terry Richardson shoot (what!? really!?), showing off her flawless, ingrown hair free, pubic bone.

Despite Rashida Jones’ assertion that this was the year of the “Very Visible Vagina,” the truth of the matter is that the “almost vagina” is nothing new, and no matter how many puritans faint at the sight of it, it’s not going away. We say it’s time to embrace the “almost vagina,” to celebrate the women who have dared to almost bare, and to perhaps capture and torture them for their clearly superior exfoliating secrets — we need that intel! Here’s a look back at some of the most iconic “almost vaginas” in pop culture history, going all the way back to Norma Jean‘s Seven Year Itch (it’s not what you think)…