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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Vulvarium, Viktoria Elisabeth Krug, Vulva Casting, Vulva, Gipsabdruck Vulva, Vulva eingipsen, Mobiles vulva casting studio, Vulvavielfalt, Vielfalt der Vulva, Diversität der Vulva, Vulvadiversitität, vulva diversity, Kunsthandwerk, Vulva Anatomie, Vulva Statue, Vulvani,  Claudia Plattner, Träumerherz Fotografie
Vulvarium, Viktoria Elisabeth Krug, Vulva Casting, Vulva, Gipsabdruck Vulva, Vulva eingipsen, Mobiles vulva casting studio, Vulvavielfalt, Vielfalt der Vulva, Diversität der Vulva, Vulvadiversitität, vulva diversity, Kunsthandwerk, Vulva Anatomie, Vulva Statue, Vulvani,  Claudia Plattner, Träumerherz Fotografie

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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Vulvarium, Viktoria Elisabeth Krug, Vulva Casting, Vulva, Gipsabdruck Vulva, Vulva eingipsen, Mobiles vulva casting studio, Vulvavielfalt, Vielfalt der Vulva, Diversität der Vulva, Vulvadiversitität, vulva diversity, Kunsthandwerk, Vulva Anatomie, Vulva Statue, Vulvani,  Claudia Plattner, Träumerherz Fotografie
Vulvarium, Viktoria Elisabeth Krug, Vulva Casting, Vulva, Gipsabdruck Vulva, Vulva eingipsen, Mobiles vulva casting studio, Vulvavielfalt, Vielfalt der Vulva, Diversität der Vulva, Vulvadiversitität, vulva diversity, Kunsthandwerk, Vulva Anatomie, Vulva Statue, Vulvani,  Claudia Plattner, Träumerherz Fotografie
Vulvarium, Viktoria Elisabeth Krug, Vulva Casting, Vulva, Gipsabdruck Vulva, Vulva eingipsen, Mobiles vulva casting studio, Vulvavielfalt, Vielfalt der Vulva, Diversität der Vulva, Vulvadiversitität, vulva diversity, Kunsthandwerk, Vulva Anatomie, Vulva Statue, Vulvani,  Claudia Plattner, Träumerherz Fotografie
Vulvarium, Viktoria Elisabeth Krug, Vulva Casting, Vulva, Gipsabdruck Vulva, Vulva eingipsen, Mobiles vulva casting studio, Vulvavielfalt, Vielfalt der Vulva, Diversität der Vulva, Vulvadiversitität, vulva diversity, Kunsthandwerk, Vulva Anatomie, Vulva Statue, Vulvani,  Claudia Plattner, Träumerherz Fotografie

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.