The Chick With The Vagina Cat Hairball Speaks: “I Wish I Had Taken A Picture Of It”

I know it wasn’t a tampon because: (1) I know for a fact that I removed both of them, and (2) It was big enough that it would have been at least half a tampon, which I would’ve noticed when I removed it

It’s definitely possible that a few fibers got stuck and that’s what started everything but I am very confident that there was also cat hair in the mix.

In an interview with Maureen O’Connor at The Cut, Michelle Barrow, the chick who wrote that essay for xoJane about finding a ball of cat hair in her vagina, confirms that she and her pussy furball are indeed REAL. I never once doubted that Barrow was legit; in fact, her tale has made me incredibly concerned that there may be a pet hair tumbleweed rolling up my own vaginal canal. But others are more cynical! Pussy furball truthers have been convinced that the essay was either a complete fabrication or that Barrow must be mistaken about what her gyno pulled out of her chocha.

“A few people have said stuff like, ‘I’ve had cats all my life and they always sleep with me and this has never happened so you must be lying!'” Barrow said. ” I promise I wouldn’t make that up. Now I wish I’d taken a picture of it!” Girl, SAME.

Barrow, who would like to assure you she has excellent hygiene, said that the freakout over her piece made her initially kind of regret publishing it, but that this frank conversation about vaginas and their different, as O’Connor puts it, “let-stuff-in capacities” has been worth it.

“I think the moral of the story is that vaginas are crazy mysterious enigmas that we will never really understand,” says Barrow, “so we may as well just write about how weird they are on the internet.”

[NYMag.com]