Rihanna discussed her fear of vaginal expansion following childbirth with the New York Times Magazine. The interviewer, writer-filmmaker Miranda July, opened up the interview by asking Rihanna what she likes to Google, and Rihanna had a very specific way of answering:
‘‘Do you search the Internet?’’ I asked, ‘‘And if so, what do you look up?’’
‘‘Oh, random things. Like I will be sitting around Googling childbirth.’’
‘‘Could be more random than childbirth.’’
‘‘Childbirth is putting it the not-gross way. I was searching the size of certain things, and how much they expand, and then what happens after. ...’’
July later brought up childbirth again, just to clarify that it had nothing to do with Rihanna possibly being pregnant:
Now that we were side by side, I felt I could clarify something. ‘‘Hey, you’re not about to get pregnant are you? The Internet will explode when I say you were Googling childbirth.’’ She laughed and assured me she wasn’t having a child anytime soon; her fear was generalized. We wondered if there was a name for this fear, and Rihanna looked it up for us on her phone.
‘‘ ‘Phobia of a big vagina.’ ... ‘Deep.’ ... This is awful. I can’t believe I’m typing this in.’’
‘‘Wait,’’ I said. ‘‘Deep’s not an issue. It’s wide.’’
‘‘Deep is an issue, hello!’’
‘‘Huh. Cause I feel like the — I always feel short-vaginaed.’’
See? Celebrities are just like regular people, vagina-length anxieties and all.