Scottish Greens party candidate Heather Herbert caused a controversy by tweeting the update with a photo.
Herbert, born a male, is currently recovering from gender reassignment surgery.
On Monday Herbert was at Heathrow when she needed to locate a clean, dry place to lie down and ‘dilate’ her wound. She decided on using the nearest disabled toilet.
It was ‘not the most fun I’ve had’, she said.
Dilation is the post-surgery self-administration of a medical implement into the newly created vaginal canal. The Mayo Clinic says the process is designed to maintain its ‘size and shape.’
Twitter (X) users flooded her tweet with their reaction.
‘Can we take a moment to realize what is happening here? This is a man, who believes he is a woman, who got his penis turned into a crotch wound, and who is laying on the floor of a disabled toilet to shove an object into the wound to keep it from shutting. The world is not ok.’
‘Funny that women who need to dilate for medical reasons don’t ever post photos, or take photos or (presumably) use the disabled loos to do it. I wonder why this ‘woman’ is different …. 🤔’
‘Gross. That’s not ladylike.’
‘You are doing disservice to actual transsexuals. This is perversion and a shame :/.’
‘Don’t listen to them Heather, this is performance art – philistines wouldn’t get it.’
‘That bathroom is for the physically disabled not the mentally disabled, bro.’
English-born Herbert was previously a member of the Labour Party but is now the Scottish Greens Party candidate for Kincorth/Nigg/Cove. In January she was described by Al Jezeera as a life-long anti-war and ant-fascist activist.
Dilation, day 2, let’s play. Where in an airport can I locate a clean, dry, private place I can lie down, take my knickers off and spread my legs?
— Heather Herbert (@HeatherHerbert_) September 17, 2023