Why does my labia minora stick out?

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Hi there! Is it possible to tell me why does my labia minora stick out? It was not always this way, and I noticed my labia minora growing during my early teen years. Does it serve a purpose health-wise? Is it something I should be worried about? Some of my friends also have labia minora that stick out so at least I know I am not the only one.

Variations in labia minora size, and changes in labia minora size size through the body’s development, are completely normal.

About half of all women have labia minora that protrude from their labia majora to some extent.

While they do not serve a specific purpose health-wise, bigger labia minora can sometimes result in increased sensitivity and sexual pleasure, as there are many nerve endings located in the labia minora which are concentrated in the clitoral area.

In short, you have absolutely nothing to be worried about šŸ™‚

Clare xo

I have a puffy vagina

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My husband tells me that I have a fat private area. I amĀ embarrassed by that. I am always wondering why I have a puffy vagina like a blow fish rather than having a pretty flat perfect vagina.

My labia major are big and my clit is big too. Nothing hangs out its all kept inside itself.

Sometimes when I have sex I can be really wet but because my puffy vagina is big its hard for my partners penis to even get wet causing some pain.

I really donā€™t like this.

The appearance of the vulva (the visible portion of the vagina) is largely genetically determined, and there are many variations out there. The comment by your husband sounds insensitive. Perhaps you should show him this site to help educate him regarding the insecurities that comments like that can cause.

With regard to your pain during sex, I suggest trying out a water-based lubricant. Apply generously to your partner and yourself before penetration.

Clare xo

Fat outer labia

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I’m 18 and I have fat outer labia. As you can see from my pics, my outer lips are really puffy. Is that normal? I’ve seen other girls and they don’t stick out that far. When I wear underwear or bathing suit they almost don’t fit in the sides. My inner lips are almost not even there, do other girls have the same problem and what do you do about undies or suites? I’m not overweight or big I weigh 105 and am 5′ 2″. I got a labia majora piercing to try and take attention away from my fat outer labia but I am still self conscious about it.

You are perfectly normal. In picking out bathing suits, make sure the crotch is wide and will cover everything. Try a couple different styles of bottoms on while wearing a thong, that way you can see the way they’ll actually fit, and you’ll be able to find which works best for you and has the amount of coverage you’re looking for.

Clare xo

Inner labia discomfort in panties

inner labia discomfort in panties winter-15-16-44I often experience discomfort from my inner labia. I have pain after sports activities, and it becomes like blisters and I experience inner labia discomfort in panties and when I wear tight-fitted pants pants.

I have tried all sorts of panties. Some are more comfortable than others. But it is much more comfortable without panties. But recently I have begun to be pantyless under my clothes as often as I can. When I have a skirt or dress, then I wear panties. But otherwise, I usually go without panties, it’s more comfortable without panties.

I do not want to risk having my bum visible, therefore I avoid thongs when I wear a skirt or dress and I rather wear bigger panties when I wear a skirt or dress. I often wear thong under my pants or shorts.

But nowadays, I’m almost always pantyless when I wear pants or shorts. But it can be painful in any case. I sometimes still get such a pain in my inner lips when I wear jeans or other tight pants or tight shorts, even though I’m not wearing any panties.

There are many ways to avoid experiencing discomfort inner labia discomfort in panties. You may wish to try panties with a wider crotch panel and more cushioning, and underwear madeĀ  of more stretchy material which provides better support.

Another method that may help is to apply baby powder before wearing tight-fitting clothes. It’s a little complicated to get in the right spots, but to apply it, lie on your back on the bed and put your feet over your head and powder up that way. Do it over a towel. It makes life in tight jeans so much better.

Keeping dry down there is also important. Also avoid washing with any soaps or body washes that have chemicals that can disrupt he natural PH.

Hope I could help!

Clare xo

Inner vagina lip that sticks out

inner vagina lip that sticks outI have an inner vagina lip that sticks out. I hate the way it looks, but I’ve done my research and learned they can be small and tiny or be very hangy and loose. To all of those people who think that lots of sex can cause a bigger vagina lips, I can count the amount of men I’ve had sex with on two hands. My vagina lips have always been the same.

You are normal and beautiful, and I hope that you will one day see that. You are absolutely right that sexual intercourse does not cause the labia to get larger or cause other visible physiological changes to the vulva or the labia.

The vulva is very flexible (it is made to expand during childbirth), so no amount of sex can cause the labia to get bigger. The idea that bigger labia is a sign of promiscuity is a myth.

Clare xo

One side of my labia hang out

One side of my labia hang out a little between my outer lips. If you were to look at it you might think it was my clitoris but it isn’t. My lips started to grow like this as soon as I hit puberty, so when I had sex for the first time I was nervous cause of the way it looked, but now I don’t care because I have seen some UGLY penis’ as well so women aren’t the only one.

The use of the word “ugly” for normal variations in body parts and vulva, is only perpetuating the myth that tiny, tucked-in labia are the norm. All labia are beautiful, and the mainstream media (and many sites on the internet) present a distorted picture of what is normal and acceptable. I encourage you to go through the submissions on this site to see that, and I sincerely hope that one day you come to accept that and embrace your uniqueness and beauty.

Clare xo

Different labia sizes

different labia sizes img-20150516-wa0004 img-20150516-wa0005 img-20150519-wa0001I know there are different labia sizes… some are relatively large – look stretchy and hanging – and others are really unnoticeable – they are not hanging and are inside surrounding the opening. I have heard that some women who have it large go through surgery to cut them short…. why? is it bad looking if it is sticking outside?

About half of all women have inner labia (the medical term for that part of the anatomy is labia minora) which protrude from their outer labia (labia majora), so it is completely normal. Based on your pictures, you are absolutely normal and have nothing to worry about.

Surgery is generally only advisable where the labia are such that they cause physical discomfort and pain, and are a genuine obstacle to your comfort and ability to go about your life (for example, where they cause painful sexual intercourse or difficulty performing day to day tasks).

Clare xo

Long vagina folds

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I have always been very self conscious about my long vaginal folds (Labia) I was just wondering if they are bigger than normal or out of the normal range?

About half of all women have labia minora that are longer than the labia majora. There is a lot of variation in the size of the labia minora, and a study in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that there is nothing unusual about having labia minora that are longer than the labia majora. You are well within the “normal range” and you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Clare xo