30-something Layla Martin is widely considered to be a sex expert. Watch her video above, entitled “Your vagina is more beautiful than you think”. The video features a photo shoot that she arranged with a group of women to capture the difference between how they saw their own vulvas and how their lover saw their vulvas.
The best part for me was to see the reaction of the men. We are so hard on ourselves as women, and the reaction of the men in the video shows that there truly are mature and sensitive men out there who see the beauty in the uniqueness of their lovers, and who are not superficial and over-critical assholes.
Why do I have a hole in my labia? I didn’t do anything to make it that way or damaged it, I noticed it in high school before I was sexually active. I am now 21 and sexually active.
Thank you for having the courage to submit. The hole could be something that you were born with or the result of early childhood trauma.
Is it causing you any physical discomfort? If so, you may want to discuss it with your gynecologist who can advise you on the best course of action. It is likely that the issue can be resolved fairly easily through a minor procedure.
Do you ever think to yourself “my vagina looks like a turkey”? If the answer is yes, this video is for you. Hannah shares some great insights and tips on the main causes of insecurities concerning the vagina, and how to accept and embrace your vagina with all its flaps and dangly bits.
I am now 14 and since I was 13 my one vagina lip is bigger than the other and it’s really long and every time I have my period it sticks to my pad and it bugs me I don’t care about the sex and all, I just want it removed but I am to embarrassed to tell my parents about it or anybody else and I don’t want surgery. I cry my self to sleep thinking that there’s no one out there like me, that I just want to die.
Firstly, you are not alone. Having one labia that is larger than the other (known as labia asymmetry) is not at all unusual.
To reduce discomfort during your period, you could try using a tampon instead of a pad. You could also wear panties that are made from an elastic material which is comfortable and supportive, as cotton material can be uncomfortable for some people.
I’m happy to hear that you don’t want surgery for this. For most people, it is something that can be managed without surgery, through minimal adjustments to their clothing and lifestyles.
I’m 18 years old and as you can see I have long vagina skin flaps. They stick out all the time whether I am standing or sitting or lying down. I would grow my pubes to hide the flaps but I prefer the clean look plus I feel it is more hygienic to keep it clean shaven. My long vagina skin flaps make me very self-conscious. Should I be considering some sort kind of surgery on my vagina? Will medical insurance cover this surgery?
Thanks for your submission 🙂
Your inner labia look to be of average size. Spend some time browsing through the submissions on this site and you will see the huge range of labia sizes out there.
If you are not experiencing physical discomfort or pain in your day to day life as a result of your labia, it is unlikely that your health insurance scheme will cover the cost of labiaplasty surgery. This type of surgery is generally considered elective surgery which is done for aesthetic reasons (except for those few people who medically require it).
Labiaplasty surgery should also be a measure of last resort for those who need it, as it is a big decision which should not be lightly taken.
It might be a good idea for you to speak to a counselor or physiologist about the issues that you are experiencing – this should be the first port of call for trying to accept and embrace your body, before looking into drastic and irreversible steps like going under the knife and surgically altering your body.
How common are long labia? I feel like everyone I read about feels alone and as if they were the only one with the issue, and I am just wondering how common it is.
Some studies have shown that approximately 50% of all women have labia minora (inner lips) which protrude from their labia majora (outer lips) to some extent. It is not at all unusual to have labia minora which protrude an inch or more out of the labia majora.
I’m not sure what you consider “long labia” but the best answer I can give to your question, is that labia minora that protrude from the labia majora are very common.
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