I am 18 years old. I have had lots of sex and I am wondering if the discoloration of my vaginal folds was caused by this. I have also masturbated a lot since the start of my teen years. It used to be pink but it has turned light brown. I keep it very clean so the ‘dirty’ brown colour is not caused by hygiene. I am very worried. Please help.
Sex and masturbation have no effect on the colour of your labia. Many women experience changes to the colour of their labia over their lifetimes, and there is nothing for you to worry about.
Colour changes can come about due to an increase in melanin in the labia as a result of hormonal changes, pregnancy or genetics.
There is a big spectrum of colour variations when it comes to labia, ranging from light pink to purple and brown. Yours are well within that range.