The vulva is the outer part of the female genitals. The vulva includes the opening of the vagina sometimes called the vestibulethe labia majora outer lipsthe labia minora inner lipsand the clitoris. Around the opening of the vagina, there are 2 sets of skin folds.
And contrary to popular belief, most of them aren't a neat package with everything hidden away. Instead there are a range of shapes, with Ben Khoda, plastic surgeon and a labia specialist at The Hospital Grouprevealing there are eight totally normal ways a labia can look. Pretty as these labias may be, you might feel conscious that your vagina looks too wide, and prefer a slightly slinkier version.
FOR most women the subject of vaginal health is still taboo But silence can breed ignorance and there are some questions you may not want to ask your friends. And does a longer labia mean you have had a lot of sexual partners as some people really do believe?
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. The human vagina has been described as a self-cleaning oven, by experts who would know about that sort of thing.
It can help with body image anxiety. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood.
Many of us don't tend to intensely inspect the anatomy of anyone else's much we've not got it all hanging out, like menwhich is how so many women end up with a complex over whether theirs is 'normal'. Carrying out regular procedures on women as his day job means he's seen his fair share of vulvas - so he was able to pin-point seven key 'types' of labia. But just in case you're not proficient in vag-talk, we thought we'd clarify what's what.
What exactly IS a vagina? It's a surprisingly commong question, and one a good old vagina diagram can sure help out. You might think you've got it all down pat down there, but we use a lot of code words to talk about it, and we use the technical word itself in the wrong way — after all, it's not entirely accurate to call the extended network between your legs just the "vagina.
Some sites offer to give "flaccid or deflated" outer labia "a rejuvenated appearance. Complications may include infection, scarring, disspanment and altered sensation of the labia. Skip navigation!