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.
Right there among life's great questions, like "Is there an afterlife? See, there is not really any such thing as a normal vagina. Like the leprechaun or the CHUD, the idea of there being one kind of "normal vagina" is a total myth.
We have good news for you—it sounds like your body is completely normal. Together, the labia, clitoral glansvaginal opening and urethra make up your vulva. The vulva is your external genitalia.
Look at your vulva seriously, do it and the first, most obvious thing you'll see are you labia. Like everything else on your lil bod, they come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, and almost all of them are totally normal and healthy. But, for some reason unfair scrutiny on female bodies, unrealistic expectations of what your own anatomy should look likethe labia get a lot of undue scrutiny.
Back to Sexual health. Vaginas are designed to help us have and enjoy sex, have periods and have babies. But what's normal and what's not?
Vaginas — or more accurately, vulvas, and all their components — come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. They even have different smells. And unless your normal involves pain or discomforteverything is likely fine.
In short yes. But we are angry. Angry at the rise of social media trends, that deem woman have to look a certain way, particularly with regards to their vulva.
Your vagina is the passage inside your body that connects your uterus or womb to the outside of your body. You bleed through your vagina during your period. The vagina is also the passage through which a baby is born.
Labia minora are typically between one and two inches long, Minkin says, adding that some people have labia minora smaller or bigger than that, which is also normal. The only sign that your labia may actually be too long is if they stick out of underwear and bathing suits, cause swelling and pain when biking, swimming, running, or otherwise being active, or even get dragged into the vagina during sex. This situation is pretty rare. Discharge helps keep your vagina clean, plus it can be part of the natural lubrication that makes sex feel better than it would otherwise.