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.
Right now your pants on fire and all you want to do is scratch. If your vagina is itching, bacterial vaginosis BV is the most likely explanation. This is a mild infection of the vagina, caused by an imbalance in healthy bacteria and a change in the pH.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. But for the rest of us, discharge is an almost daily occurrence.
While not your standard topic for dinner time conversation, gynaecological health is an important issue amongst women that is often brushed under the carpet and forgotten about — until it's too late. New figures from The Eve Appeal reveal that young women in the UK are less educated and more embarrassed to discuss symptoms and issues surrounding vaginas — and in particular, gynaecological cancers — than their elder counterparts. The final, and perhaps most shocking, statistic of all is that on a simple diagram - just half of women aged were able to label the vagina accurately.
Skip to content. Whenever I have my annual exams, my gyno tells me that my vagina is pink and healthy. Well I was curious lately and looked with a mirror and noticed that my vagina inner labia and opening is purple colored.
But regardless, just like we all have different colored hair, eyes, and skin, the skin on and around our genitalia can look pretty different, too. I have the book Body Dramaby Nancy Reddand it has a whole spread of vulva pics. Seriously, not one of them is the same color, shape, or size.
Photo via Flickr user mauroguanandi. This week, two viral Reddit threads highlighted an enduring truth: Nobody actually knows anything about the female labia. In a TwoXChromosomes subreddituser okcookies wrote in to fume about an overheard conversation between two coworkers, in which both men sincerely stated their belief that "the darker the vag the more dudes she's been pounded by.
By Petra Boynton. I'm a black woman in my late twenties and have been experiencing a problem with the appearance of the outside area of my vagina. I do not want him to see my vagina.
In case you're not familiar with the anatomical terms, the inner and outer folds of your vulva are called the labia majora and labia minora. The majora are the outer lips the ones that grow hair while the minora are the inner lips, which connect to the clitoral hood. The majora typically at least partially envelop the labia minora.