Large Labia Project

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it: Confucius


This blog is all about large labia, and mostly to do with large labia minora. This is a body-positive blog that aims to show that large labia are normal and beautiful. It provides support for those who feel insecure, self-conscious, victimised or vilified about their large labia. This blog is inclusive, and all people with labia are welcome, regardless race, age, sexual preference or gender. Submissions are encouraged, but photos showing nudity are only allowed from people 18+ please.


NOTE: This blog shows photos depicting detailed genital nudity in a non-sexual setting, and contains written content with adult themes.


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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I could never figure out why but my "down there" is I guess darker. It makes me feel super dirty. It's like a weird purple/pink. I feel so self-conscious and sacred to let any guy down there because I'm scared they'll think I'm nasty. Also discharged reals me out. I get so much and it's so weird. Idk what to do. Is there any sort of feminine product that can help me make it lighter or something. Please. I really hate my vagina.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Darker labia, in colours other than pink accounts for about 30% of all Caucasian labia. For people of other racial backgrounds with darker skin the percentage is higher though I don’t have the statistics. You’re far from being alone. You can stand with me in the ranks of darker lipped people :)

The vast majority of both the labia minora and majora are also darker than the rest of the body’s skin as well.

Labia come in shades of pink, tan, brown, purple, grey, blue and black. It’s very common to have darker tips or outer edge to the labia too, along with mottled colouring throughout.

Purple/pink sounds really pretty. And totally normal. Not dirty! All a guy is going to see is a beautiful normal pussy and be grateful you let him anywhere near it.

With your discharge it’s normal to have clear or whitish secretions which are a normal part if your cycle. It’s supposed to have an odour, but a pleasant one that, well, smells like vagina. If your discharge is a different colour, thick or chunky, smells bad, causes irritation and such then you probably have an infection. It could be something relatively easy to treat like a fungal yeast infection, like thrush, or it could be something else. Either way it’s probably a good idea to see your doctor for a check up.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Would one inch labias count as big ?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Not really. From a study I did it showed that 3cm was about average, so with an inch at 2.54cm, it’s close enough to say they are average size. If you must put a label on it then I’d go for medium. But it doesn’t matter whether you call them large, medium or small, they are what they are. And that’s beautiful, and awesome. Why, I hear you ask? Well because they are labia and a part of your vulva, and all labia and vulva are the most amazingly wonderful gifts of nature :)

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I came across this blog thanks to an article in Cosmo! I don't have large labia. In fact my vagina looks like a tiny bum lol! I thought that's what they all looked like... Then I was teaching my daughter to use a tampon! Her labia minora hangs lower and I wasn't sure what to say! I was shocked! Thanks for teaching me that all bodies are different and one is no more "normal" then the other! If she ever questions her shape/size I will share this blog! Thank you! Here's to beautiful vaginas! :)
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

I’m always happy to answer questions from site visitors, but it’s a little frustrating that I seem to be asked the same questions time and time again. Please people, before asking and expecting me to solve your problems for you, spend 5 minutes doing your own homework and reading here, and you’ll probably find the answers you’re seeking have already written, often within the last few days.

Emma

Hi, I’m 18 years old. since I was 12 I’ve noticed that my labia minora is longer than the majora. I’m very pale, and have dark hair, so “down there” the skin is darker than the rest of my body. Do guys like large labia??? because I’ve never let my boyfriends see my pussy because I feel ugly, and weird. Is it normal?? Unfortunately, I’ve seen porn at early age, this could be the reason of my self-consciousness… and pornstars have that tiny little slits :(

Thanks for writing. I’d suggest that you look through the site and read my answers to the numerous questions just like these. But to address your concerns and questions:

Yes the vast majority of guys think large labia are attractive (see these Male Comments and Male Opinions Regarding Female Genital Appearance: Survey Results).

Labia minora that are longer than the labia majora and protrude (outies) are found in about 50% of people with labia.

"Pornstars with tiny slits" is a myth. It may be dependent on the type or brand of porn you look at. You are just as likely to see people with large labia as small or medium in porn. Nude and erotic models have labia of all sizes. Porn producers aren’t going to turn away an actress who wants to have sex on film because of the size of her labia. Here are some links that show that large labia really do exist in porn!

I hope that this helps you feel better about your normal, attractive vulva.

Emma

Hi Emma, I messaged you yesterday. I had a read through your blog again this morning and for the first time I let my boyfriend go down on me. I was so happy that I finally got over my confidence issues and he said to me after “why have you never let me do this before? It’s so much fun, you’re gorgeous!” I feel so great I haven’t stopped smiling and I’m just so happy about it! I can safely say I love my body completely and I’m just as beautiful as my boyfriend says I am. I’m so thankful for this blog x


Woohoooooooo! I’m so pleased for you! It’s wonderful to hear that my site has been able to help. Phew! Now you can get on with your life and enjoy hopefully great loving, sexual relationship :)

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm 15 and I'm really self-conscious about my mons, I feel like whenever I wear leggings or something tight everyone stares and looks at it as it makes me look I had a "package". When I was 10 I got bullied for it when we went swimming. Do many people have larger mons or not?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

I’m sorry to hear you’ve been bullied because of your normal anatomy. But seriously WTF do 10 year-olds know about bodies? Don’t let that experience with a bunch of ignorant children affect you now.

I don’t have any mons pubis statistics though, but from my own experiences (walking down the street, playing sport, locker rooms, at the beach etc) I know that montes pubis (I just read that that is the plural form of “mons pubis” - so endeth the lesson) come in all sorts of sizes. Frankly I enjoy looking at larger ones. What’s not to like? It’s an attractive curve, and well, crotches and genital areas are sexy! If people look it’s because they are thinking “sweeeeeet”. They aren’t looking because you’re a freak. It’s because you are sexy.

If you feel uncomfortable though, my advice is to not wear leggings as pants and avoid tight clothing.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I wish I had a tucked in vagina and not let the labia hang out. It is very ugly and guys don't like girls with long labias. How do some girls have innie labias?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

It’s such a shame that you feel that way, because protruding labia are not only very common (50% of people with labia have them), but the vast majority of guys think they are attractive (see these Male Comments and Male Opinions Regarding Female Genital Appearance: Survey Results).

Whether you have innies or outies is entirely dependent on your genes that you inherited from your parents. It’s part of your genetic heritage, and somewhere among your relatives - your mother, sisters, a grandmother, aunts, cousins - you’ll have someone with labia that look a lot like yours.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
One side of my labia is bigger than the other. Is that normal?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Absolutely! 63% of people with labia, aged between 14 and 60+ have asymmetrical labia minora. And 54% of people with labia have a difference of up to 1cm between the widths of the left labium and the right labium.

Check out these other Labia Facts for more amazing statistics and info.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I went on your blog and realized because of the white screen that there was a strand of hair at the edge of my computer screen in the shape of a vulva :D
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

It must have been a pubic hair in a former life :)

Email Submission: “Hi Emma, I just turned 24 and am recently out of a relationship. When I was with my boyfriend, he made me feel beautiful, but now that I am single and thinking about sleeping with other people, all my insecurities have regrettably resurfaced. Now when I look at my vulva, it seems like my inner labia have gotten larger. The clean shaved photo is from a year ago and the hairy one is recent. Is it possible for your labia to stretch out if you have lots of sex? I also hate that my mons pubis is so large. When I was younger and in ballet, my classmates used to make fun of it for looking like a “package”. It seems like it protrudes so much more than most women’s. And lastly, I have a skin tag near my anus that is rather unsightly as well. The dermatologist says I shouldn’t remove it but I hate the way it looks. I feel like my whole genital region is a mess… and I thought I had moved past these issues…”


It’s such a shame that you’e no longer feeling as confident about yourself as you once did. I suppose that’s easy enough to slip back into old thought patterns and negativity, especially depending on how the break-up went. Take some assurance from me that you’re looking great. You have really beautiful, long lovely labia that any man would be honoured and thrilled to get to know.

You can’t get longer labia from just having sex. If it involves lots of severe stretching or pulling as part of foreplay, and I mean deliberate enlargement, using clamps, hanging weights etc, then not would be possible. But just from masturbation, fingering or penetrative sex with a penis or toy, you can’t get longer lips.Genital size isn’t a function of the amount that it’s used.

I’m sorry that you were bullied about your mons. Kids and teens are notorious for teasing and bullying, and it’s such a shame that their childish stupidity has left a lasting scar on your psyche. As with most parts of the body the mons pubis comes in different sizes. It would depend on the shape of your pelvis, and the amount of cushioning fat that sits in a layer above the pubic bone. Your mons is normal.

I’d listen to your dermatologist. Skin tags are pretty common, as I’m sure you’ve been told. Do you spend a lot of time looking at your anus (nothing wrong with that and I’d recommend it actually)? It’s just a bit of skin, what’s the problem and why is it so unsightly? It looks fine to me. Seriously I wouldn’t worry about it.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I saw a question someone asked, and your answer was something about the hymen and "For some people, after there has been penetration, there can be parts of the hymen that are left as bumpy bits around the vaginal opening". Im 18 and never have had sex. Does this happen with any kind of penetration, like tampons for example? I have some just like in the picture that was shown, and a larger one in particular. Can you get them removed?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about the hymen (recently renamed by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education [RFSU] as the “vaginal corona”) and I have to admit I didn’t know much about it when I started my blog, other than the mythology that we’ve probably all heard.

Many people wrongly believe that the vaginal corona is a thick membrane that entirely covers a woman’s vaginal opening and ruptures when you have intercourse or any kind of penetrative vaginal sex for the first time. The myth, enshrined in many cultures and religions, goes like this: If a bride doesn’t bleed from a ruptured hymen on her wedding night, this means that she has had sex and isn’t a “virgin.” This is not true.

The vaginal corona is made up of thin, elastic folds of mucous membrane (called carunculae myrtiformes) located just a few millimetres inside the entrance to the vagina. These folds, tags, bumps or whatever you want to call them, are a normal part of anatomy and don’t need to be removed.

The mucous membrane that makes up the vaginal corona may be tightly or more loosely folded. It may vary in colour, generally in shades of be pink, or even almost transparent, but if it is thicker it may look a little paler or whitish. The vaginal corona may resemble the petals of a flower, or it may look like a jigsaw piece or a half-moon. It may also be very small or even completely absent at birth.

The vaginal corona may tear or thin out during exercise, masturbation, tampon use, or any other form of vaginal penetration. Because of this, no one can look at a woman’s vaginal corona and know whether she has had vaginal intercourse, or even whether she has masturbated.

In rare cases, the vaginal corona covers the entire vaginal opening. This is called an “imperforate” or “microperforate hymen”. Young women with an imperforate hymen will experience monthly cramping and discomfort without the appearance of menstrual blood. In these cases, the hymen can be surgically opened to release accumulated menstrual fluid and to permit tampon insertion or other forms of vaginal penetration. More commonly, a hymen band may be present across the vaginal opening, allowing menstruation but preventing tampon insertion. If the opening is very small or partially obstructed, minor surgery can correct this.

The vaginal corona has no known function; it is probably a remnant of foetal development.

Since the vaginal corona isn’t a brittle membrane, the sensation when you first stretch out the mucous tissue folds—whether you’re inserting a tampon, masturbating, or having insertive sex—is a highly individual experience. Some women feel no pain at all, while others, with a thicker or more extensive vaginal corona, have some pain. There may be minor tears in the mucous folds that hurt, and sometimes there may be a little bleeding.

The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU), notes that “the mythical status of the hymen has caused far too much harm for far too long,” and the hymen has wrongly been “portrayed as the boundary between guilt and innocence.”

I hope this helps answer your question, and a whole lot more.

Emma

Excerpts from The Vaginal Corona, a booklet created by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I hate my vagina. I hate my labia. It is longer, and darker. My boyfriend goes on about how he loves it, but those girls in porn just have such perfect vaginas. I want to have labiaplastry and I have a feeling I will need it. I just dont know what to do :(
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Listen to your boyfriend. Your vulva is normal and beautiful. Long labia are commonplace and absolutely fine. Dark labia are very common too. About 30% of people with vulva have labia a colour other than pink, e.g. in tones of brown, purple and black. And the vast majority of people with labia minora have ones that are darker than the surrounding skin.

As for people with labia in porn, I have posted several times about this, in fact earlier today addressing the same thing. You are just as likely to see people with large labia as small or medium in porn. Here are some links that show that large labia really do exist in porn!

You don’t need to so anything, other than accept that your labia are normal and beautiful just the way they are. Spend some time looking through my blog and you’ll soon see you’re not alone. You’re fine :)

Email Submission: “When I was 7 I had a bicycle mishap, I hit my vulva on the bike bar and split some of the skin, I saw a doctor who recommended surgery but I was never able to go through with it, I cannot imagine the pain. I wasn’t worried then but when I became to really discover my body I hated my vulva, the inner labia is long and hangs low because of the past injury.
With time, I’ve come to terms with my vulva and even started to like it , I remember the first time my fiancé took my panties of he said “it’s gorgeous” to this day, he has absolutely no idea how much that meant to me”

Email Submission: “When I was 7 I had a bicycle mishap, I hit my vulva on the bike bar and split some of the skin, I saw a doctor who recommended surgery but I was never able to go through with it, I cannot imagine the pain. I wasn’t worried then but when I became to really discover my body I hated my vulva, the inner labia is long and hangs low because of the past injury.

With time, I’ve come to terms with my vulva and even started to like it , I remember the first time my fiancé took my panties of he said “it’s gorgeous” to this day, he has absolutely no idea how much that meant to me”