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.
Labia Minora and Vulvar Appearance: Survey Results - The Large Labia Project’s research into vulva appearance.
Male Opinions Regarding Female Genital Appearance: Survey Results - The Large Labia Project’s research into male opinions about vulva appearance.
Women and Genital Cosmetic Surgery - Issues Paper (Women’s Health Victoria, Women’s Health Issues Paper No. 9, February 2013) - a MUST READ paper for anyone considering labiaplasty or researching the female genital cosmetic surgery industry.
Evulvalution: The Portrayal of Women’s External Genitalia and Physique across Time and the Current Barbie Doll Ideals - Media images of the female body commonly represent reigning appearance ideals of the era in which they are published. To date, limited documentation of the genital appearance ideals in mainstream media exists. This research describes genital appearance ideals (i.e., mons pubis and labia majora visibility, labia minora size and color, and pubic hair style) and general physique ideals based on 647 Playboy Magazine centerfolds published between 1953 and 2007. It goes on to focus on the genital appearance ideals embodied by models in 185 Playboy photographs published between 2007 and 2008. Taken together, results suggest the perpetuation of a “Barbie Doll” ideal characterized by a low BMI, narrow hips, a prominent bust, and hairless, undefined genitalia resembling those of a prepubescent female.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) statement - Vaginal ‘Rejuvenation’ and Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures (C-Gyn 24)
Sex Education & Resources
Scarleteen - Sex Education For The Real World - Since 1998, in-depth, independent, progressive and inclusive articles, advice, discussion and other interactive media millions of young people rely on around the world. The BEST online resource for sex education. Plus follow their Tumblr http://hellyeahscarleteen.tumblr.com
Basic vulva anatomy - What every girl (and guy) should know about which bit is which.
Information about vaginal discharge on Scarleteen - Honorably Discharged: A Guide to Vaginal Secretions.
Dodson and Ross - Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross are sex-positive feminists who discuss sexuality and feminism in an educational, topical and entertaining way. Through their humour and common sense they are two women helping educate others about how better masturbation, orgasms and sex can change the world into a far happier place.
Go Ask Alice! - Health Q&A by Columbia University provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent health information covering Sexual & Reproductive Health; Relationships; Emotional Health; Alcohol & Other Drugs; Fitness & Nutrition; and General Health. Go Ask Alice! does not provide medical advice and is not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.
The Beautiful Cervix Project - The Beautiful Cervix Project celebrates the beauty and intricacies of women’s bodies and fertility. This website provides information about women’s fertility and menstrual cycles and showcases photos documenting changes in the cervix and cervical fluid throughout the cycle. It encourages women to learn cervical self-exam and fertility awareness as way of promoting respect, confidence, and health. This form of self-empowerment and education will help contradict shame and misinformation around women’s reproductive health and choices, affecting positive change from the personal to global levels.
Laci Green’s Sex+ - Sex+ is a weekly YouTube show covering topics related to sexuality, relationships, body image, and gender. Laci is a 24 yo peer sex educator & YouTuber from San Francisco. She make her videos to help people learn about sexuality & bodies so they can enjoy them! She makes people laugh and think, preferably at the same time. Seriously, Laci is an awesome inspiration.
VaginaPagina - An online community that offers a supportive, progressive, body- and sex-positive environment in which to discuss vaginas, vulvas, and issues related to female sexual and reproductive health and wellness. Also on Live Journal.
The Great Wall of Vagina - Jamie McCartney’s project to change female body image through art. The Great Wall of Vagina - Education page is very enlightening, showing plaster casts of the different-looking vulvae of identical twins, as well as pre/post pregnancy and labiaplasty, and transgender vulva. Additional photos of the 400 vulva participating in the project can be seen here.
The Labia Library - Women’s Health Victoria has developed The Labia Library to bust a few common myths about how normal labia look, with a photo gallery of representative vulva that shows you just how unique everyone’s labia are.
Large labia really do exist in porn - A collection of Large Labia Project blog posts to show that large labia do actually exist in mainstream pornography, in spite of the “tiny pink porn pussy” mythology that exists. With the exception of some airbrushed softcore publications, large labia are just as likely to be found on porn actresses and models as they are in the wider female population.
Videos, Documentaries and Interviews
Video Documentary: Porn censorship affecting labia minora perceptions This ABC TV documentary, from the TV show Hungry Beast, inspired Emma to create the Large Labia Project. A MUST SEE video.
Interview with an Australian censor about labia in pornography - A follow up interview by the makers of the Hungry Beast documentary above, talking to one of the members of the Australian Classification Board, responsible for providing censorship classification for film, tv, video games and publications.
The Vagina Diaries - In The Vagina Diaries from Australia’s ABC2, Presenter Natalie Harris cracks the vulva taboo wide open to explore labiaplasty, trying to find out what drives women to put the most intimate parts of their bodies under the knife. She interviews a number of doctors, patients, and sex industry professionals in the documentary. She even asks random men on the street about what they think about vaginas and the reasons that women might choose to “go under the knife” to have their labia reduced. The documentary explores the core issues at the heart of labiaplasty – female self-esteem and confidence. The common thread among the women who have labial reduction surgery is the feeling that they’re abnormal and somehow unattractive to their sexual partner.
Documentary - The Perfect Vagina - Presented by British actress Lisa Rogers, this entertaining and passionate documentary explores female genital cosmetic surgery in the UK. During her research Rogers talks to many women about their vulva, has her own vulva examined by a surgeon, has her vulva cast for The Great Wall of Vagina and talks to men who don’t like “ugly” vaginas. The film also shows a labiaplasty procedure being performed (this footage might be shocking or disturbing for some viewers). “I’m hoping that together we can show women that each vagina is unique – and that there is nothing wrong with that”, Rogers says. This is as much a documentary about modern femininity as labiaplasty. It was a moving voyage of discovery for Rogers as it has been for many women who have seen it. A MUST SEE video for anyone with a vulva.
Why some people think having large labia means you’re a slut - historical and cultural background into why some people think large labia = loose and promiscuous.
Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery or Female Genital Mutilation? - Opinion piece by Emma.
Article: Beautiful Labia