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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Email Submission: Hello! I am 21 years old and when I saw your post I though, why not? I am on birth control and this actually caught me right in the middle of my period week.

My labia major are nearly nonexistent, which leaves my long labia minor seeming even longer. I’ve always been this way and didn’t know there was anything “wrong” until I started watching porn. Thankfully your blog found me when I was most down about myself!

I haven’t shaved in a while but I figured with all the body positive stuff you do, hair would be okay too!

Thank you for all the awesome work that you do! Keep fighting the good fight.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi, I'm the girl from your latest ask. I'm not part of any religion or culture where it's a problem, it's just me worrying.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

anonymous said:

I know this is off topic, but I’m a virgin with a broken hymen. I’m worried now that whenever I do have sex, a man won’t believe that I am a virgin. Help?!?

Sorry then, I don’t understand what the problem is.

If we take any cultural or religious issues from the dark ages out of the equation, then my question to you is why do you care about whether a man knows if you’re a virgin or not? Why does it matter? Do you care because of your attitudes to sex and your body? Do you think that your happiness or self-worth needs to somehow be dependent on pleasing a man? Will he think any differently about you? If he does, well fuck him, and not in the good way! That offends me as a feminist (ie someone who believes in equality).

If virginity is really important to you, how will you know if he’s a virgin? Does it matter? You would just need to take his word for it, as he would be expected to take yours.

And what is virginity anyway? If you masturbate are you still a virgin? What if you masturbate but without fingering yourself? Or what if you do stick something in your vagina? What happens if you enjoy something inserted anally? What if you give a guy a blow job, and you let him finger you? Or if he doesn’t finger you? Are you still a virgin? What if you give him head but don’t let him come in your mouth? What if he does and you swallow it? What if he goes down on you? If you have anal sex but not vaginal sex are you still a virgin?

What is virginity? Is it any sexual contact? It’s such a personal decision about what constitutes virginity. And at the end of the day it doesn’t matter one iota. It doesn’t define who you are. It doesn’t change you as a person. It doesn’t make you good or bad. There’s so much myth and mysticism and baggage about virginity and honestly it’s all a load of bullshit. Don’t stress about it. There are far better things to expend your energy on.

Emma

Since I’m too much of a pussy (pun intended) to upload a picture, I feel the need to share my story after stumbling upon this website- which I’m very thankful I did.

I was pretty young when I first noticed how large my labia minora was, it hung down way futher than the majora, and I had a fat clitorial hood to go along with it. I was absolutely disgusted, self-conscious, and I thought there was something wrong with me. I never spoke to anyone about it, I wasn’t close with my mom or my sisters and I was too shy and embarrassed to even think of telling them. So I kept it to myself and it slowly ate away at me, worsening as I got older. 

In high school I was deathly afraid of any guy coming near me or my lady bits so I shunned any guy that took a liking to me. I was too afraid of them being disappointed and judgmental once they saw the real me. It scared the sh*t out of me. I developed severe anxiety, self-loathing and it was one of the major reasons why I became depressed. I’ve honestly thought about killing myself hundreds of times, most of which were because of what I thought was an abnormal va-jay-jay. All I could think about was never getting married and dying alone, because no guy would ever love the real me. 

This continued on through high school and prior to leaving for my freshman year of college, I had my first gyno appointment to get birth control. My heart raced as I sat in the room and she told me to undress, she was going to be the first person to ever see my bits and she had a front row seat!! Before even putting my feet up on the posts I quickly blurted out “uhhhh I think I have a problem”. I then went on to explain to her what had been the source of my angst for so many years and then actually fighting up the courage to actually show her. She, being the sweetheart that she was, immediately told me I was crazy to ever think such things and that I was perfectly normal. I then asked her opinion on a labiaplasty (yea, I’ve been researching it for awhile now). She quickly turned the idea down, saying I was silly for thinking that I needed one and that it was only for girls who’s labia was a few inches long and made every day life uncomfortable. She then reinstated that I was perfectly normal and had nothing to worry about. Despite her kind words, I wasn’t convinced and I still hated it.

I went through first year of college just as I did in HS, always stopping at second base. I hated being a virgin in college, I was so jealous of all the girls that could carelessly hook up with all this cute college boys and I couldn’t even bear to let them go below the belt. Attending a small college didn’t help, you knew everyone and everyone knew you, I had nightmares of messing around with a guy and then him spreading the news of my unsightly bits around campus. I was tired of being a virgin in college, I thought it was so embarrassing and I just wanted to get rid of it. One night at a party, I got pretty drunk and decided to just go for it. Although the guy made no comments about my bits, he never spoke to me again afterwards and I thought it was because he was disgusted in what he had seen. Needless to say, it didn’t boost my confidence.

In the beginning of soph year I brought a guy I’ve been crushing on back to my room (he was one of the biggest a-holes on campus but for some reason I liked him). We messed around for a little bit and he finally put his hand down my pants and fingered me for a grand total of 3 seconds. I knew he felt my large labia and I couldn’t help but to think that’s why he stopped. After that night, he never spoke to me again and I came to the same conclusion as the last guy. 

I gave up on trying to get with guys, my depression only worsened and my self confidence was shot to hell. This brought on a slight eating disorder- if I couldn’t have the perfect vagina, I had to make up for it with a perfect body. 

It wasn’t until the following summer (this summer) that I decided to try again. I ended up sleeping with one of my closer friends a few times, only as a FWB type deal. I was terrified at first, and he could clearly tell (thank you, anxiety) and told me to shut up and relax. He never mentioned anything about my bits and I was seriously relieved, and the fact that we had sex a few more times helped the confidence a little. A few weeks later I ended up hooking up with this other kid, he wanted to have sex but he was unable due to a recent surgery close to his groin and it was still healing. He told me he would make it up to me by going down on me, which I quickly shot down. Having sex was bad enough, having someone get up close and personal with it was just not happening. Sorry dude. But he insisted and he went ahead and did his thing, which was extremely uncomfortable for me, mind you. He never made a bad comment about it and proceeded to do the same thing the next time we hung out. This also made me feel a tiny bit (more puns… KILLIN’ it) better since he wasn’t practicing the flight response like the other male species I’ve come in contact with. 

Although my past two experiences with guys weren’t horrible, I still have zero self confidence about myself and I’m still in the midst of being treated for my depression/anxiety. I was feeling a little down this evening and I was researching more about it, desperately looking for others like me and helpful advice. I couldn’t tell ya how, but I ended up finding your tumblr and I’m so incredibly happy that I did. It was really comforting to actually SEE that I was fairly normal when it came to my lady bits. Although I’m still not confident and happy with my body, I’m beginning to accept that this is the way I am and that I shouldn’t have hate myself for something I had no control over. I only hope that this will get better with time, but I know that I’m going to continue to be self conscious for at least a little while. Baby steps I guess.

I just want all you ladies that are posting on here to know- YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. Keep your head up, you’re far from alone and I feel for you guys 1000000%. I should practice taking my own advice, but always remember that you are you, and you should be happy with the body you were blessed with.. it is the only thing you have that’s truly yours. Cherish it. Love it. Accept it. <3 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I know this is off topic, but I'm a virgin with a broken hymen. I'm worried now that whenever I do have sex, a man won't believe that I am a virgin. Help?!?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Do you belong to a culture or religion where this poses a problem?

Please write to me at largelabiaproject@gmail.com and we can talk about it more.

Emma

Anonymous Submission: I used to have this idea that it looked wrong because when I was a kid my mom told me I needed to eat more so I could “grow some lips.” I’ve always been very thin, and she thought my protruding labia minora had to do with lack of fat in my majora. Both she and my sister have small inner labia and round outer ones. I was a kid, so I believed her.

It wasn’t until I hit my teen years that I realized that this explanation for my labial arrangement was probably bogus. I was vaguely annoyed at how “tidy” everything looked in the sanitized diagrams used for sex ed classes, and wondered if they help anybody feel less confused about female genitalia.

By the time I got around to crushes, relationships, and sex, I had a very “take it or leave it” attitude about my body. I felt that if somebody didn’t like it, they could jog on, because I wasn’t going to change to please them or fret about my “imperfections.” I still feel that way now.

Sometimes I get the sense that my long labia are initially intimidating to the women I sleep with (perhaps they’re thinking back to those sanitized diagrams in confusion), but I’ve never had a complaint from a guy.

The only problems I’ve ever had with long labia are that certain pairs of jeans pinched and pulled because of where the gusset seam rested. I have a very small clit, so I mostly get off using G-spot stimulation.

If anything, my only self-conscious thoughts related to my vulva have been about my pubic hair. I haven’t had a “tidy” triangle of hair since my early teens. Instead, the hair spreads out to my upper thighs in a wide, amorphous arrangement. I know it’s still within the range of normal, but I do wish it was naturally a little more neat.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I love your blog. I was in a bad place last year. I was 16, a virgin and being very worried my labia were abnormal. I was encouraged to use snapchat (LovesAnything) I met new friends and my now b/f. I am now so happy.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

I thought that more guys need to know the different vulvas that exist. So for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to start sexting anonymously on snapchat. There was a drastic difference in the response to my vulva by the guys in different continents. Everyone in Europe and South American (UK and Italy especially) found it beautiful and sexy. But I got a few remarks from American, Australian and Canadians like “god you must be a slut, why else would it look like that?”

It seems to me in places that think of sex as something dirty and not to talk about it, are brainwashed by porn because they are told to wait by everyone to actually have sex. In places like Italy, the UK and South America sex is normal and apart of their culture and they see it everyday with in sculptures.

I was talking to a boy from Argentina who you would think would be naive and blunt, was actually the sweetest. I told him that at 19 I’ve only slept with 1 guy and he was shocked. I asked him how many girls he’s slept with and he said “I’m not sure but at least 10.” I said “wow that’s a lot. You’ve seen a lot.” He responded with “yes. At 15 it’s normal here. Why is everyone so uptight in the US? Have some fun!” He later said that my vulva was a work of art, gods beautiful creation. I’ve heard similar things from guys from the UK and Italy and it has everything to do with the culture.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi. Just saw the ask about the strings down there. That sounds familiar- I have what looks like a string starting at the bottom of the opening and trailing off further down. It's actually just a small narrow flap/fold of skin. It did freak me out when I first noticed it and it used to bother me. Not so much anymore. Thought I'd share incase the person sees this and knows they're not the only one.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Hello, I’m 15 and I have large labia and I was thinking about having a surgery to reduce them until I saw your blog. It is really amazing.

The only problem is that guys don’t know about large labias, and when they find out they’re disgusted. There’s this porn star named Christy Mack who has large labia and the comments on her are awful. Some says she should have a surgery to reduce them, someone even said “Yes I agree that roast beef dangling between her legs is disgusting.” I know I should keep them the way they are, but men seem to find it repulsive, I need some advice.


Ok, let me ask you this, why do you care what a bunch of idiot wankers who comment on porn sites think? Would you take their advice about anything else in your life?

You also need to realise that those guys are in the minority. Look at this post which shows that 21 out of 30 of the porn actresses nominated for (and both of the winners) the 2013 AVN Awards for Female Performer of the Year and Best New Starlet - have larger labia - including Christy Mack! The AVN Awards is the porn industry’s Oscars. For that industry it’s pretty important. Clearly having large labia in porn is desirable, and those “roast beef” guys, quite frankly, can go fuck each other. Their opinion doesn’t count anywhere.

Emma

Email Submission: I wrote an e-mail saying how I was feeling bad with my lips and my boyfriend is saying that fat woman lips.

I talked to him about the different body shapes, and I accepted me, and I discovered that the secret of the woman is to accept yourself, love yourself, if you feel beautiful people will find you beautiful. When a woman takes that position people take it too.

Emma, ​​thank you, I learned to love myself, and my boyfriend also learned, thanks for your help and thank you for the beautiful work you do. And he took this picture, you can post it. Xoxo

Email Submission: Hi Emma! I love what you’re doing, and thought I’d share with the bunch!

It’s hard to remember, because I have grown to love and embrace my petal-like labia, but I used to worry about them incessantly. When I first noticed them as a little ten-year-old, I was terrified that I was a hermaphrodite, and I was too scared and ashamed to bring it up to anyone else.

I eventually decided for myself that I was normal, and moved on to worrying about makeup and boys, etc. But a boy’s comment in health class a few years later about “hanging labia” and “meat curtains” induced disgusted laughter from not only the students, but the teacher as well. All of my insecurities resurfaced, and throughout high school and even college, I was always hesitant and nervous to let boys in on my secret “flaw.” I was reluctant to become intimate and thought I was disgusting.

But after graduating and becoming more adult, I not only came to grips with my labia, but I realized how much I loved them! Not once has a sexual partner offered anything but praise and compliments, and even if they did I would just shrug it off as ignorance. I love my orchid pussy, and I’m proud to show it off! 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I have like two strings that hang down from my vagina. They weren't there a few months back. I'm a virgin.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Well that’s really interesting. If you’re over 18 send me a photo to largelabiaproject@gmail.com and I’ll give you my non-expert opinion, It’s probably nothing to be concerned about, and most likely part of your vaginal corona, but as with any skin changes or growths that seem to have suddenly appeared it’s a good idea to get them checked out by a doctor. 

Emma

Email Submission: Hi EmmaI’ve been putting off submitting until I could take some decent photos but in light of recent comments here you go — my vulva during very slight menstrual bleeding. I have Implanon and about once a month or so I have light bleeding for about a day - it’s normally light enough to only need to wear a panty liner.

I used to be really self conscious about the appearance of my vulva - my clitoral hood is very large but only on one side. My labia majora are kind of wrinkly especially on the left hand side. My labia minora are on the smaller side of the scale. And my vaginal corona is quite obvious. The asymmetry used to bother me a great deal. I also get noticeable veins inside my labia majora when I am aroused but I think that’s kinda cool really.

Now I like how I look.

Email Submission: I was self conscious for a while about mine, especially after having two kids. But this site has really helped me become comfortable with my body. I thank you so much for all the great work you’re doing and helping girls and women have a positive self image!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I know there is no such thing as a "normal" hymen, but how should a virgin hymen look like?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

There is no particular way that a virgin’s hymen (vaginal corona) should look. They all look different. It’s a flexible membrane which can be formed around part of the vaginal opening, in a crescent shape, or maybe even form a ring around the entire circumference. Some people have none at all.

Vaginal coronas do not completely cover the vaginal opening (though in rare cases they can which will require a small operation to cut an opening for menses to escape). Vaginal coronas can look pretty much the same all your life. They can erode away through normal (non sexual) daily activity and leave lumpy edges around your vaginal opening. They can stretch during sexual penetration and still look just the way they were. Looking at a vaginal corona is no indication of whether you’re a virgin or not. You can’t tell. That idea is rooted in the dark ages. And if that is the case then there is no way that a “virgin hymen” should look. 

And first time sex doesn’t involve breaking hymens, popping cherries and all that crap. If there’s pain and blood it’s because the vagina wasn’t lubricated enough for the penis to slide in and out without causing little tears in the very delicate lining of the vaginal walls.

Here’s more information from a recent post about vaginal coronas.