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: “Hey Emma, I’ve been super self conscious lately because this guy told me from pics I sent him that my vagina looked dirty and I need to wash it more. I wash once a day sometimes twice and I scrub and maintain my shit down south. I was wondering if there is a proper way to do it? And if mine looks unclean bc he said it did :/”


My first advice is to not send any more photos to, or frankly even talk to that guy again, because he’s not only rude, he’s also an ignorant arsehole. Seriously, who says that sort of thing to people?

Is this what you sent him? Frankly there is nothing wrong with your vulva. When it comes to cleaning yourself, your vulva and especially your vagina, are self-cleaning organs. You should never use anything to clean inside your vagina, ever, as it will upset the chemical balance inside there. It’s dangerous, and you could get an infection, like thrush or worse. For example, studies show that douching at least once a month makes people 40% more likely to have a vaginal infection than those who never douche. Douches are not only unnecessary, they disrupt the bacterial balance of the vagina and the self-cleaning cycle. Research has also linked douching to an increased risk of HIV and other STIs as well as cervical cancer. So just use water, basically, on the outside.

And please watch this awesome video by sex-educator Laci Green on keeping your pussy clean. It’s short, funny and to the point.

It’s perfectly normal to have mucous discharge every day through your cycle, and of course this will often dry and leave that whitish crusty streak in your undies. That’s just your body doing what it’s supposed to be doing. Everyone has it. There’s nothing wrong with it. In your vagina, it’s mucous coming from inside your uterus as you go through various stages of your menstrual cycle, as well as any lubricating fluids from your vagina, from everyday lubrication as well as when you’re sexually aroused. It’s your body doing its thing, and pretty amazing quiet frankly.

I don’t know what that guy would have been referring to, but I’m pretty damn sure it’s just him showing his complete ignorance of the female body.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I've always had very small labia and even with small labia I am unhappy with them. I get jealous of girls with longer lips, they look like a lot of fun to play with. I wonder if they have more sensation than mine. I've never had an orgasm and believe me I've tried.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

There’s no need to be jealous. Small labia are just as awesome as any other size. Labia do play a role in sexual response, and there is some scientific theory that because they are very vascular (lots of blood flow), more than needed for themselves, that this extra blood helps with clitoral erections. They also provide more movement of the clitoris, during sex or masturbation, as they generally connect into the clitoral hood. More movement usually means more sensation. But that doesn’t detract from what you feel, or anyone else with small labia.

A significant proportion of people with vulvas (15% to 30%) have difficulty having an orgasm and about 10% are unable to achieve orgasm. Some research shows that there is a link between inorgasmia and the distance between the clitoris and the vagina, and the size of the clitoris.

Orgasm is really in the head though, with the clitoris being the conduit. And you can learn how to orgasm, but it takes practise. Lucky that’s more fun than homework lol. It may be worth talking with a doctor/psychologist/therapist who specialises in sexuality. And for starters, try visiting www.dodsonandross.com, a site by two sex-positive feminists who believe in the power of masturbation and orgasm, and you’ll find useful tips there.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
i have large labia and its noticeable when i wear a bathing suit or just with my underwear and it gets tugged on often esp when i wipe after going to the bathroom and i here that guys find it sexy and all but how come you never see porn with girls who have large labias?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

That’s awesome! There’s nothing sexier and more attractive than the visible outline of labia in underwear or swimwear. That is such a beautiful sight, and everyone loves to take a sneaky look quite frankly :) Anyone seeing you will be like “OMG she’s hot!”

As for any tugging when you wipe, all I can suggest is that you do it slowly and carefully. Maybe try using wipes instead of toilet paper, and just dab dry with toilet paper to finish. Always wipe from front to back too to prevent infections.

Yes you head right, guys, lots of guys, most guys, find large labia attractive.

Oh and I don’t know what porn you look at but here are some posts that show that large labia really do exist in porn. I’ve been trying to challenge this myth for a while now. Here are a bunch of 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. Just like medium-sized labia and small labia.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
whenever i wore tampons the string always got caught on something inside me and one time i just pulled it out and now theres this little nubby thing that hangs down there like a tiny little penis....what is it? is this normal?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

That sounds to me like it’s your hymen. I suspect that all this is totally normal.

Here’s some information about hymens that you might find useful. The notion that your hymen bursts, breaks, or your “cherry pops” from penetration (fingers, tampon, toy, penis) is a myth. For some people this may be the case, but for many others the hymen may not change at all, or may just stretch out of the way.

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. These go by the very easy to remember name of “carunculae myrtiformes”, also known as “tags”. They are perfectly normal and not a problem. I wouldn’t go pulling on them, in the same way you don’t try to rip off your nipples or your toes. Here are some examples of what hymen with tags look like.

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And this is my hymen.

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I hope this information helps you.

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
This will be my first summer in ten years wearing a bikini at the beach. And I will wear it with pride.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Woohoo!  :)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
im a teenage girl and im worried because i dont know what i look like in comparison to other teenage girls. i feel completely alone because i havent found anyone with a similar situation to me
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Well, teenage girls don’t look different to any of the vulva that you’ll see on here. There’s just as much diversity in teens as in adults. Every single vulva is different. That diversity is just amazing, and when you realise that you’re unique among billions of other people with vulva, it puts things in perspective. Some people may look a lot like you, so you are far from alone, but nobody will be exactly the same. You really don’t need to compare yourself though, because you have a vulva, and all vulva are just the most brilliant things ever made. Including yours!

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi my names Gabbie I'm 16 and I've been with my boyfriend for just over a year and tonight he asked me why I don't ever let him go down on me. I had this long talk with him about my confidence issues because my inner labia is extremely large which makes it hang down. I got very upset and he ended up hugging me and telling me that I'm beautiful and that's there's nothing wrong with me but I can't help but wish I was neater. I don't know what to do about it. How can I gain more confidence? X
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

It’s great to hear that you had the courage to talk to him about your feelings. And it’s great, but hardly surprising, that he was accepting of you and said he loved you. Hardly surprising because large, protruding labia are totally normal, and very attractive.

My advice is to listen to him, because he’s right. In an ideal world we’d all have the inner confidence to be able to accept and love ourselves as we are, but for many people a little boost is needed. Let your boyfriend’s affection for you, and his knowledge that your labia are perfect just the way they are, help you to build your confidence. Do you trust him? Why would he lie to you?

One of the main reason this site exists too is to help people just like you to appreciate that what they have between their legs is fantastic. This site’s slogan is a quote from Confucius, that “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” I think that very much applies to you and your vulva. Your boyfriend already knows you’re beautiful. I hope that with his love you’ll be able to see that too.

Emma
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I have been with my boyfriend for four years. We are sexually active. I have managed to have sex with him without showing my vagina completely. A few months ago he begged to eat me out. I finally agreed. I had to be drunk. He loved it. He always begs me to let him do it more. He always tells me i'll close my eyes if you want. My labia is so disgusting and long. It's so heartbreaking. I wish I could show it off. I wish I had a camel toe. I hate this.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Why are you worried about your labia? Clearly the person in your life who loves you most adores them and is turned on by them. Who else are you trying to impress? I can guarantee that you are perfectly normal, not disgusting and very attractive. There’s nothing in the least bit wrong with long labia. They are pretty damn awesome.

If your boyfriend loves them, but you think they are disgusting, isn’t that also a bit of an insult to him and his appreciation of beauty?

As for your exhibitionist desires, wanting to show them off and having a cameltoe, well I can’t comment on that so much but I’m sure if you wanted to show them off anyone who saw would be very very appreciative :)

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I know that this comment is stupid (and have a bad grammar, sorry guys: I speak Spanish) but I feel more security about my vagina after all the pics that I saw here. Emma, we have a lot of similarities, and know I don't feel like a alien. I still want a labiaplastia, but I feel better with me now. Thank you for do this♡
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

I’m glad you feel better, and hopefully after visiting this site more often you’ll realise that labiaplasty is really a very bad idea.

Please spend some time looking through the links and articles in the Labia Resources page, with lots of information about labiaplasty, (such as Women and Genital Cosmetic Surgery - Issues Paper)  which will hopefully change your mind.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I have a larger labia. I have discharge. It's clear sometimes white. It doesn't smell or anything. Is it more common for larger labia vaginas to discharge more often?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Absolutely not. Healthy discharge, as yours sounds, is a function of where you are in your menstrual cycle, and in the main originates in your uterus. Clear or whitish mucous is fine and nothing to worry about. It has absolutely nothing at all to do with the size of your labia.

You can read more information on vaginal discharge at Scarleteen - Honorably Discharged: A Guide to Vaginal Secretions.

I’d also recommend that you visit the Beautiful Cervix Project which has a wealth of information about your menstrual cycle, fertility, discharge and images of what cervices look like on every day of a cycle. It’s a fantastic educational resource.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Is it common to have large labia majora and small labia minora?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Absolutely! Just as normal as any other combination, like small labia majora and large labia minora. Or any combination of large, medium and small. You’re fine - don’t worry.

Email Submission: “It’s my first time to post a picture of my labia. I’m not confident with it. I don’t even know if it is small or large. I am so ashamed that the right part of my inner labia is larger and hangs down than the left. I hope it is normal. I have a lot of questions regarding reproductive health but our country is not open with this kind of topic.”


You’re very normal and the size of your labia is fine. It doesn’t matter if your labia are large or small - they are normal. Asymmetry is actually the norm - the majority of people with labia have one longer or differently shaped than the other. You have nothing to worry or be ashamed about.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I've never been insecure about my vulva. But now I feel I'm becoming more and more insecure. I've got a big vagina. I've got a massive mons pubis. Sometimes it's like I've got a tucked in penis rather than a vagina. Especially in my knickers. Is this normal? I know there's no normal but I want to know if there's something I can do about it. I am 18 years old and I'm curvy. Thank you.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Ok, first, let’s start using the right names for parts of our bodies. Your vagina is the tube that leads inside your body to your cervix and uterus. Your external genitals is called your vulva. It’s made up of your mons pubis (pubic mound), your labia majora and labia minora (your outer and inner “lips”), your clitoris and the clitoral hood which generally covers the clit.

When you say you have a big vagina I’m assuming you don’t mean your actual vagina and you’re talking about your labia minora. Labia minora that protrude and stick out from between your labia majora are very common. Believe me, labia and penises look very different. It’s incredibly normal for labia to protrude, and in fact around 50% of all people who have labia have ones that stick out. So yes, it’s normal.

In your knickers it will just look like you have the outline of visible labia there. Not a penis. Is there anything you can do about it? Yes, absolutely. Accept it and realise that you’re fine.

Your mons pubis is basically a pad of fat that covers your pubic bone. Among other things it makes sex more comfortable by providing cushioning between your and your partner’s pubic bones. Because it’s fat it will vary in size depending on your overall body weight and fat distribution. You say you’re curvy so it makes sense that you’ll have a curvier mons as well. If you lose weight it usually comes from all over your body so that’s a way to reduce the size of your mons. If you feel it appears too large, in your knickers for example, it will be exacerbated if you have bushy pubic hair. I’m not advocating shaving or waxing, but pubic hair will make it appear larger. Really though, all it will look like is that you have a pretty normal body. It’s hardly unattractive. Quite the opposite actually.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How should I bring it up with my boyfriend that I have a large labia and large areola and I'm insecure about them?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Honesty and open communication are really important in any caring relationship, so it’s great that you want to talk with him about your feelings. I assume that he hasn’t seen you naked and he hasn’t had sexual contact with your breasts or genitals (I may be wrong there!).

Before thinking about how to tell him, I want you to start thinking about why you feel you need to tell him.

Hopefully you have browsed through some of posts on this site from me and thousands of other people with labia, as well as the many articles and research facts that I’ve published in the Labia Resources page. If you haven’t had a good look around yet, then I urge you to do so. You may soon start to realise that:

(a) you’re not alone in feeling insecure about your labial appearance
(b) large labia are very common and above all, normal.
(c) labia are as unique and individual as people’s faces and there is a huge diversity in their appearance.
(d) there is not “standard” for beauty when it comes to labia and vulva
(e) the vast, huge majority of guys know and appreciate this and find almost every single vulva to be sexually attractive - read Male Opinions Regarding Female Genital Appearance: Survey Results and Male Comments

Similarly if you visit the Large Labia Project’s sister site, www.ourbreasts.tumblr.com you will come to realise it’s the same deal with your areolae. Large or small they are normal, commonplace, desirable and attractive.

Large labia and areolae are just one of the normal variations in our bodies that we all have. They are as normal as differences from person-to-person in foot size, leg length, butts, bellies, eye and hair colour, height, faces etc etc.

Having the need to talk to him is fine, but make sure it’s with the objective of talking about your feelings. It’s NOT because you have anything wrong or abnormal with your body. You don’t. You’re normal. And he’ll know that because I trust he’s seen other female bodies before, either in the flesh or through media like pornography. In spite of what many people mistakenly believe, there is a huge range of natural body shapes, sizes and appearances in porn. I can pretty much guarantee he’s seen all sorts! Talking to him, saying “I feel insecure” as opposed to “I’m abnormal” is the way to go. It’s not like you have to tell him to brace himself because he’s going to see something freakish! And he may be able to very quickly alleviate those fears you hold, when he reassures you that you are juuuuuust fine.

Get yourself in the right head-space first, hopefully after familiarising yourself with everything posted on this site and Our Breasts and beginning to realise that you really are ok. If you still want to talk to him, then pick a time that isn’t “sexual” and when you’re calm and feeling good about yourself. Just tell him that you feel insecure about these parts of your body, and how this affects you in your relationship. It will probably be embarrassing, so be prepared for that. And let the conversation flow. Don’t be surprised though if he wants to see for himself. And it may also give him an opportunity to talk about parts of his body that he’s insecure about.

With luck though you’ll have developed the confidence in your perfectly normal body not to worry about what he’ll think, because you KNOW he will adore every little bit of you. What’s not to love? :)

Emma
xo

Email Submission: “Hey, Emma! I’m 25, and am lucky to have rarely been insecure about my labia. When I was little I used to tuck them upwards to create that porn-star look and thought that’s what they did too, lol. When I got older and realized my labia were just large. I guess I still didn’t care. I’ve always been incredibly fascinated by my body and how it changes and colors itself over time. I get sad whenever I see posts from people (often men) complaining about large labia or claiming they stretch out because of sex and whatnot. Miseducation about the female anatomy and female pleasure is horrible. I appreciate places like this that serve as a safe haven for women with bodies that aren’t porn-star expectation. While I’m pretty comfortable with my sagging C-cups and large labia, I understand many girls in my position aren’t and I blame society. I’m proud to be contribute to taking a stand against it.”