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: It is amazing what a little research can do for one’s confidence! I find myself wanting to display my pussy for all to see because it is big and beautiful!

You are a hurricane of a girl;
remember to breathe every once in a while,
do not drown within your own storm.
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi i am fourteen years old and i have been really self conscious about my labia for awhile, one of my labia hangs out of my vagina while the other one doesn't and i was wondering if its normal for them to be to complete different sizes, and emma you are truly an inspiration 💙
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

You’re totally normal. Your labia sound like mine - my labia do that too!

Asymmetry is the norm when it comes to labia minora. You have no need to worry or to be self-conscious about your normal anatomy.

Thanks for your kind words :)

Emma

Anonymous Submission: Hi there! I’m a 28, genderfluid person. All my life I always wondered why my labia looked the way they do. Even when I was little. I noticed they were big.
I used to seriously consider labiaplasty. Because they’d fall out of my underwear and get caught in tampon applicators. I don’t wear tampons anymore. And I wear underwear lower on my body to accommodate my lips. I wear my thongs lower in front and high in the back so that i don’t fall out of them. Thongs were not made with large labia in mind. (If you do this, go up one size. trust me, you will thank me later!)
I used a chapstick tube to show their size. When I’m aroused, my clit sticks out pretty far. I’ve never really looked at my labia when I wasn’t aroused, so seeing how frilly it is was a little bit of a surprise. My clit hood is really long. It always has been. 
I haven’t shaved in a couple of months. I have sensitive skin so I can’t shave as often as I like. But I don’t mind. I DO have to keep the hair shaved clean between the majora and minora because it can irritate and cause itching and rashes… Yup. Hair irritation can cause rashes. Its annoying as hell.
Anyways. For a long time, I was so self conscious of them. Sex was always difficult. And I always thought people would think less of me if they saw my lips were so long. I didn’t stretch them out but they are a good three or four inches long. I’m now almost 29, and I love them. I now have no shame about them. I love my lips. They are fun to tug on. And not even in a sexual way (well that too but that’s not the point). Its just skin to me. And I like the texture of them. It took me a long time to come to grips with how they looked. And I hope that when people find this blog they learn that all labia are different, and that they aren’t alone with having weird looking/long/short/small/big/etc… Labia look weird no matter what, y’all. And if someone can’t appreciate the fact that you even let them LOOK at your gorgeous flower, then they don’t need the privilege of touching it. :) 

Anonymous Submission: Hi there! I’m a 28, genderfluid person. All my life I always wondered why my labia looked the way they do. Even when I was little. I noticed they were big.

I used to seriously consider labiaplasty. Because they’d fall out of my underwear and get caught in tampon applicators. I don’t wear tampons anymore. And I wear underwear lower on my body to accommodate my lips. I wear my thongs lower in front and high in the back so that i don’t fall out of them. Thongs were not made with large labia in mind. (If you do this, go up one size. trust me, you will thank me later!)

I used a chapstick tube to show their size. When I’m aroused, my clit sticks out pretty far. I’ve never really looked at my labia when I wasn’t aroused, so seeing how frilly it is was a little bit of a surprise. My clit hood is really long. It always has been. 

I haven’t shaved in a couple of months. I have sensitive skin so I can’t shave as often as I like. But I don’t mind. I DO have to keep the hair shaved clean between the majora and minora because it can irritate and cause itching and rashes… Yup. Hair irritation can cause rashes. Its annoying as hell.

Anyways. For a long time, I was so self conscious of them. Sex was always difficult. And I always thought people would think less of me if they saw my lips were so long. I didn’t stretch them out but they are a good three or four inches long. I’m now almost 29, and I love them. I now have no shame about them. I love my lips. They are fun to tug on. And not even in a sexual way (well that too but that’s not the point). Its just skin to me. And I like the texture of them. It took me a long time to come to grips with how they looked. And I hope that when people find this blog they learn that all labia are different, and that they aren’t alone with having weird looking/long/short/small/big/etc… Labia look weird no matter what, y’all. And if someone can’t appreciate the fact that you even let them LOOK at your gorgeous flower, then they don’t need the privilege of touching it. :) 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I read the previous picture submission and I was just wondering if that is true that your labia/clit hood can stretch if you pull on them when shaving?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

No I don’t think that is possible and I don’t agree with her conclusion.

You’d need to be stretching the skin incredibly over a prolonged period of time to have any impact on the size of your clitoral hood.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi emma, so in the past few weeks I have noticed a piece of skin hanging down right around the opening of my vagina (on the inside of my labia minora), it used to be tucked inside, but now has begun to hang down, seems like a piece of my hymen. I've been sexually active now for 5 years and it was only until my recent partner that I've noticed this now. It kinda freaks me out and looks weird. Will this go away? And why would this happen now?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Honestly, I don’t know. My guess is that unless you’ve had some sort of vaginal trauma (you’d know it as you’d most likely have been bleeding) with your change of partners, and maybe different sex acts, then it has always been there and you’re only now aware of it.

Does it hurt or cause you discomfort? If not, then leave it alone - it’s not a problem and it’s not weird.

But as with any change in your body that you’re worried about, be it a spot on your skin that’s just appeared or is changing, or some sort of growth that you never noticed before, then it can’t hurt to mention it to your doctor.

Emma

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi! I was wondering if weight loss or gain affects the appearance of the vulva in any way? I've been pretty consistent with my weight so I haven't had the opportunity to look for any changes. Thank you so much :)
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Yes, weight gain or loss, resulting from changes in your body fat, can definitely affect the appearance of your vulva, specifically your mons pubis (pubic mound) and your labia majora. Their appearance can also be affected by the amount of fat in surrounding areas such as your abdomen, thighs and butt.

Your labia minora, clitoris and clitoral hood have almost no fat cells so weight changes won’t affect them. 

Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?
Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)

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holisticsexualhealth:

Don’t Confuse the V’s

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sorayachemaly:

(TW) Why Rape Myths and Euphemisms are Dangerous

Last week, an Englishman was sentenced to five years in jail for raping a woman while she slept. As the judge put it, “She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her.” He went on to assure the man, “I do not regard you as a classic rapist.”

The good old “classic rapist,” such a comfort to ignorant judges, untold numbers of campus administrators,  and polite society everywhere. Also particularly useful to predatory rapists who continue to act with impunity in the face of myth-making judges.  This kind of language enables future rapes and makes us complicit. Its use should disqualify jurists, who, at the very least should be trained in facts before being allowed to sit on benches.

The “classic rapist” is a popular rape myth, like many others involving dark alleys, dark men, bad women, good women, light women, violence, and more. The “classic rapist” is a blunt force example that is easily disproved, since we know in the vast majority of reported rapes the parties know one another—73% are “non-strangers” and 38% are friends or acquaintances.

Most of the time, however, the delivery is more subtle and euphemistic. Consider…

“Had his way with her”
“Forced himself on her”
“Inappropriate behavior”
“Offensive behavior”
“Indecent assault”
“Carnal knowledge”
“Domestic dispute”
“Family matter”
Defiled her
Sexual misconduct
Unpleasantness
And, my all time personal favorite: “took liberties.”

Sadly, this judge is not alone. His language and ideas are those of our traditions and popular culture, including the media—the place where words most shape our perceptions and understanding of the world. In the media, there are so many common phrases that convey the everyday sexism of trivializing and hiding rape.

“Bad sexual etiquette”
Forced to perform oral sex
“A circumstance”
“The subject matter
Bad hookup
“A crime of personal injury
“Assaulted while unconscious”
Inappropriate behavior
“Sexual impropriety”
“Sex allegations”
“Child bride”
Forced to marry
Sex with a child”
Sexual activity deemed…to have lacked consent
Forced her to engage in sex acts
Seduced the child
The child “seduced him
Taken advantage of
Incestuous relationship
Toddler sex case
Theft of services
“Sex Scandal”

"Toddler Sex Case"? Who thinks that writing "Toddler" and "Sex Case" makes any sense at all, ever?

All of this happens in an environment where rape is used as a metaphor, is a trending joke theme, and where a judge canban the use of word “rape” (or “sexual assault”) in a rape trial.

In an effort to end rape doublespeak the founders of the website Ending Victimization and Blame (EVB) analyze media to explain how language like this, which, as they put it, succinctly “panders to the belief that men are unable to control themselves.” It is, as Melissa McEwan has also so assiduously detailed for years, all part of the weave and weft of institutionalized rape culture.Consent, a recent and revolutionary idea, is a bitter pill for some people, apparently also in courtrooms.

Courtrooms are where we’d like to think rape myths and sloppy, unhelpful language go to die, but that’s frequently not the case. Instead, in courtrooms, or on college campus adjudication boards, survivors frequently feel instead that they are revictimized or the ones being investigated.

There’s a high chance that my inbox will be populated by “stop word policing” messages as a result of this piece. l’ll stop talking about reality-shaping words when clearing through our national backlog of more than 400,000 rape kits is a priority for society and the annual tally of rape doesn’t result in the undercounting of more than one million rapes. Changing words to #Endrapedoublespeak is a good way to start.

See entire piece at Role Reboot

 

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bedelgeuse:

"Anatomy of a Female Orgasm" collage art by bedelgeuse. Created for the 30th annual exotic art show.

This is so pretty.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
For the anon with the cyst or acne: I used to get those on the inside of my outer labia. If it come to a head like acne does, you can pop it and possibly get an ingrown hair out but if it doesn't pop and feels hard like a BB gun pellet, leave it alone and ask your doc if it continues to bother you
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi Emma! I have either a small cyst or possibly acne on the inside if my inner labia. It's very painful. Should I be concerned?
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

It could also be an infected ingrown hair. None of those things are serious conditions, but it may be uncomfortable or painful. It can’t hurt to bring it up when talking to your doctor when you have a check up.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SM3JN2G 

I’m running my first annual survey into your breasts - size, shape, appearance and your feelings about them. I will use the results of the survey to help answer the questions I’m asked every day on www.ourbreasts.org, which mostly boil down to “am I normal?”

The survey asks you to take physical measurements with a ruler, and answer questions about your breast appearance, and feelings about these parts of your body.

Please allow yourself around 30 minutes to complete the survey, and be sure to do this where you will have the comfort and privacy to be topless.

You can do the survey completely anonymously.

These survey is inclusive and all people with breasts are eligible to participate. No cisgender males though please.

There is so little research about breasts and our feelings towards them, so please help me build up some objective knowledge for my site. Everything learned will help to support people who feel insecure about their bodies, and you may learn something about yourself too.

Emma

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Regarding your labia facts page statistics I am having a hard time understanding length (top to bottom) - I am assuming that this means how much it may extend past the labia majora - is this correct? Also, thank you. I really appreciate this page, it is astonishing how many more labias look like mine than I thought. I even work in healthcare for years and still have had a distorted perception.
largelabiaproject largelabiaproject Said:

Hi, thanks for writing. The statistics that I quote come from my extensive survey into labia minora size and appearance from 2013. The full results are here: Labia Minora and Vulvar Appearance 2013: Survey Results

The way I asked survey respondents to measure length and width is explained in this graphic from the survey.

Length is essentially the top-to-bottom (or more appropriately front-to-back) measurement, from clitoris to the labial frenulum (where they end down towards the vagina). Width refers to the side-to-side measurement for the labia minora.

I’m so glad you realise how normal you are. You’re far from alone! It’s surprising that you had a different perception of yourself given you work in healthcare. Does that involve seeing lots of naked vulvas?

Emma