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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Hi Emma! Thanks to your work, I wish I could have seen and read that when I was younger but it’s never too late to get to like oneself! It made me want to participate to your programme, for myself and for other women. I like my labia but wish I had fewer and shorter hairs ( but don’t like the touch of it when shaved and growing again: feels like a man’s beard !).I’ve always been self-conscious about it and you must admit men prefer hairless vulva especially nowadays ( I heard young men wanting to shave their own armpit hair !). Will hair become trendy again one day???

Email Submission: I really appreciate what you are doing for other women confidence and self-esteem, so thank you for that.

I am nearly 40 and I have never felt very concerned about how my vulva should or should not look like. I guess I have always been very lucky with meeting nice and gentle men. Anyway, your project made me think of my vulva and I started looking at it in a mirror. I think it’s kind of a mess down there, but it does not matter in any way. So I guess the purpose of my contribution is to show other women that every vulva looks completely different and that it is perfectly fine!

Email Submission: I’m 30 years old and have noticed changes in my labia as I’ve aged. Darker coloration and a little longer/more wrinkly. I was feeling self conscious about this and found your site. Now I feel like my labia is totally normal! Love what you’re doing here!

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Hi! I’m a 17 years old girl and a big fan of your work. I don’t really have problems with my breasts. Two years ago I’d wish they were larger, but now they seem perfect and gorgeous to me.

Anyway you have helped me a lot with my labia. I was so ashamed and I had such a low self esteem but since I found you my self esteem have grown so much. I think that my vulva is extremely cute and I’m no longer ashamed. I have even gone to nudist beaches without a problem! Hahaha.

Thank you so so so so much. You changed the life of thousands of women, including my self.

Well, I found this models, camdamage.tumblr.com and ohvex.tumblr.com. Their breasts don’t fit in the “perfect stereotype” so I think lots women will find it helpful seeing that they are seen as beautiful and that they even work as models! I don’t know if this is going to be helpful but I think you’ll like to see their blogs.

Thanks a lot and sorry for my English.


Hey thanks for writing, and don’t worry, your English is fine.

I’m so glad that you’re feeling much more confident about your body and I’m proud that my blogs have been a help. Hey I applaud your venture into nudism. I don’t think I’d have been comfortable doing that as a teenager, but I have been nude and topless on beaches many times as an adult and it’s very liberating and natural. I think if more people walked around naked there would be far less anxiety about our bodies and the world would be a much better place!

I’ve been involved in the modeling business before, and I know a lot of girls who are currently models. I can assure you 100% that while there are a lot of ridiculous body ideals, and harmful pressures on models in the fashion industry, models and photographers who do art-nude work are far more likely to embrace body diversity, and you’ll see boobs and bodies of all shapes and sizes.

Thanks for taking the time to write, for your kind words and message of positivity. You’re the best :)

Emma
xo

Email Submission: I wasn’t aware that women were worried about labia, but mine are larger and don’t tuck inside. If it helps anyone feel more secure, you can post mine.

While I feel that vaginas are pretty, much like the structure of a delicate orchid, I think I’m a little self-conscious about how my vagina looks. For instance, the look of pubic hair depending on how recently I’ve shaved isn’t my favorite part about myself. I’d rather see my pink skin all smooth and supple. I also don’t like the feeling of rubbing hairs the wrong direction, much like a cat likes to be petted the way the fur grows. The pubic hair insecurity is all based on what exactly my husband is interested in doing, how close his face will be, you know? He’s never ever been critical; I’m just self-conscious that I’ll look unappetizing to him. Pubic hair isn’t all that amazing to me, I guess. But he generally loves my personal scent and flavor and doesn’t complain if I’m a little grown out. 

What I do like is when my labia get even more swollen when they are aroused. I feel sort of proud of what everything can do! It opens up like a flower and looks very pleased.

Email Submission: Hey Emma, I’m 22 and I love what you’re doing with the Large Labia Project. It’s helped me so much in developing a better relationship with my lady parts. I’ve always been insecure about how large and puffy my clitoral hood is. I also have very small labia minora.

The first gynecologist I visited told me this when I expressed my insecurity: “Well, It’s not bad, but it’s definitely not normal.” The posts I see on your project are slowly convincing me that I’m not so weird after all. I hope my submission will help others as well.


Oh you’re definitely normal. 100% normal. Totally not weird. You couldn’t be more normal if you tried. Your vulva is beautiful and attractive and just the way it is supposed to be. A vulva to be proud of, and yet it’s just one of the myriad variations that exist. Lucky they are all magical, unique and utterly fascinating parts of our anatomy.

The good thing about seeing doctors is that they are just service providers. If you come across one that you’re not happy with, like the ignorant and insensitive person you mentioned, then you can always take your business elsewhere - which I hope you did. Not every gyno should be in the profession and some are just really bad at doing their jobs. Clearly that person is one of them.

Thanks so much for wanting to participate in my project, and for selflessly wanting to help other people too. I hope that you’re able to grow ever more confident after seeing yourself here. You have absolutely nothing to feel self-conscious about :)

Emma

Email Submission: I’m insecure about my vulva. It’s very dark & I have a lot of scars from improper shaving techniques from years ago. I’ve tried everything but the scars won’t go away. I’ve only had sex in the dark because I’m scared my boyfriend will say I look nasty or think that I have an STD because of the marks.

Also my labia is really dark & wrinkly looking & big. It protrudes significantly from my outer labia. In addition, the surrounding area of my vulva is dark, and skin lightning creams for that & my scars just give me infections. I also tend to get a lot of razor bumps even though I’ve learned to shave the right way.

What if my future boyfriend thinks I’m ugly down there?


Ok it’s clear that you have a few things hurting your self-esteem.

Yes your labia minora protrude. But that’s normal and commonplace. It’s also the norm for people to have darker labia minora and majora than their “base” skin colour. That’s true for people with light and dark skin. It is a normal part of genital anatomy. It is not unattractive and there’s nothing wrong with it. Your vulva is fine and your natural skin colour is beautiful.

I’d really love to say about the appearance of your vulva “big deal, who cares, what’s the problem?”. But although I know that it’s totally normal and beautiful, many people like you feel that there’s something wrong with their vulvas or that other people won’t like them. All I can do is show through the sheer weight of submissions, comments and facts presented here that your self-opinion doesn’t reflect the reality of how your vulva looks - which is beautiful. And hope that you can learn to see it too!

In an ideal world you wouldn’t base your self-esteem on what a sexual partner would say about you. If you enter into a relationship with someone it shouldn’t be based on looks, let alone how your vulva looks. You’re a complex, important, fascinating, interesting, thoughtful, likable and lovable person. You’re not just a walking vagina for the benefit of a boyfriend to have sex with. If someone doesn’t like what this intimate part of your body looks like, when they should be honoured to be allowed near it, then they do not deserve your affection. And there’s no reason why anyone would think badly of it anyway.

Yes you have some scarring though it doesn’t look much different to freckles, moles or any other type of skin pigmentation. Some people’s skin is more sensitive than others, and you may be more prone to saving rash, ingrown hairs etc. You’re pretty lucky though given you’ve been using skin bleaching creams.

Here’s my advice:

1. Never, never, never use anything to bleach your skin! It is totally unnecessary and extremely dangerous. And it can kill you. Most creams sold in the market are a dangerous cocktail of compounds, often banned and illegal, like steroids, hydroquinone, and tretinoin; the long term use of which can lead to lethal health concerns likes permanent pigmentation and skin cancer, liver damage, mercury poisoning, kidney damage, scarring, reduction in the skin’s resistance to bacterial and fungal infections, and also psychological problems such as anxiety, depression or psychosis. A survey by the British Skin Foundation found 16% of dermatologists believe they are completely unsafe, and 80% feel they should only ever be prescribed by a dermatologist.

2. To avoid the problems that go with shaving your vulva, let your pubic hair grow. You will no longer have to worry about shaving rash, nicks and cuts, or in-grown hairs. My recent survey showed that people who have pubic hair on their vulvas (especially their labia majora) suffer less pain and discomfort from their clothing and underwear. And as you’re concerned about having protruding labia minora then pubic hair can make the labia less visible and help bolster your self-confidence when you’re naked with a partner. Pubic hair is normal and natural and there is no good reason to remove it. Shaving and waxing is purely fashion. What you do with it is up to you, and you have the opportunity to help improve both your comfort and self-esteem. If you’re worried that a partner only likes a shaved pussy (well fuck them if they do!) then think of this. If you’re the average person in a relationship then you’ll have sex a few times a week. Let’s be generous and say you’ll have sex for an hour every day, every day of the year. That leaves you with 8,395 hours per year where you will have to be alone with your vulva and put up with all the crap that goes with maintaining it. What’s more important to you? An hour a day? Or all the rest of that time?

Emma

Email Submission: Hi Emma! Thank you for your wonderful blog which has helped me and countless other women like me. It’s been fantastic to see the variety of beautiful shapes and sizes that exist. You are doing something very special and important with this blog, I really can’t praise you enough. 

I’m 22 and have been self-conscious about my labia my whole life. For most of my life I thought I would never let anyone see them or go down on me, I thought I would never be able to have a boyfriend or be intimate with anyone. When I did get a boyfriend I would cover myself up straight after sex. They cause me discomfort if I don’t wear the right underwear. I promised myself I would get labiaplasty as soon as I could afford it. 

My most recent boyfriend has changed the way I feel about myself, he loves every bit of me and tells me my labia are beautiful. Now I love my lady parts, I’m more comfortable and I enjoy sex more. I would not consider surgery again unless the discomfort became too severe.

I want to start of by saying thank you for being a voice for women and girls worldwide, thank you for bringing light to the fact that girls are being encouraged and brainwashed to surgically mutilate their natural, normal, functioning genitals. I’m only 17, so of course this wont be a photo submission, but I just read the amazing post on here about surgeons advertising their labiaplasty procedures by using derogatory, inappropriate terms in descriptions. I have definitely seen this before and figured its time to expose the heartless, ignorant surgeons who are doing it.

First thing I’d like to say is, why aren’t other surgeries advertised this way? On a before and after picture of a rhinoplasty, doctors most certainly would never make comments calling his/her patient’s original nose “ugly,” “unsightly,” or any of the other appalling terms and phrases I have seen used to describe labiaplasty. Aren’t doctors supposed to be professionals? Why would any doctor in their right mind advertise rude comments about their patients’ appearance? My theory is that they really need business for this ridiculous, dangerous surgery, moreso than other surgeries, and to create business, they create insecurities.

I have gathered all of the abusive, appalling comments found on just ONE surgeon’s website in reference to his labiaplasty patients and their procedures. Reading this doctor’s words has really helped me, a young girl who is unnecessarily insecure about her vulva, grasp how the entire “cosmetic vaginal surgery” business is ONLY about money, and how ignorance, incorrect information, and blows to the self esteem are used to promote this horrible surgery to young women, Some good examples are the doctor referring to a vulva as a vagina, the doctor referring to the nerve-ending, blood vessel packed, delicate skin of genitals as “unneccessary.” Brace yourself before you read this surgeon’s words, the ignorance is infuriating:

- “needed assistance with her unsightly vagina,”
- “with a smaller, more aesthetically pleasing vagina, her confidence was restored,”
- ”the look of her vagina improved dramatically after surgery,”
- “assured her that the unneeded skin of the labia would be reshaped,”
- “post-surgery, she felt feminine and desirable, no longer nervous or ashamed,”
- “excess tissues were removed,”
- “after the surgery, her vagina was appealing,”
- “overabundance of tissue removed,”
- “the patient’s vagina was better looking than ever before,”
- “help with her massive labia…a common problem experienced by women…tissue reconstructed to look natural and beautiful,”
- “labia were stretched an unattractive,”
- “restore labia to a visually appealing state,”
- “suffered from unusual looking labia since puberty,”
- “new labia were created, looking appropriate on her body, the procedure was positive and life changing”
- “lengthy tissue that is unpleasant to the eye,”
- ”a corrective procedure to restore labia to a visually appealing state, she is proud of her body for the first time,”
- “after children, her labia became even more unsightly,”
- “improved her genital’s visual appeal,”
- ”husband overjoyed by results.”     

Anonymous Submission: For a long time I’ve been really disgusted by how long my labia are and have even considered surgery when I have the money. However since coming across your page I’ve realised I’m completely normal and have actually grown to love my lips! My new-found confidence has definitely helped in the bedroom and my boyfriend seems very happy. I couldn’t thank you enough.

Hi Emma, I would like to say thank you for the support that your blog has given me over the time. I try my best to spread your words through the internet, to help other women who have self-esteem issues, due to the patriarchy of men and the obviously misogynistic mass media. I can not take the pain of this stigma any longer. I have large labia and I am proud of it.

Email Submission: I am 27 years old and would like to thank your site for helping me become more comfortable with my body. For a long time I was very self-conscious about having large labia, but now I accept them as they are and am not embarrassed about them. Everyone is made different and while having large labia can ocassionally be physically uncomfortable (if caught by underwear or rub on a seam), I feel the positives far outweigh the negatives. The labia have many nerve endings and when being intimate, they can be quite sensitive and “play” with them results in amazing sensations. Also, they tend to shield the clitoris from general stimulation during everday activities so it can be very sensitive during physical intimacy. To me this is a major bonus ;)

Email Submission: No self esteem issues here, my man adores me and my puss puss :-)

Email Submission: Yesterday my boyfriend and I were talking, and he said that my labia are like this because I am a fat woman. I have nothing against being chubby but felt like crap because for years I suffered from low self esteem, because I gained 10kg and have felt bad ever since. I am Brazilian and I found your blog, it helped my heart a little.


Hi, thanks for writing. Rest assured that your vulva is perfectly normal.

You can tell your boyfriend that the size or appearance of your labia minora has absolutely nothing to do with your weight. There are very few fat cells in the labia minora, and they do not change size if you put on weight, or lose it. The labia majora will be more likely to change size with weight fluctuations as they do have fat cells.

It’s a shame to hear that your boyfriend so insensitive that he would say that to you. It shows that he’s not only ignorant about normal anatomy, but he’s also not a particularly nice person.

Emma

Email Submission: Hi Emma,  I just stumbled across your blog and I have to say, it is so empowering! While I was extremely hyper-aware and self-loathing about what I viewed as my disfigured labia in my younger years, that is no longer the case.

Now 27 years old, I’ve come to embrace my beautiful vagina in all of its glory! I used to be so fearful that any sexual partner (or even my doctor) would turn away in disgust or laugh at my ‘misfortune.’ However, that has never, ever been the case. Any doctors I have had have never given my anatomy a second glance. As well, my sexual partners have ended up loving every asymmetrical inch of my labia! I understand why so many young girls and women alike develop these genital insecurities, because we aren’t exposed to real bodies these days. We don’t shower with our peers after gym class anymore, right? Aside from maybe seeing our Mothers’ or sister’s bodies when we’re young, where else do we have an opportunity to see the varieties of shapes, sizes and colours of other women? In porn, that’s where. With the exception of a small percentage of actresses who work their beautiful, unique, natural pussies on screen, the bulk of women in the porn industry have cookie-cutter vaginas that don’t represent women’s genitalia realistically.

So to all the young girls or grown women who hide their labia, clits or overall vaginas from being seen, I say nay! Do not go another day denying yourself a spontaneous moment, an intimate experience or the indescribable pleasure that can be received from great oral!