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 of 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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Emma

I am 38 and have had 5 children and my vagina has changed a lot. I think my vagina is very unattractive.  I have been divorced for 6 months and date. I have not had sex because I am afraid of what men will think of my vagina.

Email Submission: Hi Emma, I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and it has really put me at ease about my vulva’s appearance. I am 28 years old from NY and sexually active. I have been with several men, the majority of whom have performed oral on me. I started feeling insecure about my vulva’s appearance around 17-18 years old and still am at times. I just want to say that this insecurity did not ever stem from people I’ve been with intimately, solely from media/porn. On the contrary, I’ve been with men who LOVE going down on me and no one has ever said anything derogatory to me about my vulva - I’ve only had positive responses. It breaks my heart when I see younger women on your blog who have been with people that made them feel less than perfect about their labia. As for me, with each day that goes by I learn to love my labia a little more. They’re an important part of me and a gift to anyone whom I choose to share them with. I hope your other followers can see this within themselves too. We’ve all got beautiful vulvas, ladies!

Email Submission: Hi Emma! I send you two photos of my pussy to contribute with your project. I’m curious about men’s opinions and if they like my style of vulva and why. Sometimes I see my labia minora and feel they are soooo big and I feel insecure, so I want to know if men really like them. So comments are welcome!! I’m open minded!


I’ve opened this post up for comments, as per the poster’s wishes. If you post anything crude, sexual, pornographic or disrespectful it won’t be tolerated, and you will be blocked. Emma
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Email Submission: Hello, I have a question that I have waited to ask. I have one labia that is almost no existent then the other is longer and discolored. Is this normal? Will the guy I am sexual activity with care? Finally I’m considering a labiaplasty, is it worth it? Thank you! Much love.


Hey don’t worry, you have a lovely, beautiful and extremely sexy vulva. Asymmetry is the norm, with most people having one inner labium different to the other. You should see my labia which aren’t that much different to yours actually. Some people have more asymmetry, some less. Big deal, we all just take our place on the spectrum of normal vulva diversity. You’re fine.

You might also like to read this post of mine which pretty much lays out my thoughts on having two very different labia.

Oh and its not discoloration. Labia come in all shades of pink, brown, purple, blue, grey and black. A large percentage of Caucasian (white skinned) people with vulvas have darker tips on their labia minora. About 2/3 of white people have labia that are predominantly pinks, and 30% have one of those other colours. And having multiple colours between the lips and on the one lip, is totally normal too. I think it adds a bit of interest and is really pretty! You’re totally fine. There’s nothing to worry about.

Will a guy care? Not in any negative sense, if he’s a decent and intelligent human being. He’ll care because it’s you, and you’re hot, and he’s going to be super excited to be anywhere near your normal, beautiful, desirable lips. He’ll care because he’s into you, and cares about you, and being allowed the honour of having sex with you is a true privilege.

If he doesn’t feel that way, and if he does care what your labia look like and he wants to hold you to some ridiculous, unrealistic and unattainable beauty standard of his choosing then he’s a stupid arsehole and his idiotic thoughts are his problem, not yours. The only problem is his attitude, not your body. Dump him ASAP. He’s not worth your time or any emotional involvement.

Please put the idea of labiaplasty out of your mind. It’s a risky and unproven operation that can’t ever fix a problem that you don’t even have. Any dislike you have for your labia is based on misinformation and a distorted view of what is normal and beautiful. It’s all bullshit that certain parts of society tell you, either out of ignorance or because they want to make money out of you. Well let me tell you I’m here to act as the voice of reason, and you are normal. If you want to do some reading there are lots of articles and papers in my Labia Resources page which will put your straight about labiaplasty.

You’re beautiful, sexy and normal and I hope that you can learn to love your labia for the amazing parts of your body that they are.

Emma

Labia & Breast Painting Comp - This gorgeous 23 year old vulva, submitted by a wonderful site follower and all-round amazing chick, is one of the people having her lady parts immortalised in artwork for my blogs and various infographics.

If you want to be involved I’ve extended submissions for this week only. Interested in entering the competition to be painted? Email me at largelabiaproject@gmail.com

Emma

Anonymous Submission: I’ve always felt as though I have weird vulva, but this blog had certainly made me feel more positive towards my vagina! Thank you for helping normalize labia and making us all feel like we have pretty vaginas.

As a young feminist woman with large labia, to me, the fact that labiaplasty even exists, and the fact that women opt for it, just shows me that in general, women are much weaker than men. Some men have black saggy balls that hang down to their knees but do you see them crying and rushing to the “doctor” to have parts of their balls cut off and reconstructed? No, because that’s apart of their manhood and makes them who they are, any man pressured to risk his sexual function to have his saggy balls surgically reconstructed would laugh in your face. But tell a woman to completely reconstruct her anatomy and risk sexual function cause men might not like a couple centimeters of nerve packed skin? No problem, we’ll all run to the surgeons and risk our lives, health, and sexual function to look like the pre-pubescent, baby vulvas riddling playboy. Men watch porn and see other men with no pubic hair and tidy balls, do you see men sitting around being depressed that their balls aren’t “tidy like the ones in porn,” or do you see a majority of men religiously shaving off all of their pubic hair to look like porn stars? No. If you go on a website like LLP, where there are personal submissisions from women all over the world, you’ll notice about 8/10 women have scarred, razor burned, prickly skin from religiously shaving. Why? Go on a website where men make personal submissions from all over the world and not a single one has ever even touched a razor to their pubic area. Why? Because most men aren’t emotionally affected by media how women are. To me, labiaplasty is the epitome of women not being equal to men, and not being able to be comfortable in our natural bodies because society says so. But then again, maybe its because women are being targeted and pressured to feel ashamed of their natural bodies, a great example is the Center for Young Women’s Health posting articles written for YOUNG WOMEN pressuring them to be ashamed of their bodies, “It is unclear what causes labial hypertrophy. For some unknown reason one or both of a young woman’s labia will grow larger than the average size. It is not caused from masturbation and it is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI). There is nothing that you have done to cause this to happen.”  REALLY? This article brings tears to my eyes, it is not clear what causes labia to grow? PUBERTY CAUSES LABIA TO GROW, IT IS A NATURAL PART OF FEMALE PUBERTY. SERIOUSLY? Just like during male puberty the balls drop, during female puberty labia drop. Its really not some big mystery, and something tells me the Center for “Young Women’s Health” should know that.  Then they go on in this article to reassure women that being confident in their natural bodies is okay (wow really?) but its also okay to loathe your natural body so much you surgically mutilate it, “However, it’s also perfectly normal not to be upset about your labia and to be accepting of your body. If having labial hypertrophy causes you to feel bad about yourself, you should talk to a parent or trusted adult and make an appointment with your health care provider to talk about treatment options.” Then, after pressuring young women over and over again in the article that they have a medical condition that they need surgery to fix, they explain that this surgery can cause painful sex (REALLY?) “Since the top of the labia is connected to the clitoris, be sure to ask if the clitoral hood (skin covering the clitoris) will be affected. Sometimes there can be scar tissue that may make future sexual activity painful.” 

Can we please make a petition or something about this article? I definitely do not see an article ANYWHERE in the Center for Young Men’s Health urging young men to mutilate their genitals at a young age and risk having a disfigured, mutilated, painful genitalia to please others.

I recently called for site visitors who were having their period to submit photos, showing tampon strings or even menses (menstrual blood). Since the majority of legitimate visitors to this site have their period every month, for decades and decades, it’s not something that should be stigmatised or hidden away, pretending that it doesn’t happen. There needs to be more education about menstruation, and frankly it’s an integral part of the amazing process of human reproduction. As unpleasant as the process often is, it should be revered, celebrated and honoured for the majesty that the female reproduction system possesses. We should be proud to be able to bleed. I know I am!

This is a submission from a brave, proud and beautiful visitor who wanted to share her vulva and period. I’ll let her take over the discussion from here, including a photo she has submitted during her period. Thank you beautiful contributor!

Emma


Email Submission: Hi Emma, I’ve always admired the work you do with The Large Labia Project, Our Breasts, and Our Bodies, but I never thought I’d submit anything!

This was taken completely on a whim after browsing The LLP and seeing your call for period submissions. I was reminded how I’d really enjoyed the pictures Bare To Bush had taken of herself during her period and and was curious to see what my vulva looked like. Well… I think it looks pretty cool!

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Larger image here.

I’ve never really had a problem with how my genitalia looks - in fact I quite like my vulva. I’ve always been a bit self-conscious of my pubic hair though, because it’s so coarse and curly (which is why I opt to trim and not shave - the discomfort during regrowth isn’t worth it), but sparsely distributed. That said, taking this picture made me feel a lot better about it. Thanks for providing me the opportunity to become a bit more comfortable with myself :)

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Email Submission: I’m 19 years old, recently had a child.

I had a vaginal birth five months ago (:  I actually ripped when I had her so they had to put a few stitches in, so that changed it quite a bit. And after birth my lips got smaller and they were more tucked in. But recently they went back to normal.

But I feel uncomfortable with my labia minora, I don’t like how it sticks out and I don’t like the darkness of it. I feel like it looks worse in person rather than these pictures. I know a lot of guys love bigger Labia’s but I’m afraid that one day the guy I fall for won’t be one of them :/ I’m very insecure. I’ve had a guy call them “beef curtains” and now I’m scarred for life. I’m definitely not with that guy any more, it was a pretty long time ago. I never really looked at my vulva until that comment was made and it totally freaked me out. It sucks that guys have to put girls down like that. It’s one of the most intimate parts of our body and I hate that so many girls are ashamed of it :/

Email Submission: I’m 23. When I was younger I didn’t like the appearance, but now that I’m a little bit older, I feel confident with my body & my labia. Some days of course are better than others but overall I really like my unique vulva. It sticks out and is very high on my abdomen, when I stand up you can see all of my clit & then at the bottom it is tucked in… It’s strange. 

I’ve always hated my long inner labia, and to be honest, I guess I still do. I accepted it, cause I don’t have another choice than to do so, but still, I don’t like how I look downthere. I’m always scared when a man touches me for the first time, worrying if he might think it’s ugly, or if he doesn’t have fun touching it.
I hate showing it to anybody.
But here I go, and I show it to all of you, hoping that I can at least help others to see that it always can be worse *lol* Okay, it’s not that bad. Let’s just say: It’s not how I would choose to look like, but we are all humans and we CAN’T choose. So we have to accept it and enjoy our (sex) life with the body we have.
I’m so glad that you were brave and decided to submit your photo and story. It’s always confronting and vulnerable being so naked and exposed, so you should be proud that you wanted to do this to help other people feel better about themselves. I really hope that this is a positive growth-experience for you too. With luck, seeing yourself on my blog will give you some perspective that will help you to see what everyone else can see - a normal, beautiful, desirable, attractive, sexy and erotic vulva. You’re  gorgeous; as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. Thank you for having the courage to share.
Emma

I’ve always hated my long inner labia, and to be honest, I guess I still do. I accepted it, cause I don’t have another choice than to do so, but still, I don’t like how I look downthere. I’m always scared when a man touches me for the first time, worrying if he might think it’s ugly, or if he doesn’t have fun touching it.

I hate showing it to anybody.

But here I go, and I show it to all of you, hoping that I can at least help others to see that it always can be worse *lol* Okay, it’s not that bad. Let’s just say: It’s not how I would choose to look like, but we are all humans and we CAN’T choose. So we have to accept it and enjoy our (sex) life with the body we have.


I’m so glad that you were brave and decided to submit your photo and story. It’s always confronting and vulnerable being so naked and exposed, so you should be proud that you wanted to do this to help other people feel better about themselves. I really hope that this is a positive growth-experience for you too. With luck, seeing yourself on my blog will give you some perspective that will help you to see what everyone else can see - a normal, beautiful, desirable, attractive, sexy and erotic vulva. You’re  gorgeous; as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. Thank you for having the courage to share.

Emma

Email Submission: I’m 21 year old, having problems looking at my vagina.

When I was 16 my parents walked in on me exploring myself and got mad. Spanked me to the high heavens and said if I did it again I would end up going to hell. I never looked at it but I touch it. I’m loving masturbation but that’s as far as I go. I don’t even do penetration with masturbation. Even since then I haven’t looked at it.

I’ve just always had this issue because my parents said touching and looking at it is bad. Which probably contributed to the reason I slept around after I had sex the first time. Because I wondered why something so “bad” could feel so good!

I think parents should realize that the way they handle their children’s sexual exploration effects them in the long run.

It’s been difficult but I’m working on it. 

Email Submission: Hi Emma, I have been feeling really good about my body, thanks to you! So I’d like to share more of me with you and Tumblr.

Email Submission: This is my story. I am 20 years old and I reside in Florida. Home of the beautiful beaches and if you don’t wear a bikini at the beach it is a sin. I have a voided wearing bikini because my labia would make a bulge in my area. I hated how my vagina was tri-colored lol light brown then dark and inside very pink.

I lost my virginity at 19 to a boyfriend at the time who had slept with other women and he would notice mine was much fatter. Although he never commented anything I could tell he noticed it was different. Because of that we always had sex in the dark.

Before I hated my labias and vulva and at times was scared of it. Now because of your Large Labia Project I have learned so much about labias and actually am starting to like them. Because of your project I fell in love with mine. It is different and I appreciate them more. I decided to take a picture because something so unique was hidden away and now I want to show it off for the first time! Thank you so much for what you have done !!

Email Submission: I used to draw vulvas a lot and I made this lovely vulva with clay last year. I love large labia. They turn me on and they’re lovely: my lips are actually my favorite body part.