16 years old and insecure about my vagina

I’m 16 years old and insecure about my vagina. I’ve been insecureĀ for a very long time. My inner thighs and labia are a lot darker than the rest of my skintone and my inner labia sticks out and looks ugly. I’ve tried to look up how to lighten the skin down there but I haven’t found anything useful. My boyfriend wants to have sex with me and im scared he will judge me for how I look. I dont know what to do anymore i’m so insecure.

I’m proud of you for having the courage to open up about your insecurities.

I need to reassure you that there is nothing wrong with you. It is completely normal to have darker pigmentation in the vulva and inner thigh area, and although this is most prevalent among women of color, many Caucasian women have this too.

The same goes for labia minora (inner lips) that protrude (stick out) from the labia majora (outer lips). I ran a poll on the Labia Project to find out what percentage of visitors have innies vs outies. Although I was expecting around half of all women to have outies, the results were that around 80% of women have outies.

Based on your submission, I am setting up a new Vulva Color Poll on the Labia Project to find out just how common it is to have darker skin down there. Please keep an eye on the poll results.

Best,

Clare xo

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