Beautiful labia varieties…
Beautiful labia varieties…
Fashion house Fendi has released a “labia scarf” – a neck scarf which resembles a vulva with labia folds, complete with fur resembling pubic hair.
Although the fashion house did not intend for the $1 000 scarf to look like a vulva, the similarities are striking, and the scarf created a social media frenzy.
The scarf has sold out online, with sales largely fueled by the attention that it got on social media due to its resemblance to a vulva.
As the old saying goes, “sex sells”!
Many women who make contact with me are concerned about their labia asymmetry (one side of their labia minora / inner lips being bigger or longer than the other side). I decided to run a labia symmetry poll to find out just how common it is to have asymmetrical labia.
Please participate in the poll by selecting the answer that applies to you, and clicking “Vote”. To view the results of the poll, click “Results”.
Watch this video called “My vulva is imperfect”, in which Layla Martin shares her personal journey to overcome her insecurities regarding her vulva.
Layla shares the insights that she has gained along the way, and her views about her “imperfect” vulva and her asymmetrical labia minora. Many of the insecurities that she has experienced will resonate with most women who have body issues.
She also talks about the unique challenges that women of color experience when it comes to men passing judgment about their bodies. The video also features some pictures from the Vulva Gallery, which showcases the diversity of shapes and colors in different womens’ genital anatomy.
In response to a recent submission, I decided to put a Vulva Color Poll up to find out what percentage of the visitors of the Labia Project have darker skin in their vulva area compared with the rest of their bodies. Please vote in the poll by selecting the answer that applies to you, and clicking “Vote”. To view the results of the poll, click “Results”.
Celebrate your normal lady parts 🙂
A study of vagina sizes was recently done by a team of Swiss researchers to determine the measurements of a “normal vulva”. The study was published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and it was based on data relating to 657 women between the ages of 15 and 84. The data was obtained by measuring patients’ clitoris, perineum, labia majora and labia minora.
While the aim of the study was to determine what is “normal” and average, the study found that there range of shapes and sizes is so wide that it is pointless to try and determine the norm.
Based on the measurements, the average labia minora size was found to be around 4.3 cm, but lengths ranged from between 5 mm and 10 cm long, which reflected a huge variation of 9.5 cm. There was also a big difference between the participants’ labia majora. The average was 8 cm long, but they ranged from 1.2 cm to 18 cm. With regard to the clitoris, the average was close to 7 mm long but they ranged from 0.5 mm to 3.4 cm in length.
The study ultimately confirms that there is no single way to define a “normal vagina”, as the range of diversity in vulva shapes and sizes out there is huge.
Pussy power… promoting pride and empowerment. Spreading love and education 🙂
It seems that there are new products and procedures on the market every day which are aimed at profiting from womens’ insecurities with their vulvas (or helping them to address their insecurities, depending on how you see things). The latest craze is called labia puffing. So what exactly what is labia puffing, and is labia puffing safe? I did some research to learn more about what it involves. Here’s what I managed to find out…
Labia puffing is a non-surgical treatment which involves injecting fat (from another part of the body), or dermal fillers, into the labia. The treatment is done to boost volume or remove wrinkles. Think of it as a botox treatment for the labia.
The procedure takes around half an hour. Many women are undergoing it as an alternative to surgical measures such as labiaplasty surgery, as it is less expensive and is perceived to be less invasive.
If a woman’s own fat is being used for the injection, this is usually taken from the abdomen or thigh area.
Given that labia puffing is a very new treatment, very little is known about its potential risks or adverse long-term effects on the body. For instance, there is limited information on whether it can lead to a loss of sensitivity in the nerve endings in the long-term. For this reason, my advice would be to wait until more is known about the procedure before taking the leap and going through with it.
Lee, an artist and educator, has created a project called Unfold Project on Instagram. It is a bodyprinting project which involves the creation of vulva prints.
The artist is based in Michigan and is travelling to different parts of the US to create unique artworks by making impressions of womens’ vulvas.
The project is a beautiful way to celebrate diversity. It is also a way for women who have gone through trauma or abuse to confront some of those feelings through the print session.
Anybody with a vagina who is located in the cities that the artist is visiting, can participate in the project. If you are interested, get in contact with the artist through a direct message on Instagram to express interest in participating.