I hate my clitoris / clitoral hood

I hate my clitoris aroused clitoris standing(19 years old) I have seen a lot of stuff on the internet for women who are self concious about their labia, which is awesome! My problem however has been that I hate my clitoris / clitoral hood. I rarely see people posting about theirs, which make me feel even more insecure because I really feel like no one has a vagina like mine. You can see my clit when I stand as the hood is big and kind of faces forwards, and when I’m aroused it gets swollen and bigger which I think is so ugly. (First picture is how it normally looks, and second is standing, after arousal.) Am I overreacting or do I have a weird appearance?!

It is important to understand that the clitoral hood is not a separate part of the vulva from the labia. The clitoral hood is formed by the two sides of the labia minora (inner lips) connecting towards the top, forming a hood / sheath over the labia.

Because there is a huge variety of labia out there and no two are alike, this also goes for clitoral hoods. Some are more prominent while others are almost non-existent. These variations occur naturally, and are a result of genetics (that being said, this does not mean that if your mother had a prominent clitoral hood, you will necessarily have one, and vice versa).

The one point that you raised which I agree with, is that no-one has a vagina quite like yours. All vaginas are unique and no two are alike.

Based on your pictures, while your clitoral hood is on the prominent side, it is well within normal range, and there is nothing “weird” or “abnormal” about it.

Clare xo

One thought on “I hate my clitoris / clitoral hood

  1. Daniela

    My best friend has an almost identical vulva including clitoris facing forward! It’s absolutely normal! And very pretty! You have nothing to be insecure about 🙂


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