I hate my labia so much

Hi, I’m 15 years old and I hate my labia so much. They are very large and hang and I’m so embarrassed. I don’t want anyone to ever see me naked. I hate looking at my self naked. It makes me so sad.

I’m so sorry to hear about your struggles with body-image.

I hope I can make you feel better by reassuring you, firstly, that many girls feel the same way you do (you are not alone in feeling that way), and secondly, that it is absolutely normal to have an outie (inner labia that stick out through the outer labia).

I’ve been running an innie vs outie poll, and around 3 out of 4 women who participated have an outie. That was even more than I expected when I put up the poll! (I expected it to be closer to 1 in 2, or as much as 2 in 3). 

You are still young and should be enjoying your teenage years rather than agonizing about your body and what people will think of it. Please don’t rush into anything sexual with a guy – rather wait for the right guy to come along, and first work on accepting and embracing your body as it is.

Clare xo

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