9:57 pm - 05/16/2007

Question about vagina picture

Hellooo! So I have a question about a picture I saw today on the ljsecret community. It's a picture of a vagina, and to be honest, I'm a bit confused by it. I'm going to give a link because I have a shared computer, so I don't particularly want to save the picture. Here's the link to the community: *Not* safe for work! and it is secret number 58. So my question is, what is that fleshy bit in the middle? I would say labia, but it seems to be coming straight from the middle...so then I don't really know what else it could be. I've heard of people having clitorises where they thought it was a penis because it was large, but is that what it is?

Sorry if I seem really ignorant, but I'm just really confused and curious.
so_says_ali 17th-May-2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Just so you know, I am equally confused and curious.

I almost think that maybe it's labia, and the owner of that particular downtown region is sitting on a copier? I have an overactive imagination.
polymexina 17th-May-2007 02:12 am (UTC)
maybe the inner ones? i think the copier explanation fits, cuz of the angle.
so_says_ali 17th-May-2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Inner, maybe. Or shaven outer labia, or... something.

Or maybe it's from a gender reassignment progress photo? *shrugs*
mysteriousmeat 17th-May-2007 02:25 am (UTC)
i think it's just deformed or something? i can't imagine what else it could be :o
so_much_udder 17th-May-2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one who was! :)
so_says_ali 17th-May-2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Although now that I see the prolapsed uterus comment below, it makes a lot more sense.

It also makes my uterus ache.
kuangning 17th-May-2007 03:31 am (UTC)
She's sitting on a copier; you can tell by the angle and the squishedness of everything, not just the vagina. I think she's just got her labia squashed against it; you can see the rest bent into unnatural wrinkles. If I spread my hood and sat down, it would look that way too.
kaelstra 17th-May-2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Actually, I don't think she is. I think that's a medical gown she's wearing, and we're looking at a medical textbook photo for a prolapsed uterus.
so_much_udder 17th-May-2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Ohhhh thanks so much!
truepixie 17th-May-2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
wow... This is the first time I have been truly regretful of doing a google image search.
disturbedme 17th-May-2007 02:15 am (UTC)
I have no idea. That vagina looks completely different from any other vagina I've ever seen before.

There isn't even an opening...
hacketts_girl 17th-May-2007 02:23 am (UTC)
Prolapsed uterus
trytofly 17th-May-2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh! I saw that too! I had NO idea what was up with it...I dunno if it's the original poster's vagina or if it's just a random picture they found...it's really not what I would expect to see...Then again, I have very limited knowledge of other people's vaginas.
rockstarbob 17th-May-2007 02:27 am (UTC)
It does indeed look like a prolapsed uterus. More info about the condition can be found here:

http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/wha/wha_uterpro_crs.htm

And you can also do a Google image search on "prolapsed uterus" to see other examples, if you're curious.
comatose 17th-May-2007 03:36 am (UTC)
I am so, so scared that I have this. I have a couple of the symptoms.
ex_aprilsho 17th-May-2007 04:34 am (UTC)
After reading the symptoms, they are symptoms for a variety of other things, too. So, depending on your particular symptoms that you are experiencing, you might or might not want to consider looking more into it. But if it's for peace of mind then do whatever makes you feel the best. I'm not a doctor in any way, but that is just my two cents.
jennifer0246 17th-May-2007 11:12 am (UTC)
prolapse at age 23 (your stated age from your userinfo) is extraordinarily unlikely. its generally a condition that arises with advanced age and history of childbirth (generally multiple births).
kaelstra 17th-May-2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Have you ever had a pap smear? They'd be able to tell you right off the bat if you've got this.
loonylupinlover 17th-May-2007 03:04 am (UTC)
My guess was the woman was giving birth and it was a baby's head crowning, but other than that, no clue!
sparkle_lite 17th-May-2007 03:22 am (UTC)
To me it looks like a large clitoris, Ambiguous Genetalia. The pictures of prolapsed uteri (?) still have a clitoris above the bulged uterus. That looks like it IS the clitoris. If she had been a boy baby that would have become a penis. It looks like the head of a fully grown man's penis. She has ambiguous genetalia and has a little of both. what some mistakenly call "hemaphrodite"...but i'm not a doctor. Maybe she'll see this post...
spokenonlyonce 17th-May-2007 03:33 am (UTC)
I agree with you. I had never heard of a prolapsed uterus but when I looked into it it certainly didn't seem like sex would be a very easy (or even possible) thing to do, yet the creator of the postcard was talking about having sex in the dark.
algebraic 17th-May-2007 04:21 am (UTC)
i really don't think the image in the secret was of the poster. they tend to not be, generally speaking.
kaelstra 17th-May-2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
I don't think that image is the poster in question. I tend to strongly doubt it. She probably has a very normal vagina in reality, but thinks it is ugly, and tried to use a pic of a vagina that conveyed how 'ugly' she feels about her own anatomy. Generally speaking, someone who thinks their genitals are ugly won't go about showing them to anyone else, even if it is anonymously.

It's very likely the person who posted that does not have a prolapsed uterus at all.

Incidentally, I still think it's a prolapsed uterus. If that were a clitoris, it's even bigger than the head of almost all normal penises. My first thought for a moment was that it was a baby's head crowning, but it's completely smooth and doesn't look like a baby at all after you view it awhile.

It just looks like a medical photo of a prolapsed uterus.
algebraic 17th-May-2007 04:21 am (UTC)
i'm not so sure. when women have large clitorises, it kind of just looks like they have tiny penises. what she has look wayyyy too huge to be anything resembling a penis. after looking at the prolapsed uterus pictures, it looks like that to me.
sparkle_lite 17th-May-2007 04:33 am (UTC)
it looks very much like a larger version of this: 18+, NSFW, genitalia
algebraic 17th-May-2007 04:52 am (UTC)
i would agree that it kind of looks like that, but that is about as large as a normal female (read: not taking male hormones) clitoris can get. to me, it resembles more of a prolapsed uterus (photo 1, 2, 3).
sparkle_lite 17th-May-2007 04:56 am (UTC)
well, i can't argue, cause no one but her knows for sure...but that's definitely not the largest thing I saw when I googled "enlarged clitoris", just what most resembled it...
miz_rhi 17th-May-2007 05:29 am (UTC)
I agree with the previous posters that it could be a prolapsed uterus, but it could also be an inter sexual person. There is definite labia swelling that could be testicles (at least one, anyway). It is a guess, but I have seen a few inter sexual bits up close and personal, and each one has been different.
ainadal 17th-May-2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
thank goodness you asked! i was wondering that myself, haha.
nivas 17th-May-2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I've heard of the prolapsed uterus before. Did you know it is actaully quite common? I had a freind who worked at a gynecologists office who said that older women come in all the time with that problem.

I found this unbvelieveable. I couldn't believe no one ever told me this could happen. This is the first time I've ever seen or looked for pictures though of the prolapsed uterus.

I find it shocking that they don't tell us about this in sex-ed or something. I don't know it just seems like it would be a big surprise if you got one and you had never heard of it. Maybe even traumatizing.
nicki106 lmao28th-Apr-2008 10:28 am (UTC)
The large fleshy part IS the uterus. It's a prolapsed uterus.. then the clitoris to the top left, then under that the labia.. it's just pushed to the side because of the prolapsed uterus. That lady probably would have had to have a hysterectomy cuz it looked pretty serious! Gross.
nicki106 by the way28th-Apr-2008 10:31 am (UTC)
It DOESN'T just happen in older women. It can happen to anyone who has given birth vaginally and either had a hard time or has had more than one birth so it weakens the ligaments. I know because I'm going through it right now and I am only 28.. not near what this lady in the picture is THANK GOD. The crappy thing is that I may not be able to have more children (I have two) if they can't repair it. I'll find out this week.
alexmacdonald Re: by the way18th-Jun-2008 09:50 am (UTC)
Not all that unusual. You can often find 4" - 5" protruding and sometimes it can bear a devastating resemblance to an uncircumcised penis. The skin of the everted vagina eventually becomes like other skin, too. It generally happens when a woman has had a number of children and when additionally her hormone balance shifts so that she has very low levels of estrogen and high levels of testosterone. So it does happen primarily to more masculine women. Obviously sexual intercourse is impossible from the male point of view and the prolapsed uterus is not quite rigid enough and a bit too large in circumference to use in the same way as a penis, though it's too far down anyway.
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