8:00 am - 05/06/2006

Labia!

Hello! I was just musing over some thoughts the other day, and i was wondering how everyone else deals with teh labia. Ok, that just sounds stupid. But anyway. On the Everyday Bodies Project and other things they ahve out there to make you feel better about your cootch, lots of women seem to have like, largeish or mediumish inner labia. And maybe its just for the pictures, but they are like, obvoius. Now, my question is - can you stand to have your inner labia like.. out? i guess? I mean, i have to kinda tuck mine away, if that makes sense. i CANNOT stand the feeling of them against my underwear/clothing/etc. I was just curious as to the general consensus. :-)
snowgray 6th-May-2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
I have really large inner labia: it looks like my vagina is sticking her tongue out *all the time*. That said, the edges of my inner labia, the parts that stick out, aren't very sensitive. I don't really notice if they're rubbing against my underwear or not, and when I try to tuck them away, my vagina's all like, "What's this extra stuff in here?" So, for me, having the inner labia out is not a problem. :)
argh4itchytasty 6th-May-2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
My labia has actually never realyl bothered me. I guess I just go with the flow? XD
rolersk8ngrl 6th-May-2006 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ditto =)
______speakeasy 6th-May-2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
Unless my pants are super tight I never really notice my labia.
viellen Mod Request6th-May-2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Per our FAQ, we ask that members please refrain from using the word "retarded" to mean things like "stupid", since it promotes negative stereotypes and alienates many members of the community. Could you please edit the word "retarded" out of your post? Thank you!
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thenuddpants Re: Mod Request6th-May-2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
i edited it to *stupid* hope thats ok :)
viellen Re: Mod Request6th-May-2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that's perfect :)
Mary Sheldon Re: Mod Request28th-Feb-2013 05:42 am (UTC)
I would like to point out that the word stupid means that you can't speak. Which would also offend a certain demographic of people. I learned that in every single one of my sign languages classes as. It is my minor.
lolamatopeoia 6th-May-2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
I have really large inner labia, like the above poster it looks like my vagina is sticking its tongue out (although, maybe not quite that large). The very tips aren't *that* sensitive that they would annoy me, but yeah - tucked away, they usually tuck themselves away somehow (but if the pants or undies are too tight then it's just uncomfortable for many reasons). They're clever, and usually pretty good to me ;).
queensugar 6th-May-2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
Mine don't really tuck, and since it's the only feeling I've ever known, it doesn't really bother me. :)
robynchick 6th-May-2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
Mine are fairly medium I guess, they're pretty sensitive but I don't mind them rubbing at all. They stick out but I just let them be.
vaselinetrees 6th-May-2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Mine stick out about a half inch. That's how it's been since puberty so Im used to being able to feel them. Although sometimes it's annoying, hey, it's my vagina, that's the way it is.
plain_mornings 7th-May-2006 12:11 am (UTC)
Mine stick out a tiny bit, more like just peeking out.
They've never bothered me at all, except sometimes if they get irritated they'll stick out more and then it's super noticable and annoying.
kaelstra 7th-May-2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Mine peek out, but they've always done that and I'm totally used to it. That particular part is pretty de-sensitized now.

What kills me is when my vertical clitoral hood piercing gets *twisted* somehow. Now that'll make ya squirm.
psyyche Anyone have the opposite problem?7th-May-2006 09:14 am (UTC)
Heh... I've always felt self-conscious about my outer labia seeming big.

I'm a taller, thinly built woman, and my outer labia looks to me like a clam. It totally covers everything, keeping all the inner bits tucked away. I've thought of labiaplasty so I could have a "pretty" vulva, much like what the above ladies describe! I guess "pretty" is in the eyes of the beholder, or owner. :)

I always thought the "small outer labia with larger inner labia" looked like a delicately opening flower, and since it's what I see most in nekkid girly pics and naughty movies, I always thought it was normal. And that meant my big outer labia was obviously abnormal.

I've since been getting over it, and I now feel that all</a> shapes and sizes are normal. It's still hard not to compare, and wish I were built differently.

Do any other people here have the same design and feel weird about it?
pupdetofu Re: Anyone have the opposite problem?7th-May-2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem as you. My inner labia are tiny and my outer labia completely covers everything. Sometimes I feel not-so-feminine :(
die_in_a_fire Re: Anyone have the opposite problem?8th-May-2006 03:08 am (UTC)
My insides stay inside and my outsides stay outside. I don't really feel left out, though. It's like opening a present!
carat04 Re: Anyone have the opposite problem?23rd-Jun-2006 07:41 am (UTC)
My inner labia are the same they stay inside and the outer labia stay outside. One side of my inner labia is a little larger though.
kuni_bob 7th-May-2006 10:00 am (UTC)
I feel your pain. I have to be careful where the seam is in panties I buy, and I always wear clothes with a loose-ish crotch (or skirts). Oddly, I find that keeping the area hairless is a big help; I guess that my hair was getting caught between my lips and that "pulling" sensation was part of my discomfort. But, obviously, that isn't a feasible coping method for everyone. Sometimes I tuck, too.

At any rate, I love having full lips...makes me feel very feminine, and it's great for the extra surface area/sensation. Too bad they sometimes get in the way, though.
hott_for_soup 8th-May-2006 03:41 am (UTC)
haha, i have ONE large inner labia that sticks out "like a tounge" haha. honestly, i thought i was a hermaphodite at one point, (not saying thats a derogatory thing, i had even gotten comfortable with the idea of it, even if it was irrational/ impossible.) and now im basically over the fact that my vagina is kinda odd. when i thought i was a hermaphodite i got really into researching it, and looked at this wonderful webpage with HUNDREDS of different vaginas, and how each one is different and i have to say, all beautiful. theyre a part of us, love whatcha got, babe!
lirael_w 19th-Oct-2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
ditto - I was really worried about it before i found this community! I have a very small right inner labia and a fairly large left one that sticks out too. Thanks for making me feel better!
sweetspark 1st-Sep-2007 03:55 am (UTC)
When I was about 11 and my right one suddenly seemed to grow, I was scared I was growing a penis!
hollsannfree 8th-Apr-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
I remember when I was very young, 5 or 6 maybe, I was involved in a "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" type of situation with some neighbor boys about the same age. One of the boys commented that my one long thin inner labia was my penis. For years I thought I may be intersexed. That's why I think early sex education is so important. Girls hear the phrase "down there area" far too often, and have no idea what is normal if no one is willing to talk specifics.
livelea SAME31st-Jul-2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Im 17, and i've been having that same thoughts as you. I have ONE large inner labia, and mine also sticks out like a tongue. I haven't had sex yet, and its because of labia that i haven't. im worried that it makes me manly or something... i've considered surgery.. but i've read that it's not really worth it because of scaring and such.
I think it would be really helpfull if i could see this website. And maybe it could change how i view my own vagina.
Please get back to me!
thankyouu.
greekfire53 link?31st-Mar-2010 04:06 am (UTC)
could you post the link for that site? i am sick of seeing perfect little vaginas that have been nipped and tucked, i want to know what is "normal", because i have always been self conscious about my large labia minora.. large everything actually.. my pubic bone sticks out pretty far too and its awkward wearing a bathing suit :\
mydestinycandy 28th-May-2008 01:08 am (UTC)
mine if u stretch it, its like a pinky length otherwise its normally all scrunched up and im so self concious about them, i hear guys saying big ones are discuting and if they saw any they wouldnt have sex with the girl... and i dont even know if my bf cares, but i didnt notice mine until someone mentioned that they were gross, but i cant help it
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