Female Anatomy: The Labia

Female Anatomy: The Labia

by Alison Bucalo
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The parts of the female anatomy include the vagina, the vulva, the clitoris, and the labia: labia majora and labia minora. The geography of your genitals can be a complicated landscape. Madge is here to show you the way.

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Last episode, we explored the inner regions and now we’re venturing out…to talk about your lips. Not the ones on your face, the ones in the other place.

It’s true, your labia can be different sizes. One side can be bigger or one side can be smaller than the other. It’s totally normally. There’s also a condition called labial hypertrophy. This is a condition where your labia become larger due to constant rubbing. Watch out for those tight pants, ladies! Just like the lips on your face, your labia can vary in color.

Your lips or labia are usually skin color but they can also be a shade lighter or darker. If they are too dark or too light, you should see your gynecologist. During childbirth, your labia minora can tear, but so can your labia majora. It just depends on your baby’s head. Sorry mamas! Other things to look out for are bumps and lumps. Some bumps are due to shaving your private area. These small bumps can be acne. Yes, you can get pimples on your pus. Word of advice: Do not leave your razor in the shower.

If you feel something out of the ordinary, as always, go see your doctor. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

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