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But, according to Lynn Enright, author of Vagina: A re-education, this taboo is damaging to women. It means that over half of us don't know what's normal when it comes to our own anatomy. Lynn tells us why it is important to overcome the stigma around vaginas, and explains what's normal down there
If you're trying to keep your vagina healthyyou're definitely not alone—dozens of products out there are trying to help you with that goal. But do you really know what you're shooting for—what a "healthy" vagina actually looks like? Sure, you can assume everything is working like it's supposed to, but what does it mean to have a healthy vagina—or, for that matter, an unhealthy vagina?
It can help with body image anxiety. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood.
So we turned to Brook McFadden, M. The thing that makes it hard to figure out how you compare: Barely anyone has studied va-jay-jay sizes. McFadden, whose focus is on how vulva measurements can influence body image, is on a mission to change that.
Vaginas — or more accurately, vulvas, and all their components — come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. They even have different smells. And unless your normal involves pain or discomforteverything is likely fine.
Vaginas are just not homogeneous. So how is your vagina different from other vaginas? I recently discovered Labia Library, and it's kind of changed my life.
In a non-aroused state, the walls of the vagina are collapsed against each other. The vagina changes: during sex, throughout the menstrual cycle, and with age and different life stages. People often use the term vagina to refer to the entire female genital region between the legs—but this is incorrect.
I bet even reading that made you cringe a little and a part of you wanted to click off this page. Odds are that if you are reading this now you most probably have a vagina. Sorry, if you are a man reading this you are very welcome to continue.
Many of us don't tend to intensely inspect the anatomy of anyone else's much we've not got it all hanging out, like menwhich is how so many women end up with a complex over whether theirs is 'normal'. Carrying out regular procedures on women as his day job means he's seen his fair share of vulvas - so he was able to pin-point seven key 'types' of labia. But just in case you're not proficient in vag-talk, we thought we'd clarify what's what. When Mr Ibraheim refers to the 'labia majora' below, that's the fleshier outer lips of the vulva.