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6 Different Types Of Labia—Illustrated

Long or short, plump or thin, dark or pale, wrinkly or smooth—no two labia look exactly the same, says Stephanie Romero, M.D., an ob-gyn at USF Health in Tampa, Florida. 

In case you're not familiar with the anatomical terms, the inner and outer folds of your vulva are called the labia majora and labia minora. The majora are the outer lips (the ones that grow hair) while the minora are the inner lips, which connect to the clitoral hood. The majora typically at least partially envelop the labia minora. 

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Unfortunately, as more women are shaving and waxing their pubic hair, they’re also becoming increasingly concerned about whether their labia are normal, explains Lauren Streicher, M.D., an ob-gyn in Chicago and the medical director of the Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

“It used to be that nobody could see their labia and they never paid any attention [to it], and now everyone is looking and inspecting,” she says. “And of course, everyone thinks their labia isn’t as pretty as someone else’s labia.” 

Meanwhile, labiaplasties—plastic surgery to alter the labia minora and/or majora—are on the rise, reports the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Currently, more than 12,000 procedures are performed by ASPS members per year, a 39 percent increase from previous years.

But before rushing to alter your lady parts, understand that almost all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors of labia are normal and healthy. To prove our point, we talked to top gynos—and got creative in the drawing room—to share explanations and illustrations of what "normal" labia look like. And guess what? Yours is undoubtedly on the list.

'Fortune Cookie'

Standard labia
Christine Frapech

If your tour de vaginas is limited to textbooks and porn, this type —in which the labia majora, or the outer lips, neatly envelope the labia minora, clitoris, and vaginal opening—is likely what you assume all normal labia look like. (Yes, it kind of resembles a fortune cookie.) And when most women seek out labiaplasties, this is the look they are going for, says Karen Horton, M.D., a plastic surgeon in San Francisco who specializes in female cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including labiaplasty.

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But while this type is common, it’s certainly not universal—or even universally desired, Horton says. “Not everyone wants Barbie's [smooth area],” she says.

Watch an OB-GYN explain whether sex can stretch out your vagina:

Plump Majora

Plump labia majora
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Just like some women sport thicker middles and others carry more junk in the trunk, some women’s outer lips pack extra padding. “One of the complaints I get is, ‘It’s too poofy,’” Horton says, which can make some women self-conscious about bulges in, say, yoga pants. She notes that labia majora reduction surgeries are actually a thing.

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But, there are other solutions: Camelflage, for example, is brand of undies with special sewn-in liners that fight the dreaded camel toe.

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Thin Lips

Thin labia majora
Christine Frapech

Some women’s labia majora are naturally thinner, and many women’s labia majora become thinner post-menopause due to hormonal changes, experts say. But while Horton says some ladies complain about looking deflated—in Asia, there’s even a trend toward surgeries that plump them up your lady lips—there’s no harm in having less meat there, experts say.

“If someone were to have no labia, would they have medical problems as a result of it? No. would they have painful sex as a result of it? No. Would they be dysfunctional? No.” Streicher says.

Not-So-Minor Minora

Long labia minora
Christine Frapech

Sometimes, the labia minora aren’t so, well, minor, and one or both protrude beyond the labia majora. While this shape is normal, it tends to be the one that bothers women most. “Sometimes their labia gets caught, like when they’re trying to have sex and it kind of gets folded up. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable, like when they’re riding a bike,” Streicher says. “Sometimes, when [they pee,] instead of it coming straight out, it sprays all over the place.”

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These kinds of issues can lead some women to seek labiaplasties, which are relatively minor surgeries, but not without risk, Streicher says. Bleeding, scarring, and uncomfortable intercourse can, in rare cases, result.

Related: This Woman Is Drawing Clitorises On The Ground All Over The World

Partial Minora

Incomplete labia
Christine Frapech

“If you look at a head-on picture of the labia, what you typically see is that the labia start at the top and then extend all the way down to the bottom of the vaginal opening—well not everybody has that,” Streicher says.

“In some women, it only comes down three-quarters of the way or even halfway every once in a while.” Again, there’s no functional reason to worry about it.

Related: This Is Why Your Vagina Is So Itchy—And How To Make It Stop

Lipsticked Lips

Off-color labia
Christine Frapech

If you consider that the labia majora are basically an extension of the inner thighs and buttocks, it's kind of surprising that they're a totally different color than the rest of your skin. “Some people can be gray, some can be pink,” Romero says.

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