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Enlarged Labia

Enlarged Labia

Many women are born with larger or more noticeably asymmetric labia, just like other parts of the body come in different shapes and sizes. These lips of skin surround the vulval opening, and conditions such as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, stretching in childbirth or irritation can cause enlargement. For some it makes no difference to their lives, but for others it undermines confidence, especially when it comes to relations in the bedroom. Labiaplasty is the surgical procedure used to reduce the inner labia, but this is seen as cosmetic and will not usually be available on the NHS. If you do have any concerns, it might be worthwhile to go and seek advice from your doctor.

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I have one lip that is big and the other is perfect ... I'm 42 and have three grown children ... But the other day my daughter saw it and said it looked like a penis .... I have always been uncomfortable with it rubbing on my underware but now it's itchy and inflamed





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I have large Lips and I thought it was normal until this year. I was experimenting with a girl when she showed me hers and then mine, she asked if its normal. I began to get paranoid and I searched it up to find I didn't feel normal. Next thing I new the whole school new about my large lips and I used to go home crying. I have a boyfriend now and we want to take things to the next level (both virigins) im scared he will laugh. I told him the rumors arnt true and I'm scared he will laugh. I'm considering surgery but I don't know how to tell my mum or even go through it.





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Ohgodohgodohgod - I love large labia lips. Please ladies, there are all sorts in the world, just the same as there are faces... Remember that a lot of what you see in magazines or in pornography has had the life airbrushed out of it...& do NOT think you're abnormal. My wife has large lips - it's not why I chose her, but it's a definite bonus...nor would i have found someone else if she didn't. She was not comfortable with them when we first met, but I'm pretty sure I've changed her mind.





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Why is my right labia minora swollen? It has been like this for a year and I also have discharge every day. I'm 15 and a virgin and I'm not in any pain it's just so embarrassing.





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Me and my boyfriend broke up recently because I wouldn't let him have sex with me,we had been going out for a while and he thought it was time to have sex..I was ready but I have a large labia and got scared,I don't know what to do as some boys might freak out and he's had a sex in the past so he knows it's not gonna be the same?..I don't know what to do :( I'm 16 btw.





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I had been in exactly the same position as you. Being 16 i felt i was ready for sex. I also have an enlarged labia although it isn't too bad. I was so worried with it being my first time but it turns out the guy didn't actually even care!! Every woman and man are different in their own way. I was always considering surgery, but now i figured that there is no point! Once you get your first time out of the way there's no stopping. If your guy is put off because of this difference then he obviously isn't the right guy and will soon be proved a fool as years go buy because more women then you think have this problem but it doesn't effect them

In 2 months I will be sixteen, I'm determined to lose my virginity either with or without my large labia. I've had it since birth, but I'm in that judgemental generation. I'm self conscious because of it, but I'm confident that I'm ready for sex. I'm just afraid that as soon as I go to have sex, the boy that I'm with will ask questions, or get put off by it? How do I tell him that I have a large labia without him freaking out or telling people. I have considered the surgery, and had meetings about it, but I don't know if anyone would really accept it or not. Do I tell him and wait to see what he says? He's a virgin aswell, and he's self conscious about his penis, because he says it's smaller than a normal sized penis, but he has a lot of girl friends that he's always with and I don't want him talking to them about me or making out that I'm abnormal.





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I am a 29 year old male. I personally love large labia. It turns me on more than anything. So women don't be fearful of them. Because some guys like myself Enjoy them





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I am 24 and spent my teenage years trying to stretch my outer labia over my inner so conceal them when having sex, (they rub on underwear too) I was so afraid to have sex with anyone and made sure they didn't get the opportunity to look at or feel much of that area. I rushed into sex due to low confidence and to be honest didn't enjoy it or felt comfortable in myself with the boyfriends I had until three years ago when I met the guy who has changed my life, he loves my vagina and happily spends time down there. It took me courage to let him look and feel down there and I do not regret it.





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I have to say I felt conscious of my vagina until someone pointed out that it was beautiful the way it is. I used to want surgery to fix my giant lips. I wanted to have female circumcision. Please think about why you have this procedure. is it a man who is "fixing" you? I have had men love my large lips.





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I'm 15 and I get embarrassed about the way I look as I have a large labia, I've been with my boyfriend for 6 months and it'll be my birthday soon but I'm worried when me and my boyfriend decide to take things to the next level as im worried how he'll react to the way I look I get really down about and I'm afraid to speak to anyone about it please help





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I feel sameee! Im so insecureee its soo embarassing

do not worry. They are beautiful. I felt the same way.

I know exactly what you meaaaaan. I feel the same way, All my other sisters have normal looking pretty vaginas and i have a big labia lips that droop and i feel insecure..





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