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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 quiet a large labia I have had sex my boyfriend knows about it but I don't feel normal... How much is the surgery and can having this stop you having kids?





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I'm 15 and I have had sex, I have large labia and guys find it really hot. Dont be ashamed!! Its kind of like a blanket around the penis during sex idk:') but seriously, most guys like it.(:





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I am 15, and my large labia can be seen through my clothing and is very unattractive. When I am naked I can see my labia almost hang down, it is very large and dark. It is making me feel very uncomfortable around boys. I have not had sex but have been fingered and I found it very embarrassing. It completely throws my confidence away and is affecting me really badly! Why is my labia so large? Is there anything I can do?





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So i'm 15, and I have one larger labia. It is darker than the other. It really knocks my confidence because I feel as though i'm not normal and sexual partners/people will laugh at it. I am sexually active and I have had sex before with one person, but no one I have been with that has done stuff to me involving my vagina has said anything about it or made a comment so I don't know if it really bothers the, but I am really considering getting a labiaplasty as it would help my confidence greatly. I can't talk to mum but I feel I could talk to a doctor. Someone please help?





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Hello, I am 14 and have an enlarged Labia. A girl in my class sent a photo of her vagina to a boy in my class, she also has a Large Labia. Everyone was calling it disgusting and saying there was something wrong with it, this made me feel terrible as my vagina looks the same, if not worse!! I have a boyfriend and he wants to see down there, but I can't face it! He has seen the picture of the girl in my class and doesn't think it looks nice. Help! I feel like a freak.





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Girls are very petty with things like this, and boys actually tend to care a lot less. I remember being in a similar situation, reading a magazine that had '100 different vaginas' or something, showing how different they can all be and my friend was pointing out how 'gross' all of the ones with hanging lips looked. It made me feel a bit awkward for a while but I'm 18 and I've had two sexual partners, neither of them have cared at all, one of them actually said that he quite likes it as it makes foreplay more interesting! I would say there's no poing risking surgery, just try and have some self confidence and don't worry about it, it's completely normal :)

I'm 14 and have what I think are big Labias. Me and my friend were casually talking about Labias and I asked "what counts as big?" So she said "well when they like hang" and mine are very obvious and stick out. I'm really self conscious and on the next few years I will become sexually active, so I don't want to scare off any lads. What really counts as big and do guys hate big ones?





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Being a man,i can assure you are that you will be so special for your partner..big labia always offer more pleasing foreplay and copulation.so,have fun with confidence

I'm 19 and I've had a large labia since I can remember. I was always paranoid about it through my younger teenage years, avoiding getting intimate with boys. However, at 19 now, i have a boyfriend that I have had sex with and he has never mentioned anything about my labia. Getting intimate with someone of course takes time and can be nerve-wracking, but I have discovered that just being confident in yourself helps a great deal in getting over the first hurdles. He tells me he loves my vagina and he always gives me head (sorry to be crude, just want to make a clear point)- something that before I would have been very self conscious about. Moreover, concerning representations of vaginas through porn, they are unrealistic and nowadays people know this and don't have such high/unrealistic expectations of a girl's body. Boys have equally the same problem and pressures from porn on their own bodies. I remember writing on this page a couple of years ago saying how upset I felt about my labia, but it just takes time with these things, and for me, it was finding that someone special worth waiting for, who will like you whatever.





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As A male, I need to comment on this. Large Labia is not ugly, it is VERY SEXY and Attractive. What you young girls dont seem to realise (sex in the dark so noone can see? then you are TOO young and immature for sex), is that when a woman is excited, those beautiful labia engorge with blood and lubrication and OPEN UP to allow the penis to gentle glide into port :). Girls with small lips DO NOT have the same luxury and often encounter painful intercourse as their tiny lips rub against the shaft etc. Large lip girls dont have that problem, as the doors are open for business. The secret to very good sex is long foreplay, this had been known for centuries. Dont rush sex, Unless, you are very excited or get very stimulated quickly, for a sneaky quicky. Hope this helps women who think they are strange, you are not you are beautiful, and most desired.





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I am 16 years old and I have been suffering with have large labia since I can remember I am to embarrassed to have sexual contact with a lad.. Was wondering if the surgery if needed and if I had to okay for it or not?





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And would the surgery be free?

Im 16 and I have the exact same problem it is so uncomfortable and anytime I think about it i nearly start crying, im with my boyrfriend a year now and his a few years older and I have been sexually active since him we were together about 5 months and it happened but I think I have only got naked 1nc or twice because I feel really ugly and he hasnt seen my vagina properly yeah I have had intercourse but only in the dark and under the covers so he couldnt see im really ashamed and just want them to be reduced, even during the summer I cant wear bikinis because you can see that one is bigger than the other but there still huge its after braking down my confidence so much and the thing is no one knows about it i cant even build up the courage to confront my mam never mind the docter:(! Help me





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