Have you ever wondered “Is my vagina normal?”
The Labia Library is about showing you that, just like any other part of the body, labia come in all shapes and sizes. They’re also really important in sex and they keep your vagina healthy…
Facts about labia
About half of all women have labia minora that are longer than the labia majora. There is a lot of variation in the size of the labia minora and a study in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that there is nothing unusual about having labia minora that are longer than the labia majora. Some women have innies and others have outies.
Some women have pink labia and others have brown or reddish or purplish labia. Sometimes the labia are the same colour as the woman’s skin, but often they are lighter or darker, just like the lips on your face. Variation in the colour of your labia is very normal.
How should it smell?
It’s very normal for your vulva to smell a little bit musty, like sweat, or even a bit metallic around your period. Every woman’s scent is different and it will change throughout your menstrual cycle. This is completely normal and it’s a sign that the good bacteria in the vagina are doing their job. It’s part of the normal changes that take place as you develop during puberty.
It’s important to wash your vulva daily with warm water or mild soap, but you should never scrub or use a douche or antibacterial wash. This wrecks the pH balance that keeps your vagina healthy and it makes you susceptible to lots of nasties.