Question: The skin surrounding my vagina is fat, not flat like most girls. Is there something wrong?

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  • Here’s the thing about “most girls” – we’re all different. Skinny and fat. Tall and short. Blonde or brunette. You might think that’s true for “most girls,” but those girls are probably thinking that they aren’t like “most girls” in some other way. So my thought is that you shouldn’t compare yourself to most girls because we don’t really know what “most girls” really means. All of our bodies are different. ALL of them. No two are the same so learn to love and take care of your own.

  • I'm not really sure if you mean your labia or your vulva, but I don't think I need to know to answer the question. The three most important words in your question are “like most girls.” I guarantee to you that when it comes to our vaginas, labias, and vulvas, we're all a little different. There is no cookie-cutter way for girls and women to look. Nancy Redd wrote a book called “Body Drama” and there's a page where regular women consented to have their vulvas photographed and published. No airbrushing involved! It's amazing to see how completely different we all look!

  • This is a tough one to answer without examining you. Labia (the outer and inner lips) that surround the vagina can vary a lot in the way they look and be perfectly normal. Sometimes the inner labia will hang out more or be larger than the outer lips and this is perfectly normal. Why don't you plan to see your healthcare provider for a definitive answer.

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