Labial hypertrophy is the medical term for when one or both of the vaginal lips or labia is larger than usual. Having enlarged labia is normal and not a cause for concern. Many people are born with large and often asymmetrical labia and experience no negative side effects.
Here's why that's so unfortunate: It's exceedingly unlikely that your labia minora and labia majora are too long, too uneven, or abnormal in any other way. First, a quick lesson on your parts. The vulva is the external genitalia, not to be confused with the vagina, which is the internal genitalia. They usually have hair unless you shave or wax, and their main purpose is to protect all the fun stuff in between them: your inner lips, known as your labia minora, your clitoris , your urethra, and your vaginal opening. Those labia minora serve a similar protective purpose. The two sets of lips are basically like bouncers for your most vulnerable parts. The outer ones also have a ton of nerve endings and can feel seriously good during sex.
Everyone has different facial features, body types, and coloring. There are also differences in female external genitalia, known as the vulva. The vulva contains two sets of skin folds, or lips.
Different parts, but all the root cause of so many women's insecurity. Many of us don't tend to intensely inspect the anatomy of anyone else's much we've not got it all hanging out, like men , which is how so many women end up with a complex over whether theirs is 'normal'. Carrying out regular procedures on women as his day job means he's seen his fair share of vulvas - so he was able to pin-point seven key 'types' of labia. But just in case you're not proficient in vag-talk, we thought we'd clarify what's what. When Mr Ibraheim refers to the 'labia majora' below, that's the fleshier outer lips of the vulva. Think of the cushioning between your inner thighs and your labia minora. Your 'labia minora', on the other hand, are the thinner, inside lips which start below the clitoris and are either visible or not depending on the way your vulva looks. Remember : whether your vulva fits exactly into any of the below descriptions, or whether you have variations of a few; unless it's causing you physical discomfort then it really is absolutely normal. They're meant to look different to one other, after all. A vulva with asymmetrical inner lips is where one side of the labia minora is longer than the other, and hangs down a little past the labia majora.