One website claimed a protruding clitoris "can feel and appear like a very small penis, which can cause deep insecurity and sexual anxiety". But the fact a Vagina Museum needs a bit of a glossary in the first place is proof of its purpose. Later, a BBC report about girls as young as nine seeking labiaplasty — surgery that involves the lips of the vagina being shortened or reshaped — because they were distressed by its appearance, had Laura reaching for her camera again. Photographs are reproduced with kind permission from Show Off Books. Further, kegel exercises can help increase vaginal lubrication.
Sometimes there are serious reasons, but often women are embarrassed to show their genitals, or they feel embarrassed they might smell. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. Ross says increased vaginal dryness is common during and after menopause, when your ovaries stop producing estrogen and your hormone reserves are depleted. Labial hypertrophy is a long name that means the enlargement of the labia sometimes called the vaginal lips. Some young women may have been born with bigger labia, while others may have noticed that their labia got much bigger during puberty. And even if you never give birth, your vaginal canal the inside of your vagina and your vulva the outer parts of your vaginal region, e.
Page last reviewed: 28 September Next review due: 28 September Good sex tips Sex as you get older Sex after hysterectomy Help after rape and sexual assault. She believes a cultural change amongst adolescents and young women, who now choose to remove or style the pubic hair, coupled with a lack of understanding about vulval anatomy, is fuelling the rise. Study shows novel protein plays role in bacterial vaginosis 1 hour ago. This document is subject to copyright. Her pussy lips will be surrounding by the soft pink inner labia hanging out. Encouraging women to cut off bits of their genitals to suit a fashion trend or social constructions of womanhood has at least the potential for harm.
The erotic potential of fruit is also brilliantly exploited in the videos of American multimedia artist Stephanie Sarley: she gently rubs halved pieces of fruit in a circular motion — then inserts her fingers till they squirt. Monae and her female dancers perform in vulva-like trousers, and the video is loaded with pink visual stand-ins for vaginas: milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, oysters, and grapefruits. A typical "patient testimonial" claimed that, after labiaplasty, "Suddenly empowered, I felt more womanly than ever. I was ready for the menopause to happen. Just as some people seek cosmetic surgery on visible parts of their bodies, women have resorted to cosmetic surgery on their genitals to make them resemble an ideal. Photographing this intimate area led to some unique and deeply personal stories. View image of Credit: Getty Images.