So, we are not talking about bellybuttons. We are talking about vaginas. More specifically, your vulva which includes the labia minora (inner lips) and labia majora (outer lips).
The length of the labia minora and labia majora determines whether a person has an innie or outie vagina. It is suggested that roughly 56% of women have an outie vagina so it is just as common to be an “outie” as it is to be an “innie”! There is no right way a vulva should look. If you’re an innie or an outie— you are normal. Each vulva is as unique as the woman who owns it.
What does it mean to have an innie vagina?
Having an innie vagina means the labia majora (the outer “lips) are more prominent than the “inner lips”- or the labia minora. An innie can vary in shape, color, and length. Your labia can also be on the thicker side or thinner side.
What is an outie vagina?
So, if you’re an innie, your labia majora is more prominent. That means if you’re an outie, your labia minora is more prominent. No two outies are the same! Outies can be asymmetrical, symmetrical, vary in length, color, size, and some can be wider, while some can be longer!
Does an innie or an outie change the sensation?
The size of your labia will not alter the way sexual sensation feels. When talking about sexual arousal and sensation, the clitoris comes out on top with being the most sensitive. It is the only part of your body that is densely concentrated in nerve endings.
The size of your labia will not affect penetrative sex either. Some women reach orgasm through clitoral stimulation and some vaginally, with G-spot stimulation. The G-spot is located inside the vagina and is a part of your clitoral network.
Any way you feel pleasure, your labia will not get in the way!
How do I take care of my innie or outie?
Whether you are an innie or an outie, you take care of your vulva the same. Remember to never use scented soaps and perfumes, never douche, and simply use warm water or a bidet to clean.
If you are an outie, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Moisturization– as an outie, the vulva may be more vulnerable to vaginal dryness. Keeping a moisturizer made with hyaluronic acid on hand and using it daily will help minimize dryness and discomfort. Hyaluronic acid for vaginal dryness helps to soothe and hydrate the delicate tissue of the vulva and vagina.
- Choice of underwear– thongs and g- strings might feel a little restricting if you are an outie so maybe opt for something that gives you a little more breathing room like a pair of cheeky underwear or boy shorts.
Pornography has a led to unrealistic expectations of how women view their bodies. What is deemed normal in the pornography world is far from normal in the real world. In the real world, no one person, body, vagina, or labia is alike. And that is what makes us who we are. If you are an innie or an outie, remember that you are 100% normal.
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