It can help with body image anxiety. 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. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood. I think a part of me was shying away from that intimacy because I would have to address my own related experiences.
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Illustration, Joel Louzado. Getting the kiddo out required an episiotomy where they surgically cut the opening of the vagina during childbirth, to aid in delivery and prevent ruptured tissues. And at three weeks postpartum, I was popping pain killers and sitting on ice packs, but the area around my vagina still hurt like hell. The skin was healing, but not smoothly. And, apparently, this imperfection would exclude me from the adult entertainment industry for good. But, it did make me wonder: what does a so-called perfect, or even normal-looking vagina look like, anyway? Technically, the vagina is the internal canal connecting to the cervix.
Gynecologists field questions from patients who wonder, Is my vagina normal? Ross , M. Period, tells SELF. So we put together a list of totally normal things you might notice about your vagina and your vulva. The labia minora are the inner lips of the vulva—not to be confused with the labia majora, the outermost folds of skin where you typically have pubic hair.
Back to Sexual health. Vaginas are designed to help us have and enjoy sex, have periods and have babies. But what's normal and what's not?