I remember the first time I read that labiaplasty was a thing. I was in college, sexually active, and totally unaware that women were going under the knife for a prettier vagina. I started to wonder if vulvus could be ugly — worse, was my vulva ugly? Were men sitting around the locker room making jabs about a woman’s labia? Suddenly I was faced with the age-old question: Is my vagina normal?
Well rest assured, ye curious women. I’ve done the hard research for you and as it turns out, your lady parts are normal. And you don’t even need to Snapchat your snatch for me to tell. Sure our vaginas are strange and mysterious — they sweat, they smell, they even send us covert messages. (And if you’ve ever used your vagina to push out a 7-pound baby, you know that they’re pretty damn miraculous, too.) But all in all, there’s not one standard of “normal” down there — no matter what our Tumblr accounts would have us believe.
That being said, here’s a basic guide to tell whether your lady parts are A-OK.