I'm 32, and I have a discolored area around my vagina. It doesn't hurt or anything, but there's definitely a darker purple area that I'm worried about. Could this be the sign of some kind of disease or infection?
Pregnancy is pretty synonymous with change. Becoming a mother is a huge deal, obviously, but your body is going to adapt during your pregnancy and change more than you ever thought possible. Even your vagina will look a little different to you before you even push a baby out of it.
Photo via Flickr user mauroguanandi. This week, two viral Reddit threads highlighted an enduring truth: Nobody actually knows anything about the female labia. In a TwoXChromosomes subreddituser okcookies wrote in to fume about an overheard conversation between two coworkers, in which both men sincerely stated their belief that "the darker the vag the more dudes she's been pounded by.
The shade can change over time. Change of any kind is scary — but the sort that hits closer to home tends to rattle us a little more than whenever Instagram messes with its algorithm. So, when we notice that something looks a little different down below, you can imagine the frenzied googling and overthinking that ensues.
The external female genital area is called the vulva. The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora, and the inner folds are called the labia minora. Within the labia minora is the vestibule.
You and your vag have been through a lot together: Your first tampon, your first relationship, your first orgasm. But how much do you actually know about her? Well, it's time to get reacquainted with your homegirl's fun quirks.
While not your standard topic for dinner time conversation, gynaecological health is an important issue amongst women that is often brushed under the carpet and forgotten about — until it's too late. New figures from The Eve Appeal reveal that young women in the UK are less educated and more embarrassed to discuss symptoms and issues surrounding vaginas — and in particular, gynaecological cancers — than their elder counterparts. The final, and perhaps most shocking, statistic of all is that on a simple diagram - just half of women aged were able to label the vagina accurately.
Home Sexual Health. The number-one mistake women make in the ob-gyn office: They call everything the vagina. Make sure you know the 15 everyday habits that can mess with your vaginal health. Seems excessive?
Women need to understand that their vagina turning black or changing colors is perfectly natural, for the most part. The color of vaginal skin varies from woman to woman. It can be many different shades from pink, to red, to burgundy.