The Truth About Large Labia | Mistress Maeve | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

The Truth About Large Labia 

Mistress Maeve: Your guide to love and lust...

Dear Maeve,

Can you please write the truth about women with larger labia? My vagina didn’t get stretched out from birthing children or sleeping around. It would be nice if guys knew that some women are simply built with larger lips.


Loose Lips

Dear Loose Lips,

Not to get all poetic on you, but labia are like snowflakes or fingerprints — no two are alike, and they’re all cool to look at. I suggest everyone — ladies and men alike — check out the Large Labia Project on Tumblr (careful, it’s not safe for work). This Tumblr blog’s goal is to show “the beauty of large, long, thick, fleshy vulva.” The blog invites women to submit photos of their vulvas, along with stories and feelings about their labia, which are then posted for all to see. The Large Labia Project has been gaining momentum and has been talked about on Jezebel and Slate, garnering some criticism for its “show-and-tell” approach to bolstering women’s self-esteem. Regardless of your stance on the approach, viewing other women’s vaginas and reading about their insecurities can be a hugely normalizing experience. And, for the dudes who venture over to the Large Labia Project, take note: Not all vulvas look alike, nor should they.

Sadly, the cosmetic and medical industries are capitalizing on the homogenization of the female body by creating false standards of what is “normal” and “desirable.” That’s why women spend cash on everything from Brazilian waxes and anal bleaching to breast implants and vaginal rejuvenation. Do a search for “large labia” on Google, and you’ll be served ads for “Labia Reduction” and “Labiaplasty” — a procedure to correct “irregular” labia. Ridiculous! Labia come in all shapes and sizes — some lips are compact and tuck neatly into the labia majora, while others are voluminous and protrude gloriously outward. No cosmetic surgery needed.

Read My Lips,


Fill out my online form.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

More By This Author

About The Author

Mistress Maeve

Mistress Maeve

Mistress Maeve wrote a weekly advice column on love and lust from September 2007 until January 2014.


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Latest in Category

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2022 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation