T owards the end of last year, I published an essay about my vulva — in a book, and then in the Guardian. I felt a deep sense of shame about my body, which over time became crippling. In a book and accompanying film for Channel 4, she tells the stories of women and gender non-conforming people through portraits of their vulvas. One was about female genital mutilation. Vulvas are rarely seen outside porn and childbirth, which Dodsworth puts down partly to their position on the body. Meanwhile there is a pervasive squeamishness about vulvas, which may be one factor behind the fact that, in England, cervical smear test rates are at their lowest for two decades. For many women, being photographed was the first time they had looked at this part of their body in close detail. Some women were shaking, asking me if they were normal. Dodsworth had worried that it would be awkward to be in such an intimate situation with her subjects. In fact, she found the experience liberating — posing for her own portrait, too.
‘Women are taught to fear their bodies’: 51, five children
LABIA MINORA ALTERATION
The labia are part of the female genitalia ; they are the major externally visible portions of the vulva. In humans, there are two pairs of labia: the labia majora or the outer labia are larger and fattier, while the labia minora are folds of skin between the outer labia. The labia surround and protect the clitoris and the openings of the vagina and the urethra. Labium plural labia is a Latin -derived term meaning " lip ". Labium and its derivatives including labial, labrum are used to describe any lip-like structure, but in the English language, labium often specifically refers to parts of the vulva. The labia majora , also commonly called outer labia or outer lips, are lip-like structures consisting mostly of skin and adipose fatty tissue, which extend on either side of the vulva to form the pudendal cleft through the middle. The labia majora often have a plump appearance, and are thicker towards the anterior. To the posterior, the labia majora join at the posterior commissure , which is above the perineum and below the frenulum of the labia minora. The grooves between the labia majora and labia minora are known as the interlabial sulci or interlabial folds. The labia minora obsolete: nymphae , also called inner labia or inner lips, are two soft folds of fat-free, hairless skin between the labia majora.
See Category:Labeled photographs of human female genitalia for scholarly interest. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. See Category:Labeled photographs of human female genitalia for scholarly interest See also: Category:Close-up photographs of human vaginas. Media in category "Close-up photographs of human vulvas" The following 90 files are in this category, out of 90 total. Ano femminile 1. Aroused vagina 1. Aroused Vagina 2.
John G. Aesthetic alteration of the genitalia is increasingly sought by women unhappy with the size, shape, and appearance of their vulva. Although the labia minora are usually the focus of concern, the entire anatomic region—minora, labia majora, clitoral hood, perineum, and mons pubis—should be evaluated in a preoperative assessment of women seeking labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is associated with high patient satisfaction and low complication rates. The three basic labia minora reduction techniques—edge excision, wedge excision, and central deepithelialization—as well as their advantages and disadvantages are discussed to assist the surgeon in tailoring technique selection to individual genital anatomy and aesthetic desires. We present key points of the preoperative anatomic evaluation, technique selection, operative risks, perioperative care, and potential complications for labia minora, labia majora, and clitoral hood alterations, based on a large operative experience. Labiaplasty competency should be part of the skill set of all plastic surgeons.