seated woman using mirror to view vagina

How does your vagina look like?

If you were shown pictures of two vaginas, would you know which one is yours? Yes? No?

What I am trying to ask is, do you know how your vulva and vagina look like?

It is very important that every woman or girl knows how their genitals look like. In the same way that you would identify your nose from a list of ten, you should be able to identify your vulva and vagina. 

It is important to see your genitals like any other part of the body.

The vulva is the outer part of the female genitalia and has several parts. They include the labia majora (outer lips), labia minora (inner lips), the clitoris, the vagina opening, as well as the urethra.

Lots of people refer the vulva area as the vagina, but actually, the vagina is the canal – it is where penetration occurs during sex. 

How do I check how it looks like?

The first thing is to get a mirror for specifically exploring down there. You can sit, stand, squat in a comfortable position, spread your legs, and place the mirror where you can see your genital area well. If you can’t see well, spread your legs wider or check the lighting in the room. When you have a good view, what you usually see first is the vulva.

Take a good look at your vulva. Note the following:

  • What does it look like?
  • What color is it?
  • What’s its size?
  • What’s its shape? 
  • How well do you know your vulva and her neighbors, including the vagina?

It is important to note that no two vulvas are the same. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. The good news is that all these differences are normal.

A normal vulva is shaped like yours with properly functioning parts.

To view the vagina, gently spread the labia (lips) apart and put the mirror at an angle such that you see the vagina – canal. The walls of your vagina should be pinkish in color. If you’re comfortable, you can put your finger inside your vagina. Get to feel the texture. You may notice that the texture feels somewhat little like the roof of your mouth.

Anytime you notice anything unusual it is important to check in with your doctor just to make sure everything is okay.

Also, there is no limit in the number of times in which you can look at your vulva. You can do it any time you feel like checking up on her.  It is important for you to take a good look at your girl often.

Do you know how your vulva and vagina look like?

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