In one study, researchers collected data on vulva size. They concluded that standard female sex does not exist, and that their size varies greatly. A finding that reassures women complexed about the appearance of their sex.
The "normal" female sex does not exist. Swiss researchers have found that the size of small and large lips varies greatly. The results of their report are published in the journal National Center for Biotechnology Information. The purpose of the study? Reassure many women, some thinking that the standard vulvas are those that can be seen in pornographic films: without hair, and without lips that exceed. To do this, researchers from the Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne conducted their research on 657 women aged 15 to 84 between the years 2015 and 2017. The specialists measured the small and large lips, the vaginal opening, the clitoris and the perineum of all participants.
The result is very variable: they found that the size of the labia majora varies from 12 to 180 millimeters, the average size of the labia minora was 43 millimeters, the vaginal opening from 6 to 75 millimeters, the length of the clitoris of 7 at 34 millimeters. The researchers noted that the length of the labia minora decreases with age and that of the labia majora increases with weight. However, these data only concern Caucasian women. If the study were extended to other continents, the data would have been broader.
An increase in cosmetic surgeries
Women are more and more complexed by their vulva. The number of cosmetic surgery operations has increased in recent years. In question, the appearance of the labia minora, which is sometimes a real complex for some. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has noted a 39% increase in these operations between 2015 and 2016. Called labiaplasty or nymphoplasty, it allows to change the shape and size of the lips. This surgery sometimes has a real medical interest. It reduces in particular the suffering of some women who are embarrassed by the size of the labia minora because of friction with clothes, during sex, or during sports.
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