But what is large? Is it what we see in mainstream porn?
The trouble festering with labia is that we don't see other "average" vulva on a regular basis as women, especially not while growing up and discovering ourselves. Most of us by age 16 have seen vulva in porno scenes, but likely not more than a couple in person. This is where our opinions can be made, and they are more than likely that our labia are not like everyone else's labia because they are not the same as the ones in mainsteam porn.
Cue feminist response. The Large Labia project is gaining momentum, and I couldn't be a happier person for it. With more and more women seeking out labiaplasty (an honest-to-god surgery that cuts off part of your genitals because of some patriarchally-perceived notion that labia should be small and "tidy"), it's incredibly important to remind women that they are not alone - in fact, that however they were born is the perfect way for them to be.
It's alarming to me, while reading the posts on LLP, how many women are scared of what men will think of their bodies, and as such are ashamed to wear bikinis or become sexually active.
So let's talk labia. Let's do it all the time. Perhaps I'll get a little more intimate in my next shoot, because labes are awesome.
What do you think of all this? What are your experiences with vulva shame or vulva love?