Anatomy of the Vulva - Long Edition

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Photograph Showing the Anatomy of the Vulva
This is a well developed vulva with clearly defined structures, identified. View another labeled illustration and photograph.

First a note about the illustrations and photographs shown in this article. The shape and appearance of the female genitals vary considerably from one woman to the next. A woman's vulva is as unique in appearance as her face. Only a small percentage of women will have genitals that look exactly like those portrayed. I use multiple images to provide an indication of just how varied in appearance the vulva can be. Many of the illustrations are taken from life, whereas anatomy and sexuality books often show what the author or illustrator felt was the correct or ideal shape. Few women's genitals are as symmetrical as they portray. As such, they are usually inaccurate for the majority of women.

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