Like, what else precisely were you looking to have it do? My boyfriend gave me a…. Yes, one. He later told me my labia weirded him out. He told me my vagina was the ugliest he had ever seen. I being a 16 year old girl at the time just cried my eyes out and kept that comment with me until I met my wonderful husband. Yes, he told me my genitals were weird, too big and too dark. I was 16 and met him online in a chat room where I used to spend a LOT of time. It was the late 90s, the Internet was new-ish.
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For women who share this concern, read what experts say about vaginal fairness. There is a reason why the market for these products is growing by more than 10 percent a year. Ridding your skin of what the adverts portray as those much-hated dark spots has become a natural part of taking care of your body. Most of these women see little harm in associating success and happiness with lighter skin. As most of the companies suggest in their advertisements. The first company to bring a fairness cream onto the Indian market in was the Dutch-owned Hindustan Unilever. But long before that, women had been treating their skins with homemade concoctions of turmeric powder, lemon juice and other natural products. India, with its caste system, has an obsession with fairness that dates back to long before fair vaginas became an issue, and even before the British colonial rule.
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This article was first published on Broadly. This week, two viral Reddit threads highlighted an enduring truth: Nobody actually knows anything about the female labia. In a TwoXChromosomes subreddit , user okcookies wrote in to fume about an overheard conversation between two coworkers, in which both men sincerely stated their belief that "the darker the vag the more dudes she's been pounded by.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Almost half of all women are concerned about the appearance of theirs, according to a survey by Refinery29 UK, and of those, about a third were specifically worried about the color. Both labiaplasty cosmetic surgery to shorten the labia and labia lightening procedures involving laser treatments or bleaching creams are on the rise. However, experts say these treatments are unnecessary and, in fact, can be dangerous. This natural flora helps to protect the vagina and disrupting it could lead to irritation, inflammation, and infections, such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush. Women should know that every one is unique, and that variation in appearance is normal in the vast majority of cases. Research confirms this.