The shame was bad enough without all the physical discomfort that went along with having a vulva with lips large enough that they rubbed against my thighs.
Here's why the answer is always 'Yes!'
The research on porn and labiaplasty appears to be like most other porn research: weak and, as far as results go, unconvincing. But, like other areas of porn research, that hasn't stopped some journalists, anti-porn activists, and scholars from making dramatic claims.
More young women than ever are seeking to surgically-alter their labia. Here's why that matters.
I had to make an emergency appointment with a plastic surgeon, as I still couldn't quite confirm if my labia were "good enough" for leggings. For all I knew, I could unknowingly be the person with oversized labia walking around in skin-tight leggings.
As I've matured, I've become more confident in who I am as a person, which has helped me learn to respect all of my body, especially in sexual situations. My vagina's outer transformation was the cherry on top, a gift to myself that reflected my inner state of being.
Bill Maher's been busy telling the world about the poor treatment of women by Muslims, bringing up female genital mutilation or FGM as evidence. And Reza Aslan did an admirable job correcting his many misconceptions.
You're normal! Your guy friends are assholes and wrong! You shouldn't date any of them! But you should date other guys -- now, often, lots, slowly. And when you get naked, don't apologize for a thing.