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Vulva


Phases of the Vulva

When a woman reaches a certain level of sexual excitement, her labia minora change color. The color change is called the sex skin change and indicates that orgasm can occur if proper stimulation continues.

At the same time as the color change happens, the labia minora become larger because of the increased blood flow that results from her arousal. When sexual stimulation stops, both the larger outer lips and the smaller inner lips return to their usual size and shape within a short period of time.

Women's external genitals may vary greatly in appearance. There are differences in the size, shape and color of the labia, in the color, texture amount, and distribution of pubic hair, and in the appearance of the clitoris, vaginal opening, and hymen. All of the various shapes, sizes and colors are normal.


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