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Vulva


Vulva - Image Problems

Many women think that their genitals are ugly or disgusting because they appear to them, for whatever reason, to be abnormal. Perhaps they compare themselves to some sexually explicit pictures they have seen and conclude that because they are different, they must be abnormal.

Sexual anatomy varies as much as facial features differ from one person to another. While we cannot imagine a person unable to identify eyes, nose, mouth and chin, many women and men grow up without learning the locations and names of either gender's sexual structures.

Taking a direct look at your own genitals (it's easier with a mirror) and perhaps inviting your partner to observe your anatomy along with you, is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with your body.

Copyright 2002 Sinclair Intimacy Institute