Contrary to popular belief, most vaginas aren’t neat little packages with all the pieces perfectly tucked in.
Rather, vaginas all look quite different.
However, according to a former bikini waxer who goes only by Mel to protect the identity of her clients,
there are five different overall vagina shapes that she has seen in her career.
While these types aren’t scientific or ‘a mathematic algorithm’, Mel told Elite Daily:
‘This is just to help women understand this weird “secret” [the appearance of our vaginas] we keep from our friends and society at large is not as scandalous or peculiar as we may have thought.’
But when the only type of vagina we see is barbie smooth with every hint of labia tucked away, it’s no wonder we start to think that our vaginas are ‘weird’ or ‘ugly’.
Because it suggests that there’s just one acceptable type of vagina, and if yours doesn’t look like that there’s something wrong.
The most common vulva appearance, in contrast, is the Ms. Curtains.
This type of vagina features labia minora that extend past the labia majora.
The Ms. Puffs is similar to the Ms. Barbie, but with the labia majora hanging further down from the pubic bone…
Ms. Horseshoe has an opening of the vagina that spreads wider towards the top, exposing the labia minora, but closes off towards the bottom.
With this style of vagina there’s no extension of the labia minora past the labia majora.
Finally, there’s Ms. Tulip, which looks ‘like a flower bud about to bloom’.
This is when the labia minora are slightly exposed throughout the length of the labia majora, but they’re not poking out.
Of course, we’d like to add that if your vagina doesn’t look exactly like one of these five types, it’s not a cause for alarm.
These are just a huge range of vaginas narrowed down into five common categories – differences between are nothing to be ashamed of.