I wish this gallery existed 15 years ago. I grew up extremely insecure about my vulva. I would be disgusted looking at it in a mirror. I would try to fold the outer labia in so it would look like a clean slit, but of course it didn't stay, because that's not how my vulva is meant to look. I didn't want my partners to look at it, I wanted the lights off when they went down on me. I googled labiaplasty. I watched porn and never saw one that looked like mine - I thought mine was weird, different, ugly. It took a boyfriend who loved going down on me for me to realize that he actually loved it, and I could love it too. I was still insecure about it, I still felt embarrassed about how it looked and felt like I was different, but I was adjusting. Finally, this past year, with the discovery of The Vulva Gallery, a new relationship, and just constantly practicing self-love, I can say that I actually love my vulva. I think it's adorable. I love how my clitoral hood protrudes. I love my purple labia. It's so exposed, floral, open. I think it's beautiful (along with all the vulvas in this gallery). Thank you for your gallery. It has honestly shifted paradigms in me and has helped me along my journey of self-love and gratitude.
C. - 28 years old