I grew up not putting much consideration into my vulva and what it looked like and whether it was up to “men’s” standards and what not. It wasn’t until I became an exotic dancer and began seeing a lot of beautiful photos of porn stars’ vulvas that I realized my vulva was not "perfect", it wasn’t light colored and completely free of scars and other markings, and I felt it wasn’t cute and small and petit. I became very self conscious about it, embarrassed to show it to new lovers. I’ve even used different bleaching creams and skin fixing methods on it and I even began doing laser hair removal to try to perfect mine. I’m still on my journey to complete self love but at this point in time I feel so much more confident and I’ve grown to appreciate my vulva and love her for who she is. The Gulva Gallery helped me so much in realizing that there are so many women like me and my vulva like every other woman’s is just as unique and special.
A. - 21 years old