The sex organs of a green algae Chara are the male antheridia (red) and female archegonia (brown).
Vulvas of different women (pubic hair removed in some cases)
The female genitalia of Lepidoptera
Labeled image of a vulva, showing external and internal views
Vulva with visible parts of the clitoris and the parts lying under the skin
Muscles underlying the vulva and perineum
The length of the labia minora varies significantly between women: while the labia majora completely enclose the labia minora in some women (top row), in other women they protrude and are clearly visible in upright standing position (bottom row). Colloquially, these variations of the labia are also referred to as "innies" and "outies".
Genital tubercle of female at fourteen weeks
Development of genitals showing homologues from indifferent at A to both sexes - female on right
Development of genitals showing homologues from indifferent to both sexes
Non-aroused vulva on the left and a sexually aroused vulva on the right with enlarged and shiny labia minora from vaginal lubrication and vasocongestion
Water warts of molluscum contagiosum
Pubic hair with crab lice
The Labia pride movement resents the ideals of female cosmetic genital surgeries: The Muff March in London, 2011
Female genital piercings include the Nefertiti piercing central and the Christina piercing pictured on either side
Derived from traditional symbols, Hanabira scarification is intended to decorate the pubic area
A gynaecological examination being carried out in 1822
Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi with vulva portrayal
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Glans clitoris with small distance to the opening
Glans clitoris with medium distance to the opening
Lack of contact of the clitoral glans with the penis
Contact of the clitoral glans with the penis with small CUMD
Classification of the 200 women into CUMD categories
Selection of women studied and interviewed
Vulva handsign used as a yogic mudra
Attic red-figure lid. Three female organs and a winged phallus.
Yoni at Mahadev temple
Glans clitoris with medium distance to the opening

The vulva (plural: vulvas or vulvae; derived from Latin for wrapper or covering) consists of the external female sex organs.

- Vulva

The Latin term genitalia, sometimes anglicized as genitals, is used to describe the externally visible sex organs: in male mammals, the penis and scrotum; and in female mammals, the vulva and its organs.

- Sex organ
The sex organs of a green algae Chara are the male antheridia (red) and female archegonia (brown).

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The internal anatomy of the human vulva, with the clitoral hood and labia minora indicated as lines. The clitoris extends from the visible portion to a point below the pubic bone.

Clitoris

The internal anatomy of the human vulva, with the clitoral hood and labia minora indicated as lines. The clitoris extends from the visible portion to a point below the pubic bone.
Stages in the development of the clitoris
Created by Helen O'Connell using MRI, the first 3D image of a clitoris in an erect state with the adjacent organs of the uterus and urinary bladder
Clitoris; deep dissection
A partially exposed clitoral glans, which can't be fully exposed due to a mild case of adhesions to the clitoral hood
Structures of the vulva, including external and internal parts of the clitoris
The clitoral hood has a normal anatomical variation in size and appearance in different adult women: while it is completely covered by the labia majora in some women, standing with their legs closed, in others it is pronounced and clearly visible.
Clitoral hood (1) and clitoris (2). Labia are spread apart on the bottom image.
An enlarged clitoris due to clitoromegaly
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A Georg Ludwig Kobelt illustration of the anatomy of the clitoris
Girl protesting for clitoris-awareness at a women's rights rally in Paris, 2019
With a urogenital system in which the female urinates, mates and gives birth via an enlarged, erectile clitoris, female spotted hyenas are the only female mammals devoid of an external vaginal opening.
Male and female reproductive systems of the spotted hyena, from Schmotzer & Zimmerman, Anatomischer Anzeiger (1922). Abb. 1 (Fig. 1.) Male reproductive anatomy. Abb. 2 (Fig. 2.) Female reproductive anatomy. Principal abbreviations (from Schmotzer & Zimmerman) are: T, testis; Vd, vas deferens; BU, urethral bulb; Ur, urethra; R, rectum; P, penis; S, scrotum; O, ovary; FT, tuba Fallopii; RL, ligament uteri; Ut, uterus; CC, Corpus clitoris. Remaining abbreviations, in alphabetical order, are: AG, parotid analis; B, vesica urinaria; CG, parotid Cowperi; CP, Corpus penis; CS, corpus spongiosum; GC, glans; GP, glans penis; LA, levator ani muscle; Pr, prepuce; RC, musculus retractor clitoris; RP, Musculus retractor penis; UCG, Canalis urogenital.

The clitoris ( or ) is a female sex organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals.

Studies suggest that knowledge of its existence and anatomy is scant in comparison with that of other sexual organs and that more education about it could help alleviate social stigmas associated with the female body and female sexual pleasure, for example, that the clitoris and vulva in general are visually unappealing, that female masturbation is taboo, or that men should be expected to master and control women's orgasms.

Labia minora (inner labia) are vertical folds of skin in the very middle of the vulva (external female genitals) between rounded thicker labia majora (the outer labia).

Labia

Labia minora (inner labia) are vertical folds of skin in the very middle of the vulva (external female genitals) between rounded thicker labia majora (the outer labia).
Left: In their resting state, the labia protect the inner areas of the vulva.
Right: Spreading the labia apart exposes inner areas of the vulva.
 A) Anterior commissure of labia majora
 B) Clitoral hood
 C) Labia minora
 D) Labia majora
 E) Posterior commissure of labia majora
 F) Clitoral glans
 G) Inner surface of labia majora
 H) Vulvar vestibule
 I) Urethra
 J) Vaginal orifice
 K) Fourchette
Close up of vagina with the labia minora exposed
Stages in the development of the female genitals
Illustration of the Tanner scale for females, which is a scale for tracking physical changes that occur during puberty. Progression of pubic hair growth can be seen on the right.
An aroused labia with wrinkles similar to those on a male's scrotum.
Left: A vulva in the resting, unaroused state.
Right: The woman is sexually aroused, causing the inner and outer labia to swell, the labia majora to recede slightly, and the vulva to become lubricated.
Labia with pubic hair
Labia without pubic hair
Outer anatomy of clitoris.
Organs of the female reproductive system.
Median sagittal section of female pelvis.
Labia with pubic hair

The labia are part of the female genitalia; they are the major externally visible portions of the vulva.

Mallard pseudo-penis

Penis

Mallard pseudo-penis
Females have corkscrew vaginas with many blind pockets designed for difficult penetration and to prevent becoming pregnant. This reduced the likelihood of fertilization by unwanted aggressors in favor of fitter mates.
External male genitalia of a Labrador Retriever
Penises of minke whales on display at the Icelandic Phallological Museum
Genitorinary system of a raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Penis of a human, with pubic hair removed to show anatomical detail
The spine-covered penis of Callosobruchus analis, a bean weevil

A penis (plural penises or penes ) is the primary sexual organ that male animals use to inseminate females (or hermaphrodites) during copulation.

The camelmen often aid the male to enter his penis into the female's vulva, though the male is considered able to do it on his own.

A peacock displays his long, colored tail, an example of secondary sex characteristics.

Secondary sex characteristic

Secondary sex characteristics are features that appear during puberty in humans, and at sexual maturity in other animals.

Secondary sex characteristics are features that appear during puberty in humans, and at sexual maturity in other animals.

A peacock displays his long, colored tail, an example of secondary sex characteristics.
A red deer stag's antlers are secondary sexual characteristics.
Anatomical characteristics of the human male and female

These characteristics are particularly evident in the sexually dimorphic phenotypic traits that distinguish the sexes of a species, but unlike the sex organs (primary sex characteristics), are not directly part of the reproductive system.

Labia minora, the inner lips of the vulva, may grow more prominent and undergo changes in color with the increased stimulation related to higher levels of estrogen.