A report on Vulva

Vulvas of different women (pubic hair removed in some cases)
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.

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Vulvas of different women (pubic hair removed in some cases)

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Diagram of the female human reproductive tract and ovaries

Vagina

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Elastic, muscular part of the female genital tract.

Elastic, muscular part of the female genital tract.

Diagram of the female human reproductive tract and ovaries
Pelvic anatomy including organs of the female reproductive system
An illustration showing a cut-away portion of the vagina and upper female genital tract (only one ovary and fallopian tube shown). Circular folds (also called rugae) of vaginal mucosa can be seen.
Medium-power magnification micrograph of a H&E stained slide showing a portion of a vaginal wall. Stratified squamous epithelium and underling connective tissue can be seen. The deeper muscular layers are not shown. The black line points to a fold in the mucosa.
Folds of mucosa (or vaginal rugae) are shown in the front third of a vagina.
A disposable plastic bi-valved vaginal speculum used in gynecological examination
A normal cervix of an adult as seen through the vagina (per vaginam or PV) using a bivalved vaginal speculum. The blades of the speculum are above and below and stretched vaginal walls are seen on the left and right.
Pre-menopausal vaginal mucosa (left) versus menopausal vaginal mucosa (right)
An ultrasound showing the urinary bladder (1), uterus (2), and vagina (3)
The womb represents a powerful symbol as the yoni in Hinduism. Pictured is a stone yoni found in Cát Tiên sanctuary, Lam Dong, Vietnam.
A sheep gives birth by vagina.

Female mammals usually have two external openings in the vulva; these are the urethral opening for the urinary tract and the vaginal opening for the genital tract.

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

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Female sex organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals.

Female sex organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited number of other animals.

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.

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) – vertical folds of skin in the very middle of the photo of a vulva (external female genitals) between rounded thicker labia majora (the outer labia).

Labia minora

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Labia minora (inner labia) – vertical folds of skin in the very middle of the photo of a vulva (external female genitals) between rounded thicker labia majora (the outer labia).
Depilated human vulva with anatomical feature labels
Organs of the female reproductive system.
Outer anatomy of clitoris.
Vulva without pubic hair removal.

The labia minora (Latin for 'smaller lips', singular: labium minus, 'smaller lip'), also known as the inner labia, inner lips, vaginal lips or nymphae are two flaps of skin on either side of the human vaginal opening in the vulva, situated between the labia majora (Latin for 'larger lips'; also called outer labia, or outer lips).

Martin van Maële's print Francion 15

Sexual arousal

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Sexual arousal (also known as sexual excitement) describes the physiological and psychological responses in preparation for sexual intercourse or when exposed to sexual stimuli.

Sexual arousal (also known as sexual excitement) describes the physiological and psychological responses in preparation for sexual intercourse or when exposed to sexual stimuli.

Martin van Maële's print Francion 15
Two birds that appear to be exhibiting affection

Male arousal will lead to an erection, and in female arousal the body's response is engorged sexual tissues such as nipples, vulva, clitoris, vaginal walls, and vaginal lubrication.

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

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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
Labia majora with pubic hair.

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

Vestibule marked by a dotted line

Vulval vestibule

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Vestibule marked by a dotted line

The vulval vestibule (or vulvar vestibule or vestibule of vagina) is a part of the vulva between the labia minora into which the urinary meatus (urethral opening) and the vaginal opening open.

Labia majora

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The labia majora (singular: labium majus) are two prominent longitudinal cutaneous folds that extend downward and backward from the mons pubis to the perineum.

The labia majora (singular: labium majus) are two prominent longitudinal cutaneous folds that extend downward and backward from the mons pubis to the perineum.

Vulva structures with labels

Together with the labia minora they form the labia of the vulva.

Drawing of vulvar cancer

Vulvar cancer

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Drawing of vulvar cancer
Drawing of cancer of the clitoris with spread to the groin
Diagram of the incisions made in a vulvectomy, a treatment for vulvar cancer

Vulvar cancer is a cancer of the vulva, the outer portion of the female genitals.

Pubic hair

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Terminal body hair that is found in the genital area of adolescent and adult humans.

Terminal body hair that is found in the genital area of adolescent and adult humans.

Tanner scale-female
Tanner scale-male
Heinrich Aldegrever's Eve, 1540; a rare early example of pubic hair in northern European art
Male genitalia with trimmed pubic hair
Male genitalia with partly shaved pubic hair
Fully shaved male genitalia
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Triangle/American wax{{snd}}hair shortened from the sides to form a triangle so that pubic hair is hidden while wearing swimwear.
Triangle/American wax"{{snd}}hair shortened from the sides to form a triangle so that pubic hair is hidden while wearing swimwear.
Landing strip/French wax{{snd}}waxing with a "landing strip" or "metro ticket".
Partial "Brazilian wax" with a small triangular strip left
"Brazilian wax" or "Sphinx"{{snd}}a full waxing; no hair at all

Pubic hair is also found on the scrotum in the male and on the vulva in the female.

Mons pubis (with pubic hair removed)

Mons pubis

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Rounded mass of fatty tissue found over the pubic symphysis of the pubic bones.

Rounded mass of fatty tissue found over the pubic symphysis of the pubic bones.

Mons pubis (with pubic hair removed)
Mons pubis (with pubic hair removed)

For females, the mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the vulva.