“Dr. Sherry is my gynecologist. She has been taking care of me since I was nineteen, when I arrived for my first Pap smear. Let’s face it, a Pap smear is not something you look forward to, but Dr. Sherry made an uncomfortable experience not so bad. In fact, because I have such a great relationship with Dr. Sherry—who never minds that I drag along my BFF Haley (who is also her patient!) so that we can laugh our way through the entire exam—I actually look forward to my yearly visits! Every woman needs to find a gynecologist they feel comfortable with, especially one they can ask those really embarrassing questions—you know the ones I’m talking about. I am so glad to introduce the Perfect V chapter, because to me the Perfect V is a healthy V, which means yearly checkups and conversations about the importance of safe sex.

I am so lucky to have fallen into acting, and I really appreciate all my amazing fans. If I can send a positive message to teens and young women about their bodies, it would be: Love your perfect V. Love your body no matter the size or shape. Don’t allow anyone to judge your lady parts, especially your pretty little V!”

—Ashley Benson Actress & Model

 

You know the saying, “No two snowflakes are exactly alike?” Well, the expression could just as easily refer to vaginas. There is no one right way for a vagina to look, meaning that there’s no such thing as a perfect one. If anyone should know that, it’s an OB-GYN who’s been seeing patients and their vaginas for nearly three decades.
The labia, or lips—which is where most of the issues are for the majority of female patients—vary from person to person. In fact, even the separate parts of the same vagina are not exactly the same. Just as our two eyes are not identical,nor our ears or breasts, our two lips are not identical, nor are they symmetrical to each other. This is considered to be completely normal; different is normal. I’ll tell you (in short) what I told Lauren: The only qualities that make a vagina “perfect”
are good health and confidence.


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Vagina Anatomy 101
Vagina Anatomy 101
Vagina Anatomy 101
Vagina Anatomy 101

Here is an overview of what normal anatomy looks like for the female external genitalia.What we think of as the vagina actually includes the outer
labia majora (lips), inner labia minora (lips), clitoris (clit), clitoral
hood, opening to the urethra and opening to the vagina.
You need to get to know and love all parts of this fascinating
area of your body. Know what your “normal” is so you
will know when something is not normal or when a potential
problem arises.

"Normal" Vagina

"Normal" Vagina

Labia come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

"Normal" Vagina

"Normal" Vagina

Labia come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina

Labia come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina

Labia come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina

Labia come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina

Labia come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina
Normal Vagina

Labia come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

Oversized or enlarged labia can impact athletics, such as
running, bicycling, horseback riding, and swimming. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia
Abnormal Labia

The most common symptom is the need to fold up their labia and
push them into their vaginas in order to reduce the appearance
of excess tissue or a bulge in their underwear or bathing
suits. Other symptoms include labial pain, swelling, irritation,
poor hygiene, and interference with athletics or sexual activity. Photo credit to Dr Gary Atler

Labia Plasty
Labia Plasty
Labia Plasty
Labia Plasty

Over-sized labia would make sexual intercourse uncomfortable.

Labia Plasty
Labia Plasty
Labia Plasty
Labia Plasty

Trimmed labia minor

Labial Plasty
Labial Plasty
Labial Plasty
Labial Plasty

2 weeks post op

Clitoral Blister
Clitoral Blister
Clitoral Blister
Clitoral Blister

This clit blister can cause painful stimulation.