Are you an innie or an outie? It all begins with a simple conversation for most women. And while it may seem like a relatively awkward conversation to have, you would be surprised at how many women often wonder which category they fall into and if the biological shape of their vagina actually means anything to men. Although that part of the conversation is still to be determined, the general consensus asserts that it doesn’t matter if you have an innie or outie vagina—all vaginas are beautiful.
According to sex therapists, the statistics are split 50/50 for how many women have innie or outie vaginas, making neither more popular than the other.
An outie vagina is one that has smaller outer lips than inner lips, which causes the inner lips to be more prominent. As you probably assumed, an innie vagina has the opposite design. Typically with an innie vagina, the outer lips are visually more apparent than the inner lips.
Unfortunately for those with outie vaginas, many men who don’t understand female anatomy may bring up ignorant assumptions about their partner’s sex life because the inner lips extend beyond the outer lips. Because of this, many women who have outie vaginas often consider reconstructive surgery in order to “correct” their vaginas.
One study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 37 percent of women who undergo labia reduction surgery are doing so purely for aesthetic reasons. And labiaplasty surgeries are on the rise, increasing by a whopping 39 percent over 2016.
However, many healthcare officials have urged women to embrace the vaginas that they have because, just like any other part of the human anatomy, no two body parts look the same. And in actuality, half of the people around you probably possess the exact same physical traits that you have.
Thanks to easily accessible porn, many women have been falsely led to believe that a “normal vagina” is small, pink, hairless and tucked under. Medical professionals contend that this image is not only unrealistic, but it could be detrimental to a woman’s self-esteem as she gets older and her vagina continues to mature.
So what should women do when they feel as if their vaginas aren’t normal or should look a bit different? Accept the appearance of your vagina for what it is. Besides, how many vaginas does the average woman see on a normal basis anyway? Straight women might see one or perhaps even two if they’re an avid consumer of online porn.
The best solution? Worry about what’s in your own pants. And more than that, be confident in your labial biology. All vaginas are equally as unique and complex, varying in shade, shape and size across the board.
FAQs About Innie vs. Outie Vaginas
Which One Is Better To Have?
We live in a society where if you don’t like something on your body, you can easily fix it with surgery. A vagina is no different. According to medical studies, there is no true indication of which vagina is “better.” It’s based entirely on preference, which can be highly subjective.
My Partner Hates My Outie Vagina. What Should I Do?
Find another partner or consider having your partner sit down with a gynecologist. He or she will find that having an outie vagina is no different from having an innie vagina. Your labia might appear different than that of an innie vagina, but those differences don’t affect your sexual functioning.
Look at it as having an innie or outie belly button. There is no true difference between the two other than their physical appearance.
Does An Outie Vagina Mean I’ve Had Too Many Sexual Partners?
No. In fact, 50 percent of women have innie vaginas; the other half has outie vaginas. Your sexual experience does not define or affect your biological appearance.