What is a labia?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The lips of the vagina. There is the labia majora (the outer lips) and the labia minora (the inner lips).

  • 3 years ago

    What Is A Labia

  • 1 decade ago

    Labium is a Latin-derived term meaning "Lip". Labium and its derivatives (including labia, labial, labrum) are used to describe any lip-like structure, or structures related to them. The terms are used in anatomy, architecture and linguistics.

    The vulva of an adult woman with labia held open to show the internal stuctures.

    Shaved labia of an adult woman.In English usage, Labium often specifically refers to parts of the vulva. The labia majora extend on either side of the vulva, and may also be covered with pubic hair. They entirely or partially hide the other parts of the vulva. The color of the outside skin of the labia majora is usually close to the overall skin colour of the individual, although there is considerable variation. The inside skin is often pink or brownish.

    The labia minora are two soft folds of skin within the labia majora and to either side of the opening of the vagina. The clitoris is at the front of the vulva where the labia minora meet. The visible tip of the clitoris, the clitoral glans, is entirely or partially covered by a "hood" of tissue (the clitoral hood).

    The coloration, size and general appearance of the labia minora can vary extensively from woman to woman. In some women the labia minora are almost non-existent, and in others they can be fleshy and protruberant. Some women, particularly those involved in pornography or exotic dancing, seek labiaplasty to alter their appearance.

    Labia is the plural of labium. It may also refer to:

    Labia, a noble family of Venice. See Labia (family).

    Labia, any lip or lip-like structure.

  • 1 decade ago

    according to dictionary.com: any of the 4 folds of tissue of the female external genitalia.

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