“Am I normal down there?”
Healthy Vulva Photos / Labia Picture
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“Am I normal down there?”
As a medical site, this page contains a range of different healthy adult women’s real vulva/labia and vagina pictures: female genital pictures: vulva photographs and images.
Most women, who don’t have sex with other women, don’t get a ‘real life’ opportunity to compare theirs with someone else’s and see that their vulva will be quite different, yet quite similar to another woman’s vulva. This picture describes the correct anatomical areas within a woman’s Vulva – also showing the entrance to the Vagina
Ladies 5-10 are on the next page
Many mistakenly will be looking for pictures of vaginas, rather than pictures of different vulvas – the vagina is an internal passage, the vulva the externally visualised female genital area. This page therefore contains images / photos / pictures from different women who have been kind enough to show others what their healthy vulva looks like, so that other women can see that there are as many different vulvas in the world as there are penises!
Everyone is unique.
If you are over 21 years of age and you are interested in contributing your pictures to this gallery
to help other women understand the wide range of ‘normal healthy female genitalia’
in the same way as these ladies have, anonymously, please click here to contact us.
Welcome to WillyWorries.com WillyWorries.com – Cartoon: The Willy Tree – “Willius Floppius Variegata” Cartoon of the Willy Tree or “Willius Floppius Varigata” This site contains information about different problems and issued that commonly affect ‘willy owners’ and their partners. We are adding to this site on a regular basis, so please check back from
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Embarrassing bodies: Most people have a concern or two about their body; whether something is normal, or something to be concerned about. This website aims to help people who are embarrassed or worried about their bodies or worried about their body image, mainly related to issues related to their contraception and sexual health. It is
The Vulva Gallery is back online… The Willy Gallery’s first page and a half are back online… The Contraception Gallery is coming to life… The Reproductive Anatomy – Male and Female – Information Pages are back online…
Names and descriptions are being added for each photograph in the galleries. This is a hugely time consuming task but will help the site to be found by search engines. Please bear with us while we are reconstructing WillyWorries.com Thank you.
The History of the Sexplained® Cyber Clinics Way back in 2001, Helen J Knox, MD of Sexplained Ltd, (and owner of this site) was ‘The Virgin Sexpert’ holding a moderated chat room clinic for Sir Richard Branson’s internet company, Virgin Net. She did this each Monday evening for an hour, live online, fielding questions from
STATEMENT FROM THE CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS UNIT September 2015 Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) response to new data on quick- starting hormonal contraception after use of ulipristal acetate 30mg (ellaOne®) for emergency contraception. In 2010, the FSRH introduced guidelines supporting immediate commencement (“quick- start”) of hormonal contraception after administration of oral emergency contraception (EC).
My mother keeps telling me I should not have sex until after I’m 21 as cervical cancer runs in my family. She links it to early sex by my grandmother and two aunts. She does not have it but said she started having sex at 16, my present age, and suffered emotionally and otherwise because
I need advice on lasting longer in bed. I am only 24 years old but suffer from premature ejaculation. Sometimes I finish in 3 to 5 minutes. Is this a disease? If so, can it be cured? Or, is it I get too hyper and lose control so easy and fast ? Please help me
New Boyfriend – Rimming and Anal Sex Request My new boyfriend loves to have oral sex with me, and puts his tongue in my rectum. Because I have always thought my behind is for waste only, I feel uncomfortable – but have not told him yet. One night he put his finger in; although it
Am I gay or bisexual? Is there anyway you can tell if you’re bisexual or gay ? I need to know because I find I have strong feelings about some men I meet. I admire their strong bodies, often look at their crotch to see if they are well-endowed and, if they’re good looking or
My Girlfriend’s Shy About Her Breasts I am going out with a girl who loves sex and gives me a good time. But the weird thing is that I cannot touch her breasts. If I try to kiss her nipples or caress her breasts, she gets cold immediately. It’s really weird. Even during love-making she
My fiancé and I have been together for 7 years and faithful to each other. Our problem is that I sometimes forget to take the Pill, so we sometimes use condoms. One in 10 times after sex – with or without condoms – he has several boils which present themselves on the head of his
TEEN & STUDENT INFORMATION SAFER DATING and STRANGER DANGER Clothing Theft & Pickpockets Mobile Phones & Handbags Men Hunt in Packs Lone Men Danger Casual Sex Accepting a Lift Mini-Cabs & Taxis SAFER DATING It’s wise to carry photographic ID (identification) as proof of your age and to prevent any embarrassing moments when trying to
Tips For That First Date: TEEN & STUDENT INFORMATION Advice when entering someone’s home for the first time Being alone with someone else, especially strangers Swapping Addresses or Phone Numbers Date Rape Rape What to do if you’re attacked Are there any organisations that help men with a history of violence ? Drink, Drugs &
TESTICLULAR FACTS Testicular Torsion Testicular Hydrocele Testicular Cancer Testicular Self-Examination What else you should look out for: Testicular torsion, hydrocele, cancer, and testicular self examination Testicular Torsion Torsion is when a testicle gets twisted in your scrotum and its blood and oxygen supply are cut off. · It’s extremely painful and requires quick medical attention.
10 questions to ask a new partner before sex Are you having sex with anyone else ? How many sexual partners have you had ? Have you ever had a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) ? Have you ever had a sexual partner who had HIV or another STI ? How long has it been since
What you should know before sex with a new partner ? If you’re a virgin, and your partner’s also a virgin, you’re having sex and contact with the germs of just one person. If you’re a virgin and your first partner has had sex with, for example, 5 people, you’re having sex and contact with
What causes infection and what infections do they cause ? There are several different types of infection and genital condition, as well as many varieties within each type or group. Generally speaking, they are caused by: · Viruses. · Bacteria. · Other infectious organisms – eg. parasites. They cause: · Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) · Balanitis
How do STIs affect my Immune System ? If our immune system response is overactive, we develop allergic reactions and auto-immune disease. If our immune system response is insufficient, we develop immuno-deficiency which results in infection and/or illness. Protection from infection is dealt with by our white blood cells. They form part of our reaction to
Viruses, Bacteria & Other Infectious Organisms Viruses are the most widespread group of parasites. · They are visible only by using powerful electron microscopes. · They attack our immune system. · Antibiotics do not work against them. Currently, there’s no treatment – only alleviation of symptoms until such time as your immune system deals with
STIs: Some Vital Statistics STIs can ruin lives. They can ruin the good thing you had, when your regular partner realises they’ve been cheated, deceived and their health is put at risk. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics: · Excluding HIV and Hepatitis, the total estimated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – is over 538 million. This
The Human Sexual Response There are 4 stages of human sexual response: Excitement or arousal This is when parasympathetic nerve impulses produce genital engorgement, vasodilatation and lubrication. Plateau This is when parasympathetic nerve impulses produce genital engorgement, vasodilation and lubrication. Orgasm This is when sympathetic and somatic nerve impulses cause rhythmical contractions of smooth and
Men: Refractory period – lasting minutes or hours Ejaculation commonly occurs with orgasm – although they are two separate events: ejaculation is the act; orgasm is the feeling. · Ejaculation may be forward or backward. · Forward is necessary for pregnancy. · Retrograde – ie. backwards into the bladder – is common after prostatectomy. ·
Premature ejaculation Premature ejaculation is a very common experience. It has been defined by Masters & Johnson – the US sex therapists, who pioneered sex therapy and research – to be when on at least 50% of occasions ejaculation happens before the partner is satisfied ! Others define it as being when the man ejaculates
Delayed ejaculation Just as many men ejaculate quickly, there are men who are unable to ejaculate when they choose to do so but there are techniques to help and enable penetrative ejaculation to occur easily. Some can ejaculate during masturbation but not during penetration. This also has implications for fathering a child – but can
Retrograde ejaculation Retrograde ejaculation, or ejaculating backwards, in to the bladder, also has implications for fertility and is a common problem following prostatectomy – and also with diabetes. Occasionally, during masturbation, a young male prisoner will try to prevent anyone else from seeing that they’ve been masturbating, by putting their finger or thumb over the
Some Unusual Things About Ejaculation ! Here are some unusual things about ejaculation: · Ejaculation is not always necessary to cause pregnancy. · 1,000 sperm are generated per second. · With erection, some 3 million sperm lie in wait in the clear pre-ejaculate near the tip of the glans penis. · Between 150 million to 600
How should I put on a condom ? After ensuring that you are about to use a reliable condom – suitable for intercourse, not just novelty: · Take it from its pack and check that it is still in date. · Check that it carries the CE/British Standard or other internationally recognised mark of quality. ·
How are condoms removed ? After ejaculation, it is essential to withdraw BEFORE your penis goes flaccid again. HOLD THE CONDOM ON THE SHAFT OF YOUR PENIS WHILE YOU WITHDRAW. This is because when your previously erect penis returns to its flaccid state, it ‘shrinks’ and if you do not hold the condom in place
How should I dispose of a condom ? When air is in a condom, it tends to float in water – therefore it’s better to wrap your used condom in a tissue, and dispose of it in a waste bin, rather than try and flush it down the toilet. As latex, polyurethane and some other
Why are condoms are too big for me ? Condoms fit all sizes of adult penis. Tighter, smaller condoms are now available. If you’re young, it’s sensible to wait until you are fully grown before trying to have sex. Alternatively your partner could use a Female Condom. See FEMALE CONDOM information.
Why can’t I get a condom on easily ? How do I get a condom on ? Because there are several different shaped glans penises, you should try different condoms until you find one to suit you. Some men find that that they feel tight – but you will be able to find one that suits
Why do condoms slip off and stay inside during sex ? If you don’t have a fully erect penis – or if you haven’t unrolled the condom fully and correctly to the hair line – it’s more likely to slip during use. You should check occasionally during sex to make sure that the condom is
Oh no! It came off… What’s going on? To avoid the condom slipping off and staying inside after sex, it’s essential that the condom is held on the shaft of the penis during withdrawal. A penis ‘shrinks’ from its erect size and shape when returning to its flaccid state. If the condom does slip off and stay
To avoid a condom bursting during sex: · Ensure that all the air has been removed from the teat of the condom during application. If not, the pressure of ejaculation (at about 28 mph) increases the likelihood of the condom bursting under pressure. Condom bursting in contact with Baby Oil · Do not use oil
Why can I use condoms with water based lubricant and not products like Vaseline® or Baby Oil ? Oil interacts with the latex of the condom and perishes it in a relatively short period of time. Water based lubricants do not. Oil based lubricants are only safe to use with nitrile or polyurethane male or
What can I do if I’m allergic to condoms? Hypo-allergenic (low allergy) ones are available. However, it may not be the condom but the lubricant on it that’s causing your discomfort. · Try changing from condoms with spermicide on them – ie. nonoxynol 9 or 11 – to condoms which are lubricated only. Dryness can make
INTRODUCTION To Safer Sex Information and advice provided on our website is universal and non-judgmental – ie. it can apply to anyone regardless of sexual orientation. Information and advice is offered on the basis that no-one can really tell, by looking at another person, whether or not they have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). •Not
SAFER SEX for healthy adults For protection against all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), we recommend that you always: •Take universal precautions as a matter of routine – ie. ensure condoms or dental dams are used. •Consider any exchange, or potential exchange, of body fluid a risk – especially blood stained body fluid. •Cover any cuts
High – Medium – Low Risk Sexual Activities HIGHEST RISK ACTIVITIES High risk activities include: •Anal sex (buggery/sodomy) without a condom. •Vaginal sex without a condom. •Giving oral sex (a blow job/fellatio) to a man if his ejaculate enters your mouth. •Giving oral sex to (going down on/cunnilingus) a woman during her period. •Finger insertion
SEXUAL HEALTH IN PREGNANCY Stop! No sex without a condom. Safer Sex IN and After Pregnancy Condoms, Condoms, Condoms. If you want to try for a baby each of you will want to know that you’re safe from infection. •For your sexual health – and your baby’s wellbeing – you and your partner should be
My goodness, I ache down there… what on earth is wrong with me? One of my rugger mates said I might have Epididymo something, or twisted my balls and developed something called testicular torsion . What’s Epididymo-Orchitis got to do with it? Your friend might be on the right track if you have any of the
Torsion is more likely if: •The onset of pain is sudden. •The pain is severe. •Tests performed during the initial visit show neither the presence of a urethritis nor probable urinary tract infection. •Torsion is more common in men who are under 20 years of age – predominantly adolescents – but it can occur at
May the new year bring you good health, and good cheer, no unexplained or unwanted itches, discharges, sores or ulcers, lumps or bumps – or, unplanned pregnancies. Ensure you look after yourself – and don’t forget to use a condom (at the correct time – i.e. before ANY genital contact) – not after a quick
A friend recently sent me a couple of quotes he heard, related to HIV, but appropriate for other situations. I hope they are as thought provoking for you, as they were when I first read them. ” A one eyed man is King, in “The Kingdom of The Blind’ ” The context he was talking
If you are teaching young people, or merely interested in pornography, here’s something to make you think about the difference between real sex and porn sex. It’s particularly useful if you are explaining the difference to young people.
According to the World Health Organisation: There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in males by approximately 60%. Three randomized controlled trials have shown that male circumcision provided by well trained health professionals in properly equipped settings is safe. WHO/UNAIDS recommendations emphasize that male circumcision should be considered
Valentine’s Day Is Coming – check this out: Rape and consent: What you need to know before you have sex “It is respect, it is decency, it is empathy and it is the cornerstone of a good, healthy sexual encounter” written by Katie Russell for The Independent newspaper, although she works for Rape Crisis Tuesday 3 November
I want him to wear a condom COULD YOU help me come up with a way to tell my friend that I would like him to wear condoms. We have been together for a long time, so I really need to know a good way to ask him to do this? – S Dear S,
‘Vaginal Fisting’ leaves me fearful for future MY boyfriend and I love to play sex games, and recently he put his fingers in me, then very slowly pushed his entire fist in. I didn’t realise what he was doing and though the fist was a bit uncomfortable at first, it felt good – so good
First-time sex romp with risky result I’M really worried and urgently need your advice. I had intercourse with a prostitute – something I never did before – and the condom burst. When it burst she felt it and managed to push me off so I did not come in her. But I am really
It was just a little lick … but will it cost me? What are the chances that I could get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from my guy licking his finger before fingering me? I’m pretty sure I run a risk, but I’m specifically wondering if there are certain STDs I should beware of now.
Eating faeces: Is it the latest fad ? I WATCHED a video recently where people ate faeces (feces). I thouht it was one of the sickest, weirdest and most revolting things I ever saw. I was talking about it and was told that in America this is the latest fad and is called ‘scat’ sex
8 More Men In The Willy Gallery Just a quick update, for visitors to WillyWorries.com’s gallery collection of normal, healthy male genital pictures. Eight more men have just been added… and more will follow in due course. These are genuine medical pictures, taken by the ‘Willy Owner’ to help other men who are concerned about
Update: Both Sexplained Books have been uploaded to Apple’s iBooks / iTunes system for review. If accepted, they will be available for download through their system in approximately 30 days. We are also adding them to other platforms and will update information about their availability here, and on our other websites. In the meantime, here
Click here for more information: 1st November, 2016 UPDATE: Sexplained Books are now available as animated, interactive publications for iPads and other devices. Here’s the link for iBooks, where you can download a sample to your device and read through your iBooks App.
MATURE CONTENT: This video seems to be circulating but it took some searching to find the source for reference and context. It might be interesting to watch. “Runway Purses” – Male Catwalk Models (WARNING ALL Men Are Naked And Obviously Confident Individuals) NO VIDEO OF NAKED FEMALES – Just men.
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Since I was diagnosed with raised blood pressure two years ago, I have been on medication and my blood pressure has come under control but I have noticed side effects. This has had an enormous effect on my relationship, as I have lost my sex drive. Recently, I have doubled up on the tablets as
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with genital warts. After I’d been given treatment for several months, the warts disappeared. I was feeling much better as if I had started a new life, and soon afterwards I met someone I really liked and we started to go out. We are in a loving and caring
My boyfriend is married but insists on having sex with me without a condom. I know he hardly has relations with his wife, but I feel I need to protect myself just in case. Though I’m sure she doesn’t have any disease, I’m worried about getting silent viruses – the type you get without any
Every now and then I get redness on my penis that then turns into little white spots that go away a day or two later. It doesn’t hurt, but it is unsightly. Thankfully, whenever I wash them they begin to peel away. In the past, I have gotten outbreaks of warts down there but they’re
After trying anal sex, my anus has been itching like crazy. At first, it was a bearable itch that occurred during mornings and nights, but has progressively worsened. I’ve been applying Vaseline® to my anus to help alleviate some of the itch, and recently I started feeling a couple of bumps or small lumps around
This is an issue that’s been bothering me for some time but I have been too embarrassed to discuss it. My penis and scrotum are almost always shrivelled and I just can’t get it up. Probably 98% of the day my genitals are in this “shrinkage” state. I know that issues like the air temperature
WillyWorries.com is coming back to life but still not quite where it was back in 2004. However, because we know that we now have so many women visiting WillyWorries.com, from all around the world (180 countries), and an increasing number offering to help by sending us their pictures for inclusion in the Vulva Gallery, we
Fractured penis, what was the healing process like? I had the painful misfortune of fracturing my penis. It was surgically repaired the same day and 10 weeks later everything works, but I’m still working out some kinks (bumps, etc.). Do you know anyone who may have had this happen to them, and can you offer
I shower regularly and pay close attention to my penis and testicles while bathing, but still for some reason when I roll back the foreskin, it never smells fresh. This has been happening for the past 6 months, and I’m always self-conscious about it now. As a result, I’ve been refusing oral sex from my
I don’t understand how “amazing” penetration is supposed to feel. I can feel the g-spot being stimulated, but it just feels like I’m going to urinate. I have tried stimulating my clit while being penetrated, but the sensation doesn’t overpower the urge to urinate. Is this a case of me not having a naturally sensitive vagina?
The Vagina, Clitoris, Urethra, Vulva, Labia Majora, Labia Minora – what are they all? I want to see pictures of each of them, if you have them, as I am lost with all of this… These are all parts or areas of every woman’s genitalia. Many women, especially young and inexperienced sexually, merely say
I’ve recently been diagnosed with Chlamydia and so has my boyfriend. We have both now been treated. How long do we have to wait before we can have sex again? – K Dear K Sorry about the Chlamydia, but at least it wasn’t gonorrhoea, which is now getting much harder to cure than it used
Do you work in the field of sexual health, or want to do so? Are you a nurse, a doctor, a youth worker or a teacher? Do you have to explain the intricacies of sexual health to other people? Check out this HANDBOOK to Sexual Health USED by Nursing and Medical Staff at Leading
“Sexplained Two – For Changing Times” Do you work with young people, know some or have some at home? Are you a parent, a teacher or a youth worker? Are you a nurse or doctor, new to the field of contraception or sexual health work? Do you have to explain the intricacies of sex-ed and
What About Thrush? (Also Called Yeast Infection or Candidiasis) Hi I heard a friend of mine talking about “thrush” recently and although she gave a thorough explanation, I would like a medical overview. Can you provide one? I mean, I’d really like to know if it’s thrush or it’s BV (bacterial vaginosis) that she’s talking
Need to shrink vagina – How can I get my vagina to be tight? THIS might sound weird, but in March I had sex with an ex-boyfriend. Now my current boyfriend is coming to see me. I am scared he will find out that I had sex because I might not be tight, being that I
Can you tell me what the average vagina looks like? In a simple word, the answer is “no”, I can’t, because this area of a woman’s body is as unique and different, although similar, as breasts, toes, noses and faces differ but have similarities. Furthermore, the vagina is a hidden area and a
I’m using Microynon 30®, one of the oldest Birth Control Pills – but I’m scared of getting HIV AIDS, genital herpes and genital warts because I’ve been told that even if I use a condom, I’m not protected against them, even if I use a condom alongside my birth control pills – and I’m really
Many, if not all women, wonder at some time whether their vagina is healthy, or if something is changing ‘down there’ that they should do something about. Here is an extremely good BBC.co.uk podcast about Vaginal Health which answers the question: What makes a healthy vagina? A woman’s vagina relies on a specific
Just this week, BBC TV’s Victoria Derbyshire Show has been discussing labiaplasty (surgical alteration of the labia majora/labia minora ) stating that girls as young as NINE are requesting cosmetic surgery to alter their vulva!! What on earth is going on? It’s illegal to alter the genitals of a minor in the UK and most
How Can I Find An NHS Sexual Health Clinic Near Me It is getting harder to find NHS sexual health clinics locally because so many have recently been closed. This is because of Government cuts and is a situation that is not likely to be reversed in the foreseeable future. If you are in the
Hi I’m just getting my head around Google+ and found that there’s a facility to build a community and let people interact – so I’ve opened one for WillyWorries.com as a ‘Contraception and Sexual Health’ community, which I am hoping will grow to be as popular and as well respected as the Cyber Clinics of
Female Genital Mutilation / FGC / Female Genital Cutting / FGC / Girl Child Beading As a clinical nurse specialist, working in the field of sexual and reproductive health for over 30 years, I thought I had heard just about everything and was ‘unshockable. I was so wrong. And this is the second time in
You love the gym and you get excited about kinky sex, but are they good for each other? Are they good for you? Whether you are a fitness fanatic or an absolute beginner, exercise could have an impact on your sex life. There are many reasons a physically fit man can have better sex and
Sexplained Two – For Changing Times Sex Within the Context of a Loving Relationship Foreword “Sex Within the Context of a Loving Relationship – Life is not a Porn Film” There’s a big difference between having sex and making love. Just having sex in various ways is all that porn films portray. They don’t
Painful – Squishy Testicles – Enlarged Balls What to do, when to do it? I’m a 20-year-old male with no prior health issues, and I would say that I’m relatively fit even though I don’t play sports. Since the end of summer, I’ve been experiencing a sharp pain off and on in only my right
My lab test for STDs came back and while I primarily took it to test for HIV/AIDS, it also had results for the following: CT (Chlamydia), NG (Gonorrhea), Trich vag by NAA, TP Abs and MIC Organism #1. Can you tell me exactly what these codes mean? Thanks. – M Dear M The results are generally
I am 53 years old and having heavy bleeding from last five years. Now from last ten months I am having periods after every two months, but it is still heavy. I have gone through ultrasonography and it shows multiple intramural & subserosal fibroids. What should I do? Am I going through normal menopause? –
Discharge After Period Smells Like Vinegar This issue has been bothering me for years, and somehow it happens for a certain period of time (ie. monthly). Occasionally I experienced some brownish discharge after my period (not painful), and it smells vinegar whenever I inspect it. Till then, I wore a panty liner during daytime only
Penis Head: I Have A Red And Smelly Penis My penis head is red and inflamed when it becomes erect and my foreskin is quite tight and feels stretched when I pull it all the way back. My penis also begins to smell within a few hours of showering underneath the head. This has been
Penetration Without Ejaculation Am I Pregnant? Birth Control Question I had unprotected sex about five weeks ago but he did not ejaculate inside me. For the past few days, I have been feeling nausea sporadically, been constipated, and been feeling a clenching tightness in my stomach and abdomen- a kind of bloated feeling. I know that
Extra Skin Near Vaginal Opening I noticed a small amount of pain when my husband and I were fooling around (not during intercourse; when he touched me). Later, I felt a slight discomfort again so I looked in a mirror. That’s when I noticed what appears to be a growth or extra skin near the
Is it Yeast Infection or Herpes? I’ve been dating this guy for two months and we had a weekend staycation two weeks ago, during which time we had sex for the first time with each other. He was very rough and I felt bruised in my vagina and rectum area. I also felt sore, primarily
I think I need an HIV test… We also had unprotected oral sex. Now, I am worried because I have a slightly raised temperature and I’ve had a sore throat and headache. And this fever has never seemed to have gone away for the last 4 weeks, perhaps longer now. I’m really scared now, in case