Following the Honi Soit controversy of last month, Women’s Health Victoria has launched The Labia Library, a website for any women who has ever questioned whether her genitals look normal.
“The Labia Library has been developed to provide women with information about the natural diversity of genitals. It’s about showing women that, just like any other part of the body, genitals come in all shapes and sizes,” said Rita Butera, Executive Director of Women’s Health Victoria.
“Many people have no idea what healthy female genitals actually look like. Vulvas, often incorrectly referred to as vaginas, are hidden away and many women have never seen their own. Many women are misinformed. They don’t realise that the images they see in magazines and pornography are usually photoshopped.”
The Labia Library features a photo gallery of 20 real vulvas, which can be viewed from the front and from below. Before entering the photo gallery, users of the website see a content warning: Please be aware that this gallery includes images of genitals.
The website also provides advice to women who are worried about how their vulva looks and might be thinking about genital cosmetic surgery.
The Labia Library is available from: www.labialibrary.org.au
To celebrate the launch of The Labia Library, Women’s Health Victoria are running a meme festival. For more information, visit:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomensHealthVictoria
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/whvictoria
The Labia Library was developed by Women’s Health Victoria with a grant from the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust. Women’s Health Victoria also acknowledges the funding support of the Victorian Government.