Is my Vulva Normal?

Is my Vulva Normal?

By: Dr. Wendy Goodall

Ever peeked at your honey pot and thought, "Hold up, is this normal?" Yep, we've all been there. With so much chatter and so many images throwing us off, it’s high time we set the record straight about what’s typical and what’s not in the world of vulvas. 

Spoiler alert: just like us, they come in all shapes and sizes — and that variety is totally normal. Ready to unpack the mysteries of vulva diversity? 


What Exactly Is the Vulva?

When we talk about the vulva, we're referring to the external part of the genitalia, but there's a lot more to it than most people realize. It's not just one part — it's an entire region composed of several different structures. 

Let’s break it down:


Mons Pubis

This is the mound at the very top of your vulva, right above your pubic bone. It’s usually padded with fatty tissue and often sports some pubic hair. It’s like the welcoming committee of your genitalia.


Labia Majora (Outer Lips)

Think of these as the outer gates. They vary a lot from one person to another in size, color, and texture. They can be plump and cushiony or slim and taut, covered with skin that might be smooth or fuzzy.


Labia Minora (Inner Lips)

These are nestled inside the labia majora and can be quite the show-off or very discreet. For some, the inner lips peek out past the outer lips; for others, they’re tucked neatly away. 


Clitoral Hood

This little hood protects the clitoris, which is the epicenter of sexual arousal. It’s the come-hither part of your vulva that loves to get the party started.



Often thought of as just a tiny pea-shaped bud, this powerhouse of pleasure can actually extend several inches inside the body, which most don’t see. Its only job is to make you feel good. Seriously, that’s it.



This is your pee exit. It’s usually nestled somewhere between the clitoral hood and the vaginal opening, a discreet but undeniably important part of the urinary tract.



This is the area between the vaginal opening and the anus. Not talked about much, but it’s part of the squad.


Vaginal Opening

Last but not least is the vaginal opening. This is where tampons go in, where babies come out, and it plays a big part in sexual activity. It’s also where you might see some vaginal discharge, which is totally normal as it helps to keep the vagina clean and moist.


So, What Does a “Healthy” Vulva Look Like?

Now that we've gotten cozy with the parts, let's clear the air: there's no universal "normal" when it comes to vulvas. However, understanding what's generally healthy can keep the late-night Google frenzies at bay.

  • A Rainbow of Colors: Healthy vulvas aren't just one shade! They rock a full palette — from light pinks to rich, deep browns. Think of it as your personal hue spectrum.

  • Chill on the Symptoms: If your honey pot starts sending SOS signals like itching, burning, or funky smells, it's time to pause. These could be your private parts clapping back at annoyances like a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Don't just sit on it — getting things checked out is key.

  • Keep It Lush: Dryness? Not a great feeling. Your vulva likes to stay hydrated, and when things get Sahara-like, especially post-menopause, it’s less “ooh la la” and more “oh no.” Lubricants or a chat with your doc can be real game changers.

  • Textural Talks: Smooth, wrinkly, bumpy — vulvas do texture in their own way. But if you're feeling lumps or bumps that seem out of the ordinary, it might be worth a convo with your gynecologist. Better safe than sorry!

Top Tips To Keep Your Vulva Happy 

Alright, let's dive into the real deal — how to keep your vulva not just functioning but flourishing. Because, let’s be honest, nobody wants a party pooper in their pants. Here's the lowdown on keeping your bits both blissful and healthy.


Choose Cleansers Wisely

Our Cucumber Aloe Wash is the hero your vulva deserves. Packed with naturally occurring lactic acid and soothing hydration, this gentle cleanser is like a spa day for your genitalia — no harsh ingredients, just pure, calming cleanliness.


Opt for Breathable Fabrics

Those synthetics might look cute, but they’re no friends to your nether regions. Stick with cotton materials to let your vulva breathe easy.


Moisturize With Care

Feeling a bit dry, especially during menopause when estrogen levels drop? Reach for our Organic Agave Moisturizing Lubricant. This gentle lubricant is like a drink of water for your vaginal wall, keeping things smooth and supple.


Regular Check-Ups Are a Must

Don’t skip those visits to your health care provider or gynecologist. Regular check-ups are key to catching health conditions like STIs, chlamydia, or HPV early and keeping track of changes in your cervix and overall sexual health.


Self-Exams Are Your Friend

Keep an eye on the look and feel of your vulva. Notice anything unusual like new lumps, persistent itching, or changes in your labial folds of skin? Time to call your doctor. Catching things like cysts or herpes early can make all the difference.


Stay Stress-Free

Believe it or not, stress can affect every part of your body — including your genitalia. Find your zen with yoga or meditation to help maintain not just your mental health but your vulvar health, too.


Wipe Correctly

Whatever you do, always wipe from front to back. Our Sensitive Feminine Wipes are the perfect vaginal wipes for keeping things pristine without irritating your sensitive spots. They're great for a quick refresh during your menstrual cycle or any time you need a little pick-me-up.


The Bottom Line

At The Honey Pot, we believe every vulva is a story of its own, a personal tale of diversity and strength. Whether you're dealing with dryness, navigating your menstrual cycle, or just maintaining daily freshness, our plant-derived products are crafted to support and celebrate every aspect of vulva health. 

Remember, a “normal” vulva is as unique as you are, and taking care of it should feel like a ritual that's both empowering and nurturing. So here’s to loving your vulva in all its glory — just as it is, perfect in its uniqueness. 

Continue your journey of self-care and celebration with The Honey Pot, cherishing the natural beauty of your body every step of the way.


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