The labia minora are the folds of skin (sometimes called ‘lips’) that lie within the labia majora. They are soft, moist and do not develop pubic hair. The labia minora protect the entrance to the urethra and vagina.

Labia minora vary considerably and come in lots of shapes, colours and sizes. They can be darker or redder than other skin on the body. They might be long or short, wrinkled or smooth, and one lip might be longer than the other. Labia minora can also be longer than the labia majora. This is all normal.