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elephantine
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Hi. I've noticed that the skin just outside my vagina, on my inner thighs, is darker brown than the rest of my skin. I have olive skin, but this has almost a grey tint to it. It's not actually part of my vagina, it's just outside the pubic hair, where I shave, and reaches just past where my underwear covers. I'm not overwieght or anything of the sort, so I was wondering what it could be and how I could get rid of it? Thanks.
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Heather
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There can be a lot of variation with skin color and texture around the genitals, and often nothing at all is wrong with someone (weight also is not something that tends to change coloring). There's also nothing we can so to change whatever our coloring is.

Just to check in, have you had any discomfort with that skin, like feelings of itching or rawness?

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elephantine
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No, none at all. It just has more melanin and therefore darker pigmentation, and I wasn't sure if it was common or not, so I figured I would ask.
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Heather
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Gotcha. And yep, that can be a normal variation.

If you do find any part of your skin ever looks more gray than others or more ashy, than can also just be about dead skin on the surface. So, not sure what you wash your body with, but you'll probably see a slight difference in that greyish-ness if you wash with a pouf or loofah.

But whether you do or not, just know that there are so, so very many variations with how genitals look, very much including color.

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Thanks! That helps a lot, I'll try that, and if not, it is what it is- just wanted to check and see if it wasn't just me. [Smile]
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