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Brina
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Haha, new twist. I hear that most people worry about them being too big.

Anywho, basically I just worry that they're too small. Never would have thought about it until I read one of the articles on the main site...
I tend to get dry/irritated down there really easily if I don't take care. When I'm sexually active, I don't stay wet for long because after a few minutes I just dry out.

Don't know if its because of my tiny labia or not, I'm afraid that its just not big enough to offer any sort of protection. Would have the FAINTEST idea of what to do if this was the case.... is that even possible? Am I just confused on whats actually going on?

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atm1
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I can pretty much promise you that your labia are fine.

In terms of staying lubricated during sexual activities, what you're describing sounds normal for most women. Have you tried simply using extra lube and applying it during intercourse?

You may just have sensitive skin down there, too. If it's something that really concerns you, you can have a doctor take a look at them. I really don't think it's anything to be concerned about, though.

You might want to chat with a doctor about the irritation, though, if it's something that's getting in the way of your daily activities. But fixing that could be as simple as changing the way you wash your underwear.

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Heather
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Just to be clear, there are glands of the inner labia which can add some extra lubrication, but the fact that you have smaller labia doesn't mean you don't have those glands or have smaller glands. As well, while inner labia can potentially help spread lubrication around a bit, that'd be more to what was inside or on the vulva than to the vulva itself, if you get me.

It's sounding to me like the issue you may be having is more a vaginal dryness issue, per the irritation, very little lubrication, etc. That can be from any number of things -- certain medication, like birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, etc. You can certainly chat with your OB/GYN about it.

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