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Okay, if you stretch back the outer labia on the vagina, is it normal to have bumpy-like skin?

or is it supposed to be purely smooth?

I've never really noticed if that's how it's always looked
and I have had sex twice before

I'm just scared it could be HPV
and me not know?

please help!
thank you

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Labia should have a "chicken skin" kinda texture. It's all the hair follicles. If we were meant to be smooth, we'd be glossy like glass.

Have you been vaccinated with Gardasil yet? If not, you might want to get those shots. talk to your doctor. it's 3 shots over 6 months. definitely worth the time!

and if you're sexually active, you should be getting pelvic examinations annually anyway. Make sure to ask your doctor if s/he sees any abnormalities. Don't just wait for an answer, otherwise you doctor may miss something.

LA County STD Hotline 1.800.758.0880
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