As taboo as it may be to talk about our private parts and as awkward as some of these conversations can be, in all reality, there’s really not much to be embarrassed about. We all go to the bathroom, shower (or don’t shower), smell, sleep, and let out some wind. Some of us have better personal hygiene than others, while other people are more lax about the way they look like.
Anyone who works in health and beauty—specifically in the areas of waxing and/or laser hair removal—can probably attest to the fact that every single body in this world is different. Although men and women come packaged with the same goods, we’re all packaged very differently.
And who better to explain the different shapes and variations of our precious female parts than a long time wax specialist? A former wax specialist recently described the five different types of female parts she has experienced in her life, and here they are.
1. Ms. Horseshoe: This shape, so delicately called the horseshoe, typically encompasses a wider opening at the top of a lady’s woman parts.
This type of shape usually has an exposed labia minora which meets at the bottom.
That part of our lady bits can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Someone with a Ms. Horseshoe shape will have a labia minora which looks like an upside-down horseshoe.
2. Ms. Curtains: This shape is pretty self-explanatory, and is the type of shape that wax specialists see the most throughout their careers.
A Ms. Curtains shape is pronounced by a longer labia minora which extends past the labia majora.
The labia minora are the inner folds of skin in the middle of a vulva (the external part of a woman’s privates) and can also be considered the inner lips. The labia majora are the two folds of skin above the labia minora.
A Ms. Curtains shape has a slightly extended labia minora and vaguely resembles the shape of curtains, hence the name.
3. Ms. Barbie: This shape typically consists of the labia majora (the outer lips) almost completely covering the majority of the labia minora (the inner lips).
If a woman has a Ms. Barbie-shaped labia, their inner lips will typically rest high against the pelvic bone. In popular culture, this shape is considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing.
This shape is typically the least common amongst women. It is the type of shape which is glorified in adult films and is the type of shape most people think women should have.
Most women do not have this shape. It is often considered unrealistic and too “perfect”, much like an actual barbie.
4. Ms. Tulip: This shape of a woman’s private parts most resembles a flower bud which is on the verge of blooming. It most commonly looks like a tulip which is about to bloom.
The labia minora (inner lips) in the Ms. Tulip shape are exposed ever-so-slightly through the labia majora (outer lips).
The labia minora are exposed just slightly but are also contained within the outer lips.
A Ms. Tulip shape differs from a Ms. Curtains shape in that the labia majora closes in on the labia minora, revealing a small part of the inner lips, as opposed to the Ms. Curtains shapes which fully exposes the inner lips.
5. Ms. Puffs: This type of shape looks most similar to Ms. Barbie, but has some slight differences.
A Ms. Puffs shape has lips which rest quite a bit lower than a Ms. Barbie. The lips can be either extremely full and puffy, or skinny and loose.
Some people believe that the fullness or looseness of a woman’s genitals is caused by age or weight, but this is not true.
Now that you’ve read about the various shapes, sizes and forms a woman’s private parts can take, remember that every woman is shaped differently. No private part should be considered unusual or abnormal in shape and size because they are all unique.