We've said it once, but we'll more than happily say it again: vaginas aren't all supposed to look the same. Some people have larger inner or outer labia than others, some are hair, some waxed, some will have darker skin, some lighter – but they're all beautiful in their own right and there is no such thing as 'acceptable' or 'normal' looking female genitalia. They're all different and that's what makes them great. Okay. Glad we cleared that up!
But for further confirmation of this (and the sad impact that unreal body expectations can have on society), a new TikTok video posted by @gabygabss, all about her 'outie' labia, has gone viral and racked up over 7 million plays. And we think it's an important one to highlight.
In the video, Gabriella Scaringe (a former Playboy Bunny and our new favourite person) explains she wanted to do a follow up to a previous post in which she referred to herself as having an 'outie' and that she received a lot of comments from people saying they weren't sure what she meant. So she broke it down.
"Are you ready for your anatomy lesson today?" she begins, before saying. "It's hard to separate the cooter into only two categories, but we will be categorising them as 'innies' and 'outies' today."
Gabriella continues, "So you have your outer labia and your inner labia, right? An innie is where your outer labia protrudes more than your inner labia, so you don't really see the inside stuff... or maybe you don't see the inside stuff as much." She likens innies to perhaps being similar to "Barbie, or a seashell, maybe it's a little bit puffy, it's cute".
The model then goes on to explain that she personally identifies as an outie, saying "my inner parts protrude a little more than my outward parts". Gabriella also says that sadly, for some bizarre reason, outies have on occasion gotten a "bad rep" (in part, I think it's fair to say, due to the 'tucked away' labia that is often favoured in porn).
"They're called the Arby's sandwich or the burger," she notes (Arby's sandwiches being a famous roast beef packed offering in the United States – just to save you a trip to Google). Gabriella then takes a second to shut down that ridiculousness, saying, "But every panini is beautiful! And I've only ever had compliments on my lil Arby's roast beef." Amen to that!
Her video has resonated with so many others that it's racked up over 24,000 comments (and counting). One TikTok user wrote, "I literally cried my eyes [out] and wanted to get surgery when I was a teenager because of the hate for outies. We really gotta tell teens more that it's ok!"
Another said, "I used to try tuck mine in a lil bit until I got older and embraced my outie. Ladies our bodies are beautiful!". And a further person added, "Who here has both? Like one half is an innie and the other half is an outie." (See! No such thing as 'normal'!).
Shout out to Gabriella for her awesome video. 🙏
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