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Model

Milan Spinola

Posts: 4

Entre Rios, Bahia, Brazil

I have been considering trying to do a few nudes.
But first I would like to ask you models, are you comfortable with your labia?
And do the photographers, are there some kinds of them you do not like to shoot?

For instance, mine is much more like this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … a1ef35.jpg +18 ( or even a little bit bigger )

than this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 33a1e6.jpg +18

I get very self conscious of this and I am afraid it affects the shoot... What do you think?

P.S: Sorry for the english, not my first language

Dec 13 12 01:46 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Salo

Posts: 8553

Olney, Maryland, US

Some models are comfortable with their labia and I like to shoot them.

Other models grow bushes to hide their labia and I like to shoot those also.

18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30616746

18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28371841

Dec 13 12 01:52 pm Link

Photographer

FlirtynFun Photography

Posts: 13233

Houston, Texas, US

you're gorgeous...I'd shoot you even if your labia were like this-
http://www.velvetparkmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/vag.jpg

Dec 13 12 01:57 pm Link

Photographer

Bravo Magic Images

Posts: 765

Temple City, California, US

You probably haven't viewed your labia like most people would. But I am sure it would be the same as a man with a 3 inch penis and a man with a 12 inch penis. It all matters if your comfortable with your labia. Your such a gorgeous woman that I am sure that there are other gorgeous parts of your body that will get more attention when your shooting nudes.

Dec 13 12 01:57 pm Link

Photographer

The F-Stop

Posts: 1534

New York, New York, US

Who cares, they are all beautiful n unique in their own way.

Dec 13 12 02:00 pm Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2386

Maumee, Ohio, US

there are millions of different and interesting-looking labias on MM. millions upon millions upon millions. i highly doubt anyone will "refuse" to shoot a certain kind of lady bits. that would be labia discrimination and should be considered illegal! lolol

Dec 13 12 02:02 pm Link

Model

MatureModelMM

Posts: 1298

Detroit, Michigan, US

It looks like she has already canceled her MM portfolio.

Dec 13 12 02:03 pm Link

Photographer

ACPhotography

Posts: 8625

Plainview, New York, US

Another fake account? Google her avatar...

Dec 13 12 02:39 pm Link

Photographer

Northern Sights

Posts: 186

Soldotna, Alaska, US

I prefer not to shoot spreads because when I do that is the only part of the image people see. If it is incidental to the image it is okay but if someone is doing a spread then it is the focus of the image and well I prefer not to do that.
Doesn't mean I look down on it I just don't care to do it. However if the model wants me to I will and just not display it in my port. What the model does with it is her business.

Dec 13 12 02:52 pm Link

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Model

Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

OP has left the building

Dec 13 12 02:59 pm Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Those two examples are shot at different angles.  They might look very much alike if they were both shot like the first example.

Get a mirror and take a look from different angles. smile

Dec 13 12 03:00 pm Link

Photographer

The F-Stop

Posts: 1534

New York, New York, US

bah bieeeee...

it was an intereesting question...

I find some women are always finding fault with how they look, but not realizing that they are extreamly beautiful in their own way.. that's what makes my work so interesting... finding that certain beauty.

Dec 13 12 03:15 pm Link

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Model

Koryn

Posts: 36967

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I have a larger labia.

I don't give a sideways shit what anyone else thinks about it.

I shot plenty of erotic content, where it was all visible, for a couple of years. No one ever complained, but if someone would have complained, I would have told them to go fuck themselves with a broom handle.

Dec 13 12 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36965

Columbus, Ohio, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
I have a larger labia.

I don't give a sideways shit what anyone else thinks about it.

I shot plenty of erotic content, where it was all visible, for a couple of years. No one ever complained, but if someone would have complained, I would have told them to go fuck themselves with a broom handle.

lol

You're fiesty. smile

Dec 13 12 03:42 pm Link

Photographer

The F-Stop

Posts: 1534

New York, New York, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
I have a larger labia.

I don't give a sideways shit what anyone else thinks about it.

I shot plenty of erotic content, where it was all visible, for a couple of years. No one ever complained, but if someone would have complained, I would have told them to go fuck themselves with a broom handle.

I now have to wipe my coffee off the screen n out of my key board.. toooooo freakin funny! You're a pisser!.. I love an up front woman!

hahaahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha.............

holding my ribbs here.

Dec 13 12 03:52 pm Link

Photographer

Mickle Design Werks

Posts: 5950

Washington, District of Columbia, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
I have a larger labia.

I don't give a sideways shit what anyone else thinks about it.

I shot plenty of erotic content, where it was all visible, for a couple of years. No one ever complained, but if someone would have complained, I would have told them to go fuck themselves with a broom handle.

The highest of hi-5s to you smile

Dec 13 12 03:55 pm Link

Photographer

Bravoscape

Posts: 259

Frederick, Maryland, US

I have seen tight and some that look like they are about to take off in flight. I dont think it matters.

Dec 13 12 04:03 pm Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

model emily  wrote:
Get a mirror and take a look from different angles. smile

yikes

Mind........Blown..........

Dec 13 12 04:12 pm Link

Model

Yippieskip

Posts: 3

Los Angeles, California, US

My labia are "bigger" like yours, and in my experience it's been preferred. I prefer to see a bit extra down there and so do my photogs.

Dec 13 12 04:17 pm Link

Artist/Painter

aquarelle

Posts: 1915

Chicago, Illinois, US

I think it's a magnificent subject for painting (18+):


www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/21084689

Dec 13 12 04:18 pm Link

Photographer

A Preppy Photography

Posts: 329

San Jose, California, US

Petter Hegre once did a set with Dominica C, possibly one of the more notorious models with larger labia, as nothing BUT zoomed-in. I think he called it "Butterfly" or something like that.

I flipped through the images and began to forget what I was looking at. A little extra is nothing to be ashamed of, nor should it be seen as disgusting by either sex.

I find it actually enhanced some of my silouhette work, instead of being a boring, smoothed-over curve between the model's legs.

Dec 13 12 04:35 pm Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

intense puppy wrote:

yikes

Mind........Blown..........

*shrugs*

It amazes me the amount of women who have never done this or think it's 'weird'.

Dec 13 12 05:16 pm Link

Photographer

L2Photography net

Posts: 2544

University City, Missouri, US

The F-Stop wrote:
Who cares, they are all beautiful n unique in their own way.

all of them

Dec 13 12 05:25 pm Link

Photographer

Dare2Bare

Posts: 7

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

No such thing as "normal," when  it comes to labia. They're all unique and all beautiful. I can  never understand why women would want to go through labioplasty just so they look "neat."

Dec 13 12 05:33 pm Link

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Photographer

Rays Fine Art

Posts: 6503

New York, New York, US

It might be worth looking at http://www.google.com/search?q=georgia+ … 66&bih=655

Like everything else we do here, it's all in the eye (and mind) of the beholder.

Dec 13 12 05:35 pm Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4195

Los Angeles, California, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
I have a larger labia.

I don't give a sideways shit what anyone else thinks about it.

I shot plenty of erotic content, where it was all visible, for a couple of years. No one ever complained, but if someone would have complained, I would have told them to go fuck themselves with a broom handle.

I'm going to have to adopt your viewpoint with my own "larger" labia, I think. I'm at the point where I only care because I think somebody else might, and I'm getting tired of caring about what other people might think >___>

LOOK, PEOPLE. LOOK AT MY LABIA. HAH HAHHHH!

Dec 13 12 05:51 pm Link

Model

Dekilah

Posts: 4890

Detroit, Michigan, US

I know the OP is gone, but I think this is an issue people do deal with so I am going to leave my response:

When I did my first nude shoot the photographer told me I had a more uncommon "look" there in that my outer labia are like actual lips instead of a slit. He showed me some examples because another girl he had shot similar to me had just recently asked him about hers because the other two girls she was posing with had more like a slit. However, I do not have very prominent inner labia. A couple examples:
http://dekilah.tumblr.com/post/37348314 … lah-from-a (18+)
http://dekilah.tumblr.com/post/24623220 … ne-is-part (18+)
http://dassaultdiaries.blogspot.com/201 … fan-2.html (18+)

I have no problem showing my labia to the degree in those photos, although the second one is a self portrait and I might not pose that openly with just anyone as the angle is important and I do not like asking that I be able to review every image to make sure they fit my comfort level.

I comfortable with more open leg sitting poses or bent over poses as they tend to show inner labia which I am not as comfortable with. Show my out labia is not an issue, but generally I do not like photos that focus on them. I have made exceptions for bodyscapes, but in general, I am fine with them being part of a larger picture, but not the focus.

Just one model's view and comfort level ^_^

Dec 13 12 05:53 pm Link

Model

orias

Posts: 5050

Tampa, Florida, US

Milan Spinola wrote:
I have been considering trying to do a few nudes.
But first I would like to ask you models, are you comfortable with your labia?
And do the photographers, are there some kinds of them you do not like to shoot?

For instance, mine is much more like this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … a1ef35.jpg +18 ( or even a little bit bigger )

than this:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 33a1e6.jpg +18

I get very self conscious of this and I am afraid it affects the shoot... What do you think?

P.S: Sorry for the english, not my first language

the body is beautiful and if you choose to show it,  show it to others who will celebrate it's beauty and not exploit it or pass judegement on it smile

I was part of a beautiful book recently on the photographic study of the labia and how those compared to our facial lips.  In the book you can see just how many different types there are.  Most people's only image of the labia comes from raunchy porno flicks where they select a specific type of woman with specific types of features or whom are willing to modify themselves to have a specific set of features.  Real women are not nearly as cookie cutter smile

http://www.blurb.com/books/3767749  (18+)

we may all set our limits for sure. In line with what Dekilah said.....  I do not shoot full nude on video cause i can't control angle, and i do not shoot spread leg photos if i don't know the photographer well enough to trust them allowing me to choose which dont make me look skeezy lol

Dec 13 12 05:55 pm Link

Photographer

Ken Marcus Studios

Posts: 8530

Los Angeles, California, US

I prefer shooting women that have women's genitalia rather than those that look like little girls

Dec 13 12 06:03 pm Link

Photographer

intense_puppy

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

model emily  wrote:

*shrugs*

It amazes me the amount of women who have never done this or think it's 'weird'.

I just don't understand the fuss. Maybe it looks like a neat little purse that's been snapped shut, maybe it doesn't.

It's a vagina.

Dec 13 12 06:09 pm Link

Photographer

James Morgan aka Maddog

Posts: 102

Burlison, Tennessee, US

There are poses to emphasize what you feel are your strengths.. and to bring attention away from what you feel are your flaws.. and there's always photoshop.. Just speak to the photographer.

Dec 13 12 06:15 pm Link

Artist/Painter

aquarelle

Posts: 1915

Chicago, Illinois, US

intense puppy wrote:

I just don't understand the fuss. Maybe it looks like a neat little purse that's been snapped shut, maybe it doesn't.

It's a vagina.

No, it's not a vagina.  It's a vulva.  If it were you were looking at a vagina, you should be either a lover or a gynecologist.

Dec 13 12 06:35 pm Link

Model

P I X I E

Posts: 35329

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm comfortable with mine.

Dec 13 12 07:03 pm Link

Photographer

MJ Images

Posts: 2907

Nashville, Tennessee, US

intense puppy wrote:
I just don't understand the fuss. Maybe it looks like a neat little purse that's been snapped shut, maybe it doesn't.

aquarelle wrote:
No, it's not a vagina.  It's a vulva.  If it were you were looking at a vagina, you should be either a lover or a gynecologist.

+1

The vagina's in the purse.

Dec 13 12 07:09 pm Link

Photographer

William Kious

Posts: 8841

Delphos, Ohio, US

Ken Marcus Studios wrote:
I prefer shooting women that have women's genitalia rather than those that look like little girls

I think I understand why you're saying this... makes it none the less creepy.

Dec 13 12 07:13 pm Link

Photographer

William Kious

Posts: 8841

Delphos, Ohio, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
I don't give a sideways shit what anyone else thinks about it.

How would a sideways shit work, exactly? Freak occurrence during a strong wind?

wink

Dec 13 12 07:13 pm Link

Photographer

Robert Neil

Posts: 452

Torrance, California, US

I enjoy shooting women with both large and small labia. When shooting b & w shadow work I prefer larger labia as it creates interesting shadow options.

I believe labia are like breasts, they come in different shapes and sizes, and there is no "best". As a photographer/artist the challenge is bringing out the full beauty of the whole female form.

Dec 13 12 07:44 pm Link

Artist/Painter

Two Pears Studio

Posts: 3421

Wilmington, Delaware, US

I find that it is part of the beauty of women... getting to discover their particular aesthetic. If your labia looks like the first's woman's then rock it! It is beautiful...

As someone recently said... a man who excludes a woman based on how her labia looks, doesnt much like pussy!

Dec 13 12 07:58 pm Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4195

Los Angeles, California, US

William Kious wrote:

How would a sideways shit work, exactly? Freak occurrence during a strong wind?

wink

Involves lifting up a leg and a pushing very hard during a windstorm, I'd say!

Dec 13 12 08:04 pm Link

Photographer

Craig Allen Studio

Posts: 4307

Tacoma, Washington, US

ACPhotography wrote:
Another fake account? Google her avatar...

Can this thread be lock....

Dec 13 12 08:08 pm Link