Someone asked us:
Is it normal to get pimples on the lips of your vulva? Or should I be concerned that they’re some form of an STD (Though, it would have to be something that isn’t actually transmitted sexually, since I’ve never done anything remotely sexual aside from kissing.)?
The skin around your vagina is just that — skin. So it’s susceptible to regular old annoying skin stuff, like pimples. It’s also possible that you’re noticing ingrown hairs, which form when a hair follicle breaks off and grows into your skin. This can happen as a result of shaving or wearing tight clothing.
If you start noticing that the bumps around your vulva are getting worse or have pus coming out of them, or if they’re accompanied by pain or unusual discharge, you should talk to a health care provider ASAP.
-Alex at Planned Parenthood