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27th Apr 2019

There are five different types of vaginas but only one that women want

The rise in popularity of the 'Barbie vagina'.

There are five different types of vaginas but only one that women want, apparently.

Our lady bits are like fingerprints – everyone’s is unique.

However, one woman who spends a lot of time looking at vaginas claims that there are five different categories in total.

One waxing professional told Elite Daily that most women have one of five types, but says that most of us want just the one.

Yes, there is a growing concern among many women that don’t look “normal” down there, and this has led to a huge increase in the number of people seeking treatments to achieve the “designer vagina“.

On appearance alone, one professional says we all fall into one of these five categories. You can read more about the various types and the accompanying diagrams here.

1. Ms. Curtains

This is the most common shape, according to the professionals. The Ms Curtains shape gets its name because the labia minora peeks out between the labia majora like, you guessed it, curtains.

2. Ms Tulip

Apparently, another common shape – you fall into the Ms Tulip category if your labia minora resembles a tulip about to bloom.

3. Ms Horseshow

As the name would suggest, Ms Horseshoe means that you have an opening at the top of your labia majora which reveals a little of the labia minora inside.

4. Ms Puffs

Ms Puffs includes those whose labia minora is completely concealed thanks to the labia majora, which hangs a little lower.

5. Ms Barbie

This is the rarest shape according to the professionals. Similar to Ms Puffs, the labia minora is completely concealed, however, the labia majora is a lot tighter. While this is the most uncommon of shapes, worryingly it is apparently what most women think is the “classic” shape.

The want for the “Barbie vagina” has led to a huge increase in women opting for labiaplasty and vaginal tightening procedures.

Both surgical and non-surgical procedures have grown in popularity with celebrities like Farah Abrahams, Gemma Collins and Kim Kardashian all having tried them out.

Prices for the non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation starting at €1,500 for one treatment, and it involves lasering of the vaginal passage and usually takes around 15 to 30 minutes.

It is said most people require about three treatments to see substantial results.

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia. It can take around an hour and a half and costs over €5,000.

While many women who seek these types of treatments do so for reasons such as incontinence or discomfort, there is a growing number of women opting for them for cosmetic reasons.