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Can your yoni change colour?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Ah, the labia – arguably one of the most elusive and misunderstood parts of the female anatomy! While it’s not difficult to find the labia – which consists of the labia majora, the outer lips that ensconce everything else “down there” and the labia minora, the inner lips that surround the clitoris and the opening of the vagina – but it can be confusing when something changes. Your hormones fluctuate throughout the month and this can mean lots of changes in size, smell and discharge levels, but what should you do if your yoni changes colour? First things first, every woman’s yoni is unique; labia that are different colours or sizes are only the result of biology, not how much sex a person is having or has had and there are lots of different factors that can affect its colour – and none of them are bad! Read more to learn from EmpressBody how the colour of your yoni can change and what EmpressBody products will help you keep it in tip top condition.

Can the labia change colour?

Yes, just as every part of our body grows as we get older, our female reproductive organs undergo transformations (and growth!) as well. Just as our labia reaches full-size growth in our 20s, factors like age and circumstance may also cause its colour to darken.

What counts as a colour change?

There are two kinds of colour changes in the labia: One has to do with intercourse, the other is aging. When experiencing an orgasm, the labia temporarily becomes engorged with blood, causing it to appear bigger and darker in hue. This change is fleeting and not long-term or anything to worry about. The main reasons for the labia to change colour are puberty, after a significant amount of weight gain, and pregnancy.

Does sex affect the colour of your yoni?

No, how much sex a person has had or has bears no scientific indication to the colour of a person’s yoni. The only way in which sex acts affect the labia’s colouring are during climax.

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What affect does pregnancy have on the labia’s colouring?

Pregnancy hormones cause an overall shift in parts of the body’s natural colouring, as these hormones result in a significant variation in the way melanin is deposited. Melanin is the skin’s pigment and its levels are responsible for when things like hair, skin, and eyes darken or lighten. Because pregnancy hormones result in a melanin shift, parts of the body like the linea nigra, the nipples, and the labia oftentimes become darker.

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How come weight gain affects the colour of the labia?

The appearance of the labia is directly correlated to fat deposition, just as it’s also correlated to melanin deposition. When a person puts on a significant amount of weight, fat deposition throughout all areas of the body changes – this includes the labia and vulva. Because of this, the appearance of both will likely alter. EmpressBody would never advocate a dangerous diet, but eating healthily will affect your body and your yoni!

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EmpressBody recommends:

The EmpressBody Elixir Oil

The EmpressBody Elixir Oil is sweet smelling and can be used as lubricant when applied directly to the entrance of the vagina but as it contains Coconut Oil it should not be used in conjunction with silicon based condoms. The Empress Yoni Oil can also help to:

Soothes irritation

Assists in preventing infections

Natural lubricant that can be used during intercourse

Rids excess discharge

Strengthens vaginal tissues



Cleansing properties


Toner & Rejeuvenator

Empowering Wand

A natural and gentle way to cleanse, tighten and keep your honeypot smelling sweet. It helps to rid yonis (vagina) of BV, odour and melasma. Tightens yoni, cleans the vagina environment and balances pH, regulates the menstrual cycle, improves elasticity in the yoni, and creates enhanced sexual sensation and lubrication. It can stimulate the female hormone and delay aging, eliminate toxins and helps renew yoni cells.

The EmpressBody Yoni Steam

On an emotional level, yoni steaming supports us to cultivate a profound sense of self-love and increases our self-confidence (especially as it relates to our yonis!), which helps us to feel more sexy and sensual. On the physical level, yoni steaming increases circulation and increases lubrication, which can help increase libido and makes sex more enjoyable! And, the very act of steaming is slightly arousing, which helps us get turned on!

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