Beef curtains, also called vulva, labia minora are an important structure in the anatomy of the female external genitalia. There are as many different shapes, sizes or looks and smells as there are different women. The “standard” model does not exist.
Beef curtains are special: they are covered with a skin called mucous membrane, even if they are not internal in a humid environment such as the vagina or the mouth. They are also not covered with a skin like found elsewhere on the body because they produce a natural lubricant which can be abundant and the hairs do not grow there.
Another peculiarity is that they are provided with multiple nerve endings making them very sensitive to touch or caress. They can also be a very erogenous zone in many women.
When the size of a small lip or both reach such a dimension that they are or remain sensitive during physical activities such as walking, or sitting down such as biking or horse riding, or when they are long enough to overflow of an underwear or a swimsuit at the edge of the panties, we are indeed talking about a symptomatic hypertrophy of the labia minora (s).
Beef curtains can be caused by various health conditions. The outer lips (labia majora) become swollen or enlarged on one side by additional tissue growth, leading to an asymmetrical appearance.
This condition is known as Childhood asymmetry labium majus enlargement (CALME).
Before puberty, they are poorly developed, almost invisible. But at puberty, they develop in a very variable way, from one woman to another, and even from one side to the other.
Some women will also notice that it grows after pregnancy, while others see changes in their vulva with age.
Beef curtains may sometimes be a result of injury. However, if you’ve ever been sexually or physically abused or have had some other sort of physical injury to your vagina, it can eventually result in beef curtains.
Hypertrophy of the vulva has no precise definition. Since most women have a different shape and size to their labia minora, it is normal for them to be different, and the larger one is not necessarily abnormal or said to be “hypertrophic“.
The reason why some women have Beef Curtains is unknown.
Safe Ways To Get Rid Of Beef Curtains Without Surgery
Beef curtains is a serious problem for concern in some women not because of its impact on their wellbeing but the implication in their relationships and the impression that genital area is the root of pride for women.
Some women may be embarrassed that their lower lips (or labia minora) are proportionately too large. If this phenomenon is annoying, or they consider it to be an aesthetic problem, a labiaplasty can be performed. During this procedure, which usually takes place under local anesthesia, the surgeon removes the excess tissue. The operation lasts about an hour.
The incision is sewn up with absorbable suture which must not be removed afterwards. Healing is relatively rapid. At first, the wound may be painful and swollen and have a smelling discharge. Sitting and urination (urinating) are somewhat painful the first week, as is intercourse.
Surgery always carries risks, including having a reaction to anesthesia or developing scar tissue. Doctors will talk about these risks and a person’s other options before continuing with any treatment.
It is essential to take good care of the scar area for the first few days. This is why it is recommended to take a shower once or twice a day and wear a panty liner for the first two weeks. The scars are almost imperceptible and quickly flexible.
In most cases, beef curtains do not require treatment. Nonetheless, if it causes physical, psychological or mental discomfort, there are non surgical treatment alternatives that can be employed as follows:
1. Diet Changes
A proper good diet is the first step that will help improve inner muscle strength and thus contribute to better vaginal health. Consuming diets that is high in fibre can help maintain a healthy body weight and also decreases the chances of frequent constipation that can result in weakening of pelvic muscles which leads to vaginal fat addition like in FUPA (fat upper pubic area). Pelvic floor can be strengthened with a strict diet that contains oestrogen rich foods such as: Eggs, oily fish, soybeans, bananas, apples, avocados etc.
2. Kegel Exercises
The sensation of tightness during intercourse is mostly determined by the pelvic floor muscles around the vagina.
Kegels are one of the suggested exercises for vagina tightening and beef curtains related problems. The clench and release exercise is what makes up the Kegel exercise. Kegel’s exercise is the technique of engaging the pelvic floor muscles, holding for 5–10 seconds and releasing. Check out: 3 Safe Ways to Tighten Your Vagina Explained
This is done about 5–10 times in a row, a few times daily. The pelvic floor muscles become stronger as a result of this and thus help in tightening the vagina.
ThermiVa is a non-surgical, energy based medical treatment administered by ThermiAesthetics. ThermiVa allows women get rid Beef curtains without going under the knife.
This is an in-office, non-surgical method that conveys controlled thermal energy to the external and internal vaginal tissues.
The temperature-controlled radio frequency system enables physicians to rejuvenate and renew the vaginal skin to counter-balance the effects of child birth, hormone fluctuation, and aging.
The energy performed during the vaginal rejuvenation treatment help promotes collagen remodeling. It also help strengthen the support structures of the genital area.
The muscles and skin elasticity are improved, while the accumulated heat tightens and rejuvenates the entire genital area. ThermiVa is conducted in 3 separate treatments over a course of three months.
4. Wardrobe Changes
Putting on loose cotton underwear may help to prevent distress around the labia minora.
Many people with beef curtains may know that their discomfort goes away if they stop putting on tight clothings or underwears. Putting on loose-fitting underwear, shorts, and pants may help avoid unnecessary friction in the genital area.
Putting on natural materials, like: cotton or linen, may also help enhance airflow around the vulva. Doctors may also be able to provide women with topical ointments to decrease irritation or manage symptoms.
The Viora is a device that uses radio frequency to firm and reduce the size of the labia minora and labia majora.
- No recovery
- Without surgery
- Without tissue resection
Do men like small vaginal labia that stick out?
Women’s vulvae are all different, however, 8 out of 10 women have small vaginal labia that are large enough and protrude beyond the labia majora. It happens that some women are complexed by the shape of their labia minora because of the image that pornography gives to the female sex. Men may prefer smaller lips if they too are used to porn movies where nothing sticks out. However, few men really pay attention to this detail and it is very rare for a man to push a woman away because of her beef curtain. The most important thing is that the size of the lips is not bothersome during penetration and especially on a daily basis for women.
Do women really have to care about the size of their vaginal lips?
If a woman is really complexed and embarrassed by the size of her Beef Curtains, with Kegel Exercises, Diet Changes, Wardrobe Changes, ThermiVa, and Viora may help to reduce them.
However, it is very important that the woman has recourse to surgical reduction only for her, because it disturbs her daily in her privacy, in her movements and in her activities, and not because a man has asked her to do so.