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Does camel toe mean you have a big vagina? Here’s how to deal with it

Is camel toe making you not wear your favourite yoga pants and jeans? Here are some easy ways to get rid of it.
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Camel toe can be a total embarrassment for some. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Shifa Khan Updated: 13 Feb 2024, 16:20 pm IST
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Have you heard of camel toe? Tight-fitting trousers or lowers get clingy to the crotch and this is what causes camel toe! However, people often wonder if the size of a woman’s vagina causes this, but let us clear some common doubts on this phenomenon.

Why does a camel toe happen? Does it have something to do with the size of your vagina? Does it mean your vagina is loose? Hold the question train! Health Shots got in touch with Dr Yamini Patel, MS Obgy, DNB, Laparoscopy and IVF specialist,  who tells us what causes camel toe and rolls out tips to prevent it.

What is camel toe?

If you’re not familiar with the millennial lingo, camel toe is the slang word used when a woman’s labia majora is outlined in tight-fitting clothes. Fitness wear, swimwear, spandex shorts, leggings, and yoga pants are the usual culprits that reveal the shape of your intimate parts. “Camel toe refers to thick labial folds that are highlighted by your tight clothing. A vagina is essentially an internal muscular organ which has nothing to do with this external appearance. So the vagina can be loose with or without camel toe.”

What causes camel toe?

1. Odd fitting of clothes

The odd fitting of the clothes is responsible for a frontal bulge, explains Dr Patel. “Poorly stitched yoga pants or wearing extremely tight clothes don’t allow any space between your body and the cloth, which eventually highlights the fat beneath,” she says. The yoga pants with front seam and poorly placed seams are the worst when you are trying to have a no-show.

2. No underwear

Going the ‘no bikini’ route may seem like a comfy idea but when you don’t wear anything under your tight pants, be ready for a camel toe.

3. Childbirth

A camel toe might be more visible after childbirth in few women as your belly fat and the labial fat become thick and loose, making it more visible,  says Dr Patel.

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Wearing ill-fitted clothes is the biggest reason you get a camel toe. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

How to get rid of camel toe?

Does it mean we should stop wearing our sassy yoga pants? Dr Patel says, “No, not at all!” Here are few tips to avoid camel toe!

1. Size up

Try to wear a one size up leggings whenever possible. It just gives some space between your intimate area so the cloth doesn’t stick to the body.

2. Invest in comfortable, good quality fabric

Spend a little more and look a lot more confident. “Yes, invest in just 2 but good quality yoga pants with proper stitching. This can prevent camel toe,” advises Dr Patel.

3. Wear a panty liner

Wearing a panty liner, under the tight clothing helps. It adds on a layer in-between and helps conceal the fat to be in a shape so that it doesn’t show up.

4.Cosmetic therapies

Some cosmetic therapies, thanks to the recent advances and therapeutic machines, the shape and fat of the female private parts can be actually taken care of. “These machines such as HIFU (high frequency focused ultrasound) or PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field therapy) really works wonders for shaping and tightening the loose fatty areas of female private parts. These painless, non invasive therapies are really encouraging but should be done only by experts gynec-cosmetologist,” says Dr Patel.

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Always wear a panty liner under your skinny jeans. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Well, these are certain ways you can prevent a wedgie if it really bothers you. However, it’s 2022 ladies and we need to normalize and embrace our bodies as much as we can.

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An aesthete and a skincare junkie, Shifa spends most of her time cooking delish food while wearing a sheet mask. At HealthShots, she creates high-octane content that can leave you all a little intrigued! ...Read More

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