The vulva is the area surrounding the opening of the vagina. The vulva includes the small, sensitive structure (clitoris) that becomes stimulated during sexual activity and the folds of skin or lips (labia) that cover the vagina and the opening of the tube leading from the bladder (urethra).

Current as of: March 12, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology