A woman’s sex life was ruined by her oversized genitals which she herself likened to a ‘Big Mac burger with the filling hanging out’.
Antonia experienced years of discomfort because of the excess skin, and had to put up with cruel comments from men about the appearance of her vagina.
She revealed one partner told her: I can’t wait to sleep with someone with a normal vagina”, while others have remarked: “you’ve got a pair of balls” and “it looks like a world war zone”.
After being turned down by the NHS for a labiaplasty procedure, she was forced to turn to private healthcare treatment and forked out £3,100 on getting her ’embarrassing’ problem fixed – but she was left unhappy with the results.
Antonia suffered for years with discomfort because the excess vaginal skin rubbed against her clothes and made sex painful. After she is unable to get the labiaplasty she wants on the NHS because she is not a special case, Antonia goes to a private clinic
Opening up about how embarrassed she felt about her body in BBC Three documentary My Unusual Vagina, Antonia told how her inner labia destroyed her life.
‘The skin flaps are like elastic bands, if I was to pull them I could get them down to my thigh,’ she says.
‘For me sex is difficult, because it can hurt and feel uncomfortable.
‘How are you supposed to enjoy it when the main organ that you would use you feel completely embarrassed by, and then on the other hand it hurts physically. It is not an aspect of my life that is explored and enjoyed.’
Even a girls’ holiday was ruined for Antonia when her labia escaped from her bikini and it burned in the sun.
Antonia admits she constantly searched for images of other female vaginas online to compare hers to, and felt that she had to ‘live up to’ an ideal image that she believes social media, media and the porn industry have created.
She added that hurtful comments didn’t help her confidence either: ‘I have been picked on, just silly things, “I can’t wait to sleep with someone with a normal vagina”, or “you’ve got a pair of balls” or “it looks like a world war zone”.’