The labia minora are two flaps of skin situated within the labia majora and designed to protect the vagina. The shape, size and color of the labia minora differ greatly between women.
The labia minora may also be called the inner labia or inner lips. Many people prefer this term because labia minora implies that the inner set of labia should be smaller than the outer labia majora. In reality, many women have larger or more prominent inner labia.