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AIBU to now be embarrassed to use this in public?

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EnnieJuan Fri 27-Jan-17 17:54:30

I paid £2 for what I thought was a lip salve/chap stick as my face gets very dry in winter. It was only upon reading this that I now wonder if it has an alternative use- but not to be applied in public. Is it me, or do people use this product in ways I never knew exist?

Ilovecaindingle Fri 27-Jan-17 17:56:33

Not sure but maybe not to be used at the train station?!

PointlessUsername Fri 27-Jan-17 17:56:45


You learn something new everyday. blush

Optimist1 Fri 27-Jan-17 17:56:53

Suggest you consult a dictionary to see the meaning of the word labia !

WellErrr Fri 27-Jan-17 17:57:27

Labial just means 'of the lips' perhaps it's just a poor translation?

Shallishanti Fri 27-Jan-17 17:57:33

did you get it in a discount store? I think it's a translation issue. Labia=lips.

BlankTVscreen Fri 27-Jan-17 17:57:41

(Misprint surely shock)

Slightlyperturbedowlagain Fri 27-Jan-17 17:58:28

I think it's just a translation thing, but I use a different brand outside the house grin

Yukbuck Fri 27-Jan-17 17:58:33

optimist it says labial not labia!

TheSpottedZebra Fri 27-Jan-17 17:58:34


Labial means of the lips, technically. And other languages use the word for (all) lips.
But we mostly use labia specifically for vagimal/vulval lips.

Or was this a joke and I'm just a pedant?

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Fri 27-Jan-17 17:58:36

🤣. 💋Or {{#}}

TheSecondOfHerName Fri 27-Jan-17 17:58:37

To be fair, 'labial' just means 'of the lips'.
It doesn't specify which lips though...

roseshippy Fri 27-Jan-17 17:58:41

Ooh, a Spanish language troll. Nice.

TheSecondOfHerName Fri 27-Jan-17 17:59:47

Cross-posted with at least three people. I need to learn to type faster on my phone.

EnnieJuan Fri 27-Jan-17 18:28:25

I bought it in Boots, Euston Station. Normally Boots stocks lots of similar lip salve products, but thinking back, this was on its own.

CaoNiMa Fri 27-Jan-17 18:46:11

Ain't nothing wrong with labia!

Hissy Fri 27-Jan-17 18:52:03

Ooh... shh!

Don't tell her about philately....

Niggit Fri 27-Jan-17 18:54:59

Don't tell her about philately....

That will get you everywhere...

Ineedmorelemonpledge Fri 27-Jan-17 19:11:55

It's on a lot of them, just means lips.

Like the company Labello, came from the same description really!

Butterymuffin Fri 27-Jan-17 19:15:26

The kind of people who'd snigger at you at a train station won't understand 'labial' anyway (which, as others have pointed out, refers to lips and therefore in context clearly means the lips on your face!) I wouldn't let it bother you.

Fuxfurforall Fri 27-Jan-17 19:25:03

Apply liberally, and smile.

BlankTVscreen Fri 27-Jan-17 19:27:43

I'm sure it's not actually for the fanjo area - it would have been placed next to the 'intimate wash' if it was.
Apart from anything else I can't see the shape being particularly useful for moisturising the labia. Other things maybe but pretty sure Boots isn't into that kind of product...

Sybis Fri 27-Jan-17 19:33:28

I can't work out if this thread is a joke or not?

MumtoBelle Fri 27-Jan-17 19:47:52


I don't like your username

tarheelbaby Fri 27-Jan-17 19:56:23

My favorite brand of lip salve! It is expensive but works better than any other. Nivea is a poor second. It also has the nifty twisting mechanism at the top.

As others have pointed out labia is the Latin word for lips - that's oral lips around your mouth (stop tittering). Just as cervix is merely the Latin word for neck, as in the one attaching your head to your shoulders.

PS if you're reading this as a troll, it will all sound dodgy.

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