Labia Majora:
The larger lips of the vulva.

Labia Minora:
The inner lips of the vulva.

Lactobacilli:
Bacteria present normally in the vaginas of women. They help relieve vaginitis by limiting the growth of yeast.

Lesbian:
A homosexual woman.

Leukorrhea:
A white, sticky vaginal discharge that is normal during adolescence.

Levonorgestrel:
A synthetic progestin similar to the hormone progesterone, which is produced by the body to regulate the menstrual cycle; the active ingredient in Norplant®. (Norplant is no longer available in the United States or Canada).

Libido:
The sex drive.

Limerance:
A powerful and constantly distracting and obsessive infatuation.

Love:
A strong caring for someone else or some thing. It comes in many forms. There can be love for romantic partners and also for close friends, for parents and children and for humankind.

Lust:
The desire for sexual pleasure.

 



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