In human anatomy , and in mammals in general, the mons pubis or pubic mound also known simply as the mons , and known specifically in females as the mons Venus or mons veneris   is a rounded mass of fatty tissue found over the pubic symphysis of the pubic bones. For females, the mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the vulva. It divides into the labia majora literally "larger lips" , on either side of the furrow known as the pudendal cleft , that surrounds the labia minora , clitoris , urethra , vaginal opening , and other structures of the vulval vestibule. Although present in both men and women, the mons pubis tends to be larger in women. The mound also becomes covered with pubic hair.
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T he mons pubis is contiguous with the vulva and, inferiorly, divides into the labia majora. It is a naturally prominent structure that lies in front of the pubic symphysis the part of the bony pelvis that can be felt at the lowest aspect of the abdomen. The skin is heavily laden with hair follicles and beneath the skin the content is mostly fatty tissue. There are very few nerves within the fatty tissue but there is an abundance of blood vessels. P rominence of the mons pubis is not exclusive to women with a raised BMI. It also occurs in women considered to be in the normal weight range for their height , particularly in those who have been previously overweight. Extra fat deposition in these areas can be particularly stubborn to shift even after effective overall weight loss.
How to Get Rid of Excess Mons Pubis Fat
There is a variety of aesthetic genital plastic surgery procedures that may enhance appearance and reduce discomfort. These procedures include labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, labia majoraplasty, monsplasty and vaginoplasty. Some women struggle with a bulge of excess skin and fat in the mons, the upper part of the hair-bearing part of their vulva. The bulge can result in women feeling too embarrassed to wear a bathing suit or tight pants.
Every day for the last year and a half, Hilde Atalanta has painted a picture of one vulva. At first, inspiration came from her imagination; then, from the internet; and, most recently, from women who send her photos of their goods. For the Amsterdam-based illustrator who also paints full bodies and faces, vulvas are compelling portrait subjects.