The Hottentot Venus was a woman from an African tribe who displayed very different anatomy and ended up being noticed by a surgeon from one of the ships. She later went on to become one of the most studied African women of the time and spent a life being a subject and curiosity while she was alive.
Labia stretching is approached with the thought of elongating the labia minora permanently and needs regular attention till the time the process is going on. Ideally, a person needs to work at gently stretching the labia for 10 to 20 minutes a day to ensure that the required increase in length is achieved in a timely manner.
Labia stretching is not just practiced in a few regions of Africa, it is quite common in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa. It is also spreading to other parts of the world where women are trying to learn this ancient art to add more to their intimate lives. Though it can medically not be proved whether elongated labia offer more sexual gratification, looking at the satisfaction levels of the cultures who have been practicing it, it definitely is catching on to the others.
Since the process of stretching labia is not very well understood and has mostly been confined to specific races, many women find it difficult to start in the right manner and achieve what they set out to. It is important to understand the intricacies of labia stretching so that a woman can do it the right way and not hurt herself in the process.