Everyone is fascinated with vaginas—what they look like, how they smell, even how they change over time. Half of the world’s population has a vagina, but do you know everything about your vagina? Like the fact that vaginas and sharks share something very important in common?
There are thousands of weird, fascinating, and funny facts about the vagina. Here are just 9 out of the thousand interesting facts about your vagina!
What you think is your vagina is probably actually your vulva.
The vulva refers to the outside, visible parts of your genitalia. It encompasses basically everything you can see — the labia, the clitoris, the urethra, the vaginal opening, and so on — and it’s usually what most people mean when they say “vagina.”
The vagina, on the other hand, is the muscular passageway that connects the vulva to the cervix.
The Vagina Is A Self Cleaning Machine
No need to douche or wash the inside — it cleans itself with discharge (yep, that stuff has a function). The secretions flush out cells from the vaginal wall, excess water, and bacteria. The only washing it needs is on the outside between the labial folds and along the perineum (use a mild, scent-free soap).
You can actually fart through your vagina, it’s called queefing. Queefing is when the vagina sucks in air and the blows it back out, therefore making the fart like noise. Thankfully, it’s totally odorless.
A confident vagina brings you to bigger and better orgasms
It’s no secret that confidence looks really good on a person, but did you know confidence feels when it comes to your orgasm? When you throw out all the insecurities concerning your vagina out the window, orgasms are bigger and better. Also Read: Top 10 Sexual Hygiene Habits Men & Women Must Follow
Feeling like you have to pee during sex, even though you just went? That’s normal.
About that clitourethrovaginal complex… well, it can mean that sometimes your partner might be stimulating your urethra (or even bladder) during sex, which can potentially make you feel like you’ve gotta pee.
There’s also a thing called nerve cross-talk, which is where so much is going on down there that your nerves can become confused about what exactly it is they’re experiencing.
When you’re turned on, your vagina doubles in size.
Women’s vaginas can vary substantially in size and shape during sexual arousal. This is mainly due to tenting, which causes expansion of the upper two-thirds of the vagina. The upward tenting also is thought to facilitate the movement of sperm up into the cervix. You know, for conception.
No two vaginas smell the same.
So many different factors go into your southern scent. Every woman smells a slightly different thanks to her diet, the fabric she wears, her gland secretions, level of hygiene and her personal blend of internal bacteria.
Itching doesn’t necessarily mean a yeast infection.
The slightest thing can send your vagina’s delicate ecosystem off balance — tight clothing, an ingrown hair, even your laundry detergent can cause itching and irritation. Meanwhile, discharge can be caused by other types of vaginal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like trichomoniasis. Many women cannot distinguish be-tween the types of irritation, it’s best to see your gynecologist, who can determine the exact cause of your discomfort.
The clitoris has more nerve endings than anywhere else.
A female orgasm is typically more intense than a male orgasm, thanks to our good friend the the clitoris. This tiny piece of real estate has at least 8,000 nerve endings, while the penis only sports about 4,000.
Just like your face, your vagina also wrinkles with age.
It’s a fact of life: The appearance of your lady parts may change with age. “The labia may become less plump as estrogen levels wane, fatty pads in the labia shrink and less collagen can lead to more sagging
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