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Valuable Vagina Facts

What is the big mystery? Why don’t we know more about our precious vaginas! They are miraculous for God’s sake!

Hmm…. maybe because we all got lousy sex education in school, doctors and nurses don’t spend a lot of time talking about the vagina unless there’s a problem, or because it’s too embarrassing to talk about?

Get over it. Be informed!

Your vagina is just as much a part of your body as your head, arms, hands, legs and feet. Knowing your body is all about taking care of your health and great sex.

Vagina FactsThe Vagina Cleans Itself
A woman’s vagina is designed to clean itself. Douching is completely unnecessary and can actually do more harm than good. After menstruation, it cleans itself out and continues to do so throughout a woman’s monthly cycle. It also will clean itself out after sex. However, a funky smell or discharge is usually a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. These can usually be treated with over the counter creams.

Your Vagina is What You Eat
A healthy vagina has a slightly musky odor, but it is usually not very pungent. A yeast or bacterial infection can make it smell more pungent, but so can food. Garlic and vegetables such as cabbage or asparagus can give it a more off-putting scent. Eating lots of pineapple and sweet fruits will make it taste and smell sweeter, which can be great for your partner when they are going downtown. 🙂

So Many Things Can Cause Yeast Infections.
Sitting in a wet bathing suit or sweaty workout underwear can give you a yeast infection. So can drinking a lot of alcohol or eating a ton of sugar. Being on antibiotics can kill off good bacteria in your vagina and cause an imbalance that is hospitable to the fungus. Eating yogurt with live cultures may help restore that balance.

Changing Positions
The vagina is tilted at roughly a 130-degree angle. That will change with time if it hasn’t already. The vaginal angle flattens a bit, which may make vaginal intercourse feel different to women as they age and go through menopause.

Getting Stuck
People get things stuck in their vaginas sometimes. Actually, often. Crazy but true!  The most common items that get stuck are condoms and tampons, which can be tough to retrieve on your own. If this happens to you, and you can’t get whatever it is out by yourself, go to your doctor, urgent care or to the ER. Leaving things in for long periods of time can cause infections or injury.

What Your Vagina Looks Like
Vaginas are lined with ringed muscular ridges. This helps it expand when necessary, such as during intercourse or childbirth. Amazing fact: They expand up to 200 percent during intercourse or childbirth!

The Vagina Can Double in Length During Sexual Arousal
How long a vagina is varies from woman to woman. Some women have very small, short canals while others have very long ones. The average size in an unaroused woman is 3-4 inches long, but during arousal, this number can increase and may even double! So guys, make sure your lady is aroused before penetration, because you’ll get to go a lot deeper and she’ll be much more comfortable during sex.

Vaginas Can Get Saggy
Pregnancy, childbirth, age, hormonal changes, genetics and years of gravity can weaken the supports of the female genital tract. There are several ways to avoid sagging:  kegel exercises (kegel balls) should be part of your regular workout), maintaining a normal weight, avoiding constipation, and not smoking.

Having Sex Can Keep the Vagina Young & Healthy
Like the rest of your muscles, the vagina needs to be used and exercised or it will become weak and brittle. During prolonged periods of abstinence, the delicate tissues inside will thin and can begin to break down. Regular sex, however, will help keep a woman’s genitals in peak form. Exercising your PC muscles  regularly will not only keep your vagina tight and toned, it will increase the intensity of BOTH of your orgasms!  Just like any muscle… use it or lose it.

The Vagina Can Actually Fall Out
Vaginal prolapse is when the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes or vagina (or a combination of all of these) moves downward from its natural place in the body. This condition is common following surgeries such as hysterectomies, but can also happen without any prior event. In severe cases, this medical condition will cause the inner tissues to protrude through the vaginal opening.

Female Ejaculation Does Exist
Women, in addition to men, can ejaculate varying amounts of fluid during orgasm. Many women are able to produce very large amounts of fluid. Some skeptics report that the ejaculate that comes from a woman isn’t actually ejaculate at all, but urine. However, science has found that the components of female ejaculate are separate from the components of urine are very different. The fluid comes from the paraurethral ducts, not the bladder. So… YES!! Squirting does exist and we are hear to tell you from first hand experience… it is a wonderful, fantastic experience… just as it is for a man when he ejaculates. 🙂 Read more here on female ejaculation and the g-spot. And check out fun video on how to make her squirt.

Vaginal Secretions Contain a Component Found In Shark Livers
Scientists have noted that these secretions contain a component called squalene, which is also found in shark livers. Squalene can also be found in vegetable oils and it can be used in cosmetics because it is an excellent moisturizer that doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy.  Squalene is most likely what makes natural secretions good for the health of the genitals because it keeps the tissue moist and supple. Using squalene on your face and other parts of your body?? Maybe that will be an upcoming revolutionary product! Who knows what the future will bring!

Your Vagina Tells You When it’s Baby-Making Time
The cervical mucus during ovulation is clear, rubbery and stretchy.

Feel Like You Have to Pee During Sex?
Sometimes your partner might be stimulating your urethra or bladder) during sex, which can make you feel like you have to pee. There’s also a thing called nerve cross-talk. It’s what happens when there’s so much is going on down there that your nerves can become confused about what exactly it is they’re experiencing when you get aroused.

Birth Control Pills Can Impact How Wet You Get
So can breastfeeding and menopause. That’s because your vagina’s ability to lubricate is partially tied to estrogen levels. The lower your estrogen levels, the harder it is to get wet naturally. Using lube will help and it can even make sex more enjoyable even if you don’t need it.

About 30% of Women Felt Some Pain During Their Most Recent Sexual Experience
There are some women who experience chronic pain from sex, like those who suffer from a condition called vulvodynia. But it is also incredibly common for women to occasionally and unpredictably feel pain while having sex like if your partner rams your cervix, or if the fit is too tight, or you aren’t quite lubricated enough. This can often be remedied by finding a more comfortable position, using lube, or getting your partner to spend a little more time getting your aroused. More foreplay please. 😉

Vaginas are Strong Enough to Clamp Down on Penises
This is known as penis captivus. It’s a rare occurrence in intercourse when the muscles in the vagina clamp down on the penis so intensely that makes it impossible for the penis to withdraw from the vagina. This usually subsides when a woman is no longer aroused.

Vaginal Discharge That Normally Lubricates the Vagina is Different From the Vaginal Lubrication Produced During Sex
The lube comes from special pea-sized ducts called Bartholin’s glands, which are located around the vaginal opening.

Vaginal Discharge Does Not Contain Waste Products
Vaginal discharge contains fluid that seeps through the walls of the vagina, cervical mucus, uterine and tubal fluid, secretions from glands in the vulva, oil and sweat from vulvar glands, old cells from the walls of the vagina, and healthy bacteria. It’s mostly salt water, mucus and cells.

We hope we have enlightened you on the amazing wonderful world of the vagina! 🙂