Thursday, 25 September 2014

20 Interesting Facts about the Vagina

The vagina is the opening that leads from your external genitals (between your legs) to the uterus (womb) and your other internal reproductive organs. The skin you can see between your legs on the outside of your genitals is called the vulva. The neck or opening of the uterus inside the vagina is called the cervix. Here we tell you interesting facts about the vagina, including vaginal odour, vaginal discharge, G-spot and much more…

Hairy tales: Physiologists report that hairy bushes generate a cushion like effect when things heat up, it also prevents friction. Hairy vaginas preserve vaginal odors that turn on a lot of men.

Vaginas are like space, if there is nothing in it to hold it up or open it, it will crumble.

While penis sizes are widely discussed did you know that an average length of an unaroused vagina in an adult female is 2.5-3.0 inches wide and 3.5 inches long. During  intercourse or while giving birth the vagina expands to 200%.

The hair on the vagina has a life of three weeks only, and then it falls vis-a-vis hair on your scalp that can grow for up to seven years.
Like our eyes, vaginas are also self-cleaning organs. It is due to this reason experts discourage douching.  

A lot of women think that the vagina is a huge Pandora box where they can actually lose things. There have been occasions when women have gone to a gynecologist complaining about losing a tampon, or a condom or a sex toy in the vagina. Only tiny microscopic sperms can swim through the cervix.

You might think that using a floral spray on your vagina, will give it a sweet-smelling scent, but this could actually ruin the pH level of your vagina and cause irritation and other problems. 

Choose cotton panties over other material as they dry quickly and also allows passage of air, which further helps in preventing yeast infections due to damp conditions. So, avoid fancy underwear made from fabrics like lace, silk or synthetic material.

Listen to this, a medical condition called pelvic prolapsed where a women’s vagina can hang and fall out of her legs. Don’t worry this can be fixed. 

Pretty rare, but there can be chances that a vagina can be allergic to the proteins in the semen. One can suffer from itching, burning and swelling after having sex. Interestingly, research reveals that certain vaginas might be allergic to certain penises only and might work fine with others.

Like breasts and bums, vaginas can sag too. The reason can be hormonal changes, child birth, and genetics. Kegels exercises works wonders and prevents vaginal sagging, also weight gain, smoking and constipation are other causes of vaginal sagging.

Vaginal discharge differs from woman to woman. Women can discharge a quarter teaspoon of discharge in a matter of eight hours. This amount increases during ovulation(1.96 grams).

The vagina has a special fart of its own, unlike gas that ejects foul odour and fecal waste, a vaginal fart is odourless.  

Once a gynaecologists was asked how did it feet to look at vaginas all day long, she replied saying “it’s like a bunch of different hairstyles.”

Kegel exercise will help to strengthen your pelvic muscles and also help you enjoy sex. While you urinate, try stopping your urine midstream, by tightening your muscles for few seconds and then release them. 

The smell of each vagina depends on different factors, like the live bacteria in the vagina, diet, hygiene, amount of sweat and gland secretions. 

Your vagina is odourless when you step out of a shower, its musky when you are perspiring after a workout, it smells similar to iron when a women is in her menses, and finally it smells like bread when there is a high quantity of yeast accumulated in the vagina. After sex, the vagina smells like bleach and it smells the yuckiest when there is an excess growth of bacteria.

Best ways to clean your vagina:

  • Shave your pubic hair

  • Try using baby wipes when using the loo

  • Cranberry juice is an anti-bacterial food, try drinking a glass of it occasionally

  • When at home, go panty free

  • Avoid tight fitting jeans and panty hose

  • Alcohol, onions, garlic, gravies, coffee can affect the way your vagina smells, keep a tab on their consumption

Experiencing pain while having sex for the first time is completely normal, but if continues to persists than it can be due to inflammation of vestibule or due to involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscle. A vagina can also be allergic to condoms in some cases.


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