14 Things You Might Not Know About Vaginas
Ladies, listen up!
What you think is your vagina is probably actually your vulva
Your vulva is the outside part of your genitalia and it's everything you see. But biologically speaking it is not your actual vagina.
When aroused, the vagina can expand to around twice its normal size
During sex your vagina expands to twice its size because of muscular tension.
Your vagina actually be noticeably different after you have babies
There is no apparent difference and no statistical size difference between women who've birthed and those who haven't.
Not all women are born with hymens
Not everyone's cherry gets popped! Also, your hymen is different from other women's. Hymen range in size and thickness.
About half of all American women use vibrators
Join in on the pleasure!
Feeling like you have to pee during sex, even though you just went? That’s normal.
This means that your partner is stimulating your urethra, which is why you feel like you have to pee.
About a third of women felt some pain during their most recent sexual experience
It is more common than you think for women to feel pain during sex. But here are some tips: use lubrication, switch up positions, and foreplay longer so you're fully aroused.
Your birth control pill can impact how wet you get
This is because your vagina lubrication is tied to estrogen levels: lower estrogen levels means less lubrication. If you think your pill is the cause, talk to your gyno.
The older you are, the less likely you are to remove your pubic hair
Using lube will make sex much more pleasurable for you
Lube is way underappreciated.
Your vagina will let you know if there’s something wrong
Itching, irritation, bloody discharge...listen to your vagina
Roughly a quarter of women say they’ve never had an orgasm during intercourse
It's your right to orgasm!
You shouldn’t have penetrative sex for about six weeks after you give birth
Your vagina needs time to heal
Mix it up in bed! It'll increase your odds of orgasming
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