The inside [of my vagina] is not a bright, vibrant pink that is often depicted in Caucasian porn. Skip navigation! Story from Wellness.
Well, it turns out a lot of us may need a lesson in female human anatomy. This confusion likely comes from the language we use to talk about our vaginas. A lot of times, we say vagina to mean everything happening down there, from the labia to the cervix, instead of using the correct terms.
As women go through childbearing, hormonal changes and aging, they can experience changes in their genitalia. Changes that can impact a woman's quality of life include vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, loss of vaginal lubrication, a decrease in erotic sensation and loss of tone of the labia majora. As women, their physicians and the media are finally beginning to talk about these issues, the number of treatments available is increasing.
Washing the vagina can lead to many problems. You might have heard that the vagina is like a self-cleaning oven — a pretty accurate metaphor. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists points out that your vagina cleans itself and keeps itself healthy by maintaining the correct pH balance and cleaning itself with natural secretions.
Alongside photographs of external genitalia was first-person testimony from the subjects pictured. Suddenly, social media was abuzz with vulva and vagina chat as women came forward to chastise Bullen for his mistake. Gleefully, they rushed to let him know that the vagina is the muscular tube that connects the vaginal opening to the cervix — whereas the vulva is the external genitalia, including the labia, the clitoris and the vaginal and urethral openings.
From perennially perky breasts to smooth, hairless legs, womanhood has been constantly sexualized and subjected to unrealistic standards. However, none have been as harmful, or as unexplored, as the expectation of having a tight vagina. Tight vaginas are prized in almost every society and culture that has roots in patriarchy.
Vaginal health affects more than just your sex life. Find out about common vaginal problems and ways to promote a healthy vagina. Vaginal health is an important part of a woman's overall health.
In mammalsthe vagina is the elastic, muscular part of the female genital tract. In humans, it extends from the vulva to the cervix. The outer vaginal opening is normally partly covered by a membrane called the hymen.