Peeing after sex can prevent UTIs in women. Comedy Central. In the moments immediately after sexthe last thing you're probably thinking about is how to keep your vagina healthy.
As far as we know, people are not going out of their way to sell us probiotics to make our feet taste better, or repackaging wet wipes into being specifically to keep your knees fresh. Women do not benefit from untested products that are not supported by basic science and rely on destructive, patriarchal messaging. Despite advocates for steaming, douching and moisturising among other things the reality is that the female genital area needs no such bells and whistles to remain clean.
Have you ever grabbed a mirror, opened your legs and spent a few minutes or maybe even hours examining your vagina while wondering, "Does this look normal? For some women, it's the length or thickness of their labia minoras that they're unsure about; for others, especially women of colour, there's this notion of the vulva being "too dark" or "discoloured," on top of a plethora of other concerns. And while we could spend all day dissecting the insecurities women face when it comes to their lady bits, it's important to understand where the benchmark for the "perfect vagina" came from — however, the answer can vary.
It can help with body image anxiety. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood.
Sure, your vagina has been with you your entire life, but how much do you actually know about it? Whether you've been too shy to ask or don't know where to look for information, chances are there are plenty of things that you've wondered about the area down there. From what to expect after childbirth to normal sexual functions, read on to find out surprising facts you may not know about your lady parts.
Your vagina is the passage inside your body that connects your uterus or womb to the outside of your body. You bleed through your vagina during your period. The vagina is also the passage through which a baby is born.
Many of us don't tend to intensely inspect the anatomy of anyone else's much we've not got it all hanging out, like menwhich is how so many women end up with a complex over whether theirs is 'normal'. Carrying out regular procedures on women as his day job means he's seen his fair share of vulvas - so he was able to pin-point seven key 'types' of labia. But just in case you're not proficient in vag-talk, we thought we'd clarify what's what.
Burris describes vaginal discharge as fluid released by glands in the vagina and cervix. The fluid carries dead cells and bacteria out of the body, and vaginal discharge helps keep the vagina clean and prevent infection. Burris also says normal vaginal discharge varies in amount and ranges in color from clear to milky, white discharge.
I bet even reading that made you cringe a little and a part of you wanted to click off this page. Odds are that if you are reading this now you most probably have a vagina. Sorry, if you are a man reading this you are very welcome to continue. Like our faces and finger prints, NO two vaginas are the same.