Your “vagina” is actually the vulva and here is what you need to understand about its anatomy

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Did you know that what you refer to as the vagina is actually the vulva and that it has many external sex organs nesting in it? If not, read this.
We all would like to believe that we know our vagina really well. After all, there is nothing much you know? However, did you know that according to the survey, more than 50% of women in England do not know where their vagina? Given the poor state of sex education in India, we believe that Indian women are not too far away to join their British brothers in these statistics.

Fortunately, though, there’s no time like now to really get to know your nether regions. And if you really realize what you have will, under-consider this as a refresher course. So let’s start

For starters, what you call “vagina” is actually the vulva

It was seen by you is not the vagina-the vulva. The vulva has the external sex organs, including the labia (folds of skin that we know as the lips of the vagina) and the clitoris. It also houses the opening of the urethra and vagina.

See, we told you-you to need to dig deeper to find the V-spot (pun intended). Now, let’s get down to the anatomy to better understand:

1. Pubic Hair

You know it’s painful to wax off, but if you think you do not have pubic hair, then let us tell you: they have a purpose. The hair acts as a cushion and protects your skin from abrasion. Plus, they also work as a shield of protection and keep the vagina from bacteria and other pathogens.

2. The opening of the urethra

Now here’s a head: do not confuse the opening of the urethra to the vaginal opening, because they are different. While it sits right in front of the opening of your vagina, urethra opening is where you urinate from. And your vagina has nothing to do with it.

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3. Vaginal opening

Now let’s look at this in another hole over there, which is a vaginal opening. It is a hole where your menstrual blood is secreted and where babies come from. Not to mention, the opening of the vagina is used for penetration during sexual intercourse. This is also where you push tampons and menstrual cups.

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4. Clitoris

Do you know the word clitoris is derived from the ancient Greek word “kleitoris,” which means “little hill”? The clitoris is your sex companion because it is full of nerve endings that help you feel good about the stimulation.

When you are charged sexually, the clitoris swells with blood and make you feel orgasm. You can find your clitoris with ease because it is right next to the opening of the urethra.

5. The labia minora

All you Millenium out there, even if you do not know what the labia are, we’re sure you’ve heard Samantha calling out to “lawrence labia” in Sex And The City 2. And now is the time to get to know the better part of your vulva.

The labia minora are folds of skin that protect the clitoris, urinary opening, and vaginal opening. It is believed that it facilitates female ejaculation.

6. Labia majors

Brother of the labia minora, also called vaginal lips. A pair of round skin folds, the labia majora to act as a shield for the vulva.

So while the labia minora is a bubble wrap for your vulva, labia majora is the sturdy carton and public hair is the gift wrap that protects your sex organs from infections and injuries.

So, now that you know–do your fellow sisters a favour and help spread the word. Share this ‘Vikipedia’ with them and let us know your comments below.

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