Demystifying the Mysterious Vagina!
Okay, it’s not just a girl thing. Most guys and far too many women are not that well-schooled on some of the subtler aspects, facts, figures, grooming and health issues revolving around that wild and wonderful body part that is so often inaccurately referred to as the vagina. That’s right, we said “inaccurately referred to as” and when you click past this page you will find out exactly what we mean.
So, if you think you can handle it, it’s time to get ready as you unravel the myths behind devirginizing, the “well hung” womb wrecker and many more. Photo via reddit
Not Really Your Vagina
Although most of us use the word to describe a woman's private parts - the visible areas - when actually vagina refers to the narrow canal that runs internally from the vulva (the visible area that includes the inner and outer labia, clitoris, and perineum) to the cervix (the lower portion of the uterus).
Like a Virgin
Not all women are born with hymens, and for those who are they vary in thickness. This dispels the myths about the bloody sheets as a true test.
Clit vs Penis
The clitoris beats the penis by 2 to 1. With the “tiny” clitoris having 8,000 sensory nerve endings and the “giant” penis only having 4,000. That is good news for both guys and women. Think about it!
They All Look Alike
What? Well, they pretty much all look similar on the inside, it’s the vulva that serves up all the variations. In addition to varying clitoral lengths (0.5 inches to over 2 inches), the outer and inner labia and their corresponding characteristics — for example, long dark outer lips or bright pink inner lips that protrude past the inner lips — are what give a woman her real “personality”.
No Douche Necessary
If all is healthy down there then no need for douching. The vagina is self-cleaning. It's self-cleaning. It cleans itself with discharge! That’s right those nasty secretions are flushing out dead vaginal wall cells, water and bacteria.
You do however need to wash the outside with a mild, scent-free soap, especially between the labial folds and along the perineum.
50 Shades of...
The shade of the skin of the lady bits may vary dramatically from the skin tone of the rest of the body. It is not unusual for a light skinned woman to have brown or purplish labia, while a darker-skinned woman may have a lighter vulva.
On addition, colors may vary Within the vulva - the labia could be pinkish while the perineum could be a darker tone.
The Fine Wine of Vagina
The pH balance of a vagina is very closely matched to that of fine wine. A healthy vagina has a pH between 3.8 to 4.5 and most wines have a pH that falls around 3.0 or 4.0; with 3.0 to 3.4 the most desirable for white wines and 3.3 to 3.6 being best for reds. Time get intoxicated at the “Y”!
A Well Hung
The vagina is remarkably elastic and forgiving. No matter how a big a human penis is inserted it will snap back to its tight fit. Although some women claim that after giving birth their vagina have felt "looser".
Bigger Than a (Love) Button
Researchers now say that the little nub of the cities you see sitting on the top of a vagina is just the tip of an organ that some medical professionals estimate can be as large as a "medium zucchini."
The vagina has a main muscle called the pubococcygeus muscle, and just like any other muscle in the body it benefits (getting stringer and tighter) with exercise. One simple exercise that will help a woman keep her “muscle” tight is to clamp down as if you're stopping your urine flow, hold for 10 seconds, then release. Do two sets of 10 to 20 reps a day. You will see results in about 30 days.
Although it is teeming with bacteria, there is no need to be grossed out. It’s that kind of bacteria that yogurt TV commercials are always touting as “good bacteria”. You know, lactobacilli. Whatever the heck that is?
There is a myth about having a dry spell in the “sexy time” department will make the vagina shrink and grow so tight that it will hurt to have sex again. Well, that theory is only half correct. No, the vagina will not shrink and become tighter. However, sex after a dry spell may cause the woman pain because the vaginal muscles may initially be tense.