Believe it or not, a lot of women don’t know where their vagina is. When they use the word they’re referring to everything below their waist and between their legs, but your vagina isn’t the only thing down there. The part you can see is the vulva, which includes the outer labia, clitoris, and pereneum. Your vagina is the narrow passageway between the vulva and the bottom of your uterus – also known as the cervix.
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It Has Its Own Style
We women may all have the same lady parts, but they’re not all created equal. Though all vaginas usually look alike on the inside, the outside look of the vulva can sometime vary. The inner and outer labia (you know those little parts that look sort of like butterfly wings?) can vary in length, size, and color.
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It's Deceptively Strong
Here’s a whopper of a fact. The vagina can swell anywhere from a half inch to two inches wide when needed, say for childbirth.
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It Needs a Workout Just Like You Do
You’re not the only one who can benefit from a regular workout routine. “She” can, too. Exercising your pubococcygeus muscle will help with climaxing and your vaginal grip. Kegel exercises can improve orgasms, make giving birth easier, and restore muscle tone after child birth.
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It Does a Little Decorating
Did you know the inside of your vagina is pleated? Yup, just like your living room curtains. When the walls need to open, say for a tampon, the sides separate and widen just the way pleats would. This is also how it accommodates a penis.
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It's Made for Pleasure, Too
The clitoris is one of only two organs in your body that are designed solely for sexual pleasure.
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It's a Neat Freak
Believe it or not, even though it makes you feel so fresh and so clean, douching is never necessary. Your vagina is a clean freak and has it’s own natural cleaning process.
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