Vagina Facts: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Vagina
Ok, I’m betting a lot of us didn’t know most of these facts. I was shocked when I saw a lot of them myself. I mean, I didn’t know it was possible the vagina could do half of these things. Read on to find out some shocking things the vagina can do!
1.The vagina Cleans Itself!
Seriously! Or is this just a campaign by someone to stop the use of soap for washing our “down below”. Lol.
But seriously, the vagina does keep itself clean. So girl, you can do away with those harsh soaps and chemicals you use in washing up. The vagina is lined by some glands that produce enough fluids to lubricate and also keep itself clean.
Studies have shown that women who actually come down with infections are women who, in their bid to remain clean, wash up regularly with soap. There are “good” and bad bacteria in the vagina and both are needed to maintain the PH level required to fight off bacteria. Washing with soap kills the bad bacteria and leaves you exposed.
2.Your Vagina Grows in Size When You are Aroused.
Your vagina can become double the regular 3-4 inches regular size when you are aroused. Shocking to know it’s not only men who grow big during the “do”. The vagina can expand up to 200% its actual size during intercourse and childbirth.
3.The Clitoris is a Mega Erotic Zone
You clitoris is considered to be the most sensitive part of the human body. It has to be, as it has 8,000 nerve endings while a penis head has 4,000.
4.The Vagina Has a Strange Meaning!
When translated, the word vagina gives a strange meaning that is so unrelated to the organ and the functions it carries out. The word “Vagina” comes from the Latin root meaning “sheath for a sword.
5.Your Vagina Can Sag
Vaginas do sag too, just as boobs do And the chief reasons they do are pregnancy, childbirth, hormonal changes, gravity and genetics. These activities can take such a toll on your vagina, the muscles present there lose their elasticity and sag.
Luckily, this organ, like most organs in the body, can heal itself and become firm again. However, there have been cases where this doesn’t happen and you have to help things along through one or more methods.
To keep them firm, perform regular kegel exercise, maintain and ideal weight and quite dangerous lifestyle habits like drinking and smoking.
6.You Can Fart from the Vagina
We can fart from the vagina, just like we do from the anus. Fart from the vagina is called a queef and is usually odourless. Luckily, this fart is also most times soundless, so we can get away with one even in a room full of people.
7.It is Possible to Have More Than One Vagina
A few women in history have been known to have more than one vagina, a condition known as uterus didelphys. Luckily, this condition doesn’t in any way cause female infertility as women with two vaginas can still go head to get pregnant.
However, there is a risk of miscarriage and preterm labour in cases of uterus didelphys.
8.Most Women Can’t Orgasm Through the Vagina Alone
A research carried out discovered while women have been known to reach orgasm during penetration, a large number of women cant achieve the big O through penetration alone. Over 80% of women require clitoral stimulation along side for this to become a possibility.
9.The Clitoris Has Twice the Number of Nerve Endings the Penis Does
The penis might be know as highly sensitive, but did you know the clitoris has twice the number of nerve endings than the penis does? The ever elusive clitoris has a whopping 8,000 nerve endings and can be a pleasure house if found.
10.The Vagina is Supposed to Smell
This is reassuring news for all women right? For women ever trying to keep the vagina smelling sweets by using vaigna perfumes, they can rest a little as the vagina is naturally supposed to smell.
The vagina contains a flora of bacteria that gives it its PH level and it is this that also makes it smell.
Read Also: 5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Vagina Happy
11.No Two Vaginas Smell the Same
No two vaginas will smell the same, even for identical twins.
12.The Vagina Can Change Colours
This organ will assume different colours, depending on your mood. When you get horny or aroused, a lot more blood flows to it, making it appear darker in colour, but go back to its usual colour once the mood passes.
12.Childbirth Changes the Vagina
Childbirth has been known to drastically change the vagina. However, women can still expect some good news as most times, this change is not permanent and the vagina goes back to normal a few weeks later.