By Amy Hunt TZ. Vulvas and vaginas have long been considered a taboo subject matter - a topic to be whispered about quietly, usually while blushing. Heaven forbid if we women were to have a frank conversation about our appearance 'down there', or which is the best vibrator to use when we need a release. But, according to Lynn Enright, author of Vagina: A re-education, this taboo is damaging to women. It means that over half of us don't know what's normal when it comes to our own anatomy, plus when it's time to worry about a sore vagina , or unusual vaginal discharge. Lynn tells us why it is important to overcome the stigma around vaginas, and explains what's 'normal' down there
Vagina Parts | a Diagram and Guide of Female Anatomy
It's hard to have a healthy relationship with your body if you're not sure how it actually works. When it comes to your vagina, however, there's a chance that you've got a knowledge gap around its anatomy — from how everything slots together to what each part's job is. Why are we so sure? Well, recent research from the Eve Appeal showed that half of women aged were unable to label the vagina accurately — and that fewer than a quarter of women aged said they felt confident that 'they were well informed about gynaecological health issues. No doubt, living in a culture in which pretty much anything to do with the female reproductive system, from conditions such as endometriosis to procedures such as cervical screenings AKA smear tests aren't talked about nearly as much as they should be, contributes to all of this. Keen to understand the ins and outs of all of the parts of your vagina?
The appearance, shape, and size of genitals vary from person to person as much as the shape and size of other body parts. There is a wide range of what is considered normal. Observing your own body can help you to learn what is normal for you. The following descriptions will be much clearer if you look at your genitals with a hand mirror while you read the text. Make sure you have enough time and privacy to feel relaxed.
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. In a non-aroused state, the walls of the vagina are collapsed against each other. The vagina changes: during sex, throughout the menstrual cycle, and with age and different life stages. People often use the term vagina to refer to the entire female genital region between the legs—but this is incorrect.