Our vaginas give us pleasure, allow us to have children, go through menstruation once a month and then, eventually, menopause. Which makes it even more important to pay special attention to day to day hygiene when it comes to this female area. We spoke to Dr Jullien Brady, a consultant gynaecologist for GynaeHealth UKabout everything we need to know around vaginal hygiene — during a normal day, a gym day, a sex day and during the menopause.
Vaginal rugae are structures of the vagina that are transverse ridges formed out of the supporting tissues and vaginal epithelium in females. The rugae contribute to the resiliency and elasticity of the vagina and its ability to distend and return to its previous state. The shape and structure of the rugae are supported and maintained by the lamina propria of the vagina and the anterior and posterior rugae.
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.
These parts are internal; the vagina meets the external organs at the vulva, which includes the labia, clitoris, and urethra. The vagina is attached to the uterus through the cervix, while the uterus is attached to the ovaries via the fallopian tubes. At certain intervals, the ovaries release an ovum, which passes through the fallopian tube into the uterus. If, in this transit, it meets with sperm, the sperm penetrates and merges with the egg, fertilizing it.
Hey girl, QQ: Have you ever looked down at your own vagina? I mean, really took a peek? So, congrats!
In mammalsthe vagina is the elastic, muscular part of the female genital tract. In humans, it extends from the vulva to the cervix. The outer vaginal opening is normally partly covered by a membrane called the hymen.
Vaginas — or more accurately, vulvas, and all their components — come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. They even have different smells. And unless your normal involves pain or discomforteverything is likely fine.
By Peter Lloyd for MailOnline. We often hear how a man's anatomy is to credit - or blame - for a partner's level of sexual pleasure. But new research suggests that a woman's own genital configuration will ultimately determine her ability to orgasm during penetrative sex. The study, conducted by Leslie Hoffman at Indiana University's department of anatomy, says the clitoris' close proximity to the urinary tract is essential for satisfaction.
The vulva plural vulvas or vulvae; derived from Latin for wrapper or covering consists of the external female sex organs. The vulva includes the mons pubis or mons venerislabia majoralabia minoraclitorisvestibular bulbsvulval vestibuleurinary meatusthe vaginal openingand Bartholin's and Skene's vestibular glands. The urinary meatus is also included as it opens into the vulval vestibule.
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, 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.