Is it ​​Vulva or Vagina?

What are the parts of the female sexual anatomy?


In this blog we have talked about the Vagina, which is commonly mistaken for the vulva. Now, here is Part 2:


The outside of Female sexual anatomy! Which is composed by:

THE VULVA, yep the vulva, not the vagina. It's the part of your genitals in the outside area of your body, your labia, clitoris, vaginal opening, and the opening to the urethra (your pipi hole) which is also not where penetration happens while having sex. There are no vulvas that look exactly the same, they come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but they are composed of the same parts.


- Labia or the lips, are the folds of skin that protect your vaginal opening. The Labia majora or outer lips is where the pubic hair grows and the labia minora, or inner lips, are on the inside of the labia majora. Just like the petals of a flower. The labia can have different forms, sizes, colors and be asymmetrical. Often they also change colors when you get older ( like really slow chameleons). Both Majora and Minora swell when you are turned on. - Clitoris, our beloved clitoris, a myth to some men.

The tip of the iceberg or glans is right on the top of the vulva, where your labia minora meet. The clitoris “head” too has different sizes varying from a small pea to a big thumb, and this tip is covered by the clitoral hood.

But, this is just the beginning , it is not just that small pea (or thumb) sized dollop on top. It extends inside of your body down on both sides of the vagina. These “roots and legs” are called shaft and crura, and it is just about 12- 13 cm (5 in) I mean, it should be hard to miss, right? Jokes aside, the clitoris is made of spongy tissue that swollens when you are turned on. It has thousands of nerve endings and it's whole purpose is to make you feel good! It does not produce anything vital to keep your body alive, it is more like a little body part for the soul.


Vulva

- Urethral opening is a teeny tiny hole from where your pee comes out, it is just under your clitoris. - Opening of the vagina. Uhull we made it to the vagina! But wait, this is only the opening. It is located right below the urethral opening and it is where the blood (or your baby) leaves your body. It is also the the opening for hyginical accessories like tampons and menstrual cups and also great opening for pleasure related activities and exploration of your senses, like fingers, sex toys (do not mess with weird stuff though!) and penises.


- Barholin’s glands are near your vaginal opening, and although technically they are inside, they are usually referred to when talking about the external area of the female sexual anatomy . They are responsible for releasing the fluid that makes your vagina wet when you are turned on. By personal experience, if these get blocked, and the fluid stuck, they swell and it hurts like hell!!!


- Skene's glands are on either side of the urethral opening. That’s where the liquid comes off when a woman squirts. They are also called female prostate glands or paraurethral glands.



Also in the external area you can find:


- The Anus, AKA the butthole. It is the opening to your rectum, it also has a lot of nerve endings and it can bring pleasure to some people to stimulate it. No promises though!


- Mons Pubis is the fleshy “hill” above your vulva. Once you hit puberty it gets covered by pubic hair (which BTW hurts like hell to get rid off with neanderthal methods like waxing). It acts like a small cushion to your pubic bone.


Now that we have talked about the outside, do you want to know more about the inside too? The actual Vagina!


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