Nice to meet you, VAGINA!
What are the parts of the female sexual anatomy?
It is a common misconception to call the vulva, vagina. But, are you familiar with the female sexual anatomy?
This is part 1, so let’s start with the inside: THE VAGINA, which is a small tube-like channel that connects your vulva with your cervix and uterus. This is the path blood and babies use to leave their body and also where some people put pleasure toys, penises, fingers to enjoy all senses and also menstrual cups or tampons. The vagina might look small, but it is really stretchy and expands by itself when you get turned on.
Cervix is the divider between the vagina and the uterus, located just between the two of them. Looks like a mini donut with a tiny hole, which makes the connection. It lets the blood out and the sperm in. It stretches wide open during childbirth (The baby has to come out!)
Uterus. I believe we are the most familiar with this one. It has the shape of an upside-down pear, it’s a muscular organ and it is around 7,5 cm in length and 5 cm in its widest part. Of course it stretches out to fit a healthy baby. When you get turned on, something called tenting happens. The lower part of your uterus tilts towards your belly button, making your vagina longer.
Fallopian tubes are two narrow tubes that communicate the uterus to the ovaries. Little sperms travel through them to fertilize your egg.
Fimbriae look like little brooms at the end of each fallopian tube. As soon as the ovary releases an egg they sweep it to the fallopian tubes.
Ovaries, oh the ovaries. These bad boys are the most hard working part in the female reproductive system. They not only store your eggs, but also produce important hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (in case you didn’t know, women also produce testosterone only in lower quantities than men). The hormones are what control important functions like your period and pregnancy. Since hitting puberty, your ovaries start to release one (sometimes more) egg each month until you hit menopause. So around 450 times in a lifetime.
Hymen. Not everyone is born with it, and up until way too late it was used to know if a woman was still a virgin (Bullshit!) It is a fleshy and thin tissue that, sometimes with a lot of holes and it stretches across the opening of your vagina. It is not a total cover and it can vary on how much it covers. SOMETIMES it can tear causing bleeding the first times you insert something into the vagina, be it a tampon, a penis or a toy.
G Spot or Gräfenberg spot (really German name BTW) is located just a few centimeters inside the vagina on the front wall. It can swell when you get turned on and it can, for some, be a lot of fun and pleasure.
It is a lot, right? Take a deep breath and take it in. The female reproductive system anatomy can be really overwhelming but it is also fascinating, and if we can deal with all that, what is keeping us from taking over the world??