Va-gi-NA – when’s the last time you took a peak?

We cannot love ourselves if we do not know ourselves.

The Vagina is very special and a central part to our womanly selves and being so lets start taking more than a peak, exploring ourselves and knowing our power.

Females Know Your Power / Know your V Power: 7 Fun Facts

1. Clitoris = Greek for “divine and goddess like” The clitoris is only in female mammals. The clitoris is the most sensitive part of the female genitals and the only organ in the body that exists solely for sexual pleasure. The clitoris has more nerve endings than anywhere else on the body and more nerve endings than the penis. The clitoris can become erect oftentimes looking bigger and feeling hard.

2. Your vagina actually expands during sex a.k.a vaginal tenting. Vaginal tenting is when the inner two-thirds of your vagina increase in length and width when you’re aroused.

3. The Vagina is the queen of self-sufficiency and takes good care to clean itself. Your vagina does not need any special vaginal products nor washes and in fact those washes can actually do more harm than good often times causing yeast and/or bacterial infections. Let your vagina breathe and just use water. No douching is necessary! Also choose tampons without deodorant since these too can affect your vagina’s climate.

“Like the eye, the vagina is a self-cleaning organ. During a normal menstrual cycle, a woman’s vagina will spew forth a total of two to six tablespoons of blood. During ovulation, her punani will burp up one or two teaspoons of liquid discharge in order to clear the cervix of dead cells. The rest of the month, her cooter will spit forth only a half-teaspoon of fluid per day.”

– Thought Catalog, Fun Facts About the Vagina

4. The vagina is not an opening to the abdominal cavity. The cervix located at the top of the vagina lies between the vagina and uterus. If you feel for your cervix it feels like the tip of your nose. In the middle of the cervix is a small round opening called the os which leads to the uterus. The opening of the cervix is tiny and opens more during the menstrual cycle but don’t worry it is so small that only microscopic sperm can travel through. Both tampons and condoms can not fit through your os, so it is impossible to lose anything in your vagina!

5. Vaginal discharge is normal; there are changes to our discharge that occur before and after both the ovulation and menstruation cycles. Discharge can be clear and sticky like egg whites during ovulation and thicker and whiter later on in your cycle.

6. The back ⅔ of the vagina has essentially no sensitivity, which is why sometimes someone can put a tampon in and hours later, realize they completely forgot about it. The lower ⅓ of the vagina and the vaginal opening are quite sensitive, though: the outer one-third of the vagina contains nearly 90 percent of the vaginal nerve endings. – Scareleteen, With Pleasure: A View of Whole Sexual Anatomy for Every Body

7. Orgasms relieve stress and cramping. During orgasms the brain releases oxytocin which produces feelings of warmth and relaxation.

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