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20 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Vagina

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20 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Vagina

My intention with this piece is to open up dialogue, educate women, and encourage us all to know, love, and celebrate our bodies. Enjoy the info, and please, pass it on!

  • The only cancer a Pap smear screens for is cervical cancer. It doesnít check your ovaries, your uterus, or your colon.
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  • How much vaginal discharge you make varies widely. Some normal, healthy women spew loads of discharge and need to wear panty liners every day. Others are bone dry. As long as you are not at risk of STDs and you have no itching, burning, or odor, you’re probably just fine. If in doubt, see your gynecologist.
  • Every vulva is different and special. Some lips hang down. Some are tucked up neatly inside. All are beautiful. Donít even think about labiaplasty or ďvaginal rejuvenation surgery.Ē Youíre perfect just the way you are.
  • Most women donít have orgasms from intercourse alone. The clitoris is where the action is. Most women who do orgasm during sex have figured out how to with hitting the sweet spot, either from positioning or from direct stimulation of the clitoris with fingers.
  • If youíre hunting for your G Spot, be patient. Stimulating this area usually requires more time and deeper stimulation than most people think. Try using a finger in a ďcome hitherĒ motion to stimulate the front wall of the vagina, where the G spot lives. If you canít find it, donít worry. Youíre not alone. Many canít- and it’s definitely not critical to having a fulfilling romp in the hay.
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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the†Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of†Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.† She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.† Lissa blogs at†LissaRankin.com and also created two online communities -†HealHealthCareNow.com and†OwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.

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8:40AM PST on Dec 30, 2013

"tastes like fish" uh NO … medically if your partner tells you that you "taste like fish" then they also should tell you to "go get checked out for a vaginal infection"… since that is NOT the "normal taste" of a healthy vagina

7:58AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Most everyone knows about their vaginal opening, urethra, and anal opening, so why does the article discuss the vagina and say there are three holes? Poorly written paragraph.

7:54AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

The vagina has three holes? What!?!?!

7:51PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Interesting, thank you and good comments.

7:50PM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Interesting, thank you and good comments.

9:15AM PDT on Sep 15, 2013

Great fanny facts...cheers for sharing...

10:39AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

KY AND ASTROGLIDE ARE NO, NO, NO'S!!!!!!!!

Each of these items contains some really BAD ingredients. I found Holistic Wisdom by researching health-based sexual aids. Took a look around the site. Really liked what I saw, but was far more jazzed by what I was able to READ there.
Ya gotta like a site that is constantly looking out for your health while also supplying your kinked out sex life! I'm a happy customer of theirs.
Not intending to hawk the place, but that was where I found out about some of the really bad things that go into those sorts of products, how to avoid them and their alternatives.
Prices aren't too bad either; not bottom dollar, but not like the specialty online stores.
Who the heck spends $10,000 for a leather horse mask anyway? (TMI? LOL!!)

11:34PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Thanks for sharing

3:43AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

I taught my daughters early on the proper words: vagina, penis, etc. I don't understand why a respected site such as yourself had to debase our vaginas by calling them "pussies'. I'm not a prude by any means, but I find the term degrading.
Bobbie

10:53PM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

i knew most of this but it's good to share these kind of art6icles

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