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20 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Vagina

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  • Thereís no such thing as being revirginized. Once you lose it, itís gone. Just so you know.
  • You can catch sexually transmitted diseases even if you use a condom. Sorry to break it to you, but skin of the vulva can still touch infectious skin of the scrotum- and BAM! Warts. Herpes. Molluscum contagiosum. So pick your partners carefully.
  • The vagina doesnít need to be douched. As Eve Ensler says, ďďMy vagina doesnít need to be cleaned up. It smells good already. Donít try to decorate. Donít believe him when he tells you it smells like rose petals when itís supposed to smell like pussy. Thatís what theyíre doing Ė trying to clean it up, make it smell like bathroom spray or a garden. All those douche sprays Ė floral, berry, rain. I donít want my pussy to smell like rain. All cleaned up like washing a fish after you cook it. I want to taste the fish. Thatís why I ordered it.Ē Amen, sister.
  • Menstrual blood is supposed to clot, so donít freak out. Usually, what you think are clots are just pieces of uterine lining. As long as youíre not losing too much blood, small clots during your period need not concern you. Clots are just nature’s way of keeping you from bleeding too much. Blood is supposed to clot. It’s when the clots are large or you start to hemorrhage that we start to worry.
  • Lots of vaginas need help lubing up during sex, especially as you get older. Donít be afraid to slick on some lubricant like K-Y Jelly or Astroglide (coconut oil is a great natural lubricant, but don’t blame me if you find yourself hankering for a post-coital macaroon).
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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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