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Ok, ladies it’s time to talk vaginas!
Men, you are welcome to stay and learn a few lessons, but really it’s the girls among all of you readers that need to learn about taking care of your lady parts from this article. Half of the population of the world has a lady garden, and yet so many of the birth canal highway-owners out there don’t know much about it! Unfortunately, the mere word “vagina” makes most women cringe and want to curl up and hide away. Your vajayjay is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, it’s a highly interesting part of the body – as interesting as the heart or the liver.
No matter what you call yours, it’s a vital piece of the human reproduction puzzle, which means that you need to take care of it and respect it. Below, we’re going to impart a little vaginal wisdom upon you all, and you may learn something you didn’t know about your lady parts!
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Many Women Don’t Realize What The Vagina Is
You may think you’re talking about the whole of your lady bits downstairs, but the vagina is actually the muscular tube that goes from the vulva (the exterior including the clitoris and labia) to the cervix. So, when you talk about your vagina, it’s not the exterior that you see on the outside; you’re referring to the inside!
You Can’t Actually Lose Anything In There
Every woman everywhere has heard the stories about their cousin’s friend’s daughter’s aunt who once lost a tampon up there and they never ever found it. Now, like feet, vaginas come in all shapes and sizes and yet no matter the length or width, you cannot lose a tampon in there. The cervix is the opening of the womb, and unless it’s dilating to allow a baby to descend, it remains tightly shut. You can, however, get a tampon stuck – and that’s a whole other thing to worry about and may need the help of a nurse.
You Can Exercise Your Hoo-Ha
All of the muscles in the body require exercise to stay strong. Pelvic floor exercises are a must to ensure that your urethral wall (the bit supporting the bladder) stays strong. This’ll stop you leaking when you laugh! It’s especially important after childbirth and some surgeries to practice these exercises. Ladies, it’s just no fun not laughing because you are afraid of wetting yourself!
Your Food Affects The Smell
Vaginas vary from woman to woman, which makes them extremely unique. Some women find that their scent is sweeter when they eat pineapple, while others notice a stronger aroma after eating fish or garlic. It’s important to learn these things about your own vagina because if you notice something smells a little off, you can be sure that it’s your food rather than a need for BV medication. If you do smell something different, it’s worth getting your lady bits looked at just in case by a medical professsional!
You Don’t Need Ten Tons Of Soap
Whether it’s society, our female relatives or a lifetime of reading trashy magazines, we are seriously uninformed about soaps for our vaginas. Scented soaps and shower gels and other perfumed products shouldn’t be put anywhere near your downstairs. This definitely isn’t taking care of lady parts. Did you know that the perfumed scent reacts with the sweat and actually makes you smell more sweaty? Blocking the sweat glands around the tunnel of love makes it smell stronger and can cause infections. Vaginas secrete their own cleansing fluids, and there’s no need to add soap!