7 Things You Should Know About The Vagina

August 27, 2021

The vagina is such a complex organ. Anyone who has one can testify. Here’s a list of things you should know about the vagina. 

Vagina as fruit picture

1. Your vagina contains a combination of yeast and bacteria

Your vagina naturally contains a balanced combination of yeast and bacteria. The bacteria works to keep the yeast from overgrowing. Yeast infections happen when but that balance is disrupted. The worst part is that a lot of things can affect this balance including antibiotics, pregnancy and even sex. 

2. What you call your vagina could be your vulva. 

Many people call the vulva the vagina. The vulva is made up of parts you can see like the clitoris, labia, urethra and vaginal opening while the vagina is an elastic canal that runs from the cervix to your hymen. 

3. The vagina is positioned at a 130-degree angle. 

It may seem as though the vagina goes straight into the uterus but the canal bends towards the back at some point, which is why wearing tampons can be a bit of work. 

4. Tampons cannot disappear inside your vagina 

Contrary to popular opinion, tampons cannot get missing inside your vagina. It is medically impossible for it to do so as the opening at the top of your vagina is too small for it to go through. 

5. The vagina has 8000 nerve endings 

Yup! This is twice as many nerve endings as a penis has. It contains the greatest number of nerve endings in the entire human body. Small but mighty. 

6. Getting wet doesn’t always mean arousal 

This is called arousal non-concordance, which describes situations where you are being stimulated but you are not wet or when you are not being stimulated and you get wet. It can be caused by a number of factors including stress and trauma. 

7. Not everyone who has a vagina is a woman 

Trans men, intersex people, nonbinary people and agender people may have vaginas, even though they are not women. 

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