Get caught up on what’s down there.
whether you’re an experienced explorer or it’s unchartered territory, we’ve all got one. Yep, the vagina is what unites all us gals, and while everyone’s may look a little different, they serve the same very important purposes. So it’s high time you got to know yours!
These are the outer lips – the fleshier ones that your pubic hair grows on.
The inner lips are smaller, pink skin folds that act like a second layer of protection for your vaginal openings. They contain oil glands that create lubrication, or that “wet” feeling you get down below. Sometimes they might be different sizes or even come out past the outer lips – this is totally normal. Don’t freak out if yours isn’t all symmetrical!
Situated at the top of your vagina, where the lips or your labia minora meet, this area is a pleasure centre for us girls, as it contains about 8000 nerve endings and is highly sensitive. Stimulating this area can lead to an orgasm for many women. If you’ve got your mirror out, you’ll see a little hood hanging over the clitoris to protect it from irritation.
This is the name given to the inner and outer lips of the vagina, so basically what you see at first glance.
You may have learned at school that girls have “three holes”. One of them is your bum (or “anus” if you’re being all scientific), and this tiny hole, located under the clitoris, is another. It’s where urine comes out.
This is our third “hole”, but don’t think you’re just walking around with an open tube between your legs! The walls of this passage are made up of muscles that contract, or close up, when at rest. The vaginal passage is a multi-tasker: it’s where our period blood flows through on its way out of the uterus; it’s where we put tampons in to catch that blood; it’s where vaginal intercourse occurs; and it’s also called the birth canal because it’s where babies come out of. Yep, the walls can stretch THAT far. Which is amazing and kinda crazy at the same time!