Vajayjay, vag, mott, gash, hole, snatch, crotch, lady parts, female bits, love tunnel, box, fanny and cha cha. There’s a lot of words one can use to describe the anatomy of the vagina. Nonetheless, it seems that many of us still have problems pointing out this important female asset.
Let’s be honest ladies, if you were blindfolded and dropped off in the centre of your local shopping mall, you’d probably be able to find your way back home, right? But if we were to ask you where the labia is - would you be able to find it as quickly? We thought not!
But alas, you’re not alone. Recent findings from a YouGov poll found that half or Brits don’t know where the vagina is 😮
It seems the anatomy of the vagina isn’t all - more than half of respondents were unable to describe the function of the urethra (58 per cent) or labia (47 per cent).
Don’t even get us started on the clitoris!
With so much mystery around the female genitalia, we thought we’d sum it up in simple terms.
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The anatomy of the vagina is defined as; “the muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the outside of the body” and stretches from six to seven inches in length.
The best way to understand it is to grab a light, a mirror and take a look downstairs. That said, you might benefit from these videos which help demystify the muff, so to speak.
Now you have a better idea of what we’re talking about, here’s the keywords to understand in more detail:
When we say ‘the vagina’ we quite often mean the vulva. This is the external part of the female genitalia that protects a woman’s sexual organs, urinary tract and other precious parts including the inner and outer lips. It’s a good term to use for the all-encompassing vajayjay area.
Which brings us to the vagina. This is specifically considered the birth canal which leads to your uterus. If you use tampons, this is the ‘hole’ you’ll insert them into! 😋
Also known as the ‘outer lips’ or ‘flaps’, these are the outer protecting folds of skin that first greets us when taking a trip down under. Covered in public hair, their key role is to protect your delicate inside parts.
Every woman looks different and there’s no ‘perfect look’. However, the rise of the ‘designer vagina’ has resulted in an increase in ‘labia surgery’ to change one’s appearance.
You will know it from your smear tests. The cervix is located at the neck of your uterus. Its function is to allow flow of menstrual blood into the vagina, and to act as a signpost for sperm during intercourse.
During pregnancy, it keeps your baby snug in the womb, dilating when it’s time to come out.
Possibly the most famous part of the anatomy of the vagina, the humble clitoris makes a big impact for such a small part. This little nub is easier to feel than see, located at the top of your external area. With an astonishing 8,000 nerve endings, it’s no surprise that this is one of the most sensitive areas, often key to reaching orgasm.
There’ also the internal clitoris - a wishbone-shape tissue which engorges during arousal.
Not to be confused with the clitoris, the urethra sits just below the clitoris, where your wee comes out of. Yeah, you don’t want to confuse those two!
It’s pretty hard to see since it’s tucked away, but if you’re curious try and take a look next time you take a bathroom break.
Other parts to know:
- The vestibule – below the urethra this is the opening to the vagina
- Uterus – where the foetus lives
- Ovaries – release eggs monthly for fertilising
- Fallopian tubes – act as a shoot for the eggs to float merrily down!
😍We know, the anatomy of the vagina is fascinating!😍