- The only cancer a Pap smear screens for is cervical cancer. It doesn’t check your ovaries, your uterus, or your colon.
What is HPV? Human papilloma virus is a virus from the papillomavirus family that is capable of infecting humans.
- How much vaginal discharge you make varies widely. Some normal, healthy women spew loads of discharge and need to wear panty liners every day. Others are bone dry. As long as you are not at risk of STDs and you have no itching, burning, or odor, you’re probably just fine. If in doubt, see your gynecologist.
- Every vulva is different and special. Some lips hang down. Some are tucked up neatly inside. All are beautiful. Don’t even think about labiaplasty or “vaginal rejuvenation surgery.” You’re perfect just the way you are.
- Most women don’t have orgasm from intercourse alone. The clitoris is where the action is. Most women who do orgasm during sex have figured out how to with hitting the sweet spot, either from positioning or from direct stimulation of the clitoris with fingers.
- If you’re hunting for your G Spot, be patient. Stimulating this area usually requires more time and deeper stimulation than most people think. Try using a finger in a “come hither” motion to stimulate the front wall of the vagina, where the G spot lives. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many can’t- and it’s definitely not critical to having a fulfilling romp in the hay.
- How you choose to decorate is completely personal. Waxing, shaving, tattooing, piercing, or simply going all natural. It’s your choice, and don’t let anyone else pressure you into doing something that doesn’t resonate with you.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Things every woman should know about her vagina
My intention with this piece is to open up dialogue, educate women, and encourage us all to know, love, and celebrate our bodies. Enjoy the info, and please, pass it on!
The vagina is like a bicep. Use it or lose it. If
you don’t have a partner, pick up a battery-operated boyfriend to help
keep things healthy as you age. But don’t worry- it’s usually not an
issue until after menopause, when fragile vaginal tissue can scar and
shrink. If properly tended, your vagina will be able to pleasure you
until the day you leave this life.
While men do pee out of the penis, women do not pee out of the vagina. Know your anatomy. There are three holes and countless other sexy structures. Find your way around on the Pretty Pink Pussy Tour. Get a hand mirror and go to town.
The vagina doesn’t connect to your lung. If you
lose something in there, don’t worry. Reach in all the way and pull it
out. Do not- I repeat- do not, go hunting for whatever you’ve lost with
a pair of pliers. If you think you put something in there and you
can’t find it, chances are good that it’s simply not there. Think of
your vagina as being like a sock. If you lose a banana in a sock…it
stays in the sock.
Yes, it’s true- your vagina can fall out. Yes your vagina can turn inside out just like a worn
out sweat sock and hang between your legs as you get older. But don’t
fret- this condition- called pelvic prolapse- can be fixed.
There’s no such thing as being revirginized. Once you lose it, it’s 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 doesn’t need to be douched. As a friend says, “My
vagina doesn’t need to be cleaned up. It smells good already. Don’t
try to decorate. Don’t believe him when he tells you it smells like
rose petals when it’s supposed to smell like pussy. That’s what they’re
doing – trying to clean it up, make it smell like bathroom spray or a
garden. All those douche sprays – floral, berry, rain. I don’t want my
pussy to smell like rain. All cleaned up like washing a fish after you
cook it. I want to taste the fish. That’s why I ordered it.” Amen,
Menstrual blood is supposed to clot, so don’t freak out. Usually,
what you think are clots are just pieces of uterine lining. As long as
you’re 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. Don’t
be afraid to slick on some lubricant like K-Y Jelly or Astroglide
(coconut oil is a great natural lubricant).