How To Avoid Queefing During Sex: Your 3-Step Guide

It's probably one of the most embarrassing things to happen while in bed with your beau, but if queefing leaves you morto there are a few things you can do.

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First up, let’s get one thing straight: queefing is totally normal. Shawna Scott, owner of sex store Sex Siopa confirms it: “We need to accept and own our queefing as an unavoidable fact of life. It happens when air that is trapped in the vagina during intercourse is released, and the sound is a result of the vibrations of the air passing through it,” she explains. “Unlike anuses, our vaginas have no sphincter muscles to control or hold air in, so it happens involuntarily.”

See? Totally naturally, but if you’re a tad self conscious or (eek!) getting down to it with a new fella, it can feel a little awkward to say the least. Luckily, if you’re worried your lady garden might let one loose there are a few things you can do about it.

1. Switch positions

For the super self conscious, it can be comforting to know that there are certain positions that are less likely to lead to an awkward queef moment. Girl-on-top, missionary and spooning are all safe bets, while doggy-style is the worst queef-causing offender. The more you know, eh?

2. Change the motion

It’s your guy’s pumping motion that can lead to air getting trapped inside your vagina, and cause that awkward toot. You’ll want to switch to a slow grind to avoid it. Bonus point: that’s also great news for your clitoris.

3. You can, er, let the air out

There’s a simple maneuver that will help move trapped air along a little more subtly. Simply insert a finger inside your vagina between positions or during intercourse. It will help the air escape, without the noise.

Still having issues? Shawna says “Own it! Anyone who has a serious problem with queefing has no business being in your vag in the first place!” We hear ya, sista.