9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Vagina
Hoo-ha, vadge or lady bits. Whatever you call it, we reckon it's important that you know yours pretty well.
Reckon you’re pretty clued in on your vajayjay? Think again ladypal, because we uncovered a while host of vagina-related facts that might just surprise you…
1. It’s possible for it to fall out.
Warning! This is super-rare, and highly unlikely to happen to happen to you. In rare cases, a vaginal prolapse can cause the vagina can actually protrude outside of the body (eek!). But before you cross your legs, repeat after us: it’s rare and it can be repaired with surgery. Phew!
2. It’s impossible to lose anything in there.
Forget those horror stories about missing tampons. The cervix, situated at the top of your lady bits, prevents anything other than sperm (or babies) getting through into the womb. If you can’t get a hold of a tampon, it’s likely you’ve just pushed it a little too far up to catch a hold, and the vagina’s strong muscles are gripping it in place. But don’t worry – it’s definitely still there.
3. You may never have had a hymen.
That little fringe of skin situated inside the vagina that’s apparently meant to break when you lose your virginity? Yeah, you might not have even had one in the first place, because many women are born without one. Or, of course, it might have broken years before when you were inserting a tampon, or going about your day-to-day business. Basically, it’s just a bit of skin.
4. The highest number of female orgasms ever achieved is 134 in one hour.
Researchers at the Centre for Marital and Sexual Studies in California conducted a study into how many times someone could orgasm in a one hour period, and one lady managed it 134 times. Wow. Just wow. (and also, oww?)
5. The word vagina roughly translates to sword holder in latin.
The Czechs on the other hand call it “pochva,” which means pocket; similarly, in Polish, it’s “pochwa.” We like it!
6. There’s no such thing as ‘normal’.
Vaginas really do come in all shapes and sizes. The average length is around three to four inches long. The world’s longest vagina can probably be attributed to the Victorian giantess Anna Swan, who was born in Scotland in 1846. Hers measured a whopping 48.26cm deep. Wowsa.
7. The G spot doesn’t exist.
Boo – sorry, everyone. Researchers from Italy, who published a study in Nature Reviews Urology in 2014, debunked the existence of the long searched-for pleasure point, which many had (frustratingly) never been able to locate, but others swore blind it was right there up on the vagina wall. It’s not all bad news. At the same time, the boffins identified a new area of pleasure for women, called the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex. It’s more than just one spot, y’all, and encompasses the clitoris, vagina and urethra. Oooh-er!
8. Size really doesn’t matter.
The nerve endings at the opening are just as sensitive as the ones deeper in your vagina. So whether he’s got a huge mickey, or a microscopic one, it shouldn’t matter. Psst: if he has a masso one, then you’ll be glad of an effect called vaginal tenting, which comes into play when we’re aroused. This is something the vagina does, when we’re turned on, to lubricate itself and widen and deepen, so it can accept penises (or rampant rabbits).
9. Your lady parts act like his man bits.
Just like his peen, your labia majora (the folds at the front of your vagina) become slightly stiffer when you’re aroused.
By Laura Somers.