The vagina is one of the most important organs of a woman’s body, however, it is also one of the most unknown. The majority of women do not know their vagina as well as they should. This can lead to confusion and prevent you from identifying diseases in time. Therefore, in today’s article, we are going to explain how a vagina really is for you to know if yours is normal.
A healthy vagina
We could say that the vagina is one of the main organs of the female genital tract. Consists of a duct with folds that connects the uterus with the outside of the body, has an elongated shape and is covered by mucous membranes. In addition, it is separated from the vulva, which is the outer part, by a membrane called the hymen.
The size of the vagina of an adult woman can range between 8 and 12 centimeters, and, due to its high elasticity, it can dilate and contract in an impressive way. It should be noted that there is no vagina that is the same as another, therefore, their shape, size, and even elasticity can vary in each woman.
What are the functions of a vagina?
The vagina is an organ that essential functions both sex and in pregnancy and childbirth. We can say that its main functions are the following:
- It is the conduit through which menstrual flow comes when the egg has not been fertilized.
- It ejects the cervical mucus secreted by the cervix during the days before and after ovulation.
- Is the cavity that receives the penis during vaginal penetration, and in which sperm is deposited which, subsequently, will arrive in the ovaries through the neck of the uterus.
- In it, you will find the G-spot, which generates a lot of pleasure for the woman during the stimulation of sexual intercourse.
- Finally, and probably most important, is the birth canal. That is to say, it is the conduit through which a fetus comes out at the time of giving birth.
It should be noted that the vagina is only the tube that connects the uterus with the outside. Many people confuse the vagina with the vulva, which is formed by the clitoris, the labia major and minor, the monte pubic and the vestibule of the vulva.
When do you need to be concerned about the state of the vagina?
It is imperative that you try to know your own body very well, including your genital tract, in this way, you will identify much more quickly any kind of anomaly or alteration in its appearance or operation. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is best that you go to the gynecologist:
- Changes in the color, odor or amount of vaginal discharge
- Itching, irritation, swelling or redness in the area
- Abnormal bleeding
- The occurrence of one or more packages
- The presence of white spots and/or red
- Vaginal pressure or heaviness
How to take care of your vagina properly
- Used condom in all your sexual relationships.
- Wash the genital area only with water and, if you want, use a soap specifically for that area.
- Avoid the use of sponges and soaps with perfume.
- Wash all of your sex toys very well with water before use.
- Change your sanitary napkins or tampons regularly when you have your menstruation
- Avoid wearing pants or undergarments that are too tight.
- Always keep the vaginal area dry, except when you go to have sex.
- When you go to wipe after you do your needs, always do it from front to back.
- Opt always for cotton underwear.
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