8 Fun Facts About Your Vagina We Bet You Didn’t Know!
Priyanka GhuraBeauty Editor, POPxo
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Thought you knew everything there was to know about your vagina? Well did you know it kinda has superpowers? Yes, girls, your hoo-ha is pretty effing amazing! Read on to know a few things we bet you didn’t know your vagina could do. Prepare to be amazed!
1. It Can Change Colour
No, not blue, green and purple of course, but your vagina can lighten/ darken through different stages of life. During pregnancy or sexual arousal, blood flow to the area can result in a deeper, darker colour. Also, decreased levels of estrogen during menopause can cause it to lighten.
2. It Is Self-Cleaning
Have you ever wondered what vaginal discharge is about? Clear, whitish discharge is perfectly healthy and is actually a good sign that is flushing out bacteria and dead cells from spreading into the urethra. This is why it’s so important to not wash your lady bits with soap or anything else that can disturb its natural pH levels.
3. It Can Get Bigger!
Vaginal tenting is a process when the vagina expands when aroused. So when you’re getting busy with your man, the muscular tension can cause it to expand. The more turned on you are, the more it expands.
4. It May Potentially Be Able To Save Lives
Studies are underway to test menstrual blood to treat congestive heart failure. Wherein, stem cells are extracted from menstrual blood to create muscle cells for the heart. It’s still being tested, but you never know, someday in the future your vagina might be saving people from heart failure!
5. It Can Get A Boner
See, women really can do everything that men can! When you’re turned on, the clitoris because firm and engorged, much like an erection. In fact, a clit has over 8,000 nerve endings, which is double the number for a penis.
6. It Can Work Out
Your vaj-ay-jay is super strong (that’s probably why we don’t see a penis pushing out a brand new human!). But did you know you can make it even stronger (which will make your orgasms more intense!)? Kegel exercises and pelvic floor exercises are meant to strengthen your muscles down there and keep them in top shape and health as you grow older.
7. It Can Talk To You
Your vaginal secretions tell you a lot about your cycle and fertility. Sometimes it’s clear, sometimes it’s milky white - well, changes in consistency mean different things. You can refer tothis chart to understand better when you’re the most fertile during the month, based on vaginal discharge.
8. It Can Have FOUR Different Kinds Of Orgasms
Whereas men can have just one! Our orgasms can be divided into 4 categories:
Clitoral: When your orgasm through clitoral stimulation, without vaginal penetration.
Vaginal: When you orgasm through vaginal penetration, without much clitoral stimulation.
Blended: When you have clitoral and vaginal stimulation.
Multiple: When a woman relaxes slightly after an orgasm (but not entirely) and is aroused again. This is something that men will always be jealous of!