As most of you recall Ryan and I started our vagina fact series by compiling a list of different fun facts about the vagina. After going over the list together I noticed we both were pretty opinionated on the different facts so I decided to log our conversations and put them in blog format. Our opinions are just that, our opinions. It doesn’t make us right or wrong.
In the previous blog we had nice little pictures to go along with every other fun fact. For your own eyesight, we decided to not do that on these next 10. Buy an anatomy book.
11. The Location Of Clitoris May Determine If You Can Have Penetration Orgasms
Not all lady parts are created equal—in fact, some clitorises may be a little closer to or farther from the vaginal opening. A study found that women whose clitorises were farther away from the vaginal opening were more likely to have trouble orgasming (probably due to decreased stimulation).
Nessa: Get a fucking ruler right now.
Ryan: Haha. Stop being such a size queen. I know you’re hung.
Nessa: I am not joking, get a ruler and measure the distance of my clitoris to my vagina opening.
Ryan: Well, you could just measure from the tip of my nose to my upper lip.
Ryan: When my mouth is in your hole, I can rub your clitoris with my nose.
Nessa: Oh, is that how you do it?
Ryan: Don’t worry about how I do it…
12. Listen People, Let’s Look Through a Peephole At Your Pee Hole
Men urinate through their penis. However, women do not pee through their vagina. Your bladder empties through the urethral opening, which is under the clitoris and above the vaginal opening.
Nessa: Dat title doe
Ryan: I’ll admit, as a teenager I definitely thought women peed through their vaginas.
Nessa: More like well into your 20s.
Ryan: Maybe. I can still remember finding out, through exploring your body, that there was another hole under the clitoris that the urine stream came from.
Nessa: I remember.
Ryan: Did you know that there have been men that actually had sex with women’s urethas rather than their vaginal openings?
Nessa: No fucking way!
Ryan: Yes. In fact, I’ve read that some women’s hymens were so tough and men weren’t educated on the female body properly, that they would instead force themselves inside a woman’s urethra because they didn’t know better.
Nessa: Oh my gosh.
Ryan: Exactly. Fellas, you can’t get a woman’s bladder pregnant.
13. Clots are Normal
Menstrual blood can sometimes be a bit freaky as it doesn’t flow like blood from elsewhere in the body. This is because the ‘blood’ is actually uterine lining. The womb lining is rich with blood in readiness to make a safe and healthy home for a fetus, so clotted blood is normal during your period. You need not be concerned unless the clots are large, heavy and bleeding is prolonged.
Ryan: You should make a meatloaf tonight.
Nessa: And that’s your first thought after reading that?
Ryan: No, I closed my eyes and tried not to listen to this one. Instead I thought of meatloaf with ketchup on top of it. Mmmmmm, yummy meatloaf with ketchup.
14. A Vagina Fall Out
One of the facts about vaginas you may not know is that it can “fall out.” In what is known as a pelvic prolapse, your vagina can turn inside out and hang between your legs. But no need to fret – it can be corrected.
Ryan: Okay, now you guys are just taking this equal rights thing too fucking far. Seriously, you guys can make your vaginas hang between your damn legs like a penis now? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.
Nessa: Damn right we can. And yes, we can also play the air guitar with our prolapsed vaginas.
Ryan: Well, can you play Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” in tune like I can?
Nessa: Easily. And don’t make any funny faces with I tuck my prolapsed vagina between my legs and say, “Oh look, I am a girl, I have camel toes.”
Ryan: IT PUTS THE LOTION ON!
15. Like A virgin
Losing your virginity refers to the breaking of the hymen, a membrane that partially closes the vagina – and yes, it can be broken by things other than penile penetration, but you remain a virgin until your first act of sexual intercourse. Losing your virginity is a one-time thing only.
Ryan: So wait. Let me get this straight. This fact claims that once your hymen is broken it’s broke forever and you can’t be a virgin again, but, if it breaks before you have sex with another person, you are still a virgin?
Nessa: It’s confusing I know.
Ryan: You can do anything you want in life, including lose your virginity again. Who cares what other people think. What if you were raped or molested? Does that mean you can never be a virgin?
Nessa: That’s a good point. I think a woman loses her virginity when she chooses the guy she wants to lose it too.
Ryan: I mean, I didn’t have a choice being born from a vagina, does that mean only guys born through c-section still have their virginity?
Nessa: Wow, these facts really have your wheels spinning huh?
Ryan: I’m just saying. Virginity is a mindset and who is to judge another person and say they can’t lose their virginity again. Hymen or no hymen.
16. The Hymen
Not all hymens have a large hole in the middle. There are several variations, including those which lack any type of hole and require surgical puncturing at the onset of menstruation if the hymen has not been broken already. Horseback riding, bike riding, sports, and tampons can all break your hymen. Most girls don’t even notice. It does not in any way cause you to lose your virginity.
Nessa: This fact basically follows up on your last point Ryan.
Ryan: This also is a good example of why there have been cases of men having sex with an urethra. A hymen that needs a surgery to be penetrated would make having sex extremely difficult.
Nessa: For sure. #asianproblems
17. Vagina Muscles
Your vagina is a muscle and contracts and stretches just like other muscles do. And just like other muscles, if you don’t use them, you lose them. Regular sex is enough of a workout, but post-menopause, the fragile vaginal tissue is prone to scarring and shrinking, so if you’re a lady of a certain age and don’t have a partner for a prolonged period of time, it is best to invest in a battery-operated boyfriend.
Nessa: Wait, so it shrinks and scars if you don’t use it?
Ryan: It seems like that’s what it’s saying. At first I thought it was suggesting that after menopause an unused vagina would loosen up and become like a bag of wet potato chips.
Ryan: So, the vagina shrinking and scarring is a bad thing?
Nessa: Probably makes it a lot more painful.
Ryan: For you, yes. For me, no.
Nessa: So what are you saying?
Ryan: I can’t wait until you are 75. I bet it feels amazing.
Nessa: Ha! What a Douche.
18. The Vagina Stretch
The vagina muscle is incredibly stretchy for birthing. This can leave you feeling loose. If your vagina isn’t as tight as you like, or is suffering from being a bit goosey loosey after you’ve had kids, vaginal exercises can do wonders. Known as Kegel exercises, get to work by contracting and relaxing 10 times for 3 sets a few times a day. If you’re not sure, try to stop the flow of urine when you pee – that will demonstrate exactly what you need to be doing.
Russian woman, Tatiata Kozhevnikova, holds the world record for lifting 31 pounds using only her vagina (as of 2012). Because the vaginal walls are made of contractile tissue (ie. muscle), they can be trained to contract more strongly. Vaginal exercises can also help improve a woman’s physical health and the strength of her orgasms.
Ryan: The Russian woman did what?
Nessa: I MUST BREAK YOU.
Ryan: If he dies, he dies.
19. Stretching Even More
Your vagina actually expands during sex. Ever wonder how it can seem so shallow that a doctor can feel the back walls and tell how dilated the cervix is with just his fingers? If it’s that shallow, how is it possible to take larger than average men all the way inside you? It’s called vaginal tenting, and it’s when the inner two-thirds of your vagina increase in length and width when you’re aroused. The average vagina is 3 to 4 inches long; the average penis is between 5 and 5.7 inches long when erect. Uh oh. Fortunately, a lady’s love canal can expand by up to 200 percent, which means there should be plenty of space. If a baby can fit, so can a penis.
Ryan: That last comment can be a bit misleading.
Nessa: I’d say. For one, I couldn’t give birth naturally because my cervix didn’t dilate. Does that mean a penis won’t fit?
Ryan: Ha. There has been times when I was drinking and had a bit of trouble …
Nessa: … or maybe you were just pushing in the wrong hole.
Nessa: Anyway, Mr. “Wrong Hole McMole,” I’d think having a baby means a woman could probably take any man regardless of his girth size, but really has nothing to do with length or depth.
Nessa: Not to mention, the baby comes from the uterus, which is beyond the cervix, which a penis shouldn’t be able to penetrate.
Ryan: I’ve read where some men think they penetrate the cervix.
Ryan: Yea, but from my experience I don’t think it’s possible for us.
Nessa: Why do you say that?
Ryan: Well, your cervix is about 2 1/2 or 3 inches deep at most. It feels like a small marble sized bulge with a hole in the middle. Kind of like your anus sphincter, but much smaller and harder. However, your vagina keeps going past the cervix and has like a small cave area in the back. This area is about 3 1/2 inches to 4 inches deep. I can reach it with my fingers and literally feel the back walls of your vagina.
Nessa: That’s neat. The cave area is where the semen coats the walls or puddles up inside a woman’s body when a man orgasms. When I orgasm, I believe my cervix will spasm and dip down into this area and the semen coats the cervix entrance.
Ryan: Yea. When we have sex, my penis goes past the cervix and I can feel the bulge slide back and forth over my shaft. As my penis passes the cervix, my head pushes your back walls in as deep as it can. Depending on the position and my erection strength, I can feel your back walls tighten up and literally reach its absolute stretching point. As I push inside you, I can feel my shaft push back into my own body and massage my prostate with pressure.
Nessa: Yea, I feel that too. That’s actually the pressure that makes me orgasm. For whatever reason, my cervix will spasm uncontrollably as you push hard against my back walls.
Ryan: Yea. That’s what makes me orgasm faster as well too. However, for the penis to go inside the cervix, although I am sure it may be possible, it would have to literally stop before the back of the vagina, and penetrate into a hole the size of a pen top. It would probably feel just as comfortable as a penis going into your urethra.
Ryan: Either way, interesting fun fact.
20. To Douche or not To Douche
Your vagina is self-sufficient. In fact, it is so self-sufficient, it even cleans itself. Many intravaginal (douche) products and washes can increase your risk of bacterial and yeast infections by throwing your pH levels out of whack. So stick to regular soap and water, and let your lady parts do their own thing. There are probably more bacteria in your mouth than in your vagina.
Another of the things to know about your vagina is that it has a signature smell that is unique to you. Why would you want to mask that smell with douches that smell like rose petals or the ocean? If you are douching because you have a particularly strong odor and it is accompanied by discharge, it could be the sign of an infection, so instead of reaching for a douche spray, seek medical advice.
Ryan: Dang, your vagina is a lot more useful than I thought. I wonder if it could also wash our car or something?
Nessa: It absolutely can.
Nessa: Yes, do you want to see?
Ryan: Hell yea. This should be fun.
Nessa: Ryan, go wash our car or you aren’t getting my pussy tonight.
Ryan: Damn it.