Detailed anatomy of the clitoris finally added to an OB/GYN textbook for the first time!

Detailed anatomy of the clitoris added to an OB/GYN textbook for the first time in July 2019.

We’ve gone over in depth details of a woman’s anatomy a lot on our blog, but thankfully, medical textbooks have now added a more detailed illustration of a woman’s clitoris.  Finally the doctors listen.  

It’s good to know that when it comes to our vaginas, especially our clitoris, doctors are being taught more thoroughly.  

This just in, our views from medical schools all over the country have now dropped tenfold, as medical students no longer have to use sex blogs to learn more about the female anatomy!  Oh gosh!

3 Years of Anonymous Vagina Submissions From All Over The World (Part 3)

3 Years of Anonymous Vagina From Around The World 

You are normal. Your vagina is normal.  And your vagina doesn’t show how many men you have had sex with or how many babies you have or haven’t had.  No matter what your age, number of sex partners, or the the amount of children you have had, your vulva can be small, large, thick, or thin.  And guess what?  Every variation is beautiful.

Below are self submissions of women from all over the world that have decided to share their vulva / vaginas, to raise awareness that all women are not alike.  Empowerment in showing other women that there is nothing wrong with the way their vaginas look.  This is 3 years of  anonymous submissions, along with commentary from the woman who submitted the pictures.

 

Self Submission:

Age 33

I’m 33 years old. Never been pregnant/given birth (this seems like relevant info we should be adding). I don’t care what anyone thinks about my genitals anymore, except for my husband. Sometimes I shave, sometimes I trim. Trimmed this week.

 

Next Self Submission:

Age 20

Sorry about the lighting! I shaved a bit (around my butt and perineum and a bit around the edges, a couple days ago I think), and I trimmed a bit. I kinda like my lady parts.

 

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3 Years of Anonymous Vulva / Vagina Submissions From All Over The World (Part 1)

3 Years of Anonymous Vagina From Around The World 

You are normal. Your vagina is normal.  And your vagina doesn’t show how many men you have had sex with or how many babies you have or haven’t had.  No matter what your age, number of sex partners, or the the amount of children you have had, your vulva can be small, large, thick, or thin.  And guess what?  Every variation is beautiful.

Below are self submissions of women from all over the world that have decided to share their vulva / vaginas, to raise awareness that all women are not alike.  Empowerment in showing other women that there is nothing wrong with the way their vaginas look.  This is 3 years of  anonymous submissions, along with commentary from the woman who submitted the pictures.

Asian, 22 Years Old.

Honestly, I’m pretty fine with my genitalia. Growing up, I didn’t see many naked people, but the naked people I did see (mom) had hair, so I couldn’t actually see very well. The best I had to go off of was a “teach your kid about sex” book that I read alone. I had a small mirror for lip gloss and I compared the diagram in the book to my own parts and it looked like the diagram, so I figured I was good to go (age 10-12). I didn’t realize until semi recently that there are many different shapes and colors and sizes, and they are all unique. Additionally, I always preferred completely bare, and have de-haired the area consistently since prepubescence through now. I recently tried growing a cool landing strip, but due to constant wax/pluck, my hair is very sparse and will never grow to look great ( think middle school boy tries to grow a mustache).

Sometimes I’m self conscious about the color, as it’s darker than I thought it “should” be. Other times, I am self conscious because one of my lips, the left I think, is just slightly slanted or just longer. Due to constant grooming, I also can get some ingrown hairs, which sucks!

I see ladies with nice and big labia, or a great landing strip and I wish I could have those things too. When I am aroused, I don’t think anything really noticeably changes, maybe my clitoris girth.

Overall, I’m very satisfied with the way it aesthetically looks, but I am ALWAYS self conscious if someone is looking at it. I just feel like it looks tastes feels smells gross, so I sort of obsessively bathe and groom it.

The photos are : closed legs, open legs, a view of my clitoris, and a view of my labia minora.

Next Self Submission:

Age 29

I used to despise my vulva, I loathed how large my labia were, and dearly wanted a labiaplasty to “fix” them.

It took me a long time to accept the appearance of my vulva. I think I was around 25 when I finally realised I wasn’t a “freak” and that my vulva looked perfectly normal.

But my insecurities about my labia, along with my other body image issues, prevented me from becoming sexually active for a long time. I was too afraid of what others might think of my naked body, and that they’d have been as repulsed as I was (at the time).

Right now, I have a very full bush. I do like and enjoy having a bush, but I will probably get a wax when it’s summer so I can wear a bikini (!)

 

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V’s Wet Inbox – My Cervix Is Bruised?!

cervix painLast night my partner and I were having sex. It was a little rougher than usual in a position that often hurts my cervix. We changed to a more comfortable position after a few minutes, but the damage was already done, and I got a horrible cramp in my entire lower abdomen that brought me to tears. It eventually stopped hurting severely, but I’m still tender today. If it continues, I’ll absolutely see my doctor, but I’m just wondering if you or any of your readers have experienced this? ovarian cyst

Yes, I have experienced this myself many times. Although the pain can be debilitating; fortunately, it doesn’t last for more than 24-36 hours, and can even dissipate after about 12. From personal experience, I believe this cervical pain is caused by certain factors.

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Sex Ed: How Women Overcome Vaginismus

VaginismusWhen a woman has vaginismus, her vagina’s muscles squeeze or spasm when something is entering her, like a tampon or a penis. It can be mildly uncomfortable, or it can be painful. There are exercises a woman can do that can help, sometimes within weeks. vaginismus

Symptoms
Painful sex is often a woman’s first sign that she has vaginismus. The pain happens only with penetration. It usually goes away after withdrawal, but not always. Women have described the pain as a tearing sensation or a feeling like the man is “hitting a wall.” Many women who have vaginismus also feel discomfort when inserting a tampon or during a doctor’s internal pelvic exam.

Causes
Doctors don’t know exactly why vaginismus happens. It’s usually linked to anxiety and fear of having sex. But it’s unclear which came first, the vaginismus or the anxiety. Some women have vaginismus in all situations and with any object. Others have it only in certain circumstances, like with one partner but not others, or only with sexual intercourse but not with tampons or during medical exams.

Other medical problems like infections can also cause painful intercourse. So it’s important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause of pain during sex.

Treatment
dilatorsWomen with vaginismus can do exercises, in the privacy of their own home, to learn to control and relax the muscles around the vagina. The approach is called progressive desensitization, and the idea is to get comfortable with insertion.

First, do Kegel exercises by squeezing the same muscles you use to stop the flow of urine when urinating:

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