When it comes to sex education in high school, there are a lot of important topics that are covered. However, there are still a lot of things that aren't discussed, especially when it comes to female anatomy. One area that is often overlooked is of all key things... the vulva in all her hail to the V glory and the bottom line is, I'm not having it! Let no biological, sensual, sexucation stone be unturned.
Here are four things you may not have learned about your vulva in high school:
1. The vulva is not the same thing as the vagina.
I know... were you today years old..? Many people use the terms "vulva" and "vagina" interchangeably, but they are actually two completely different things.
The vulva is the external part of the female genitalia, including the labia, clitoris, and vaginal opening.
The vagina, on the other hand, is the internal canal that connects the cervix to the outside of the body.
Knowing the difference between these two parts of your anatomy is important for understanding your body, appreciating your body, finding endless pleasure in your body and communicating effectively with your healthcare provider.
2. The appearance of the vulva can vary widely.
Just like every other part of the body, the appearance of the vulva can vary widely from person to person.
Some people have long labia, while others have shorter ones. Some people have more prominent clitoral hoods, while others have smaller ones.
It's important to remember that there is no "normal" when it comes to the appearance of the vulva. As long as everything is functioning properly and you are not experiencing any pain or discomfort, you don't need to worry about the way your vulva looks.
Every vulva is a masterpiece unto itself! They are all unique. They are all normal. They are all beautiful in their unique normalcy.
3. The vulva requires special care.
The vulva is a sensitive area that requires special care to keep it healthy. Let's graduate from that careless car wash style of vulva hygiene and maintenance.
Take time to get to know every fold, follicle, texture, ripple, sensation that is home to your gorgeous vulva.
One important thing to remember in particular is to only use gentle, unscented soap when washing the area. Harsh soaps or perfumed products can cause irritation and inflammation.
It's also a good idea to avoid super tight clothing or underwear that doesn't breathe well, as this can create a moist environment that is conducive to yeast infections and other types of infections. Making this little change can had days and days of playtime you may not have otherwise enjoyed.
4. The vulva can experience pain and discomfort.
Okay so it's not all fun and games. We have to be responsible too. Many persons are unaware of the several conditions that can cause pain or discomfort in the vulva.
One common condition is vulvodynia, which is characterized by chronic pain in the vulvar area.
Other conditions that can cause pain or discomfort include yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and sexually transmitted infections. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the vulvar area, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine the cause and get appropriate treatment.
In conclusion, there is a lot to learn about the vulva that isn't covered during the birds and we bees talk or in high school sex education classes.
By understanding the differences between the vulva and the vagina, recognizing that the appearance of the vulva can vary widely, taking care of the vulva with gentle hygiene practices, and being aware of conditions that can cause pain or discomfort, you can better care for your body and improve your overall sexual health..
..and let's not forget, add waterfalls of orgasms to your daily repertoire! After all, YOU DESERVE DAILY ORGASMS.
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