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Women’s Health – Fun Feminine Facts

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When it comes to women’s health, the vagina has celebrity status. It’s the most commonly known reproductive organ, but most people still don’t know how it works (and many people aren’t even comfortable saying the word aloud in public). Your vagina is an amazing organ that plays an important role in sexual satisfaction, childbearing, and monthly ovulation cycles.

International women’s day is right around the corner (March 8th). So, whether you’re on a journey of self-discovery or just love learning new things about the body, we’ve compiled for you a list of 10 things that you should know about your vagina, and other reproductive parts.

10 interesting facts about the vagina and women’s health

  1. It’s Self-Cleaning. The vagina has its own natural bacteria and internal glands that secrete fluid to keep it clean. Therefore, there’s no need for scented soaps or harsh cleaning products. Balanced vaginal health happens naturally.

  2. Pure Discharge. Every vagina has a unique scent, which can vary based on the time of day, activities, and what you eat. Regardless of your vaginal scent, the discharge is not a waste product. Vaginal discharge is made up of three simple things: salt water, mucus, and cells.

  3. The Perfect pH. In the vagina, normal pH levels range around 4, just like a fine wine!

  4. Double the Nerves. Just outside of the vagina lies the clitoris, which used to be a somewhat-secret center for sexual pleasure. 8,000 nerve endings are bundled inside the tip of the clitoris alone, which is more than double men’s sensitivity.

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    The structure of the clitoris [Illustration]

  5. It’s Elastic. The vagina expands and contracts during sexual arousal with the release of hormones. When you’re finished, the vagina tightens back to its normal position. Just as aging skin can become less elastic over time, some women experience looseness with age after menopause.

  6. Grow an Extra Organ. The placenta, often known as afterbirth, passes oxygen, nutrients, and immunity antibodies to the baby and it grows through the entire pregnancy. This temporary organ is made with help from both mom and dad.

  7. Nothing Gets Lost. Microscopic sperm can swim through the cervical opening at the top of the vagina. But you shouldn’t worry as it’s a very small space. Consequently ‘losing’ a tampon or condom inside the vagina is virtually impossible.

  8. Estrogen is the Key for women’s health. 

    You probably know that estrogen is the ‘female hormone,’ but the sheer amount of control that it has in the body might shock you. Estrogen controls more than just puberty, menstrual cycles, and lactation; it also plays a big role in blood clotting, pelvic muscles, skin health, and bladder function. Urinary urgency problems linked to menopause are actually related to a decrease in estrogen.

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    Infographic illustration of the molecule of Estrogen.

    Know Your Angle. The vaginal canal doesn’t go in a straight line. In fact, the average vagina is set at a 130-degree angle, so aim upwards and toward your back.

  10. It Bounces Back. The ability to create, grow, and birth a baby is amazing enough. Even after all of that, the birth canal can heal and revert back to its original size prior to pregnancy  The appearance of the vaginal opening and the closure of the cervix are typically the only things that have a lasting change.

Hope this was helpful. If you have any more questions concerning women’s health or the FemiLift treatment feel free to contact us.

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