When most people think of the clitoris, they think of the small visible part. But research indicates that it actually has branches that extend down underneath the skin, along either side of the vulva, kind of in a wishbone shape. The vulva refers to the outside, visible parts of your genitalia. It encompasses basically everything you can see — the labia, the clitoris, the urethra, the vaginal opening, and so on — and it's usually what most people mean when they say "vagina. The vagina , on the other hand, is the muscular passageway that connects the vulva to the cervix. All vulva images in this story were created by artist Erin Tobey as part of a Kickstarter project by Dr.
What happens to your vagina and vulva as you age?
What happens to your vagina and vulva as you age? - Health - ABC News
These days, we look at our vaginas — or more correctly, vulvas — much more than women or men used to. And as we get older or after childbirth, many of us are shocked to find the area has changed. First things first. Just as everyone has a different body shape, eye colour, or preference for sexual partner, there is also enormous variation in vaginas and vulvas, regardless of age. The vagina and vulva lose thickness and the colour of the vulva can change from pink to a paler or darker hue. The clitoris can shrink, the labia can loosen, and there may be shrinkage of some tissue, Dr Tan said.
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The ins and outs of the vagina
Almost half of women in Britain do not know the basic anatomy of their vaginas, according to new research. Of 1, women surveyed, only half could locate the vagina on medical diagrams of the female reproductive organs, and less than a third could correctly label six different parts. One in seven women were unable to name a single one of the five gynaecological cancers, which are ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval, despite 21, new cases being diagnosed in the UK each year, according to gynaecological cancer charity the Eve Appeal. Those aged over 65 had the least knowledge.
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When all you want to do is lie in post-coital bliss, the last thing you want is to feel a burning sensation in your vagina. Unfortunately, pain during and after sex is more common than it should be. The dyes, fragrances, preservatives, surfactants, enzymes, parabens, solvents, emulsifiers, and other chemicals can either directly irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction. Gersh also explains that the chemical scents in detergents are common causes of skin burning and rashes.