It's hard to have a healthy relationship with your body if you're not sure how it actually works. When it comes to your vagina, however, there's a chance that you've got a knowledge gap around its anatomy — from how everything slots together to what each part's job is. Why are we so sure? Well, recent research from the Eve Appeal showed that half of women aged were unable to label the vagina accurately — and that fewer than a quarter of women aged said they felt confident that 'they were well informed about gynaecological health issues. It's a common misconception that the visible outer parts of the female anatomy is called the vagina.
Self-Exam: Vulva and Vagina
Self-Exam: Vulva and Vagina - Our Bodies Ourselves
Back to Sexual health. The vagina is designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions discharge. The vagina is a tube of muscle inside a woman's body that runs from the cervix the opening of the womb to the vaginal opening. Looking after your everyday health can help keep your vagina in good shape, says Dr Suzy Elneil, consultant in urogynaecology at University College Hospital, London, and spokesperson for Wellbeing of Women.
Your Vagina Parts: A Cheat Sheet for What's Going on, down There
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The appearance, shape, and size of genitals vary from person to person as much as the shape and size of other body parts. There is a wide range of what is considered normal. Observing your own body can help you to learn what is normal for you. The following descriptions will be much clearer if you look at your genitals with a hand mirror while you read the text.