The vagina belongs to the internal sex organs
Vagina and vagina are the same. Some confuse them with the external female sex, the vulva . The vagina, however, is inside the body: it is a tube of up to 12 centimeters in length made of very elastic mucous membrane, surrounded by a thin layer of muscle. On your exploration journey through your gender, you’ll best see your entrance if you ever grip an outer genital lip with two fingers and pull it slightly away from your body. Maybe you also recognize the hymen (the hymen). The hymen surrounds the vaginal opening completely or partially. You can read more about this in this text .
Stretchy and moist
If the vulva is your sex face, then the vagina is the inside of your mouth, so to speak. And if you put your finger in it, you’ll find that it also feels a bit similar. At rest, the walls lie against each other, which is why you do not see an open tunnel when looking at yourself. But the vagina is so stretchable that a baby can pass.
The vaginal wall has no glands, but the skin is very liquid permeable. The vagina is always more or less moist. This discharge is important to keep the vagina and uterus clean and healthy.
Musculature of the vagina
The vagina is surrounded by many pelvic floor muscles. Within two inches of the entrance to the vagina, you can feel the external sphincter muscles on both sides with your finger. You can tense them, for example if you want to interrupt the stream of urine. Try that and take a pocket mirror. You should see the contracting and letting go. Further inside the vagina, deeper layers of the pelvic floor muscles flow around the vagina. During orgasm , the muscles involuntarily contract rhythmically several times. The pelvic floor muscles may tend to cramp up in pain or anxiety, thereby triggering the feeling that the vagina is too tight for intercourse .
G point, G zone
If you put a finger in the vagina, you may notice that the entrance is not round, but rather U-shaped. Because on the vagina front wall is a curved surface. There lies, about a finger’s length inwards, the G-spot. This is actually an area on the front wall of the vagina. For many women, it is particularly excitable. Please read this text .
With a bit of effort, you will still feel a little harder, grape to apricot-sized elevation with a dent in the middle further back on the front wall of the vagina. This is the cervix, the opening of the cervix (cervix) to the vagina. The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus. The dent is the opening from which the menstrual blood emerges. She is very close; at ovulation and during the periodis she a little further. Some women regularly test the size of the cervix with their finger and thus feel when they have their ovulation. It is so stretchable that a newborn can get through. Pay attention to whether your cervix senses something when you touch it. Women can learn to experience pushing, massaging or pounding on the cervix as very exciting – to orgasm .
How do I excite the vagina?
In the vagina more and more “excitable zones” are discovered and named. Actually, that’s pointless, because that would mean that the rest of the vagina is not excitable. But basically the whole vagina is excitable. For within their subcutaneous tissue and in the muscles around them are excitable nerve endings. By regularly touching, stretching and pressing your vaginal wall, you can train the sexual excitability of your vagina – depending on your orgasm . The vaginal wall is very sensitive to touch and friction in the outer third. The nerve endings further inside respond more to stretch than to friction.
What happens with sexual arousal in the vagina?
In sexual arousal the vagina is supplied with more blood, which leads to an increased passage of fluid into the vagina. You probably feel this moistening. It facilitates the gliding of the penis during intercourse. Through the increased blood flow, the vaginal wall smoothes, and the upper third of the vagina is stretched like a balloon, which gives the penis more space. You can see that when you compare the two pictures. You can try with your finger if you can feel these changes.
Tension of the muscles and sexual arousal
The pelvic floor muscles play an important role in sexual arousal . If you notice that the vagina remains rather dry despite high levels of sexual arousal, it could be that you are severely tensing your pelvic floor muscles. Then the vagina is less well supplied with blood. If you get in the vagina poorly with more than one finger in sexual arousal, this is also a sign that you strongly tighten the muscles. We especially recommend that you do our exercises in the chapter Sex Tips, Techniques and Exercises for Women . We recommend them to all women, and you especially.
Video recommendation: Dr. med. Bock – Everything about the vagina and clitoris
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