10 Things Every Lady Needs To Know About Her Lady Parts

Most women pay a lot of attention to their hair, skin, and nails. We all want to look beautiful, don’t we? But there is another part of our bodies that deserves to be taken care of. After all, it’s only responsible for the survival of the human race (no pressure there…). Yes, dear reader, today we are talking about what might be considered a taboo topic: the female genitals.


What exactly is the vulva? You have probably heard of the word, but perhaps you don’t know precisely where it is located. Well then, read on to find out everything a lady needs to know about her lady parts, courtesy of Four Nine

1. Vulva and vagina are not the same thing

It’s a common mistake to mix these two up. However, the vulva is the exterior part of your nether regions. Everything that you can see is the vulva, whereas the vagina is the muscular passageway that connects the vulva to the cervix.

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2. The vulva is composed of different parts

It comprises your labia, clitoris, and the openings to the vagina and urethra.

3. There’s no such thing as a “normal” looking vulva

Every vulva looks different. There isn’t a standard look, so it’s completely normal if yours doesn’t match what you may have seen on the internet or in a textbook.

4. It can be different colors

The vulva can sometimes be a shade different from the skin tone of the rest of your body. It could be either darker or lighter – again, this is completely normal, and it might even keep changing with age.

5. You should love your labia

The labia are the ‘lip’ parts of the vulva and there are two pairs: the outer lips (labia majora) and the inside ones (labia minora). Their length can vary and having one side longer than the other is also a common occurrence. Don’t feel self-conscious if your labia doesn’t look “normal”! We already mentioned there’s no such thing as a normal looking vulva, but if you’re feeling too strongly on this point, you could opt for a cosmetic procedure called labiaplasty.

6. Be thankful for your mons pubis

The mons pubis is the fleshy mound above the vulva (the bit covered in pubic hair). This part of your body is quite squidgy because its purpose is to protect and cushion the pubic bone. Pubic hair performs a similar function: it’s designed to stop friction (while you are… doing the deed) from causing skin abrasions.

7. Speaking of hair…

The hair around your vulva might lose its color with age and turn gray. As you grow older, you’re also less likely to remove your pubic hair, according to research.

8. It’s very sensitive, but it shouldn’t cause you pain

Because of the presence of a lot of nerves in the area, touch and other sensation can feel very intense. However, touching shouldn’t cause you pain and sex shouldn’t cause severe discomfort. If it does, you should pay your doctor a visit.

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9. Your vulva can get sick sometimes too

Apart from the most common STDs, the vulva can also suffer from other medical conditions. One of them is cysts; these don’t cause pain, unless they’re infected, and the treatment often consists of warm baths and compresses. Another common health concern is vulvodynia; this manifests with generalized pain in the area (burning, stinging, rawness or soreness) which can last 3-4 months. It isn’t caused by an infection. In fact, there are many factors that can lead to its appearance, but, luckily, there are many treatments as well.

10. It can basically look after itself

All you need to do to keep your vulva happy is to wash it regularly with some fragrance-free soap. It’s perfectly capable of looking after itself and tending to it too much can cause it to become irritated.

Source: fournine