5 Things That Happen to Your Vagina After You Give Birth
4 Things That Happen To Your Vagina During Sex
Women's Healthand theAmerican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)teamed up on an exclusive survey that revealed how much women know about their own anatomy. The answer, sadly: Not a whole lot. To help you better understand your nether regions, here's this guide to what happens to your vagina during sex.
When something sexy piques a man's interest, he gets an erection. What happens to you is less outwardly obvious but just as stimulating...
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1. The second your brain senses some potential action, your blood vessels expand and direct extra flow south. The increased circulation spurs vaginal secretions—natural lube made up of proteins and amino acids—and a plumping of the vulva. Thousands of nerve endings in the vagina's most sensitive areas light up.
2. Tissues in your clitoris swell and stiffen. Yes, we're talking mini erection. If you're completely turned on, your clitoris can triple in size. (It takes a while post-sex for it to shrink back down, though; during this interim, it can be difficult for some women to urinate.)
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3. Your cervix softens and, if it or a major surrounding nerve is stroked by a penis or toy during sex, it may light up the same pleasure areas in your brain that are activated by foreplay.
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4. In about 10% of women, pelvic floor muscle contractions during orgasm can propel a few drops of clear fluid out of the urethra.
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