You live with your vagina day in, day out. And you probably think that you know all there is to know about it. The truth is, though, there are many facts about your genital area that are quite surprising. Here’s a quick look at the top fun facts every woman should know about her vagina.
The speculum has been around for many centuries
The tool used by gynecologists these days known as the speculum has been dated back to the year 1300 BC.
Your vagina and yogurt share the same type of bacteria
A woman’s vagina is home to many kinds of bacteria, but on the brightside, some of the good bacteria is the same type found in yogurt. Don’t let this deter you from eating yogurt, though, because it’s actually really good for your health.
Your vagina is quite deep
The average depth of a woman’s vagina is around 3-4 inches, but after becoming aroused, it can deepen by 200 percent. This means a penis ranging in size from six to eight inches should fit comfortably in just about any woman’s vagina.
Vaginas were originally referred to as sword holders
Did you know that in Latin the word ‘vagina’ translates as sword holder?! Can you image that conversation while talking dirty! “Ma’am, can I stick my sword in your sword holder! ”
Your vagina is like an oven
The vagina is kind of like an oven that cleans itself. There’s no need for douches or perfumed wipes. In fact, with minimal maintenance and care, you can keep a healthy amount of bacteria and a clean vagina.
Pubic hair has a short life
The hair that grows on your head usually lives up to seven years, while pubic hair is only expected to live for around 3 weeks.
Your vagina and sharks have something in common
There is a natural lubricant a woman produces known as squalene that can be found in both vaginas and sharks.
The vagina has more nerve endings than a man’s penis
A woman’s clitoris contains over 8,000 nerve endings while a man’s penis only contains around 4,000.
Women beat men when it comes to the number of orgasms in an hour
Did you know that women are capable of have many more orgasms in a hour’s time than men? The highest amount of orgasms reported by a woman was 134 in one hour, while the highest amount reported by a man was only 16 in an hour.