- The word ‘vagina’ is derived from the Latin language, where it literally means sheath or a scabbard. The plural of the word vagina is vaginae or more commonly, vaginas.
- The first movie to use the word vagina on-screen was Disney’s 1946 animated film “The Story of Menstruation.”
- The gas expelled from the vagina is called a ‘vart’ or a ‘queef,’ and unlike farts, it is odorless and not related to the female rectum.
- In a woman’s body, the largest number of nerve endings are present in the first two inches inside the vagina. Thus, this area is extremely pleasure-receptive.
- Each vagina is unique, not only in its anatomy but also in its smell. The smell of a vagina is dependent on a number of causes, such as the vaginal bacteria, type of fabrics a woman wears, her diet and lifestyle, hygiene, sweat levels and gland secretions.
Markus Spikse/Unsplash. The pH inside the vagina is the same as tomatoes.
- The pH level inside a vagina is 4, which is the same as tomatoes, wine and beer. To maintain vaginal pH levels, hygiene is an important factor. Using vaginal washes, soaps, and douches disturbs the pH levels as the vagina is a self-cleaning body part and doesn’t need any soaps to maintain its hygiene. Using soaps and douches can also increase the frequency of UTIs and other vaginal infections.
- Around one in 5000-7000 females are born without a vagina. The condition is called vaginal agenesis. The condition often goes unnoticed at birth and is later found out at puberty time.
- The hair growth around the vagina occurs for around three weeks only. Compared to a person’s head, where hair growth continues for seven years, hair growth around the vagina is sparse.
Victoria_Borodinova/Pixabay. Thirty percent of women experience vaginal orgasms
- Only 30% of women experience orgasm through vaginal penetration. Some scientists believe that vaginal orgasms are a deeper form of the clitoral orgasm while others believe that there are two different things–they also activate two different parts of the brain.
- The word orgasm has a Proto-Indo-European root word, ‘wrot,’ which literally means to swell with strength or to bulge.
romjanaly/Pixabay. Cranberry juice is good for vaginal health
- There are different ways to make a vagina smell fresher, without resorting to douching and using vaginal washes. According to gynecologists, women can make their vagina smell nicer by shaving their public hair, using baby wipes instead of toilet papers, and taking care of internal health through diet and detoxification. Cranberry juice is an extremely useful drink to have when fighting UTIs, and it can also eliminate vaginal odors.