What is your Vulva? What are the Parts of a Vagina?

Vagina? Vulva? What’s the difference? Vulva is the word for the outside parts that you can see, the vagina is inside. You can see the entrance of the vagina, but the vagina itself is inside the body. Let’s take a tour!

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Vagina? Vulva? What’s the difference? Vulva is the word for the outside parts that you can see, the vagina is inside. You can see the entrance of the vagina, but the vagina itself is inside the body. Let’s take a tour!

First are the outer labia or “lips”, these are where hair grows. Inside those are the inner labia, they are made of a different, softer tissue, and hair does not grow on this area. Sometimes people worry their labia are too big, different sizes, or the wrong color, so it’s important to know that they come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors.

Let’s meet the clitoris. The clitoris has a lot of nerve endings and is the main area of sexual sensation for people with vulvas. It can feel great to stimulate the clitoris with a finger, vibrator, or a partner’s tongue. The part that is seen from the outside is the head of the clitoris, and it is covered by a piece of protective skin called the clitoral hood. The whole clitoris is bigger than it looks, it is actually about 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) long and stretches down either side of the vulva under the skin.

There are three different holes in the genital area: the urethra, the vagina, and the anus. The urethra is a tube that ends with the hole where urine comes out, and is located between the head of the clitoris and the vaginal opening. The vagina is located a little further back, between the urethra and the anus. The anus is the hole furthest to the back.

Using a finger, toy or penis inside the vagina is enjoyable for many people. The first third of the vagina is usually the more sensitive part, whereas deeper inside it is less sensitive. The g spot is located in the front wall of the vagina, and can feel like a spongy mound to touch. Many people enjoy a massage-like pressure on their g spot with a finger, toy, or penis, although others find it just feels like they need to pee. At the back of the vagina is the cervix, and for some people this is also a sexually enjoyable area. The vagina creates some of its own fluid to make penetration more comfortable, but many people also like to use a lubricant to keep sex, slipperier, safer and enjoyable for longer.

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For all you clit owners out there that wish to know your clitoris on a deeper, more personal level, Colby is here to guide your exploration into one of the least known parts of the female body!

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