There are lot of misconceptions around how the vagina works and how you should be caring for it. Not that long. On average, the vaginal canal is three to six inches long.
Reproduction is the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves. But even though the reproductive system is essential to keeping a species alive, unlike other body systems, it's not essential to keeping an individual alive. In the human reproductive process, two kinds of sex cells, or gametes GAH-meetzare involved.
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Back to Sexual health. Vaginas are designed to help us have and enjoy sex, have periods and have babies. But what's normal and what's not? Find out how vaginas can be different.
Labial agglutination occurs when the skin around the vagina sticks together. Read about possible treatments including estrogen cream and zinc oxide. The labia are thin folds of skin around a girl's vagina.
Hymens can come in different shapes. The most common hymen in young women is shaped like a half moon. This shape allows menstrual blood to flow out of the vagina.
When your vagina feels very tight, as though nothing could go inside, you may have a condition called vaginismus. In almost all cases, the vulva and vagina are completely healthy. Primary vaginismus, where nothing has ever entered the vagina, not even a tampon, is common among girls who have had a very loving, but sometimes over-protective background.
That's why it's important to give your vagina a little extra attention. The vagina can tell us a lot about your hormones, your head and your overall health. So what are the hidden messages your vagina is trying to tell you?
My daughter has had a fused vagina since she was born. The pediatrician prescribed a topical hormonal medication which opens it up, but every time we stop medication it closes again. We have never heard of this happening to any other girls.