I'm 26 years old and a virgin, although I am planning to have sex soon. I'm so nervous about having sex for the first time, since I can't even fit my own finger in there. Don't I need to be able to do that before I have sex for the first time?
There are so many things we're never told about our vaginas like that most of the things on this list are actually about vulvas instead of vaginas, and no, the two are not the same. Here are 15 things I wish we'd had cleared up sooner. What the hell that white stuff in your underwear is.
Before I say anything else, understand that you've got nothing to be scared about here, okay? You also don't need to feel embarrassed about not knowing this stuff: not only do plenty of adult women not know either, it's certainly not your fault that no one has given you thorough sex education or asked if you had any questions. Many people experience fear and shame when it comes to their genitals and sex.
When my boyfriend and I tried to have sex for the first time he couldn't penetrate me even though he was fully erect. I have not had sex before but he has. How could this have happened and how do I overcome it as all sorts of silly ideas are going round in my head!
A hymen is a thin layer of tissue that partially covers the opening of the vagina — partially not completely. After the menopause and due to the lack of estrogen however, the symptoms will take longer to resolve and will require treatment. The vaginal lining becomes thinner, drier and subsequently sore because of a condition called vaginal atrophy.
When most people think of the clitoris, they think of the small visible part. But research indicates that it actually has branches that extend down underneath the skin, along either side of the vulva, kind of in a wishbone shape. The vulva refers to the outside, visible parts of your genitalia.
It can help with body image anxiety. Now, her latest work puts vulvas and vaginas in the spotlight thanks to her new book Womanhood: The Bare Reality and forthcoming Channel 4 documentary: Vaginas. And when women share intimate photos and deeply personal experiences relating to their vaginas, the result is a tender yet taboo-exploding message of women reclaiming their womanhood.
Contains 10 wipes. Yes, if you are a virgin, you can use a menstrual cup. Therefore, you might want to practice in the beginning.
Photo by Flickr user David DeHetre. InAllison Henry sent shudders down many spines with a story she published on the now-defunct website MomLogic. About ten weeks into Henry's second pregnancy, she suddenly felt like "someone had rammed a pitchfork up [her] butt. After giving birth to a son, who was fine but premature, one day she noticed while using the bathroom that "there wasn't really a hole there—it felt kind of flat.