Vagina or Vulva?

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Vagina or vulva? It’s time to talk about these terms and how confusing they can be so everyone can understand exactly what they mean. đź¤Ż

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Both terms are correct, but they talk about different parts of the female reproductive system. 

The vulva is the external part of the female genitalia. It protects a woman's sexual organs, urinary opening, vestibule, and vagina, and is the center of much of a woman's sexual response. The outer and inner 'lips' of the vulva are called the labia majora and labia minora.

Every single vulva is unique, but all of them have the same parts:

Labia: The labia are part of the female genitalia. There are two pairs of labia: the labia majora(or the outer labia) are larger and fattier, while the labia minora are folds of skin between the outer labia. The labia surround and protect the clitoris and the openings of the vagina and the urethra.

Clitoris: The clitoris is the pleasure center of the vulva. It doesn’t have a central role in reproduction like the penis or vagina. The clitoris is right under the point where the inner labia meet and form a little hood. 

Urethral orifice: The female external urethral orifice is the external opening of the urethra, from which we pee. It is located about 2.5 cm behind the clitoris and immediately in front of the vagina in the vulval vestibule.

Vagina: The vagina is an elastic, muscular canal with a soft, flexible lining that provides lubrication and sensation. The vagina connects the uterus to the outside world.

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Now you know what each term means, and how to use them. Remember that if you have any questions about periods, you can always write us on our social media channels.