Video: 7 Scientific Facts About Vaginas And Vulvas

Video: 7 Scientific Facts About Vaginas And Vulvas

In the video below, I've compiled a list of seven interesting facts about vaginas and vulvas--all tastefully displayed against the backdrop of (mostly) fruits and flowers that bear a minor resemblance to these body parts and/or have a reputation for being aphrodisiacs. Enjoy!

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5 Common Questions About Vaginas And Vaginal Sex

5 Common Questions About Vaginas And Vaginal Sex

As a sex educator, I get approached with sex questions all of the time. However, I can't help but notice that some topics come up much more frequently than others. As a result, I have started putting together resource guides to address the most common questions I receive on a given topic. The last guide covered questions about penis size, so this guide will address questions about vaginas. Below are the 5 most common questions I've received on this topic. Each question is followed by a short answer, along with a link to a longer answer.

1.) “Does the G-spot really exist and, if so, where is it?”

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Sex Question Friday: Is It Possible For A Woman To Become A Virgin Again?

Sex Question Friday: Is It Possible For A Woman To Become A Virgin Again?

A female reader submitted the following question:

“If a woman does not have intercourse over a long period of time, is it possible for her hymen to grow back and make her a virgin again?”

Thanks for asking this question. There are a surprising number of myths and misconceptions about the hymen, so before I answer your specific question, let’s first step back and talk about what the hymen actually is.

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Sex Question Friday: Can You Really Tell If A Woman Is A Virgin?

Sex Question Friday: Can You Really Tell If A Woman Is A Virgin?

Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader who wanted to know the following:

“The first time a couple has sex, is it possible to physically tell if the woman is a virgin? Do all women have a hymen that breaks and bleeds during sex?”

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Can A Woman Be “Revirginized” Through Surgery?

Can A Woman Be “Revirginized” Through Surgery?

The hymen is a membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening and is thought be break during a woman’s first attempt at intercourse. An intact hymen is therefore often presumed to indicate virginity. Given that it may be possible to physically detect virginity status by noting the presence or absence of the hymen, this small piece of tissue has come to take on great social meaning in some parts of the world. In fact, in some African and Middle Eastern cultures, a woman may be considered unmarriageable if her hymen is not intact, even if it was broken through non-sexual activity or as a result of rape. Because there is such great social pressure for these women to demonstrate virginity on their wedding night, “revirginization” surgery has become an increasingly popular medical procedure in some parts of the world. So how does it work, and are women satisfied with the outcomes?

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