9 Amazing Facts About The Vagina
18000 Nerve Endings in the Clitoris
This sounds all well and good compared to the glans of the penis, which has only 3500. But, if you're comparing nerve-endings to the ENTIRE penis, including foreskin, that number, er, jacks up to 24,000. (Sorry, ladies - thought you had us beat.)
2Sharks and Vaginas Have Something In Common
3The Vagina Can Expand Up to 200%
4There IS a G-Spot
Yes, Vagina – I mean, Virginia – there is such a thing as the magical “G” Spot – an area inside the actual vagina responsible for an intense orgasm even stronger than that of the clitoris. How do you find the “G” Spot? Grab your partner and lie down on your back. Have he (or she) put their index finger inside, and make a “come hither” motion. Are you suddenly seeing skyrockets in flight? Congratulations, then you've found your “G” Spot!
5You Can “Exercise” Your Vagina
In 1948, a man named Arnold Kegel changed women's lives forever when he published a pelvic floor exercise that quickly became synonymous with his name. Dubbed the Kegel exercise, it is a way to strengthen the “pubococcygeus muscles of the pelvic floor,” (basically doctor-speak for the vagina muscles) which can help a woman cope during childbirth, fend off urinary infections, and even increase orgasmic pleasure. To do the exercise, you must first recognize the muscles you need by stopping urination in mid-stream. Next, empty the bladder and lie on your back. Slowly tense and relax these muscles (but not the buttocks) starting with 5-second intervals and gradually increase the duration to 10. Repeat 3 times a day. The good news is that men can also benefit from Kegel exercises, helping prevent premature ejaculation and lengthening and strengthening erections. Okay, everybody on your back!
6Don't Wash Your Vagina!
7Don't Shave Your Pubic Hair…?
8The First Film to Use Word “Vagina” was a Disney Movie!
As strange as it may seem, Walt Disney was on the forefront of women talking about their vaginae (plural of vagina). In 1946, Disney was commissioned by the Cello-Cotton company (who made Kotex feminine napkins) to make a film called The Story of Menstruation, which mentioned the V-word for the very first time on celluloid. The film was never released theatrically, but was shown to 105 million American students, along with advertisements for girls to make sure to use their brand when it came to “that time of the month.” The film was hardly pornographic – in fact, menstrual blood is shown as white instead of red. It is now in the public domain and can be watched below!
9If You Say “Vagina” in the House of Representatives, You Will Be Banned
Flash-forward 66 years, and suddenly the word is cause for censorship. Representative Lisa Brown (D-Mich.), while responding to a bill that would restrict a woman's abortion after 20 weeks, stated, “I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.” House Speaker Jase Bolger then barred her and Barb Byrum (who stood up for her friend) from the floor for “disrupting decorum.” “If they are going to legislate my anatomy, I see no reason why I cannot mention it,” Brown added.
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