There are some women whose mothers never uttered the word “vagina,” and instead simply pointed and whispered, “down there.” Some might not have even gone that far and simply left it up to their daughters to figure out on their own. Hey, that’s what friends and health teachers are for, right?
Today, we can get information through a simple search — but because sex education isn’t prioritized, the level of knowledge varies. It can be a little shocking how little we know about what’s going on with our lady bits and bobbles. From vulvas to vaginas, breasts to buttocks, periods to perimenopause and beyond, here’s what you need to know.
Vaginal discharge is normal
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Vaginas change colour
The real reason you’re getting those ingrown hairs
Good bumps vs. bad bumps
Go commando to bed
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Masturbating is good
Labia come in different sizes
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Your vagina can clean itself
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Your vagina’s pH levels are important
As for any stinging or uncomfortable sensations, they could be the result of an STI, not enough lubrication or your vibrator use. Ensure you're using quality toys and water-based lubricants and see if it gets any better.
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Yeast infections aren’t always the same
Your menstrual cycle can sync up with those to whom you are close
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Your period can come and go
Your post-baby vagina isn’t too dry
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Sex hormones need food
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Working out too much isn’t always good
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Pelvic stress is a thing
Pelvic therapy is also a thing
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You have a big(ger) butt and we can not lie
Listen to your nipples
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Drink more water
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