VAGINA 101

All about the vagina

Hello from this side of the world where I just came home from the doctor’s office with a painful leg. Yesterday and today have been bad leg days for me. There is this piercing pain in my right leg that has kept me from walking properly. Some medication was prescribed for me and I’m so hoping that the pain subsides soon. I couldn’t wait to come talk to you about the vagina.

Yes, the vagina.

It exists. Somewhere beneath your waist, if you are a woman.When I was growing up, I was hardly taught about the vagina. Apart from some vague biology lessons and stern warnings (telling me it was a no-go area), I barely knew much about this part of my body. And that affected my wedding night.
I think this is the first time I’ll be talking about the vagina on this blog. Wait… I talked about it when I spoke about my first childbirth story. Oh and I equally mentioned when I spoke about the day blood came out of my hoo-ha. But today, I just want us to examine all about this part of the body unashamedly. I want us to leave a legacy for the young girl out there who wants to learn about her body in a safe place. I want to create content that I can point my daughters to at the right time. So let’s take a look at the vagina/veejay/hoo-ha/hoo-hoo/va-jay-jay or whatever (nice-sounding) name you call it.

All you need to know about the vagina.



PARTS OF THE VAGINA

  • Mons pubis- This is the bulging hairy part above the clitoris
  • Clitoris- This is the small sensitive bean-like part just below the hair at the upper end of the vulva. It is the part that is cut out during the evil practice of female genital mutilation.
  • Urethral opening- This is the small opening just below the clitoris. This is where urine is ejected from. It connects to the bladder in the body.
  • Vaginal opening- this is the bigger opening right below the urethral opening. In virgins, the opening is protected by a hymen, which is a thin membrane of blood. This hymen can either be broken either by physical exercise or by sexual activity.
  • Inner and outer lips of the vagina. I think these ones are quite evident.
  • Vulva: Everything I have named above form what is known as the vulva.
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HOW TO CARE FOR THE VAGINA

  • Never put your hand right into the vagina to wash it. This practice called, “douching” could rather introduce germs into your genitals. The vagina cleanses itself naturally in the form of normal vaginal discharge.
  • Wash the vulva with just water or with a mild soap and water.
  • Experts say a balanced diet and lots of Greek yoghurt keeps the vagina healthy.
  • See your gynaecologist regularly for preventive checks so any diseases or disorders can be detected and treated early.
  • See a doctor immediately if you notice any irregularities in your vagina.
  • Wear cotton underwear (panties/pants) and avoid over tight clothes to prevent bacteria overgrowth and infections.
  • This is very important: After a bowel movement, wipe from front to back. If you wipe from back to front, you transport germs from the anus to the vagina. Eeew.
  • Do kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. This means acting as though you are holding in pee for a while then releasing your muscles.


Hello! Are you still with me? Now here are are some fun facts about the vagina.

FUN FACTS ABOUT THE VAGINA

  • What is mostly referred to as vagina is the vulva. The vagina is the “hole”.
  • Babies come from the vagina. Who knew?
  • Menstrual blood is released through the vagina.
  • The word “vagina” is Latin for “sheath” or “scabbard.”
  • The vagina can expand up to 200% during childbirth and sexual intercourse.
  • The plural of vagina is vaginae or vaginas.
  • The clitoris gets engorged with blood and erects when a woman is sexually aroused.
  • Some women are born with no hymen at all.

Any more fun facts or tips about the vagina? Please add below!
I can now breathe a sigh of relief because I have the perfect template to present to my daughters at the right time. Now share this with a young girl so they too can learn about their lady parts. Don’t forget to tell them that “no boys allowed near the vagina” according to our mamas and Jesus!

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41 Comments

  1. Lovely post, very informative.Well done Precious.

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  2. Precious, Precious! You got me with this one… I got the notification of your recent post and Baam! I saw vagina 101, I was rushing to work..here am I first thing at work on my desk rushing to Preciouscore to see what's up with Vagina 101 hahaha.
    Great teaching dear! your girls will be proud of you. Btw hope your gets healed soon. Ashia ya
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  3. chaii i must confess i learnt alot today. very educative

  4. Hahahaha you see your life?
    Thanks for reading, dear.
    I'm feeling better now.

  5. Good to know, Anon.Thanks for swinging by.

  6. Beautiful piece Precious. I just learned some important facts. You are a darling.

  7. Awww you are a darling too. Thank you for reading, and most importantly for leaving a comment!

  8. These days no other person is allowed there except the doctor and hubby. With lesbianism and incest being prominent these days our girls should report if anyone else even uncle and auntie should not touch it

  9. thanks ma Pres. this is a good one. we really need to teach our kids and younger once. thanks for the lessons again.

  10. This is awesome my dear sister. Trully there is alot some of us ladies might be ignorant about a very precious part of our own bodies, so may not even be able to hand down the right knowledge to the little women of tomorrow.
    Kudos!! Kudos!!
    God bless you!!

  11. Thank you! I tell my daughters this all the time. No one should touch it.

  12. Thanks for always reading, dearie!

  13. So true! A lot of of us are very ignorant about our own bodies. Thank you for reading! God bless you too!

  14. Hahahaha… You are surely at it. The topic of the article is certainly what got me. I saw it and was like "is she just shouting vagina like that?" It's surely an educative post, thanks.

  15. Hahahaha yes, she is just shouting vagina like that.
    Glad you found this educative, Cherish.

  16. A-ha! I just might be your little girl without knowing. Thank you mummy.lol.

    Learnt a lot. Like "Some women are born with no hymen at all." Wow.

    P. S Sorry about your legs ma'm. Hope you're feeling better now?

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  17. I went back to read your wedding night story and that made me laugh so much. The many things they don't tell us! Lol. This was a necessary post. Well done for speaking it.

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  18. #PassingBye #EyeRolling

  19. Haha Kachee, the many things they don't tell us indeed.

  20. Hahahaha Seraph, still laughing at this comment.

  21. Lol at Mummy!
    I'm feeling excellent right now. Thanks for asking, dear.

  22. Growing up my mum always made me and my sister's wash our vaginas with water first thing in the morning, always said keep it neat because women need to take care of everywhere. I had that even before my early teens. Now it's a part of me. Very informative.

  23. Hi Doreen,

    How nice of your mum! It is essential to teach girls how to care for their lady parts.

    Nice to meet you, dear.

  24. This is such a funny & educative post, in Africa where anything sexual is not well explained to little girls, posts like this gives me life.

    Great post and I didn't even know that the vagina is the hole ??

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  25. Ha! You see what I'm saying? Many of us do not even know what specifically is the vagina. We need to talk about these things.

  26. Oh Great one! Thou hast treadeth where most fail to tread. May the force be with you! Lol. Presh, you've saved me a whole lot of tutorial for my daughter (s), I'll just refer them to this page in future. Great post.
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  27. kegel exercises are the truth, especially after having a baby.

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  28. Haha is that Shakespearean language or what?
    Thanks for blessing this page with your sense of humour, Bubu.
    We'll all be referring our daughters to this post in the future.

  29. You know this, Nelo.

  30. Thanks for stopping by, Sauniya.

  31. Thanks for sharing this. I wish I had this lesson a long time ago. But as they say all things work together for good.
    I am in diaspora . First mistake I did was purchasing a feminine product from chemist when it was launched. I was so unaware of point two.
    This triggered a series of things together that I was so much stressed. No balance diet also as most of my money was wired to pays to sort out situations.
    In the course of this I booked in to see doctor who dismissed me severally.
    After much rejection I gave up and endured. For several months.
    This also enabled me to know who my friends are as they were quick to judge and label me names.
    I took it to heart to put it as a serious prayer point. I had the courage to book an appointment at a walk-in. And I met the most loving caring nurse. She's old enough to be my junior junior sister. She told me there's nothing to worry. She explained all the points above on how to take care. With the stress and hormones I was so sensitive. She recommended E45 wash soap free has no chemicals . So I only shower no hot baths for me.
    I cried and I told her I was insulted in the line of promiscuity. She held my hand and told me it's a normal reaction to soap. Everybody is different. For I asked y do they sell those feminine product s at the chemist.
    Mind you I don't know how to douche never tried it. Thanks be to God.
    In as much we think the best of people it's when you are down the mask come off. God doesn't like ugly and doesn't like any of his kids maltreated. I will tell you I had several warnings on the but this situation broke the camel's back on proving true character of persons.
    I learned to love myself and so long to those two face. Place more value over my life.
    God bless

  32. There are some feminine hygiene products out there that could really be harmful. So sorry about what you went through. Thank God for the loving and caring nurse. Thanks for sharing your story, dear.There's so much to learn from it.

  33. The next generation will be better than us because of our daring to demystify a lot of things we grew up with considered taboo topics. But it will still be up to them to make good use of the info available at hand.
    Very educative post Pre. We all are learning.

  34. OMG! This is very informative. I always thot urine came from the clitoris!And I am a woman…! Thanks Precious.

  35. I'm so glad this helps, Anon!
    Knowledge is power.

  36. Amen!
    We are all learning, sis.

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