7 Things You Should Know About The Vagina

August 27, 2021

The vagina is such a complex organ. Anyone who has one can testify. Here’s a list of things you should know about the vagina. 

Vagina as fruit picture

1. Your vagina contains a combination of yeast and bacteria

Your vagina naturally contains a balanced combination of yeast and bacteria. The bacteria works to keep the yeast from overgrowing. Yeast infections happen when but that balance is disrupted. The worst part is that a lot of things can affect this balance including antibiotics, pregnancy and even sex. 

2. What you call your vagina could be your vulva. 

Many people call the vulva the vagina. The vulva is made up of parts you can see like the clitoris, labia, urethra and vaginal opening while the vagina is an elastic canal that runs from the cervix to your hymen. 

3. The vagina is positioned at a 130-degree angle. 

It may seem as though the vagina goes straight into the uterus but the canal bends towards the back at some point, which is why wearing tampons can be a bit of work. 

4. Tampons cannot disappear inside your vagina 

Contrary to popular opinion, tampons cannot get missing inside your vagina. It is medically impossible for it to do so as the opening at the top of your vagina is too small for it to go through. 

5. The vagina has 8000 nerve endings 

Yup! This is twice as many nerve endings as a penis has. It contains the greatest number of nerve endings in the entire human body. Small but mighty. 

6. Getting wet doesn’t always mean arousal 

This is called arousal non-concordance, which describes situations where you are being stimulated but you are not wet or when you are not being stimulated and you get wet. It can be caused by a number of factors including stress and trauma. 

7. Not everyone who has a vagina is a woman 

Trans men, intersex people, nonbinary people and agender people may have vaginas, even though they are not women. 

Subscribe here.

For more articles about the female experience, click this link.

Mariam Sule

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

June 3, 2021

A lot of people want big breasts until they realize it comes with its own set of challenges. Here’s eight things women with big breasts hate hearing:  1. Slut shaming.  Whenever women with big breasts wear clothes that show cleavage, everybody becomes a morality police. It’s tiring.   2. “Your husband will enjoy o” Women’s bodies […]

August 6, 2020

Finding someone of the same sex attractive is more common than you think. More often than not, we get curious enough to explore that option Today, 6 Nigerian women share their first time experience with a woman. 1. Favour, 20/ Lesbian It was in secondary school. The first time I noticed her laugh, I felt […]

Woman smiling on the street
June 24, 2021

Women’s bodies are often picked apart for banter or bigger issues that they are often not allowed a say. Because of this, a lot of women internalise shame around their bodies. I’m not sure what my favourite body part is but here’s 10 Nigerian women talk about theirs: Sade, 21 My favourite body parts are […]

6 Nigerian Women Talk About Their Worst Heartbreak
March 23, 2021

If you’ve ever experienced heartbreak, you’d know it feels like a better day may never come. In this article, I asked Nigerian women to tell me about their worst heartbreak, here’s what six of them had to say: AJ, 22 I was in love with my friend, Ebi* in secondary school. We were in JS2 […]

Watch

Now on Zikoko

girls with curly hair and hoop earrings
October 26, 2021

We used clothing items to express ourselves. When you pick an outfit, you are telling a story about yourself. Here’s what your earring choice says about you.

Read here:

Recommended Quizzes

November 12, 2019

Are you a single pringle, stuck in a complicated situationship or happily married to the love of your life? This quiz is here to guess your current relationship status, and as you know, Zikoko quizzes are incredibly accurate (don’t quote us). So, give a shot:

November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

More from Her

girls with curly hair and hoop earrings
October 26, 2021

We used clothing items to express ourselves. When you pick an outfit, you are telling a story about yourself. Here’s what your earring choice says about you.

Read here:

October 13, 2021

The subject of today’s What She Said is an 18-year-old firstborn who has already raised three children. She talks about spending her childhood raising her siblings, her dad’s obvious favouritism towards her brothers, and how she wishes her parents were more involved in raising their children.   Can you tell me the earliest memory of […]

What she said: Biwom
September 29, 2021

The subject of this week’s What She Said is Marytonette ‘Biwom’ Okudare, a 26-year-old singer & songwriter. She talks about growing up as a tomboy, failing at convincing her parents to support her music career & struggling with being taken seriously because of her style.

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X