11 Reasons Vaginas Are Fucking Amazing

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Other than the fact that they literally bring us LIFE.

Vaginas actually expand during sex.

Vaginas actually expand during sex.

Which makes sense if you've ever thought, Oh, there's no way that's fitting up there…and then it did. This process is called vaginal tenting, and it means your vaginal canal literally expands to make penetration more comfortable.

When you're aroused, increased muscle tension actually helps draw the uterus upward, giving you more space to work with, says Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., author of The Coregasm Workout. Pretty cool.

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Your vagina can tell you when you’re most fertile.

Your vagina can tell you when you're most fertile.

If you're not using hormonal birth control, your vagina will actually give you cues when you're ovulating, which is when you're most likely to get pregnant. « You'll notice a huge amount of clear liquid-y type of mucus coming out, » says Dr. Alyssa Dweck, an OB-GYN and co-author of V Is for Vagina. « This is secreted mostly by the cervix, partially by the vagina, and may have a slightly different odor than usual. »

FYI: If you have a pretty regular 28-day menstrual cycle, ovulation occurs around day 14 (14 days after the first day of your period).

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The vagina basically cleans and regulates itself.

The vagina basically cleans and regulates itself.

Think of it as a self-cleaning oven. « The vagina is an incredibly balanced ecosystem of bacteria, yeast, and secretions, » says Dweck. It's also acidic, with a regular vaginal pH level between 3.8 to 4.5, which is ideal for keeping that balance of bacteria for good vaginal health. Ironically, all those douches and scented wipes can actually throw off that pH balance and make you more prone to infections and irritations.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't keep the outside area — your vulva — clean, but all that takes is some water (if you must use soap, make sure it's a simple, unscented one with very few ingredients). More info on all that here. And if you do notice an unusual odor or discharge or itching, check with your doctor to rule out an infection.

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Vaginas make their own lube.

Vaginas make their own lube.

Not many other body parts can say that. When you get aroused, more blood flows to your genitals, which cues you to get wet. That lubrication primarily comes through the vaginal walls, though you also get some wetness from the labia minora and from cervical discharge, says Herbenick.

(Keep in mind that lots of things can affect your ability to lubricate — like birth control, allergy medicines, breastfeeding, and menopause — so don't worry if you need to use store-bought lube, too. Totally normal.)

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