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Women have been quite a complex creation of God. Complex because of the internal and external systems it contains, especially the reproductive system. The reproductive system of female primarily includes three primary organs, namely the vulva, uterus and the vagina.
Vagina – A quite known word, but there are very few who actually know what it is. Today, let’s provide some limelight on Vagina, the parts it is formed with and the functions, etc.
What is a Vagina?
The vagina is a vital part of the reproductive system in the female. It is a kind of a muscular canal connecting the uterus with the external part of the body. The tube or say canal connects the vulva and the cervix in medical terms. The vagina is the tube from where the babies enter the world during delivery as well as from where the bleeding is observed during menstruation. Along with these, Vagina is the tube that is also used for the insertion of fingers, penis, sex toys, condoms, menstrual cups, or tampons.
Considering the reproductive system, Vagina is the correct part of the body as it plays a vital role in the form of a route to other body parts. While having vagina-penis sex, the ejaculation takes place in the vagina, and this is the place where the sperms get deposited for entering the uterus by passing through the cervix. Apart from all these, the vagina walls are also the administrative routes for taking contraceptives or medications like intervaginal hormone creams, vaginal suppository medications, and hormonal vaginal contraceptive ring.
Biology of Vagina
Doesn’t it sound strange, that a vagina can handle a small tampon during menstruations, and it can also pass a baby during birth giving? The answer to this tricky question is that Vagina is not only a tube. It is something more than what you are imagining. Holding a small tampon to giving birth to a baby depends on the walls of the vagina. When the vagina is in a relaxed or says the unaroused state, the walls get crumbled against each other. This happens due to the pressure of the other organs surrounding the vagina, along with the pelvis tissues in there. However, as it is stretchy, during deliveries it dilates and expands allowing the child to get pushed out. There are fluids present in the vagina that keep it moist, as well as provide lubrication at the time of sexual intercourse.
What are the different conditions of a Vagina?
The vagina passes through various conditions in life that lead to a particular impact on it. Here are some common conditions of a Vagina.
• Genital Warts
• Bacterial Vaginosis
• Herpes Simplex Virus
• Vaginal Cancer
• Vaginal Prolapse
All these are conditions that have minor to serious impact on the Vagina. The conditions can be treated with a proper course of medications as suggested by the doctors or gynecologists. For this, the doctors might also ask you for certain vagina tests. The treatments of Vagina not only includes medications, but it can even be cured or treated through some regular exercises that help in a natural way.
What are the parts of Vagina?
As mentioned above, the Vagina is a part of the reproductive system that comes with various other components. People are generally found confused with the vagina and the vulva. The whole genital system of the vagina is known as the vulva, of which, Vagina is merely a small part. Here are some parts of the Vagina or say the Vulva. It should be noted, that there are two vulvas, but both only have the basic elements in common, else the sizes are never the same.
Familiar with the word lips? They are called the labia. They are nothing but the folding of skin surrounding the opening of the vagina. The outer side of the labia is fleshier and remains covered or say protected with the pubic hair. While the inner labia remain inside the outer lips, known as Labia Minora. When it comes to the outer labia, they can vary in various aspects like length, thickness, smoothness, wrinkles, color, etc. In some women, the inner labia are larger than the outer ones, while in some the outer are found to be larger. The labia are quite sensitive, and they also swell while you are aroused to have sex.
A Clitoris is a place on the top of the inner labia where the end of the lips meets. The size of the clitoris varies in every woman. The size of the clitoris can be as small as a pea or as big as a thumb. The clitoral hood is the cover to the tip of the clitoris. The clitoris can extend in the body on both down and back side of the Vagina. This area is known as the shaft and the crura, which is nearly about 5 inches in length. Made out of spongy tissues, they too swell during sexual activities.
The urethra is connected with the clitoris. It is merely a small hole at the end of the clitoris. This is the place from where you pee.
Just below the urethral opening comes the opening of the vagina. This opening is from where you throw out blood during menstruation, as well as give birth to the babies. As it is much stretchable, it is also capable of holding various objects inside with the help of the walls and the sides.
Also known as mons, this is a fleshy area on the top side of the vulva. After the phase of puberty, this portion gets covered with hair and also helps the pubic bone with the cushions it contains.
Apart from all these Vagina parts, some other organs that can be included as the parts of vagina include the uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, fimbriae, Skene’s glands, Bartholin’s glands, hymen and the Gspot.
The Vagina is counted as a preposterous organ that changes its size and response to the life stages, hormones, and other physical responses.