Feeling wet down there? Here’s everything you need to know about experiencing vaginal wetness

It's quite normal for women to experience vaginal wetness, but what if it happens all the time? Well ladies, that’s not normal.

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Vaginal wetness is the sign of a healthy vagina. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published: 16 Jul 2021, 11:33 am IST
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A vagina is incredible in so many ways. It’s self-regulating, pleasure-inducing, and brings an entire human to life. Not just that, your vagina behaves differently all the time, therefore finding out what is normal or what isn’t sometimes becomes tough. But guess what? It’s not impossible! A vaginal state, which is surrounded by several misconceptions and myths, is the wet vagina. But is your vagina supposed to be wet all the time? 

Well, your vagina isn’t supposed to be dry, as that is more problematic. So of course, it’s totally normal if your vagina is always wet! 

So what causes vagina wetness?

Getting a wet vagina isn’t just something that happens in the lead-up to sexual activity. In fact, your vagina lubricates itself pretty regularly. It happens due to a fluid produced by cells within the vaginal walls. This vaginal fluid is essential to keep the vagina healthy, in order to make sexual activity smooth and pleasurable.

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But is having a very wet vagina normal?

Well, no. The amount of moisture that your vagina produces to keep it healthy can vary from person to person. But there’s no such thing as too wet. However, wetness and moistness depend on a number of things, specifically hormone levels and fluctuations. But producing an excessive amount of fluid can indicate signs of vaginal infection. 

Besides, during sexual activity, if vaginal fluid production increases abnormally, then it could be because of various reasons such as your menstrual cycle, bacterial vaginosis, pelvic congestion syndrome or desquamative vaginitis. It could also be because of the effect of certain medications. 

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Here’s how these possible reasons can increase the amount of moisture in your vagina, making it wet all the time
1. Menstrual cycle

The changes in your menstrual cycle can affect the hormone levels in your body. Due to that, it might result in excessive vaginal discharge at the beginning and end of menstruation.

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2. Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

Bacterial vaginosis is a type of mild vaginal infection; fret not, it isn’t considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). But the chances of getting it is likely to go up with an increase in the number of sexual partners. BV occurs due to an imbalance between good and bad bacteria in your vagina. This condition can lead to constant thin and watery vaginal discharge.

3. Pelvic congestion syndrome

Experiencing a wet vagina all the time can be because of pelvic congestion syndrome. It may cause an irritable bladder, abnormal menstrual bleeding and vaginal discharge. That’s because this condition causes blood to pool in the veins and affects the surrounding nerves of your vagina, resulting in wetness. This is also accompanied by pain in the uterus, ovaries, and vulva.

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4. Desquamative vaginitis

Desquamative vaginitis occurs when the cell turnover in the vagina is too high, and the lining of the vagina becomes inflamed. If you have desquamative vaginitis, you may suffer from excessive yellow discharge, which is very sticky but has no odour. The area around your vagina can become red, inflamed, and itchy. Also, it can be a cause of painful intercourse.

So ladies, find out if you’re suffering from any of these problems, otherwise relax.

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Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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