7 awesome things that are normal for your vagina!

Published on: 10 February 2022, 20:11 pm IST

There are many myths associated with your vagina. But, there are certain things it does normally, given the super body part it is!

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There are many myths when it comes to your vaginal health. You will feel worried after having a discharge and even due to changes in the vagina after birth. If you’ve ever looked up how to clean the vagina on the internet, you need to stay on this page!

Here are some amazing things that are normal for your vagina:

1. Vaginal discharge

Has vaginal discharge ever bothered you? If yes, you need to know that it is common and the discharge helps keep your vagina clean. Moreover, did you know? Discharge is the part of the natural lubrication that makes sex feel better than it would be otherwise. You should know that your discharge might be based on various factors like the cycle, birth control, and even sexual activity. But, if the discharge is bloody or cottage cheese-like then it can be due to a yeast infection.

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Ladies, vaginal discharge is normal! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. The vagina isn’t uniform

Yes, you have heard us here! Your vagina is a shape-shifting and dynamic organ. You will be shocked to know that the inner two-thirds of the vagina tends to act differently from the outer third. Weird right? But, normal for your super vagina!

3. The shape and size of the vagina change while aroused

If you are having sexual intercourse and get turned on, you will notice a strange thing that is absolutely common. Vaginal tenting is a common occurrence. During arousal, you will feel relaxed and the vagina will get wider. The uterus gets pulled upward, and the cervix position is changed. Thus, this will indicate that a woman is ready for intercourse.

4. Orgasms tend to help relieve pain

Orgasm releases a wave of oxytocin, the happy hormone! It makes you feel content and can relieve pain linked to headaches. So ladies, wishing more orgasms for you!

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There are some really unexpected benefits of orgasms. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ

Douching is not recommended at all as the vagina is a self-cleaning organ. This is a known fact and you don’t need to do anything extra to take care of it. Douching is dangerous for the vagina and raises the risk of infection. It may alter the pH and rid the vagina of important healthy bacteria.

6. The vagina changes after birth

It is absolutely a no-brainer. There will be changes in the appearance of the cervical opening. It can become curvy from a dot and will close and continue doing the same. You need not fear at all. Embrace it the way it is!

7. The cervix and vagina can repair itself

When there is a vaginal birth, tears tend to happen. Women having natural delivery may also have cervical tears. But, the good thing is that your vagina can repair itself! Those vaginal tears usually heal within six weeks postpartum. This happens commonly in cases of the majority of women and you need not panic.

If you’re experiencing any of the above things, it should not make you raise an eyebrow. Your vagina really does some pretty awesome things!

Dr Swati Gaikwad Dr Swati Gaikwad

Dr Swati Gaikwad, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospital, Pune

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