Here are some rarely known and interesting facts about vaginas that only doctors or scientists know. This is all about the hows and the whys of these bizarre (but really cool) vagina facts.
1. The vagina can expand to around twice its normal size, when aroused.
Unaroused, the average vagina is about three to four inches deep. But during sex it can expand to about twice as big. That’s partially because of a process called vaginal tenting, which is what happens when you get aroused. “When women become aroused, there’s more muscular tension in the body. “That muscular tension draws the uterus upward, creating more space in the vagina lengthwise.”
2. Your menstrual blood could help patients suffering from heart failure.
The stem cells are made into muscle cells of the heart, for reparative purposes in these patients. This is an experimental foreign study, and is not something that is being done routinely, but yes, it could help patients suffering from heart failure.
3. When you’re turned on, your clit basically gets boner.
During female sexual arousal, the clitoris becomes engorged with blood and erect. The size obviously varies person-to-person, but is not very large.
4. Because you have a lot of sex doesn’t mean your vagina will get looser.
The vagina naturally becomes looser when women are sexually aroused in order to prepare for intercourse- but after sex, everything goes back to its normal state. Older age and child birth for some women can cause vaginal looseness.
5. Your vagina has the same pH level as a glass of wine.
The normal vaginal pH is 3.8 to 4.5. Most wines’ pH fall around 3.0 to 4.0; approx. 3.0 to 3.4 is desirable for white wines, while approx. 3.3 to 3.6 is best for red ones.
6. There are 8,000 nerve endings in the clitoris, while the penis only has 4,000.
The clitoris has many more sensory nerve endings than the penis, and stimulation can result in a cascade of immense nerve stimuli. Clitoral orgasm is therefore generally far more intense than male orgasm.
7. Your birth control pill can impact how wet you’re able to get.
So can breastfeeding and menopause. That’s because your vagina’s ability to lubricate is partially tied to estrogen levels. The lower your estrogen levels, the harder it is to get wet naturally.
8. Mix it up in bed, to increase your odds of having an orgasm.
Women who combine a variety of sex acts in one session are more likely to report having orgasms than people who just stick to one sex act.
9. Feeling like you have to pee during sex, even though you just went? That’s normal.
Sometimes your partner might be stimulating your urethra or even bladder during sex, which can potentially make you feel like you’ve got to pee.
There is also a thing called nerve cross-talk, which might feel like you have to pee, but you’re actually just becoming aroused.