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Think you know all there is to know about sex and the vagina? Think again. There are many facts about the vagina that may surprise you. The vagina is a tender, supple, flexible muscular passageway that connects a woman’s uterus to the world.
The major functions of the vagina include sexual intercourse and childbirth. The vaginal tract consists of a canal that extends from the vulva to the uterus and ends at the cervix. The vaginal tract is very sensitive and in some women also prone to vaginal infections. There is much to know about the vagina, including how this anatomy is employed during sex and how to sexually satisfy a woman. If you think you know everything, take note, these 10 facts may astonish you.
Relieve Pain With An Orgasm
Not in the mood because you’ve got a headache? You may be surprised to learn that the best thing you can do to counteract that headache is to just go for it. Having an orgasm can rid your body of pain. Believe it or not, the big “O” can work as well as most over the counter meds to free your body from common pain. It seems that stimulation to the G-spot can increase your threshold for pain. While the pain relief probably won’t last for very long, it is definitely worth a try. So next time you've got some minor aches and pains, skip the Aspirin and go for the orgasm instead.
Research proves that masturbation appears to maintain pleasurable genital sensitivity but increases pain sensitivity, with lower genital pleasurable sensitivity and higher vulvar vestibular pain sensitivity when orgasm occurs. Findings suggest that enhancing stimulation pleasurableness, psychological sexual arousal and lubrication mitigate normative increases in pain sensitivity during sexual activity.
Move Over G-spot
While we may not have found it, we’ve certainly all heard of the G-spot. Typically, it’s the G-spot that’s attributed to mind-blowing orgasms in women, but there is another spot, the A-spot, that can be even more earth-shattering. The A-spot is located inside the vagina, further back than the G-spot, in close proximity to the cervix. Because the A-spot is deeper, it’s important for the woman to be fully aroused and well lubricated before navigating toward the A-spot. A good position to try for A-spot stimulation is the woman on top or missionary position.
Ejaculation: It’s Not Just for Men
Skeptics don’t believe it, and many say it is urine, but despite their disbelief, it is true...women can ejaculate. Female ejaculation, also lovingly termed “squirting” does exist. During an orgasm, it is possible for a woman to ejaculate fluid. The amounts of ejaculate vary greatly from woman to woman, but fluid that is released from the paraurethral ducts during an orgasm is considered female ejaculation. This highly debated topic will undoubtedly remain a source of controversy, but truth be told, female ejaculation is possible.
Sex: Your Vagina’s Fountain of Youth
You've certainly heard the term “use it or lose it” at some point in your life, but did you ever think that you’d be applying this principle to your vagina? The vagina, like other muscles in your body, must be utilized, or it can become dry and atrophied, meaning that the muscles will deteriorate. If you don’t have regular sex or engage in masturbation, the vagina will not receive enough blood flow, therefore, it may weaken and lead to sex becoming painful. This fact may be especially true as a woman ages or reaches menopause. Regular use and avoiding long intervals of abstinence will help to keep your vagina in prime shape.
Besides, Kegel exercises are commonly recommended and research proves that women who suffered from urinary incontinence and who performed the Kegel exercises showed an improvement.