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A Guide to the Female Anatomy

March 15, 2016

A Guide to the Female Anatomy

How familiar are you with female anatomy? Believe it or not, many people really don’t know much about female anatomy. In fact, there are even some women that don’t truly understand their own parts. So, guys and girls, we are going into great detail on everything you need to know. Our goal is to help you know and understand all of the sacred and sexy things that a woman has to offer. The female body is a beautiful thing and it is important to us for you to know exactly how to find the right spots to pleasure your partner, or yourself. Those magical spots are the vulva, vagina, perineum, and anus.

First, let’s start with the vulva. To make it easy, the vulva are the parts you see that are visible. The vulva is comprised of all the external genitalia. The vulva includes three major parts. Those parts are the Labia Majora, Labia Minora, and the Mons Pubis.

The Labia Majora, simply put, are the outer lips. This area helps protect all the other parts of the female genitalia. These outer lips can be very sensitive to touch. When aroused, this area can emit some sexually arousing scents due to oil and sweat glands that are located in this general area. The Labia Majora can vary in size between women. This area tends to grow hair and, often times, many women prefer to have this area groomed through shaving or waxing. This can be a great area to start with during foreplay to get heated up for more action.

The second major part of the vulva is the Labia Minora. The Labia Minora is simply a second set of lips that lie inside of the Labia Majora and are closer to the vagina. These lips are much thinner and, most times, much more sensitive that the Labia Majora. There is a large group of nerve endings in the Labia Minora which can provide great pleasure when being touched, or even licked. The main function of the Labia Minora is to provide protection to vaginal opening, urethra and clitoris. Like the Labia Majora, these lips can often vary in size from woman to woman. Many women have indicated that their Labia Minora is larger than the Labia Majora and protrude outward and are visible at all times.

The Mons Pubis is the third major part of the vulva. It is a large rounded mass of tissue that lies over the pubic bone. It is located above the clitoris and divides down into the Labia Majora. Often, it is also referred to as the Mons Veneris. Its’ primary role is to provide protection and cushioning to the pubic bone and surrounding inner organs. This area tends to vary in size depending on the woman’s hormone level and the amount of body fat. This area tends to be more prominent with women that it does with men. This area also tends to produce hair which, again, is often groomed by shaving or waxing. Much like the Labia Majora, this area also contains sebaceous and sweat glands that produce a sexually arousing smell to stimulate arousal.

Well…have you learned anything so far? If not, we are going to keep moving onto the internal parts of the vulva. First we will start with the most popular of parts. Can you guess what it is? I bet you can!

The clitoris, aka “clit” is an internal part of the vulva and is known to be the ultimate pleasure spot. A vast majority of women require clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm. The clitoris is located at the top, and, inside of the labia. This area is very small and is made of spongy tissue with thousands of nerve endings. In fact, the clitoris has almost double the amount of nerve endings as the penis. The clitoris and penis are actually very common. In fact, both are made of an erectile tissue. When rubbing the clitoris, it can become erect much like that of a penis. The clitoris has four major parts: Clitoral hood, Clitoral glans (head), Corpus cavernosum (shaft) and Crus clitoris (legs). The hood protects the head of the clitoris. When the clitoris is stimulated, it becomes engorged with blood resulting in the head protruding beyond the hood. Behind what we actually see of the clitoris lies the shaft which branches out into a wishbone-like set of tissue that extends about 4 inches into the body.

Directly underneath the clitoris is the opening to the Urethra. The urethra is the entrance to the bladder and is where urine passes. At the very bottom of the urethra lies the Skene’s gland. This gland is responsible for the creation of female ejaculation. The Skene’s glands are surrounded with tissue that is connected with the vagina. During sex or vaginal stimulation, this gland swells with blood and results in ejaculation.

Well, that pretty much covers what you need to know about the vulva. Next, we are going to discuss the almighty vagina. Often, people get the vagina and vulva confused. Many people think that the entire area is “the vagina.” Actually, the vagina is a sex organ that is a muscular canal that begins at the vulva and leads to the cervix and uterus.

The vagina is located directly below the urethra and is approximately 3 to 4 inches long. When aroused, these muscles expand and contract. The Skene’s glands are connected to the vaginal walls resulting in the natural production of lubrication. Vaginal lubrication can vary in color and consistency due to hormonal changes, changes in health, or even your mood. As women age, many report the decreased production of natural lubricants. The vagina is one of the most popular of sexual organs and responsible for creating much pleasure between partners.

Inside of the vagina lies a very important area called the G-spot. The g-spot is found about 1 to 2 inches inside of the vagina. It is found on the anterior side of the vagina (outwards towards the pubic bone). G-spots are a soft spongy tissue and about the size of a penny. When this area is massaged by a finger or toy, intense sensations can occur. Many women have reported to achieve very intense orgasms.

Just beyond the vaginal canal lies the Cervix. The cervix is the opening from the vagina to the uterus and is a mere 1 to 3mm in diameter. When using toys or having intercourse, it is very easy to hit the cervix. The cervix is known to respond to pressure put on it. Some women have reported to feel throbbing pain while others have reported to have “deep” orgasms.

Now that we have covered the vulva, inner vulva and vagina…let’s move on to the last three. We covered the front side, so now, we will talk about the backside and everything in between.

The space between the vulva and anus is called the Perineum. It is considered to be the base of the pelvic floor. This area is comprised of very sensitive skin and rich with lots of nerve endings. Because there are so many nerve endings, it is common to feel pleasure and arousal from having the area massaged.

Certainly last, but not least, is the anus. The anus is the opening to where the intestinal tract ends and exits the body. The anus starts at the bottom of the rectum and contains circular muscles also referred to as the external sphincter. These muscles form the wall of the anus and hold it closed. There is a second set of muscles called the internal sphincter that surrounds roughly 2 to 5 cm of the anal canal. As we already know, the anus and anal canal are the exiting point for feces. This area should be cleaned as much as possible before playing to prevent bacterial infections. The anus has a very complex set of nerve endings and can be a source for intense pleasure. Unlike the vagina, the anus is unable to lubricate itself. Be sure to use plenty of lubrication when playing for this very reason. The last thing you want is to damage the muscles and walls of the anus.

Alright, your lesson is finally over. Are you ready to take the quiz? Just kidding…we wouldn’t do that to you. Hopefully you’ve learned some new things about the female anatomy. If not, we hope it was somewhat of a refresher for you. Be sure to check out the article A Guide to the Male Anatomy. Now please, go explore that magical female body on your own. Have fun!

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