10 Questions About Vaginas You’re Too Afraid to Ask

As is their biological nature, men don’t have vaginas, but what we do have is questions. Many, many vagina-related questions. Here are some of the most commonly asked female genital queries in hopes of demystifying the enigma of the vagina once and for all (which will never happen).

  1. Can a girl still get pregnant when she’s on her period? There’s a small chance, though it’s exceptionally unlikely. The miracle of fertilization requires the female to be ovulating, which generally occurs in the middle of her (roughly) 28-day cycle. During menstruation, the egg gives up and evacuates the body, no longer interested in developing a baby. What’s important to note, however, is that irregular ovulation is possible. Furthermore, the male sperm can live up to five days within the warmth of the cervix. If these random conditions just happen to rendezvous, then congratulations.
  2. Why do vaginas smell sometimes? Vaginas are complex organs, featuring so many magical components functioning at the same time. This means that any specific odor could be contributed to a multitude of sources. Perhaps it’s related to a natural discharge of their cycle, a hormonal change, recent sexual activity, sweat from physical exercise, lack of adequate hygiene, a bacterial imbalance, or badly ventilated clothing. If this is an occasional incident, then be a man and put up with it. If this is a frequent disturbance, however, it may be a sign that something is wrong. There’s no easy way to have this discussion, but if it’s unavoidable, be sensitive. Don’t use words like “gross,” use words like “unusual.” Speak casually in a lighthearted tone without making a joke of it. This could be a serious condition.
  3. Is squirting real? Yes. Within the vagina, there are glands which secrete fluid, and with the right orgasm, ejaculate may squirt out from the urethra. There’s still a scientific debate about what this liquid consists of, but it appears to be a mix of urine and phosphatase. It’s also not as common as the pornographic world leads you to believe, as not every girl will reach this point. However, if you manage to get her there, a big congratulations to you.
  4. What does the loss of virginity feel like for girls? Incorrectly, the loss of female virginity is often represented by the breaking of an elastic-like tissue by the vaginal opening. This is known as the hymen. For many women, the initial act of intercourse can tear this membrane, leading to bleeding and some pain. That said, many women have already broken their hymen before their first sexual encounter (via the means of cycling, gymnastics, horse riding, etc), hence why it’s not an accurate method of measurement. Either way, it generally takes a few tries to learn how to enjoy sex, no matter who you are.
  5. What happens to the vagina after a baby comes out? Childbirth is a demanding procedure and the vagina certainly takes a beating. Thankfully, the opening should go back to normal within six weeks or so. Sometimes a complete recovery isn’t fully achievable, but the difference is hardly noticeable to the penis. However, there are extreme cases when tearing, scar tissue, or the substantial post-pregnancy drop in estrogen interferes with the vagina’s sexual functions. When this happens, a doctor may need to get involved to balance out the hormones or look at surgical options.
  6. Why do girls fake orgasms? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this. Orgasms are notoriously difficult for women to accomplish during penetration, especially if it’s your first roll around together. She may be bored and this is the fastest way to get you to finish up. It’s possible that she loves the performance aspect of it. Perhaps she’s trying to turn you on more. Or, it could be a power trip, and she just really enjoys fooling you.
  7. What’s the deal with queefing? Queefing may sound like flatulence coming from your lady’s special place, but it’s very different from the farts you’re more acquainted with. Instead of stinky wasted gasses, queefs are merely trapped air, usually a result of certain sexual positions. These incidents can be mortifying for the female involved, so don’t be an insensitive schmuck, and rather play it cool. This is simply part of the sexperience. Go with it. You’re getting laid, bro. Show some appreciation.
  8. What do periods feel like? Depends on who you ask. Some may say mild tummy cramps, sensitive breasts, and slight headaches with a touch of nausea. Others may say a chainsaw is tearing through their uterus while their predominant thought is how to rip your face off. None of which sounds like fun, so play it safe by keeping track of her cycle, then feeding her wine and chocolates laced with compliments whenever the time comes around.
  9. Why do some girls get very wet and orgasm easily while others don’t? Vaginas (like the women they belong to) are intricate and unique creatures. Some females require much comfort in order to reach that height of receptive bliss, and it’s up to you to lift them there. Maybe you’re spending too much attention on the clit? Maybe you’re not? Take it slow and unlock the puzzle. When it comes to dryness, why not integrate some lube into the equation? It’s loads of fun and everyone will have a wonderful time.
  10. So where is this mystical clit G-spot button anyway? Listen closely. The G-spot and the clitoris are two very different regions. You see where the inner labia join at the top? That little hood? Beneath that is where the clit lives. The G-spot is slightly more difficult to locate as it’s not always in the same place. However, if you explore the ceiling of the vagina when she’s lying down, it can usually be found not far from the opening. If your fingertips are gently rubbing against a different type of ribbed texture, then G marks the spot, as it were.