It is incredible but many women do not know the parts of the vagina, its anatomy or structure, as well as its sexual stimulation. Do you know them?
To enjoy our sexuality we have to return to the fundamental, the knowledge of the female sexual anatomy, particularly of the vagina. For centuries, women have been condemned to sexual obscurantism: touching, looking and knowing the parts of their own body was considered dirty, sin, unfit for a decent woman.
However, knowing the parts of the female anatomy gives us power. Knowing their functions, stimuli and what part of this area is more pleasurable means that we can exercise our sexuality in a freer and more conscious way.
Because it is not the same to be receptive and to wait for the surprise of enjoyment, to know exactly what happens with our body, we invite you to know yourself. Know the parts of the vagina and then identify them in your own body, use a mirror and look at yourself, discover yourself, learn from yourself.
A human vagina is an elastic tubular tract or canal leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female (the vulva). Female genitals are the external portion of the female reproductive organ, which can be seen by the naked eye. In this case, it is called the “vulva”. Contained within the vulva are the mons pubis, clitoral hood, clitoris, labia majora, labia minora, vestibule of the vagina, urethra, vaginal orifice, fourchette and perineum.
See the different anatomical features of the vulva from various views.
Front view of the human vulva
You are looking at a full frontal view of the human vulva. You can distinguish all the anatomical features that compose the female sex organ. All basic parts of the genitalia have been labeled.
Rear view of the human vulva
You are looking at a rear view of the human vulva. You can distinguish all the anatomical features from the vulva looking at it if a woman is bent over. All basic parts of the genital have been labeled.
Under view of the human vulva
You are looking at an under or between the legs view of the human vulva. You can distinguish all the anatomical features of the female genitals. All basic parts of the vulva have been labeled.
Female pelvis and the placement of female genitals
You are looking at the female pelvic region, which you will find the genitalia in frontal view and the buttocks on rear view which are rounded portions of the anatomy located on the posterior of the pelvic region.
Mons pubis and pubic hair of female genitalia
The mons pubis comprises a mound of fatty tissue on the front side of the pelvic region. Pubic hair covers the mons pubis and also grows on the labia majora. See examples of female genitals at various stages of grooming (shaved, trimmed and natural).
Monte de Venus: The mount of Venus, Pubis or bikini triangle, is the quilted leather fabric that protects the pubic bone. It is covered with dark hair (except for those that wax) and it is precisely the hair that makes this part of the vagina more stimulating. Men can caress and entangle their fingers in hair. Many women love it! Test it!
Vulva: They are the most visible external parts of the vagina. When many women (and men too) think about the vagina, they usually refer to the vulva. The vulva includes the vaginal opening, the external and internal lips, the cervix, the urinary opening and the mount.
The clitoris: A naked eye is a small button protruding near the top of the lips. However, that which is seen is only the tip, since in reality the clitoris is a complex organ of erectile tissue that extends along the vaginal area. Complete measures approximately 10 centimeters and during the stimulation it thickens just like the penis, only it is more difficult to notice that it swells because it does it internally. The clitoris is the only organ of the human body whose function is only to give pleasure.
Head of the clitoris: It is the small structure like handle that protrudes externally at the point where the lips of the vagina are connected. There are some clitoral heads that look like an erect nipple and others that hide behind a cap. It is normal. The more excited you are, the more the head of the clitoris rises.
Cap of the clitoris: It is the feminine equivalent of what is the foreskin in men. It is formed by the union of the ends of the inner lips.
Clitoris trunk: It is located under the cap and as it sinks into the female genitals it is divided into two bodies in the shape of a fork (inverted V).
Corpora cavernosos: They are in the internal part and are the two sides of the fork.
Clitoral bulbs: Run along the corpora cavernosa, erectile tissue that becomes congested with blood during stimulation.
External lips: They are the two pads of fatty tissue that cover the inner lips. They have no concentration of nerve terminals so profuse or change much during stimulation, its function is to protect the internal parts of the vagina.
Internal Lips: They are the wet layers, if hair that are connected in the upper part around the head of the clitoris. They connect to the fundus, under the vagina, forming the bifurcation. There is a great variety in its appearance and it is totally normal. Some are clear, others dark, thin, long, soft, smooth, wrinkled, inward, turned outward, with one longer side than the other, etc. During arousal they swell and darken.
Frenulum: It is the union of the ends that are below the clitoris of the inner lips. It can be considered part of the external clitoris. Very sensitive to stimulation.
Urethra: Duct running from the bladder to the opening between the head of the clitoris and the vaginal opening.
Urethral Sponge: spongy erectile tissue that surrounds the urethra that produces a liquid similar to that produced by the male prostate (not urine). They contain the paraurethral glands, which make female ejaculation possible.
Point U: External area surrounding the urethral opening. It is a very pleasant erogenous zone that is often stimulated by accident but, because it is close to the clitoris, it provides a lot of pleasure.
Point G: It is the area of the urethral sponge, which can be felt along the upper female wall. It is located by inserting the index finger and directing it towards the navel, it can be stimulated if you move with your finger as if you were scratching.
Vaginal canal (the vagina, for many): It is the channel that runs from the cervix (the door of the uterus or womb), to the hole between the urethra and the anus. That’s where the penis or the sex toys come in.
Perineum: It is the short bridge between the vaginal opening and the anus. It can be sensitive to massage and pressure.
Anus: It is the final exit of the rectum, a tube in the form of s that serves for the passage of feces. This orifice is rich in nerve endings, sphincters and is close to the perineal sponge, so it responds very well to stimulation and can be part of the excitement or even orgasm.
Dr. Lorene Garcia is a Gynecologist (OB-GYN) based in Miami, Florida who has more than 10 years experience gynaecology. I’m a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and love to help women with gynecological problems.