Physical Fitness Well-Being and Care Female Genitals Part 1
About physical fitness, medical information, trivia, anatomy, well-being and care of female genitals including the vagina, uterus and more.
TAKING A PHYSICAL--HEAD TO TOE
During the first six weeks of life, there is no difference between the male and female embryo. After that, the female's genitals become considerably more complex than the male's.
Some parts of a woman's sex organs are involved mostly with sexual activity, while others are concerned only with creating new life.
The vagina is a muscular tube that opens in the pubic area between the thighs. It is lined with mucosal tissue, which moistens and lubricates it. Mucosal secretions are usually increased during erotic stimulation. During sexual intercourse with a man, these secretions provide a lubricant for the movement of his erect penis into the vagina. A woman's vagina is normally between 3 and 5 in. long, but is capable of great expansion.
The labia, or lips, which form the opening of the vagina, are made of soft, fatty tissue that is both elastic and sensitive.
The clitoris, located just above the entrance to the vagina, is a projection of erectile tissue which many sexologists compare to the man's penis in terms of its sensitivity to stimulation. In addition, the woman's labia and vagina are sensitive to sexual stimulation.
Women's orgasms vary greatly. Some women report one strong peak of sensation, while others report numerous small ones, to be most gratifying in their sex lives.
A woman's genitals go through a variety of changes. Understanding those changes is a good way to understand the organs themselves. The menstrual cycle corresponds to the cycle of the moon, roughly 28 days. During this time, several things occur, beginning with the development of an egg within one of the woman's two ovaries.
As the egg matures, it becomes surrounded by a fluid-filled capsule called a follicle. This follicle, containing the egg, finally opens, allowing the mature egg to move into either of two Fallopian tubes. This is ovulation. The egg then begins its descent toward the uterus, which takes 3 or 4 days.
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