Performing a vaginal self-exam at home can help you familiarize yourself with your own body, as all vaginas are different. It can also help you identify changes and abnormalities. A gynecologist can check you for symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases STDs and perform a Pap smear test to screen for cervical cancer.
The appearance, shape, and size of genitals vary from person to person as much as the shape and size of other body parts. There is a wide range of what is considered normal. Observing your own body can help you to learn what is normal for you.
But, according to Lynn Enright, author of Vagina: A re-education, this taboo is damaging to women. It means that over half of us don't know what's normal when it comes to our own anatomy. Lynn tells us why it is important to overcome the stigma around vaginas, and explains what's normal down there
Back to Sexual health. Vaginas are designed to help us have and enjoy sex, have periods and have babies. But what's normal and what's not?
If you're trying to keep your vagina healthyyou're definitely not alone—dozens of products out there are trying to help you with that goal. But do you really know what you're shooting for—what a "healthy" vagina actually looks like? Sure, you can assume everything is working like it's supposed to, but what does it mean to have a healthy vagina—or, for that matter, an unhealthy vagina?
It's hard to have a healthy relationship with your body if you're not sure how it actually works. When it comes to your vagina, however, there's a chance that you've got a knowledge gap around its anatomy — from how everything slots together to what each part's job is. Why are we so sure?
The number-one mistake women make in the ob-gyn office: They call everything the vagina. Make sure you know the 15 everyday habits that can mess with your vaginal health. Seems excessive? Mid-cycle, secretion increases and is generally clear and stretchy think egg whites.
Sometimes vaginal discharge can look whitish against the pink of the tissue. Otherwise, there usually not a dot of white. Where do you see it?