For anyone inside of a female body, there is a new flowing abundance of gorgeous journeys and explorations that support you in getting in tune with your yoni. From breathing exercises, meditations, kegels, to jade egg practices and massage, there are so many ways to connect into and build your relationship with your female body and creative core.
The unfortunate truth is that so many women still feel lost and disconnected simply due to a lack of knowing the basics. This is where so many insecurities arise. So below I want to share the basics. Vulva 101.
As this can be a perfect time to start appreciating and celebrating your unique, beautifully exquisite vulva. You can do this through raising your awareness and connection with your pelvic bowl and vulva. Your body is communicating with you all the time. In order to be able to tune into its subtle messages, it starts with understanding the basics of your anatomy.
The external female genitals are collectively referred to as the vulva, not the vagina, as it’s often named. The vagina is part of our internal genitalia. The Vulva includes: the Mons Pubis, Labia Majora (outer lips), Labia Minora (inner lips), Clitoris, Urethra, and Perineum.
They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. There’s no such thing as a “normal” vulva. Yours is a unique and precious part of your body.
Both the inner and outer lips, and the clitoris become engorged during arousal, sometimes becoming visible for some women, due to the increased blood supply. You might even notice a deepening in their colour. The muscle surrounding the vagina is stretched widened by the clitoral tumescent bulbs beneath.
Your pubic hair, not only protects the delicate skin of the vagina, but serves as a pheromone carpet alerting potential mates if you’re prepared to procreate and leads them straight to you.
The Mons Pubis
The mons pubis is the soft fleshy tissue beneath your pubic hair. It protects your internal reproductive organs.
Labia Majora (outer lips)
Your outer vaginal lips form a soft padding, which contain oil-producing glands. You may find a small amount of pubic hair here.
Labia Minora (inner lips)
Your inner vaginal lips are folds of very soft, shiny skin. They usually cover the vagina, unless you’re turned on. When that happens, they fill up with blood and open up like a blossom to allow for penetration. This may also happen around ovulation.
This wishbone shaped organ, with a pea sized tip, becomes filled with blood during sexual arousal, causing it to become hard and erect – kind of like a miniature penis. We tend to only think about the smaller, more visible part. But research shows that there are two branches that extend down either side of your vulva, under your lips. These branches, connected to vestibular bulbs, can be stimulated from the outside as well. This helps widen the mouth of the vagina. The clitoris is filled with more nerve endings than any other part of the body, and is therefore the orgasm center for most women.
Your urethra is a narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder out of your body. Its opening in the vulva is located between your vagina and clitoris.
The membrane between your vaginal opening and the anus. This is a dynamic place where many muscle fibers come together. It is involved in the profound expansion that occurs during childbirth, and can also tear. Any scars will benefit from perineal and vaginal massage.
Tip: Touching and massaging the perineum provides an immediate sense of grounding. Have a feel around and get an understanding for your body. It’s a great way to understand what’s going on during sex, and to guide your partner.
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Juel helps women and non-binary queens re-connect with their inner source of power to create authentic and passionate lives. Creating transformational journeys back to essence.