We all think we know our bodies, but how much do you really know about your female sexual organs. In this article we go deep to explore the pleasure points of the female body.
As part of a complete women’s fitness program, I’ve put together a quick introduction to the female sexual organs. As you know, if you have read any of my previous articles, I believe sex should be enjoyed everyday. A healthy sex life is a good indication of a happy life. But while sex is vital to healthy living, it’s also important to have regular physical exams, such as Pap smears and breast checks.
Staying fit and eating a healthy well balanced diet is crucial to your overall fitness. Thirty minutes of exercise should be a regular part of your day for optimum benefits. Remember that pelvic floor exercises will help keep your organs ‘fit’ and will minimize any difficulties with sexual intercourse or other problems such as incontinence. If you find yourself dribbling urine during physical exertion, practice your Kegels to keep everything tightened.
Knowing where all of your girlie parts are is vital to understanding the importance of a completely healthy body, both physically and psychologically.
The anatomical name for the external female genitalia is the vulva, which includes the:
· Labia majora: the large lips of the vagina – fatty folds of skin covered in hair on the outside.
· Labia minora: the small lips of the vagina – delicate folds of skin located between the labia majora.
· Clitoris: a tiny knob of tissue with sensitive nerve endings located at the top of the labia minora. The clitoris is the female equivalent of the penis head in terms of sensitivity and sexual arousal.
· Vestibule: is the opening below the clitoris and between the labia minora.
· Urethra: is located just below the clitoris. The urethra is the external opening to the urinary tract and is where urine is expelled from.
The vagina is both a genital and a reproductive organ. The vaginal opening is located just below the urethra. The vagina is a muscular tube of great elasticity; while the walls normally remain close together, it has the ability to expand for childbirth.
· Ovaries are two small, almond-shaped glands that produce eggs (ova). The ovaries also make the sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone. An egg is released from the ovary approximately every 28 days in a process called ovulation.
· Fallopian tubes are small hollow tubes that lead from the ovaries to the top of the uterus. The egg travels to the uterus via the Fallopian tubes. Sperm travels to the Fallopian tubes searching for an egg to fertilize.
· Uterus. Most commonly referred to as the womb, the uterus is an upside-down pear shaped, hollow reproductive organ located in the pelvis between the bladder and the rectum. Its lining is called the endometrium, which is where the fetus is implanted and grows during pregnancy.
· Cervix is the neck or entrance to the uterus. The cervix is located at the top of the vagina.