October 11, V-juice, vovey-goo, vu-dew… there are many ways to describe the natural fluid that comes out of the vagina. It varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond.
We found the learnings very interesting and as, some of you also asked us to clarify what was the difference between wetness and female ejaculation, we invited a sexologist to walk us through the different intimate fluids the female body produces. Wetness, mucus, cyprine, lubrication, female ejaculation: the fluids produced by female genitalia have been labelled many things, and rarely are they self-explanatory. Cervical mucus refers to the fluid produced by the endocervical glands found in the cervix, which connects the uterus to the vagina.
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It can be helpful to understand the Masters and Johnson model, not because it fits all women or is a standard you should try to follow, but because aspects of it may fit your experience and because so many clinicians still use it. During the first stage of arousal, the whole pelvic area may feel full, as erectile tissue in the pelvis, vulva, and clitoris swells with blood, and nerves in that area become more sensitive to stimulation and pressure. Women produce different amounts of lubrication; for some, there may not be much lubrication, or it may come later, after sufficient sexual stimulation.
There are also multiple non-genital peripheral anatomic structures involved in female sexual responses such as salivary and sweat glands, cutaneous blood vessels and nipples. The vagina consists of a tube of autonomically-innervated smooth muscle longitudinal outer, inner circular layer lined by stratified squamous epithelium and a sub-dermal layer rich in capillaries. The vaginal wall consists of an inner glandular mucous type stratified squamous cell epithelium supported by a thick lamina propia.
Watkins Interposition Operation. The McIndoe Vaginoplasty is indicated in patients with congenital absence of the vagina, in patients whose vagina must be removed, and in patients with severe stenosis following irradiation therapy. A split-thickness skin graft has traditionally been utilized with this operation, but we have changed to a full-thickness skin graft over an expandable foam rubber mold placed in the canal between the bladder and rectum.
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Vaginal discharge is a mixture of liquid, cells, and bacteria that lubricates and protects the vagina. The composition, amount, and quality of discharge varies between individuals as well as through the various stages of sexual and reproductive development. Normal vaginal discharge is composed of cervical mucus, vaginal fluid, shedding vaginal and cervical cells, and bacteria.
We got a few questions from our readers about wetness down there and went straight to the expert, certified sex therapist Dr. Janet Brito, for answers. The glands in your cervix and vaginal wall create essential lubrication to protect your genital area from injury or tearing, and keep your vagina clean and moist.