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I think my vagina is set a bit off?

By Anonymous December 7, 2013 - 10:13am
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( Just call me Em, I'm 16, and I apologize for the weird wording on the actual question, I don't know how else to put this) But, as far back as I can remember, around my urethral opening has been kind of puffy and much more noticeable than the actual opening to my vagina. There's no pain or discomfort, I've never had any trouble going to the bathroom or anything, and as far as menstruation goes I'm very normal-- just a touch irregular sometimes but nothing extraordinary, about a medium to slightly heavy flow if that makes any difference in my question.

Anyway, the urethral opening is much more apparent as I stated earlier -no problems with it, it's a little gross looking but I don't like my bits much at all honestly- my clitoris is in a what I assume to be pretty normal position, it's a little tucked in there but it functions as it should, no pain or problems, I can achieve orgasm if the time calls for it etc. etc. But the actual opening to my vagina seems very low and kind of "back in there" to me, perhaps my perception is off since I don't have anything to compare it to besides drawn charts that don't do much in the department of not every bit looks like that; I also have a lot of trouble using tampons (I really don't honestly, I've used them I think twice? Since I started having a period.) I can fit one up there, but it's a lot of aiming and grimacing and tears to get it in there, and I don't feel like I actually get the darn thing up there when I do use them. Taking them out takes a very certain stance and gritted teeth as well, but even when I'm aroused I can't really -I guess- use what's there, I am not sexually active, but I have tried to experiment a little and it was nothing but a mood kill to be quite honest. My main worries are that I won't be able to have intercourse if the time comes, my significant other is coming to visit for a week in 6 months, and if we do end up getting intimate I don't want to ruin the mood.
I haven't been to a gynecologist yet, I would like to keep that as a very, very last resort; I have a hard time dealing with my anxiety, especially when it comes to my more private spaces.
Thank you so much for putting up with such a wordy question, sorry to have taken up so much space.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you think this is something you might have had since you were younger.  It might just be the normal shape of your vaginal opening.  Many things can also cause swelling or changes.  Such as an infection or many other.  If you fell concerned it's important to have your OBGYN examined you and he can tell you what can be the cause if there is one. 

Hope this was helpful?



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