I’m spending time talking about the anatomy of women’s bodies because it is important for us to know our bodies so we can treat our bodies well. In my last blog I started our anatomy lesson by familiarizing you with the internal sex organs and this time around I will talk about the external sex organs.
The area where we grow pubic hair is called the mons pubis and it had fatty tissue to protect our more fragile areas. As we move deeper between our legs we have two more layers of protective tissue called the labia majora and the labia minora. The labia majora or large lips are the large folds one on each side of or thighs and the smaller more delicate lips that cover our two openings are the labia minor. At the very front and top of our labia minor is our clitoris. This is the very sensitive tissue that creates a clitoral orgasm when it is sufficiently stimulated. It has erectile tissue similar to that found in the penis of a man and caressing it stimulates it to become filled with blood and erect. The clitoris produces waves of pleasurable stimulation for women when appropriately stimulated. The labia minora also covers the urethra which is the opening that releases our urine from our bladder. Behind our urethra is our vagina which is the opening for sexual intercourse, the delivery of babies, and the release of our menstrual cycle. The G-spot or the Gräfenberg Spot is found in the front side of the vagina between one and three inches above the opening of the vagina. This is another highly sensitive area that can produce a vaginal orgasm when properly aroused. The final opening in our pelvic area, which is outside of the labia minora and labia majora, is our anus which is where we release our bowel movements.
Women also have mammary glands, or breasts as they are more commonly known. Our breasts are modified sweat glands, they are modified to produce milk to feed infants and babies. Breasts are also sensitive sex organs that are affected by touch as well as heat or cold.
When we talk about sexual health we have to remember that all of our sexual organs internal and external must be considered when we are think about health!