During childbirth, it stretches to accommodate the baby.
Cleveland Clinic says the Bartholin’s glands are located next to the vaginal opening and produce a fluid secretion to aid with sexual intercourse. About.com says they are also thought to enhance the motility and survival of the sperm during intercourse.
The Skene glands are similarly located as the Bartholin’s glands. They too help with lubrication during sexual intercourse.
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Reviewed Aug 3, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Shannon Koehle