To Know Thyself is Divine
At Lunette HQ, we put a lot of energy into knowing the magical mysteries of a woman’s body and applying this knowledge to our products. Team Lunette is doing a lot more than making and selling the best menstrual cups and products on the market — we aim to educate and inform the wonderful world of women. But there’s this odd trend we’re seeing more of: many of us know more about our Facebook pages than we know about our inner workings. Weird! Team Lunette understands, and believes that’s been part of the educational problem: if you knew more about your body, and had better, more credible information (like how your body reacts to current feminine protection offerings), you might be able to make more informed choices. Right?
So that’s part of our mission. Our founder, Heli Kurjanen took the industry ‘by the strings’ and showed them very clearly what women wanted. Today, our customers are showing up en masse to do something better for themselves, their bodies and the planet.
So stay with us for a little minute, and let’s relive our Biology of Female Anatomy class. It’s a refresher course for some, and perhaps, a first time read for our younger customers, but it’s always good to know.
Women are fascinating creatures, so let’s get scientific….
As the term implies, the external female anatomy includes the genitals that are outside the body. Collectively, this region is called the vulva. The vulva includes the outer and inner lips of the labia (labia majora and labia minora), clitoris, and the openings to the urethra and vagina. This entire area is often mistakenly referred to as the vagina — what you can see externally is simply the vaginal opening. You’ll learn more about the vagina later in the internal anatomy section.
The internal female anatomy includes the parts you can’t see, but where all the reproductive action happens with: the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Whether or not a baby is present, the hormonal functions of these organs impact a woman’s daily life.