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It's Time to Get to Know Your Vulva and Vagina Better

We're here to bust these myths for good! The way to do that is to get to know your vulva and your vagina. Before we dive into how to get intimately acquainted with your anatomy, let's take a look at how this can empower you.

28 02 2017

Here at Lunette, we believe that knowing your anatomy gives you power. Why, you ask? Great question!

If you have a vagina, you've probably worried about:

  • it tasting or smelling bad
  • it not being "normal" (uh, what does normal even mean?)
  • it changing a lot after having a baby
  • what your sexual partners think about it
  • what having an STI might look like 

You also may have been led to believe (by media, health classes, friends, or family) that:

  • they are weird or dirty
  • that your vulva is called your vagina 
  • that there is one way to have a perfect pussy (thanks a lot, porn)
  • lots of other crazy things

We're here to bust these myths for good! The way to do that is to get to know your vulva and your vagina. Before we dive into how to get intimately acquainted with your anatomy, let's take a look at how this can empower you.

Knowledge is Power

Did you know that less than 68% of women are too deeply embarrassed to talk about their vagina - even to their doctor?

Even fewer have ever seen their own vagina (take a look at this video of women checking themselves out for the first timeor someone elses.

This is a big problem! In order to stay in charge of your reproductive health, make sure you're negative from sexually transmitted infections, and have a healthy outlook on your sexuality, you need to know what you're dealing with.

Aside from health concerns, knowing what your genitals look like and what feels good to you (and what doesn't) can help to destroy the stigmas that women don't like sex as much as men (just not true), that vaginas are dirty, periods are shameful, and even the belief that many women think they're vulvas look weird.

The truth is that all vulvas (that's the external part of your vagina -- your clitoris, labia, vaginal opening, urethtra, and pubic mound) are beautiful - and each one is different from the next. When you get to know what you look like and what feels good to you, these lies are exposed and you can feel more confident talking to your doctor and exploring your sexual desires. 

How to Get to Know Your Vulva and Vagina

Look at your vulva in a mirror

Don't be shy! This is best done with a handheld mirror in a place with total privacy (in other words, lock your bedroom door!). Squat down or lay on your back and hold the mirror up to your vagina. Take a peek at everything that's going on down there. Check out our Anatomy 101 Guide to help you identify all the different parts of your vulva.

Masturbate

Yes, we said it. Playing with yourself is a great way to get to know your vulva and vagina. Don't be afraid to switch it up. If you normally masturbate by rubbing your clitoris with your fingers, try using a toy. If you only use penetration, try using your fingers to stimulate your clitoris and labia.  This is all about finding out what feels the best to you. There is no right or wrong way to masturbate. 

Read up!

Finally, take some time to read different resources on female anatomy. These can be books like Moregasm and S.E.X. or blogs like Lunette and Scarlet Teen. You could even take a college anatomy class to brush up!

Spend some time getting to know yourself and then head over to Instagram and post a drawing of yourself. Use #drawapussy to be featured on the Lunette Instagram page!

 

 

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Emily 17 03 2017

I loved this post, I just got a Lunette cup today and I can't wait to try it out! I'm currently boiling it! I have never even thought of doing that, haha. This post was very fun to read and I'm excited about looking into the links provided. Thank you Lunette for being wonderful!

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