Sex education is a very important subject that schools are very reluctant to explore. Unfortunately, children are missing out on important life skills because of this prudish attitude of adults of the society. Small girls are growing up to be adult women with less information about their bodies than they should. There are so many women who are believing falsely propagated myths about their bodies. Vaginas are one of the most misunderstood body parts of the female body. We need to change our systems to make sure children are taught life skills and are given practical knowledge about their bodies. But, until that happens, they must continue to read and find out themselves. There are six busted myths about vaginas that have been listed below.
1. Too Much Use Will Make It Loose
Vaginas are a self sufficient part of the body. Hence, no amount of penises, sex toys or even babies can damage the stretchability of your vagina permanently. According to the ob-gyn professor at the Yale University Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, “Anything that stretches your vagina is doing it temporarily.” The walls of the vagina are elastic in nature and can bounce back to it its restorative state all by itself.
2. Vaginas Need Special Cleaning
This is another big myth that women all over the world buy into. Douches have become a very popular product, as far as women’s personal hygiene is concerned. According to Dr. Minkin, “Douching does more harm than good.” Experts believe that douching is a highly unnecessary practice that eliminates all the good bacteria from the vagina. This increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases by several folds. So, experts suggest that the best way to care for your vagina is to use a mild soap and water for cleaning.
3. Vibrators Can Numb The Sensations In The Vagina
“Dead Vagina Syndrome” is a myth that has been scaring a lot of women. According to the sex expert Vanessa Marin, your vagina will be functional, no matter how many times you use vibrators. It will definitely be a tad bit desensitized after a session, but it will restore all its sensations after a break.
Some women achieve orgasms using vibrators easily. Your bodies tend to get used to whatever you are using for a long time, be it a vibrator or your hand. So, if you want to experience maximum pleasure and achieve orgasm from various sources, then mix it up and break your habit. A human body might not be able to do as quickly what a machine does, so you have to have patience. This way you can enjoy sex with your partner as well as indulge in some self love with equal vigor.
4. Periods Should Be Painful
This is another myth that some women buy into. Pain or cramps associated with menstruation can happen due to many reasons like poor diet, dehydration or it can also be due to underlying conditions like PCOS or endometriosis. So, it is completely normal if you are having a painless period. Debilitating pain doesn’t always mean healthy reproductive health for women.
5. Necessity Of Achieving Orgasm Through Intercourse
A survey has found out that only a quarter of women achieve orgasms during intercourse. This has a big connection to the use of clitoris. Clitoris has all many nerve endings and it is the female equivalent of the penis head. So, women who reach orgasms generally have very satisfied clitorises. Involvement of the clitoris in the whole act of intercourse makes a huge difference for women and their orgasms.
6. Bleeding After Losing Your Virginity Is Necessary
This is another big thing that people are pretty unclear about. Bleeding is directly related to the breaking of the hymen. But a lot of women lose their hymen early on by being physically active or sometimes by using tampons unusually. And some women are even born without a hymen. So, it is not a necessity for you to bleed after your first time.
Know the truth behind the myths and don’t just believe them blindly. Truth can provide you with a clarity to take better and informed decisions about your body.