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18 Posts With Actually Amazing Advice For Your Vagina

Basically everything you need to know about having the happiest, healthiest vagina possible.

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Your vagina is a magical, wondrous thing — but you've probably fallen down at least one Google rabbit hole trying to figure out WTF is going on with it.

Because let's be real, there are a lot of vagina-related questions out there. Is that bump normal? How about that smell? Why does it feel this way during sex? What's the right way to clean it? How do I orgasm? Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

To help, we rounded up some of our best articles — full of expert tips and insight — about the vagina and vulva so that you can make sure they're getting all the love they deserve. We even pulled out a few tips from each post to give you a sneak peek. Behold!

1. 29 Things Everyone With A Vagina Should Definitely Know

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Like the fact that when you're aroused, your vagina can expand to around twice its normal size!!! Or all the ways you can get yeast infections. Or that feeling like you have to pee during sex is totally common. Become a ~vagenius~ here.

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4. 25 Masturbation Techniques You Just Might Want To Steal

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Like these techniques from our readers:

"I'll get my chair, put a pillow, put a rolled underwear or towel (shaped like a penis), and then cover the entire pillow with cloth. I get naked, woman-on-top position and just start to grind until I come." —Anonymous, 25/F/Straight

"I lie down, relax my legs entirely, then twist them together. Then I squeeze my thighs together while pointing my toes a little, and using my knees to shift my weight up and down. I keep squeezing my vagina, and then eventually I orgasm." —18/F/Straight-ish

6. 19 Vagina Problems That Can Actually Happen

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Like maybe your vagina is itchy and you've got some cottage cheese-looking discharge. That's probably a vaginal yeast infection, which is a super-common fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast in the area. It can happen for lots of different reasons. Read more here.

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7. We Know Exactly What Vibrator You Should Get

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Answer some questions about what kind of stimulation you want, your price range, and a few other factors, and we'll tell you exactly what vibrator your vagina needs. Take the quiz here.

8. 21 Things You Never Knew About Your Period

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Like how toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is actually very rare, so it's totally fine to sleep with your tampon in. TSS was actually associated with using super-absorbent tampons in the past, but the rate has dropped significantly as tampons have changed over the years. So as long as you always use the least absorbent tampon you can get away with and don't forget you're using one, you should be more than safe. Read more here.

9. 22 Things Your Vagina Wants You To Know About Masturbation

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Like how you don't have to worry about using a vibrator and losing the ability to orgasm without one. Your orgasm might be different with a vibrator — like more intense or faster — but you're not going to become desensitized or anything. Read more here.

10. 23 PMS Hacks That Just Might Actually Work

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Like these words of wisdom:

"I live by my Spoonk Mat! It takes a bit of time to get used to it, but now I will chew your face off if you even think of taking it from me. It not only helps me with my menstrual back cramps, but also with sore muscles."

—Melissa Pavlica, Facebook

"If I get cramps but I gotta go out and do things (you know, life and all that), I get one of the small hand-warming packets for putting in ski mitts and whatnot and stick it in the waistband of my pants. It's like a mini, secret heating pad."

—Kimberley Craig, Facebook

11. Here's What Your Vagina Thinks About Sleeping In Underwear

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People have really strong opinions on whether or not you should sleep in your underwear, so BuzzFeed Health talked to some experts to find out whether or not it actually makes a difference for your vaginal health. Read more here.

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15. 21 Things Everyone With A Vagina Should Know About Kegels

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Like yup, they can make sex more pleasurable for you. There's no hard data that Kegels help improve orgasm, but when you do them, the muscles get stronger, you get more blood flow to the area, and it's going to improve the sexual sensation. Read more here.

17. 9 Sex Tips That Anyone With A Vagina Should Try

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Like edging, aka repeatedly getting close to an orgasm and backing off a bit by slowing down the intensity, moving away from the clitoris, or stopping what you're doing altogether. Then build back up the sensation and see if it gives you an even stronger orgasm when you eventually let yourself come. Read more here.

18. 16 Bad Vagina Habits You Should Ditch ASAP

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Like scratching when you have an itch. It can be itchy down there for a lot of reasons, but when that happens, the one thing you don't want to do is scratch. If you do, you'll wind up developing a scratch-itch cycle: The more you scratch, the more irritated and dry it'll get, and the more you'll need to scratch, etc. etc. etc. Read more here.

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