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How Much Random Vagina Knowledge Do You Have?

How well did you pay attention in health class?

  1. Which body part is immediately above the vagina?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The cervix!

  2. Is it normal to have vaginal discharge?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Yep!

    It's normal to see the texture and quantity of vaginal discharge change throughout the menstrual cycle.

  3. Which of the following exercises should someone do to best strengthen their vaginal muscles?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Pelvic floor exercises!

    According to the UK's National Health Service, pelvic floor exercises can "help urinary incontinence, treat pelvic organ prolapse, and make sex better too."

  4. How long is a menstrual cycle?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    TBH, it can vary!

    While the average menstrual cycle is every 28 days, that number varies from person to person and may not even be the same from month to month.

  5. What does "PMS" stand for?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Premenstrual syndrome!

  6. Can a tampon get lost inside the vagina?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Nope!

    The only other opening from the vagina is the cervix, which is too small for a tampon to pass through. It's possible that the string could end up in the body, but tampons can usually be felt with fingers and taken out.

  7. Which of the following is an effective form of birth control?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    All of the above!

    Condoms, cervical caps, and IUDs can all be effective forms of birth control when used safely and correctly.

  8. Does a hymen always "break open" during the first instance of penetrative sex?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    No!

    The hymen is a thin tissue around the opening of the vagina that typically has a hole in it for period blood to pass through or for inserting a tampon. It's different from person to person, though. Some people can have very little hymen tissue when it seems like they don't have a hymen at all. Not to mention, the hole can expand and stretch through various activities like exercise, riding a bike, or even putting something in the vagina like a finger or a sex toy.

  9. Which of the following is best to clean the outside area of the vagina?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Plain soap!

    Try to avoid using perfumed soaps, antiseptics, and shower gels. Use plain soap and warm water to gently clean the outer area of the vagina daily. The inside of the vagina will clean itself naturally through discharge.

  10. Finally, the lips and folds outside the vaginal opening are known as the:

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The labia!

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