Have you ever heard anyone use the term, “female plumbing”? Despite the primitive nickname, it’s actually a good analogy. The female reproductive system is a series of orifices (openings) for intake and output through tubes and passages. The interior part of the system performs the most important functions; the exterior acts as a cover to protect the delicate interior organs. When it’s in good working order, it’s a marvel. When it’s not, it can be disastrous. To continue the image a little further, it pays to understand how the system works so you can maintain, rather than repair it.
Know Your Body
The two halves – interior and exterior – are designed to work together as a whole for one purpose: to enable sperm to fertilize an egg to produce offspring. That’s why sex is so pleasurable; the drive to have sex ensures the continuation of the human race. If the egg is not fertilized within a menstrual cycle, Plan B kicks in. The lining of the uterus isn’t needed to cushion a fetus, so it’s discharged (that’s when you get your period) and the cycle begins again.
There are four reproductive organs within the interior part of the system. Click on any one for more information:
There are five major components that make up the exterior part of the system or the vulva. It is important to remember that every vulva is unique and has different characteristics. Labia (both majora and minora) vary widely in size and length as well as size of the clitoris and clitoral hood. This uniqueness should be treasured and no one characteristic (such as short labia minora) should hold more value than another.
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