Female Sexual Organs: Understanding and Loving your Body
The Female Sexual Organs
Understanding the general manner in which your female sexual organs function is important.Your body is a complex, unique, complicated machine that functions in an equilibrium. Understanding what, where, and how your female sexual organs function is one step towards loving your body. The combination of these organs is responsible for the production of eggs and hormones, transportation of eggs, fertilization, and development and protection of the entire childbirth process in addition to making sexual interactions enjoyable.
The labia majora, translated means "large lips," are composed of two large folds responsible for the protection of the external reproductive organs. Each labia majora is composed of two surfaces; an outer skin layer covered in hair (after puberty), and a smooth inner layer with many glands for oil and sweat secretion.
The labia minor, translated means "small lips," are composed of two small folds located inside the labia majora, surrounding the vaginal and urethral openings. The labia minora are responsible for protection of the vaginal opening and the urethral opening. The vaginal opening connects the uterus to the outside of the body. The urethra is the tubular channel responsible for the delivery of urine from the bladder to the outside of the body through the urethral opening.
Bartholin's glands are paired, located just outside of the vaginal opening. These glands are responsible for the secretion of fluid/mucus for the purpose of lubrication. The secretion process is typically enhanced during sexual activity.
The clitoris, translated means "little hill," is small and sensitive, typically located at the front where the two labia minora meet. The clitoris is composed of thousands of nerve fibers, the primary function being sexual pleasure. The prepuce, commonly known as the clitoral hood, is a skin fold responsible for covering the clitoris for purposes of protection.
The vagina, commonly known as the birth canal and translated to mean "sheath," is a muscular, elastic, tubular canal that connects the uterus to the outside of the body. Sexual stimulation typically causes the vagina to expand in size. The vagina also expands during the birthing process.The G-spot is located at the front wall of the vagina.
The uterus, commonly known as the womb, is divided into two parts. The cervix provides an opening from the vagina to the uterus responsible for the allowance of sperm entrance and the exit of menstrual blood. The corpus is and expandable hollow area responsible for the acceptance of a fertilized ovum and for the protection and nutritional delivery necessary to the developing fetus.
Two small oval shaped glands called ovaries, one located on each side of the uterus, are each responsible for the production of hormones and eggs.
The fallopian tubes are tubular channels that connect the ovaries to the uterus. The fallopian tubes are responsible for the delivery of fully developed eggs (called ovum) produced by the ovaries to the uterus, where the eggs can be fertilized by sperm.