Video: 7 Scientific Facts About Vaginas And Vulvas

October 30, 2017 by Justin Lehmiller

In the video below, I’ve compiled a list of seven interesting facts about vaginas and vulvas–all tastefully displayed against the backdrop of (mostly) fruits and flowers that bear a minor resemblance to these body parts and/or have a reputation for being aphrodisiacs. Enjoy!

I made a similar video featuring facts about the penis, which you can view here. Like what you see? To keep up with my latest sex research video creations, please subscribe to my brand new YouTube channel.

For more information on each fact in the video, see below:

1. Most women say they reach orgasm less than half the time during vaginal intercourse if no clitoral stimulation occurs. Adding clitoral stimulation significantly ups the odds of orgasm (see the stats here).

2. The hymen may or may not remain intact until the first time a woman has vaginal intercourse. Hymens can wear away before that for multiple reasons, which is why doctors find that hymens often aren’t present on female virgins (learn more here).

3. Contrary to popular belief, women who have frequent sex do not develop “loose” vaginas. What does cause vaginal looseness? Older age and (for some women) childbirth. Click here to learn more.

4. Although the G-spot is often described as being about 1/3 of the way inside the vagina on the front wall, doctors haven’t found conclusive evidence that the G-spot is a distinct anatomic site, referring to it as a “gynecological UFO.” The search for the G-spot continues, but many believe that it’s actually just the internal portion of the clitoris.

5. If you compare average vaginal depth measurements to penis length measurements, you’ll see that the average vaginal depth is a little shorter than the average penis length. This may be why research has found that heterosexual women tend to say girth is more important than length when it comes to penises.

6. It’s estimated that approximately 1 in 3,000 women are born with a vaginal septum, which divides the vagina in two. In other words, some women have two vaginas. They can still get pregnant and have children; however, they are more likely to require C-sections during delivery.

7. There’s a lot of diversity in women’s preferred forms of genital touch, and most women prefer more than one kind. See here for an infographic on women’s preferred “shapes” and styles of genital touching.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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