Vulva oder Vagina - Was ist der Unterschied?

Vulva or Vagina - What's the Difference?

Have you ever confused the vulva and vagina? No worries, not after this article - because not all pussy is the same, there's more to it! And all the ingredients ensure that the female sex is as strong as it is.
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Vagina, vulva, vagina - Means the same thing for many.

Stop below.

But it really isn't the same. It is time to distinguish .

Summary

Vulva and vagina mean something different.

The vulva has many different parts

The vagina is acidic - at least when it comes to the pH value.

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Table of contents

1. Vagina, vulva, what?!

The vulva:
All you see when you hold a mirror between your legs (please do it!) is the vulva. So the visible, or to put it another way: the outer area of โ€‹โ€‹the female sex.

The vagina:
The vagina is part of the vulva. To be more precise, the tubular organ that connects the externally visible entrance to the vagina with the internal cervix or uterus.

Vagina and vulva are not the same. All you see from the outside is the vulva. The vagina is the inner, tubular part. know the difference

So, the terminology would be clarified. Time to take a closer look at the piece of jewelry. First of all : We recommend that you only leave organic tampons on your vulva or in your vagina, because both are among the most sensitive parts of the body.

2. From the vulva to the vagina

The vulva has many fascinating parts , all of which have super important jobs in terms of our periods, going to the toilet, sex life and having children. A true dream team! #vivalavulva .


And there we have it. The vagina or the outer, visible edge of the vagina is located INSIDE the vulva. The vagina is where tampons and sometimes various other things go in and out. For example all of us when we are born.

Because the cervix protrudes into the vagina at the upper edge , which means that it serves as a channel to the outside during birth!
The outer and inner lips are also conspicuously placed here. Also called labia majora and minora in technical jargon (greetings from the small Latinum). In front, where the inner lips meet, is the clitoris , well embedded. Ticklish? Because things get hot here. You can read in our โ€œWhere is the clitorisโ€ article that the clitoris is just the tip of the iceberg and what is hidden behind the small visible bump.


By the way: The vagina is acidic. It has something to do with pH. A so-called acidic environment prevails due to lactic acid bacteria . What sounds a bit like a social case is super important for the fight against infections. Because in such an acidic environment, bacteria do not feel comfortable at all. If the pH value is higher, infections can occur. And to that we say: no thank you.

That's why it's all the more important that you pay attention to what you let get close to you. Of course we are talking about products. More specifically, we recommend tampons , pads and panty liners made from organic cotton.

3. What is the vaginal vestibule?

The vaginal vestibule sits between the inner lips and contains โ€“ to put it bluntly โ€“ two holes . But the vaginal vestibule is more than just an area. This is where it gets wet, because this is where the Bartholin glands end, among other things, which are responsible for moisturizing to make penetrative sex nice and pleasant. But the Bartholin glands are not the only players in the atrium. When things get really hot, the paraurethral glands come into play and secrete a secretion known as squirting. ahhh!
The vulva discovery tour continues.

We all know the urethra, this is where our urine comes out when we pee. Next to it - drum roll, please - is the vagina.

Did you know : Discharge is also responsible for the light spots in your underwear. You can find out what this is all about here .

What is the difference between vagina and vulva?

Vulva: The vulva is the outer part of the female genitalia. It includes the visible external structures located above the vagina. The vulva consists of different parts. The vagina, often referred to as the "birth canal," is an internal part of the female genital organs. It is a muscular tube that connects the external genitalia to the cervix. The vagina is flexible and stretchable and plays an important role in sexual intercourse, childbirth and menstruation.

What parts does the vulva consist of?

Pubic mound (Mons pubis): The pubic mound is the area above the pubic bone covered with pubic hair. Labia: The labia are the outer labia (labia majora) and inner labia (labia minora). The outer labia are the larger folds of skin that surround and protect the inner labia. Clitoris: The clitoris is a highly sensitive organ and is located at the top of the inner labia. It plays an important role in sexual arousal and pleasure. Urethral opening: This is the place where urine is excreted.

What should the vulva look like?

Not at all! All vulvas are beautiful! There is nothing normal here.