SurprisedAs the proud owners of vaginas for many years now, we were pretty sure we knew all there was to know about the old girls. We were wrong. After the jump,  the most jaw-dropping tidbits about your lady bits. Prepare to be shocked and amazed by all the things you didn’t know about vaginas.

1. The speculum your gyno uses in 2013 dates all the way back to the technological age of 1300 B.C.E. It got a shout-out in an old Hebrew tome, the Talmud. Worse yet, a speculum identical to the models used today was unearthed in some girl’s rubble at Pompeii. Let this be a warning to us all: I know it’s hard to get an OB/GYN appointment, but do NOT go if it looks like a volcano is about to erupt.

2. The average vagina length is 3-4 inches, but can lengthen by up to 200 percent.

3. Honestly, how could ye ole namers of things look at a lady flower and think of a word as awkward as “vagina?” Turns out, vagina means “sheath” or “scabbard,” a sword holder, in Latin. So, ladies, en guarde!

4. It takes women 15-30 minutes to come down after an orgasm. Guys, on the other hand, are over it the second they cross the finish line. This explains a lot, no?

5. If you thought the Octomom’s vagina had seen a lot of baby traffic, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet! Back in the 18th century, a Russian peasant named Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, gave birth 27 times. In total, she popped out 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets — that’s 69 babies.

6. Your vagina can fall out of your body. I’ll spare you all the details, but no worries, they can reconstruct it.

7. Natural female lubricant is made of some of the same stuff found in shark livers.


This post originally appeared on The Frisky. Republished with permission.

  • CCN

    When I was growing up, jr/high school, the girls used to talk about some chick that had so much sex that her vijajay fell out. I always thought it was a joke. Damn!

  • Just a thought

    Add #8 I explained to some other adult women and told them that their vagina isn’t their lips but called their labia and their vagina is actually within their bodies.

  • Jess

    It can lengthen 200 percent?? Mercy!

  • Adiya

    Regarding Number One: isn’t it time that thing got an update? We’ve put men on the moon. Can’t they find something more loving to go in a vagina?

  • binks

    LOL but so true! I think it is time for an update! I think more girls/young women won’t fear going to their doctor if the equiment was better and updated! But wow at the 69 babies I would love to see that family tree!

  • tish

    …and for the love of “hey’sus” , STOP ALL THE DAMN DOUCHING! vaginas are to smell like…well a VAGINIA; not “lillies of the valley” or some other manufactured, floral ratchedness…

    if soap and water can’t get it correct, you’d best do well to skip the sexin’ and go become one with some flagyl…(and a new boyfriend.)

    also, we need to have real conversations about self-pleasure, learning one’s own body; and getting real about the fact that most sexual pleasure doesn’t come (no pun intended) from some dude’s junk mining the crevice.

    peace and blessings….


  • steff

    haha this is hilarious!

  • JM

    Final paragraph: co-sign!!! And, it doesn’t mean anything is wrong with your body. It just means it derives pleasure from different means.

  • T

    Birth 27 times? I would have died a long time ago. And #6 is true — oh my!

  • A.

    Thanks so much for not putting this list on 7 different pages! That’s what I thought would happen, so I nearly avoided clicking. *phew*

  • GeekMommaRants

    This can happen after a hysterectomy. This why is not advised that women climb stairs after this operation.

  • luckyerin548

    #7 is also added into cosmetics


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