Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom Confessions Mom Confessions

It's not a vagina ETA

Posted by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM
  • 94 Replies
3 moms liked this

Okay, so maybe this stems from my love of proper grammar, but the visible part of a woman's genitalia is NOT a vagina. The vagina is the inner canal where we get penetrated during intercourse, give birth through, and place a tampon. The urethra is a "tube" from the bladder that terminates near the vaginal opening on the anterior/superior part of the vaginal opening (towards the front of your body). You do not urinate through your vagina, although because your urethral opening is still on the INNER part of your vulva (inside the labia), it may "feel" like that. The outside, visible part of the female genitalia is called a vulva. There are two sets of labia (lips), inner and outer ones. At the top of the labia is the clitoris, under the clitoral hood. The mons, or mons pubis, is the fleshy part above the vulva that is usually covered in hair and it protects the pubic bone.

It is called a vulva, mons, pudenda. NOT vagina. Unless you are talking about the inside. Thank you for participating in this short science lesson.

ETA: fixed to show correct placement of the urethra. I am used to catheterizing dogs, and their urethras terminate in the vagina. Thanks to those who caught the error!

by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
TaughtTot
by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:02 PM
2 moms liked this

I always figured most women knew this

firespurity
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM
I knew. My mother doesn't know that. Lol
3MusketeerMama
by EmmaRye Pie on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Not on CafeMom, apparently

Quoting TaughtTot:

I always figured most women knew this


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM
3 moms liked this
I'm pretty sure the urethral opening is above the vaginal opening
fiatpax
by Silver Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM
1 mom liked this

pics, pics

we want pics

lmao

faire_jour
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

YES

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM
7 moms liked this

Most women DO know this. We don't get all anal about it, though.

karmakarma
by on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM
1 mom liked this

Yes, I always have known that, but I don't expect a 4 year old boy or even a 40 year old man to care about all the differences in words and parts lol. So vagina it is!

HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Just reminds me of that teen girl on YouTube saying she had a catheter inserted up her vagina hole. It made me giggle.
fiatpax
by Silver Member on Sep. 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM
1 mom liked this

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN