Seeing as society already insists that women do things to every other body part to make it more attractive, it's now moved on to letting us know that we need to do stuff to our vaginas too in order to reach beauty standards. NOT COOL.
The cosmetic world reckons we should be steaming 'em, masking 'em, waxing 'em, getting surgery on 'em and god knows what else to make our vajayjays more acceptable, but EXCUSE US PLEASE – your vagina is already awesome just way it is, thanks very much.
It's the most intricate, powerful and possibly magical part of a woman's body, and here's 11 reasons why you can officially say your vagina is amaaazing.
1. It gives actual life to continue human existence.
Alright, we'll start with the basic one that's pretty damn obvious, but without the presence of a vaaaabulous, vodacious vagina between at least one woman's legs, none of us would actually be alive to discuss how great they are. Vaginas BRING Life, so suck on that aye aye aye aye aye.
2. Every single one is different
No two vaginas across the whole global population are identical, which is pretty mind-blowing in itself. They're mysterious and diverse, and like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. Each one is a different shape, size, colour, design, feel, look and presence. THEY'RE VERY SPECIAL, and you should be proud of yours for being so unique all by itself.
3. It's self-cleaning and self-regulating
Even modern technology hasn't mastered the art of self-cleaning stuff yet, so your vagina is way ahead of the world's top scientists. The discharge that every vagina creates helps to keep the vagina clean all by itself, with natural secretions to push out the bacteria and old cells inside and make sure that you don't need any of those silly shower products to do it for ya (they'll actually cause more trouble than good). Your self cleaning vagiiine keeps your downstairs area in perfect harmony and masters its own delicate pH balance.
4. It's totally its own boss
Not only does discharge mean that your vagina practically looks after itself day after day, but it also means that it prepares itself for sex by giving your body natural lubrication to make the whole thing comfortable and a good time. When you get to that magical moment, your vajayjay literally WANTS you to get jiggy and is fully on board for it to be as good as poss, which is kind of great.
5. It magically grows like its under a spell
And we don't just mean a bit. We mean a LOT. During childbirth, the cervix (which connects the uterus to the vagina), will open up/dilate to around 10 centimetres for a baby to come through, and the actual vagina expands itself as well depending on your genetics and child size. AWOO.
It happens during sex too - a woman's vagina grows by up to 200% when she's turned on, and in the same way, it also shuts down when it ain't. Your vagina is a potential space, so if nothing is holding it open, it collapses like a sock without a foot in it. Magical.
6. It can get stronger like some kind of superhero
After doing so much amazing stretchy stuff during childbirth, the vagina is totally capable of bouncing back as the elasticity expands and the capacity recoils. It can also be strengthened up with pelvic floor exercises to make it extra badass and strong, which can heighten your arousal during sex, enhance your orgasms, improve blood circulation to the genitals and increase vaginal tone and lubrication. Wooooah.
7. It has something in common with sharks
No not teeth. A woman's natural vaginal lubricant contains a fancy organic compound called squalene. That might not sound like much to shout about, but the only other place that squalene is found is inside a shark's liver. So basically, your vagina is a SHARK and Jaws needs to move over.
8. It has the same skills as a chameleon
Every vagina has a colour to it and your vulva/labia can be any shade it wants, ranging from red to pink to brown to a purplish flush. It can also change to deeper, darker colour during arousal, pregnancy and as you get older, making it the full technicolour, rainbow chameleon of the human body. Yaaaaaas.
9. It can physcically TRAP A PENIS
Yep, we're talking actually TRAP WITHOUT MERCY - but only if you're faced with an extremely rare phenomenon called 'penis captivus'. It happens when the muscles in the vagina clamp down on the penis much more firmly than usual, making it actually impossible for the penis to withdraw from the vagina. AGH. Yep, it's unlikely to happen to you, but you can always threaten bae with the possibility.
10. It features the only body part designed specifically for pleasure
There's a whole lot of stuff going on in the human body, but your clitoris is the only part of it that's completely devoted to making you feel good. YAAAY. It's literally just for sexual pleasure, containing a reported 8,000 nerve endings in its teeny tiny surface area - that's almost double the nerve endings in a guy's penis, just FYI. Ha.
11. It's name has the coolest meaning
The word "vagina" comes from the Latin root meaning "sheath for a sword", and if that isn't the coolest, most epic, Game of Thrones inspired definition we've ever heard, then we don't know what is. Vagina power.