The Men­strual ABC by Vulvani

In this glos­sary you will find men­strual knowl­edge from A for ade­no­myosis to Z for zero waste.

Men­strual ABC

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There are cur­rently 5 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter V.
Vagina
Pri­mary sex­ual organ, which has a tubu­lar shape and con­nects the outer cervix with the vagi­nal vestibule. The vagina opens into the vagi­nal vestibule of the vulva and is between eight and twelve cen­time­tres long. It pro­tects the sex­ual organs that lie deeper in the body. As part of the birth canal, it is flex­i­ble. In every­day lan­guage the term vagina is often used incor­rectly to refer to the vulva as a whole. 

Vagi­nal flora
Nat­u­rally exist­ing micro­bial col­o­niza­tion of the vagina, which con­sists mainly of dif­fer­ent types of lac­tic acid bac­te­ria. It is respon­si­ble for ensur­ing that harm­ful germs can­not mul­ti­ply dis­pro­por­tion­ately. The nat­ural pH value of the vagi­nal flora pre­vents germs from multiplying. 

Vagi­nal vestibule
Part of the vulva that lies between the labias. Around the vagi­nal vestibule there are glands that are respon­si­ble for moist­en­ing the vagina. 

Vagin­is­mus
Sex­ual dys­func­tion or pain dis­or­der, which can be both organic and psy­cho­log­i­cal. It is a per­sis­tent or recur­rent invol­un­tary cramp­ing or ten­sion of the pelvic floor and the outer third of the vagi­nal mus­cles, mak­ing the vagi­nal entrance appear very nar­row or as if closed. The tight mus­cle con­trac­tion makes vagi­nal inter­course or a gynae­co­log­i­cal exam­i­na­tion painful or even impossible. 

Vulva
The entirety of the exter­nal pri­mary sex­ual organs. The vulva con­sists of the mons pubis, the labia, the open­ing of the ure­thra, the vagi­nal vestibule and the cli­toris. A large part of the vulva is cov­ered by hair start­ing at the begin­ning of puberty. In every­day lan­guage, the vulva is often incor­rectly called the vagina. 

Your glos­sary all about menstruation

In our Men­strual ABC you will find short and easy expla­na­tions of col­lo­quial expres­sions and med­ical terms relat­ing to men­stru­a­tion, hor­mone-free con­tra­cep­tion and the anatomy of the gen­i­tals. Here you will find men­strual knowl­edge from A for ade­no­myosis to Z for zero waste men­stru­a­tion.
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