Sexuality and U

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Female Sexual Organs


Sure, you’ve seen illustrations of the male and female sexual and reproductive systems. But maybe you’ve forgotten how all the moving parts work? Surf this section for a quick tour of your body - and your partner’s.

Female sexual organs are both inside and outside your body. The vulva, which is made up of the clitoris, mons pubis, inner and outer lips, and the vaginal opening, is outside of the body. The shape and look of the vulva differs from one woman to the next.


Fallopian tubes Ovary Labium majora Labium minora Uterus Cervix Clitoris Urethral opening Vaginal opening Anus

Hymen: As fetuses, all females have a membrane that covers the opening to the vagina. Usually this membrane dissolves away before you are born leaving only a small rim around the opening to the vagina (the hymen). In some women, the membrane is only partially dissolved, and there is a partial blockage of the vaginal opening that may make it difficult to insert or remove tampons and may tear slightly to create sufficient space for the penis during the first attempt to have sexual intercourse.


Fallopian tube Ovary Uterus Bladder Pubic bone Vagina Urethral opening Vaginal opening Endometrial cavity Cervix Rectum Anus Mons pubis Clitoris Labium majora Urethral opening Vaginal opening Labium minora Perineum Anus