If you're trying to keep your vagina healthy , you're definitely not alone—dozens of products out there are trying to help you with that goal. But do you really know what you're shooting for—what a "healthy" vagina actually looks like? Sure, you can assume everything is working like it's supposed to, but what does it mean to have a healthy vagina—or, for that matter, an unhealthy vagina? First, the good news: The odds are good that your vagina is completely healthy most of the time.
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Think of your cervix as the gatekeeper to your uterus. Lots of things—like tampons, fingers, penises, sex toys, and other germ-carrying items—can get to your cervix, but they aren't getting past it. Likewise, there are things—like mucous, menstrual blood, and the occasional baby—that need to get out of your uterus. Your cervix is the bouncer, deciding what and when things go in and come out of your most vital piece of your reproductive system.
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Labiaplasty is one of the fastest-growing forms of surgery. But do you really need it? What piece of machinery can achieve that? Is the accessibility of pornography behind the rise? Write and tell me what you think: editor healthista.
Skip navigation! In a world where girls as young as nine are seeking surgery to change the appearance of their vaginas , and cosmetic surgery companies are flogging "Barbie pussy" procedures on Instagram , it's clear something needs to be done to remedy society's warped attitude towards our most intimate body part. This is particularly true when it comes to teenage girls, a group particularly vulnerable to the pernicious effects that social media can have on body image.