Best way to start the day.
I was asked recently whether the “spongy, meaty and bumpy” feeling inside the vagina was normal, and what the cervix looked like. It reminded me of a post from about a year ago, which I thought I’d repost as it’s very educational.
While labia tend look unique, most vaginas look pretty much the same. And no matter the colour of our skin, we’re all pink on the inside! The inside of the vagina has a corrugated surface. These folds, ridges, and bumps, are known as vaginal “rugae”. These rugae allow the vagina to expand, making the vaginal lining less likely to tear during childbirth as well as during sex. Rugae are similar in feel to the ridges you feel when your tongue touches the roof of your mouth, but softer. Generally the only time the vagina is fairly smooth in texture is before puberty and after menopause. And with the sponginess, or meatiness feeling, that is exactly the way the vagina is supposed to feel during your “fertile years” it’s completely normal.
The photos (courtesy of www.beautifulcervix.com – an AMAZING site) show the interior structure of the vagina, the rugae on the walls of the vagina, and the cervix.