Vaginas don't typically get a lot of air time when catching up with colleagues in the office kitchen or even putting the world to rights over a wine with your nearest and dearest friends.
Chances are you'd rather talk about any number of embarrassing ailments if it meant avoiding talk of down there.
Which means that, when push comes to shove, we don't really know that much about vaginas, past the day-to-day stuff.
Did you know, for example, that vaginas have a slightly acidic natural pH level? They tend to sit around 3.5 to 4.5 which is a similar pH level to canned tomatoes and green olives. That's why it's important to use a gynaecologist-tested intimate wash. Try Vagisil pH Plus Wash, which features prebiotics and cranberry to support a healthy intimate pH.
Or that the word “vagina” is often misused? The popular term actually means the internal canal between the cervix and vulva. The “vulva” is the correct term for external female private parts, such as the labia majora and labia minora.
This International Women's Day, we're arming you with five fascinating facts about vaginas to kick-start the conversation and pay tribute to one seriously impressive organ.
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