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For Women Only: 5 Embarrassing Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

Date June 21, 2018 17:04

From times to times every girl wonders about certain things of the gynecological nature. In many cases these questions are personal, and that’s why women are reluctant to discuss them even with close people. Moreover, some ladies are embarrassed to discuss their intimate life even with medical specialists. Let’s find out the answers to the most pressing questions.

1. Why does my discharge have a smell sometimes?

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A slight smell of your vaginal discharge is perfectly normal. Cyclic change in the texture and color of vaginal discharge is the result of hormonal transformations that normally occur in the body of a woman during the menstrual cycle. But if the smell becomes strong (e.g. fishy) or the discharge changes its texture, it’s a good reason for a doctor’s appointment. This could be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease.

2. Is involuntary urination during sex normal or is it a pathology?

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A small amount of biological fluid discharge during sexual intercourse is a fairly common problem. And it may have several reasons. First, when the penis is penetrating the vagina, it puts pressure on the bladder. Another possible explanation is female ejaculation during an orgasm. Studies show that some women expel fluid similar to male sperm.

3. Why does it itch during the period?

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Itching that appears before the onset of menstruation may indicate a change in the hormonal state (a decrease in your estrogen level). This leads to vaginal dryness, which is the main cause of the itch. But itching during your period may come from an allergic reaction to the tampon material. If this unpleasant symptom doesn’t go away by itself, consult your doctor.

4. Is it true that the diameter of a vagina depends on the number of sexual partners?

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You may rest assured: nobody, including gynecologists, can tell how many sexual partners you’ve had. The vagina is a highly elastic organ, which can stretch during sex to accommodate a penis, but it always returns back to its original state after an intercourse. The vagina may loosen up a little after vaginal birth but it’s hardly noticeable.

5. Can I get rid of acne in the pubic area?

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Gynecologists say that the true cause of irritation is not acne, but a razor. If you want to get rid of hair, wax depilation is a better choice. If irritation persists for a long period of time, consult a doctor, as it may be an infection.

Remember: the sooner you consult a doctor, the higher your chances of a full recovery are. Don’t forget to share this information with your close ones!


This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.