Download the print-ready version of this fact sheet KB. It includes: the mons pubis the pad of fatty tissue covered with pubic hair ; the clitoris; labia majora the outer lips ; labia minora the inner lips ; the vestibule area immediately surrounding the vaginal opening ; the urinary opening; vaginal opening which may include the hymen — a thin piece of skin at the entrance to the vagina 1 ; and the perineum area of skin between the anus and vagina. The vulva also includes a number of glands, which produce fluids to cleanse and moisturise the vagina. The three main purposes of the vulva are protection, sex and childbirth. Your vulva protects your sex organs, urinary opening, vestibule and vagina. During sex, the cushiony layer of fat on the mons pubis makes intercourse more comfortable.
Bumps On Your Vagina: An Ob/Gyn Explains What Could Be Going On | SELF
Listen, you're not going to be thrilled to see bumps on the area around your vagina. Your mind probably goes immediately to the worst possible reasons um, herpes But are all bumps worth the meltdown? Honestly, no. The truth is, herpes isn't usually described as a "bump" either. BTW: Herpes isn't the life-ruining diagnosis you think it is, either. Here's what might be up down there.
Vaginal bumps and lumps are common, especially during your childbearing years or as you age. Keep reading to learn more about the causes for changes to your skin in this area and when you should see a doctor. The vagina is a muscular tube that leads to your cervix , which is the opening to your uterus. The top layer of tissue in your vagina is mucous membrane, similar to tissue in your mouth or nose. The bumps and ridges on the surface of your vagina are called rugae, which are like folds or pleats of extra tissue when your vagina is relaxed.