The vagina is the female reproductive organ. It is an elastic and muscular canal that has a soft and flexible lining. This lining provides the lubrication and the sensations during sexual intercourse. The vagina is made up of many parts and has many functions such as childbirth, and is also used for recreational purposes such as intercourse.


These are the parts of the vagina:

External Parts of the Vagina:

Labia Majora

This is the part of the external vagina that encloses and protects the other external parts, and is often referred to as the “large lips.” This part varies in size, but it is generally large, fleshy and contains sweat and oil-secreting glands, making it the female version of the scrotum of the male penis. This is the part that gets covered by hair when females reach puberty.

Labia Minora

This is the part of the vagina that looks like a smaller version of the Labia Majora; hence, the nickname “small lips.” This part surrounds the opening of the vagina and the urethra.

Bartholin’s Glands

This is the gland that is located beside the vagina’s opening and produces a fluid secretion during intercourse.


The clitoris is the only part of the vagina that is made purely for pleasure. It is a clump of thousands of nerve fibers, and it is twice than those found in the penis.

The internal parts of the vagina:

The vagina

The term vagina itself, aside from what you call the collection of all of these parts, is what you call the opening of the canal that joins the cervix to the outside of the body. This is what is referred to as the birth canal, because this is the canal through which babies being born the natural way will pass through.


Also called the womb, the uterus is a pear-shaped and hollow organ that is used to house the baby of a pregnant woman. It has two pairs: the cervix, which opens up to the vaginal canal; and the corpus, which is the part that holds the baby. This acts as the first home that the baby inside a pregnant woman will ever have, meaning that every single one of us came from somebody’s uterus.


The ovaries are oval-shaped glands that are located on both sides of the uterus. This is the gland that is responsible for producing egg cells and female hormones

Fallopian tubes

The fallopian tubes are two tubes that are attached to the uterus and are the tunnels through which the egg cells travel through from the ovaries to the uterus. This is where conception of a baby usually occurs.

The vagina is a beautiful and essential part of the human race. If the vagina did not exist, there would be no human race, because there is no way to conceive a child without this. Countries where sexual discrimination is still very apparent have made it a point to deny their women the knowledge that the fact that they have a vagina actually makes them a very important part of society. 

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