In honor of Sexual Health Month, and because not enough guys (and even women) really understand all the parts of the beautiful lotus flower the No Free Drinks crew wanted to bring you a deep dive into the anatomy of the vulva. Some of you might be wondering why we choose to say vulva and not vagina. Well that is exactly what we start talking about in this episode. We actually ended up bringing you two episodes about the vulva! There is just so much to cover when it comes to how amazing the vulva is and every man and woman needs to know how to pleasure this amazing organ. Here is the first part of the 2 part series- The Juicebox Monologues.
In the first part of the Juicebox Monologues, Lina D opens up by talking about the etymology of the word “vagina.” The word comes from the Latin root meaning “sheath” and it is also the source of word vanilla. When Hernando Cortes went about on the conquest of the Aztec empire, his men discovered the vanilla plant and dubbed it vainilla, meaning “little pod” or “little sheath,” from the Latin vagina, “sheath.”
After these fun facts, Lina D was ready to go in with Brock and Westley to put their knowledge to the test. The first question- “How many parts make up the vulva?” The vulva refers to a female’s external genitalia and consists of ten different parts:
- Mons Veneris
- Pubic Hair
- Labia Majora
- Labia Minora
- Vaginal Opening- this is the part that is most often referred to as the main part of the women’s sex organ. But oh child, you need to make sure you know more than just the vagina. Yes the vagina might be heaven on earth for men, but this episode isn’t about the penis.
- Clitoral Glans
- Clitoral Hood
- Urethral Opening
For the details on each part of the vulva reference: http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/overview-female-reproductive-system
As Lina D walks through each part of the vulva, Westley and Brock share their knowledge on each part and how they have given it pleasure.
- Mons Veneris- the fatty layer of skin that covers the pubic bone.
- Vestibule- the area between the urethral opening and the vaginal opening.
- Pubic Hair- hair that grows on the mons and protects the vagina from bacteria and unnecessary pathogens.
- Labia Majora- the two outer folds of fatty skin that lay on the outside of the vulva, they are there to protect the more sensitive parts of the inner vulva.
- Labia Minora- is the skin between the labia majora, they are there to protect the vaginal opening. They are erotically sensitive because they contain more nerve endings than most skin tissue. The labia minora have blood vessels throughout the tissue that allows blood flow to increase during arousal. The tissue darkens and increases in size during arousal due to vasocongestion and can be stimulated for sexual pleasure. This area of the vulva is great for seeing if the woman is aroused!
- Vaginal Opening- the entrance of the vagina into the vaginal canal
- Hymen- tissue that covers, or partially covers, the vaginal opening.
- Clitoral Glans- or the part of the clitoris that is visible, it is the most sensitive part of the clitoris and can be sexually pleasurable when stimulated. The clitoris has 8,000 nerve endings while the penis has 4,000 nerve endings.
- Clitoral Hood- covers a portion of the clitoris, it protects the glans and retracts during arousal.
- Urethral Opening- the urethra is located between the clitoris and the vaginal opening. There are Skene glands located around the urethra that are responsible for squirting.
After going through the parts of the vulva, the co-hosts start talking about how to make a woman orgasm. They start by talking about clitoral and penetration orgasms. There are 8 types of orgasms in total, but Lina D, Westley, and Brock decide to take a break here and leave the rest of the material for part 2 of the Juicebox Monologues.