If you're not the kind of woman who regularly examines herself south of the border, you might not realize that, just like the rest of your body, your vagina is getting older. It's not that your vagina is celebrating your exact birthday. After all, "your body doesn't know that the calendar is changing," says Alyssa Dweck , MD, an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and a practicing gynecologist in Westchester County. But genitals undoubtedly change as time goes on, and knowing these changes are totally normal—and that the unpleasant ones can often be managed—at least offers a little comfort.
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Considering that the vagina is designed to stretch so much that another human can pass through it, you'd think it could easily fit any size erect penis. At rest, the vaginal canal measures 3. But when you're sexually aroused, it elongates, lubricates, and expands—so even sex with an XL guy is slippery and comfy. The average erect penis comes in at 5. For the record, the largest erect penis clocks in at more than 13 inches Another penis-vagina fit issue has to do with a woman's age.
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But if you typically aim to get in and out of the stirrups as quickly as possible when you see your gyno, you might not be benefitting from these visits as much as you could be. So, in addition to having personal discussions with your own gynecologist at least once a year, you can read up on the important intel experts told us to pass along for them. Here are 11 things gynecologists really want you to know.
By contrast, if you switch things up, you may find that your partner's experience is more satisfying, since delaying their orgasm can make it stronger, says Brandon. So save your signature skills for the grand finale and experiment with these 17 ways to touch your partner's vagina. Early on in your encounter—before they've gotten so turned on that her hood retracts—give the hot spot on her vagina a little love: Trace their inner labia upwards until you find the fold just above their clitoris, and stroke it with your fingertips, making sure your digits are sufficiently slick with lube.