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Article: Do you know the origin of the word Vagina, and when it was first used?

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asked Mar 16 in Articles by longhands1 (58,980 points)

Do you know the origin of the word Vagina, and when it was first used?

Handy for bringing new people into the world, sexy to look at.

And, while they still get treated pretty shoddily in some places, they still deserve a fanny-fare.

So, here’s 12 fascinating facts you never know about the vagina.

1. First film company to give ‘vagina’ a shout out? Disney. It was heard in their 1946 movie, The Story Of Menstruation.

2. The word vagina comes from the Latin vaginae, meaning sheath or scabbard.

3. But it’s more like a magic sock. Lined with ringed muscular ridges called rugae, they help it expand in length and width by up to 200 per cent. 

4. What do vaginas and sharks have in common? They both contain squalene. This is found in shark livers and is a natural vaginal lubricant.

5. In 2009, Tatyana Kozhevnikova set the world record for lifting the most weights with her vaginal muscles. She lifted 14kg. The Russian attached the weight to a wooden egg so her muscles could grab on to it.

6. The clitoris is like an iceberg. It has branches that extend either side of the vulva, underneath the skin. These can potentially be stimulated from the outside.

7. The biggest vagina on record belonged to Anna Swan (1846-1888), a seven foot, eight inch tall lady who gave birth to a 26lb baby with a 19in head.

8. Diet may affect how the vagina smells. Anecdotal evidence suggests scent can vary during ovulation and even when you eat something pungent like garlic.

9. Why are Bartholin’s glands important in the bedroom? They’re what make your body’s natural lube.

10. While every one is different, the average, unaroused, vagina measures 6-7.5cm at the front and 9cm at the back (it’s at a tilt).

11. The clitoris has more nerve endings than anywhere else on the body – 8,000 – as opposed to the penis, which has 4,000.

12. The farthest a woman was recorded to ejaculate was 3m at a Masturbate-a-thon in Denmark in 2009.




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