10 Amazing Things Your Vagina Is Doing Right NOW

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Sure, your vagina is covered up most of the time. But that doesn't mean it's slacking off. Just the opposite. This cherished part of your body is pretty amazing -- and not just for the obvious reasons.

Check out all the cool (and occasionally, bizarre) things your vajayjay is doing right this very second. (Including, we bet, hating being called a vajayjay.)

#10 has us re-thinking our next period. What about you?

 

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  • Fending Off Infections

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    Your lady parts contain all kinds of beneficial bacteria that constantly fend off harmful infections. If you're not experiencing crazy itching, burning during sex, or some kind of icky discharge, your vagina is doing its job! (And if you do have any of those symptoms, um, give your GYN a ring.)

  • Being (VERY) Sensitive

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    We don't mean "sensitive" like you get around your period, crying at those Budweiser commercials with the Clydesdales. Your vagina -- clitoris, specifically -- has more nerve endings than any other part of your body. About 8,000 to be exact. (The penis has only 4,000.)

  • Feeling Strong

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    Let's be clear about this. Your vagina is not a "flower." It's also not a soft mass of tissue. It's a tube of muscle. Which really explains the link below.

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  • Doubling as a Calendar

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    Who needs a fancy ovulation app when you've got your vagina? When you're in prime baby-making mode, it lets you know by secreting thicker, eggwhite-y-looking discharge.

  • Being Independent

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    You need to wash, condition, blow dry and put half a dozen products into your hair to make it look passable. Your vagina isn't nearly so high-maintenance. In fact, it would prefer you didn't lay out cash for douches, scented soaps, or perfumey wipes. It cleans itself, thank you very much.

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  • Um, Developing Wrinkles

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    Okay, so it's not all good news. As you get older and your estrogen levels quiet down (which is a nice way of saying "take a nosedive"), your girl parts will change just like the skin on your face. It's all about collagen, and less of it = sagging and wrinkles.

  • Getting Smaller

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    As you age, your labia minora and majora (which are not constellations, mind you, but the inner and outer lips of your vagina) actually decrease in size. Prepare to meet your tiny vaginey.

  • Considering a Pharmaceutical Career

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    Remember all that bacteria we mentioned that lives in your vagina? Scientists believe some could be used to make an antibiotic for things like Staph infections. (But what would they call it? Vagicillin? Vaginocyin?)

  • Saying 'No' to Drugs

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    You might see some female celebs tweeting about how much they dig #weed, but science says their vaginas are not having nearly as much fun. Apparently, marijuana/weed/pot seriously dries out your hoo-ha, leaving you with the embarrassingly named condition of "Cotton Vagina."

  • Preferring to Stay Au Naturale

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    Good for you buying organic produce, using natural shampoo, and cleaning your house with vinegar and baking soda. But don't forget to make your V chemical-free, too. Apparently, non-organic tampons (you know, the kind everyone buys) potentially contain dangerous chemicals that can be absorbed through your vaginal walls. Ick.

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