How much do you know about vaginas?

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How much do you know about vaginas?
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A lady's private parts don't come up that much in polite conversation, so you could be forgiven for not knowing much about a woman's genital area. But a working knowledge of how the vagina looks and functions is important, and we're here to test you on the essentials.
Which of the following does the vagina most closely resemble?
a tube
The vagina looks like a tube, and the tube can elongate and widen.
a pouch
a pie

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What television show popularized the term "va-jay-jay" for vaginas?
Seinfeld
Grey's Anatomy
In 2006, "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes was told she had used the word "vagina" too much. Rhimes wrote a scene in which "va-jay-jay" was used as a euphemism, and the word took off.
Friends

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What is the only part of the human anatomy designed solely for sensory pleasure?
the vagina
the G-spot
the clitoris
The clitoris, located near the front of the vulva, has almost 8,000 nerve endings. Its sole purpose: sexual pleasure.

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Which part of the female anatomy does the vaginal canal connect to?
the uterus
the bladder
the cervix
The vaginal canal comes to an end when it meets the cervix, which in turn is connected to the uterus. Nothing but sperm can pass through the cervix, so nothing is permanently stuck or lost within the vagina.

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You can tell whether a woman has had sex based on the presence of an intact hymen.
true
false
Though many people think that an intact hymen is a marker of virginity, the two have very little to do with each other. Some women are born without a hymen, and a completely intact hymen would be a sign of a medical problem. Instead, hymens come in all different shapes and sizes, and by the time of most women's first sexual intercourse, the hymen has stretched or dissolved.

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If a woman has a hymen, where in the vagina is it?
1 to 2 centimeters from the vaginal opening
The hymen, if it's present, is located a mere 1 to 2 centimeters (.4 to .8 inches) from the vaginal opening.
3 to 4 centimeters from the vaginal opening
5 to 6 centimeters from the vaginal opening

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What are the bumpy ridges of tissue inside the vagina called?
Kegel muscles
vaginal rugae
The ridges of mucus membranes in the vagina are known as rugae; they protect the vaginal muscles underneath.
G-spots

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Who is the G-spot named for?
Warren G. Harding
Ernest Grafenberg
The "g" in G-spot is a salute to Dr. Ernest Grafenberg, who wrote about the G-spot in the 1940s and 1950s.
Judy Garland

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How often should women use a douche to clean their vagina?
once a month, after menstruation
every six months
never
Doctors discourage the practice of douching. The vagina is self-cleaning, and using a douche merely disrupts the natural biological balance of the vagina, which can result in infection.

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How many women will experience a yeast infection in their lifetime?
25 percent
50 percent
75 percent
About 75 percent of women will have a yeast infection at some point. Yeast infections, which are just one type of vaginal infection, include symptoms such as itching, redness and cottage cheese-like discharge.

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