No longer. Read on to discover exactly how your vagina transforms and adjusts to maturing, as well as tips from experts on keeping it healthy and yes, active. The hair down there Perhaps the most noticeable change in your vaginal area is the greying, thinning, and loss of pubic hair. Your scalp, leg, and underarm hair may thin, as well, especially after menopause. On the not-so-bright side, hair begins to appear elsewhere. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this, like creams and laser treatments, which are discreet and fairly inexpensive.
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The vulva, the part of the genitalia that includes the labia, and the vagina itself will evolve as a person's hormone levels change with age. Puberty tends to occur between the ages of 8 and 13 , according to the Center for Young Women's Health. As a result of increased estrogen levels, young people with vaginas will also feel sexual sensations and urges. The need to act on these urges, combined with a change in feminine hygiene routines, will help young people get "used to contact with their vagina," according to Moore. Ovulation also begins to occur during puberty. When ovulating, the process where a mature egg moves from the ovaries to the Fallopian tubes where it can be fertilized, there will be a mucous-like discharge that comes from the vagina.
A transverse vaginal septum can occur at many different levels of the vagina. A large percentage of women with a transverse vaginal septum have a small hole or fenestration within the transverse vaginal septum, so they may have regular menstrual periods, although the periods may last longer than the normal day cycle. During an examination, a woman may find that she has a normal hymeneal opening and a lower vagina. As one enters the vagina there will be a fibrous wall of tissue and this is the transverse vaginal septum. Above the transverse vaginal septum, there is a normal vagina. If there is a complete obstruction without a hole within the transverse vaginal septum, then if a woman is having menstrual cycles there is a blockage of the blood and it will collect in the upper vagina. A transverse vaginal septum will most likely require a surgical procedure to resect the fibrous septal tissue. Once the transverse vaginal septum has been surgically corrected, the woman should be able to have normal sexual relations and should also have no long term effects on reproductive function and the ability to have a child.
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. In a non-aroused state, the walls of the vagina are collapsed against each other. The vagina changes: during sex, throughout the menstrual cycle, and with age and different life stages. People often use the term vagina to refer to the entire female genital region between the legs—but this is incorrect.