Interesting Facts About The Female Body

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:31 PM

Sure you live in your body every day, but how well do you really know the female anatomy? Did you know that you may not have a G-spot or that your hormones may cause you to crave more sweets? Let's debunk the myths about our bodies and learn some new interesting facts!

Myth: Everyone has a G-spot

Fact: The existence of the G-spot is still being hotly debated

There are doctors that believe the G-spot is a "source of powerful orgasm" and others who deny its existence completely. Whether you're in camp G-spot or not we agree with Kristen Mark of the Kinsey Institute. "More emphasis should be placed on the diversity found in women's sexual pleasure and The existence of the G-spot is still being hotly debated directed away from one anatomical structure being responsible for pleasure." Meaning we should stop looking for a universal pleasure "button," and instead focus on what makes us feel good.

Myth: Your "lady parts" are called the vagina

Fact: The vagina is just one part of female genitalia

The online slang dictionary lists 155 different words meaning vulva, but perhaps the most common word that's used to mean vulva is vagina. The vagina is a specific internal structure, whereas the vulva is the whole external genitalia. It's made up of the following:

  • The labia majora and minora
  • The mons pubis
  • The clitoris
  • The bulb of the vestibule and the vestibule of the vagina
  • The greater and lesser vestibular glands
  • And the vaginal orifice

Myth: Lack of willpower causes women to eat more sweets

Fact: Data suggests there may be a biological component to a woman's sweet tooth

Overeating at dessert time may be linked to your hormones. "It may be that the female hormone estradiol promotes this craving for sweets," says Lisa A. Eckel, PhD as quoted on WebMD. So next time you feel compelled to reach for seconds at the dessert table, pause and ask yourself "Am I really hungry?"

Myth: A female skeleton is the same as a man's, only smaller

Fact: Men and women are different down to their bones

According to WebMD, "A male skeleton has a square chin, large brow ridge, and sloping forehead. A female one has a more pointed chin, smaller brow, and a less angled forehead. And yes, she also has wider, child-bearing hips."

Myth: A man's penis is more sensitive than a woman's vagina

Fact: Sorry boys, there's no comparison

"The clitoris contains 8,666 deliciously sensitive nerve endings, DOUBLE the nerve endings in the glans of a penis." Pamela Madsen, Psychology Today

Myth: Only men experience sexual dysfunction

Fact: "4 out of 10 women report having sexual concerns" according to Jacqueline M. Thielen, of the Mayo Clinic.

Although not often talked about, many women experience problem with sexual function at some point. Factors contributing to sexual dissatisfaction or dysfunction can be physical, hormonal, psychological and social or a combination of all of the above.

Myth: All women can orgasm from intercourse alone, eventually

Fact: 80% of women need more than just penetration

According to WebMD, "most sex positions don't directly stimulate the clitoris," which is needed for the majority of women to orgasm. One more reason why you shouldn't be ashamed to break out those sex toys to help you climax.