As far as body parts go, the v*gina is probably the most fascinating and most impressive body part you have — and chances are, you have more questions about it than you do answers. From the blended climax to a coffee-scented discharge (kidding, sort of), here are nine fascinating things that happen below the belt:
1. Your pubic hair doesn’t keep growing.
Okay, so pubic hair isn’t actually part of your v**ina, but it does protect it. Our body hair has different growth cycles, alternating between periods of growth and no growth. Pubic hair not only grows way slower than the hair on your head, but also has a longer rest cycle, which is why it only grows to a certain length.
2. Itching doesn’t necessarily mean a yeast infection.
The slightest thing can send your v**ina’s delicate ecosystem off balance — tight clothing, an ingrown hair, even your laundry detergent can cause itching and irritation. Meanwhile, discharge can be caused by other types of vaginal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis and sexually transmitted infections like trichomoniasis.. It’s best to see your gynecologist, who can determine the exact cause of your discomfort.