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.
Your lady parts need to know this. But there's another body part that's aging along with your hair, skin, and muscles that you may not realize: your vagina. Period, tells Health. It's not just the appearance of your vagina that transforms as you move through the decades.
In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora inner lips , above the opening of the urethra. Unlike the penis , the male homologue equivalent to the clitoris, it usually does not contain the distal portion or opening of the urethra and is therefore not used for urination. The clitoris also usually lacks a reproductive function. While few animals urinate through the clitoris or use it reproductively, the spotted hyena , which has an especially large clitoris, urinates, mates, and gives birth via the organ. Some other mammals, such as lemurs and spider monkeys , also have a large clitoris.
When we think of aging, we think grey hair, crow's feet, and body parts heading south. We don't, somehow, necessarily imagine that our genitals join in with all the maturing fun. But guess what? Our vaginas age just like the rest of our body.