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What happens when a girl gets wet?

Here’s the deal with getting wet. Often (but not always), when a person with a vagina is sexually excited, blood flow increases to their genitals so that the vulva and clitoris swell and the vagina lubricates itself, which is called “getting wet.” This lubrication helps with friction and makes vaginal sex more comfortable and enjoyable. 

There’s also another kind of “wetness” — vaginal discharge, which can happen any time, regardless of sexual excitement. Normal discharges are either thick and whitish or slippery and clear, depending on where a person is in their menstrual cycle. Vaginal discharge is perfectly normal and healthy — it’s the vagina’s way of naturally cleaning itself.

Tags: sex, vulva, body