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When people say “female reproductive anatomy,” they’re usually talking about the vulva, vagina, and internal reproductive parts.

Lots of people say “vagina” when they really mean “vulva” — the outside genitals. Everyone’s vulva looks different, but they all have the same parts:

  • Labia (lips): the folds of skin around your vaginal opening.

  • Clitoris: the sensitive gland that makes sex and masturbation feel good. The tip of the clitoris sticks out at the top of your vulva. The rest is inside your body.

  • Clitoral hood: part of the labia skin that covers some or all of your clitoris.

  • Opening of the urethra: the tiny hole that you pee out of, between your clitoris and vaginal opening.

  • Opening of the vagina: the bigger hole between your urethra and anus.

  • Mons veneris (AKA mons pubis): the fleshy mound above your vulva.

The inside reproductive parts include:

  • Vagina: the stretchy tube that connects your vulva to your cervix and uterus. The vagina is where period blood comes out during menstruation, babies come out during vaginal birth, and penises, fingers, or sex toys go in during sex and masturbation.

  • Cervix: the firm, round opening to your uterus at the top of your vagina.

  • Uterus (womb): organ where a fetus grows during pregnancy.

  • Ovaries: store your eggs and produce hormones. They release 1 egg each month, from puberty until menopause.

  • Fallopian tubes: narrow tubes that carry eggs from your ovaries to your uterus.

  • Bartholin’s glands: glands near your vaginal opening. They release fluid that makes your vagina lubricated (wet) when you’re turned on.

  • Skene’s glands: glands on either side of your urethra. They can release fluid during female ejaculation. They’re also called paraurethral glands or female prostate glands.

  • Hymen: the thin, fleshy tissue that stretches across part of the opening to your vagina.

  • G spot (Gräfenberg spot): area located a few inches in on the front or belly-button side of your vagina. It swells when you’re turned on. Some people enjoy the way it feels when their G spot is touched.

Some people have these parts but don’t identify as female — they may identify as male or another gender. Or they might not feel like they fit into any gender category. Read more about gender identity.

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