Using red lipstick on your lips is so fucking hot.
The reason? The lips look flushed and engorged with
blood, like the vaginal lips during sexual arousal.
Men are following in the footsteps of their primate ancestors.
The faces, genitals and buttocks of female baboons and chimpanzees
turn red during ovulation, an obvious mating signal to males.
A bright, crimson pucker of the lips triggers a primal instinct in men.
The vulva is the outer portal of the human uterus or womb.
It protects its opening by a “double door”: the labia
majora (large lips) and the labia minora (small lips).
The vulva has a significant sexual function.
These external organs are richly innervated
and provide pleasure when properly stimulated.
In various branches of art, the vulva has been
depicted as the organ that has the power both
to “give life” (often associated with the womb)
and to give sexual pleasure.
A woman’s sexual arousal starts with vaginal lubrication.
This is caused by engorgement of the vaginal walls.
Increased blood pooling there causes moisture to seep
from the walls. These droplets collect together and
flow out of the vagina, moistening the vulva.
The labia majora flatten and spread apart. The clitoris
and labia minora increase in in thickness, approximately
2–6 times, causing them to spread apart, displaying the vaginal opening.
The woman is now naturally lubricated and ‘ripe’
for penetration. No wonder a man’s thoughts turn
to fucking when he sees a woman’s pouted lips.
A woman’s sexual arousal starts with vaginal lubrication. This is caused by engorgement of the vaginal walls.
Increased blood supply causes moisture to seep from the walls. These droplets collect together and flow out of the vagina, moistening the vulva.
The labia majora flatten and spread apart and the clitoris and labia minora increase in thickness, approximately 2–6 times, causing them to spread apart, displaying the vaginal opening.
The woman is now naturally lubricated and ‘ripe’ for penetration. No wonder a man’s thoughts turn to fucking when he sees a woman’s pouted lips.
Vulva or Vagina?
Did you think the name for a woman’s external genitals (the parts that you can see) was vagina. Well, you’re wrong. Most of us don’t know the proper name for a variety of body parts, especially the sexual ones.
The correct name for a woman’s external genitals is vulva. And just one part of the vulva is the opening to the vagina. In fact, the vagina itself is not considered part of the vulva, since it is inside a woman’s body.
The vulva describes a woman’s external genitals. In addition to the vaginal opening, the vulva includes the labia minora, the smooth “inner lips” that are free of hair.
The labia majora, the fleshier “outer lips” that typically have hair on one side. The clitoris, the clitoral hood and the mons veneris, the fatty mound of tissue that covers the pubic bone. Finally, the perineum, a smooth patch of skin that lays between the vaginal opening and the anus.
Using the right words for the external genitals matters, whether for clarity of communication with a health care provider or with a partner.
Women tend to know less about their genitals, both because they are more hidden than a man’s and also because they’ve never been taught the right names, so it can be helpful to look at the vulva with a mirror and get to know its various parts.
How a woman’s genitals change during arousal.
When a woman is sexually aroused, a variety of changes take place in her genitals and elsewhere on her body.
Many women aren’t aware of these changes, but understanding them can help make sex a more enjoyable experience, by giving women and their partners a better sense of what to expect, and alerting a woman to changes in her sexual response.
During arousal, blood flow to the genitals increases. The increased blood flow helps to spur the production of vaginal lubrication, and causes swelling in the clitoris, labia minora, labia majora and vagina.
How much lubrication a woman produces varies widely and also from one sexual encounter to the next, since stress, hormonal fluctuations and even common medications like antihistamines all can affect it.
The amount of vaginal lubrication that a woman produces may also vary throughout her menstrual cycle, as well as with age.
As arousal continues, the labia minora and majora may swell in size and deepen their natural color. The vagina expands and lengthens, too, as the uterus is pulled upward into the body, changing the position of the cervix.
As arousal continues, the vaginal opening tightens and the clitoris retracts underneath the clitoral hood, protecting the nerve-rich clitoris from direct stimulation, which may feel uncomfortable.
Feelings of tingling, throbbing and fullness may be felt throughout the pelvic area. So now you know. Get your sexual partner to start foreplay with stroking your lips down there, rather than going for the clitoris.