The woman body still holds many mysteries… Most of our genitals are hidden, our pleasure mechanism remain quite puzzling and varies greatly from one women to the other…
Men often report not being able to identify a woman body parts, and they’re not the only ones who are confused.
Women’s anatomy has been studied less than men’s anatomy. Not only is there less scientific knowledge, but common knowledge about women’s anatomy is also lacking.
In media, we often find references to male genitalia in slang jokes or pop culture references, but the same is not done for women’s genitalia.
What does this mean for women?
The Woman Body: This Great Enigma
It’s an unfortunate truth that many women do not know how to identify their own body parts.
70% of women surveyed were able to recognize male genitalia correctly. Only ⅓ of these women were able to identify six parts of female genitalia, while only 50% correctly identified the vagina.
Additionally, a survey of Taiwanese women in 2014 found that many single women do not understand their sexual desires, which can stem from not understanding their anatomy.
It’s important for a woman to understand her body. Not understanding the structure of your genitalia and their functions can actually hinder your ability to orgasm because the location of your vagina and clitoris are directly related to how well and often you can orgasm.
When you know your body, finding sexual satisfaction with yourself or with your partner becomes easier, but not all women have this opportunity.
The Limits of Sexual Education
When it comes to how the female body works, there is a lot of misleading information. It’s more common for a woman to be given incorrection information about her sexuality that it is for her to receive proper sexual education.
In many cases, people wrongly assume that women receive good education about their anatomy and sexuality from their mothers. Some mothers do not believe it is their responsibility to sexually educate their daughters about sexual topics. Many women reach adulthood knowing little about their anatomy, how to care for their genitalia, and other important issues.
Sexual education usually occurs at school, where the class is often taught by embarrassed, poorly trained teachers. These teachers are not given the tools needed to impart important knowledge to women, so these young girls grow into adult, uninformed women.
The internet has become the new source of sex education, which is great for women who have the drive to learn about their own bodies. Still, the simple fact that good information about women’s bodies is on the internet does not make it accessible or beneficial for all women.
Science progresses, but shyness still exists
It’s not always easy for women to talk about their bodies. Society often focuses on innocence in a way that leads women to be sexually inexperienced or lacking in sexual knowledge about their body.
The way that female orgasms and related sexual processes function are still not fully understood by science, let alone by the women that experience them. Even scientists that focus on sex are still working on fully addressing and understanding female sexuality.
As science studies this subject and the expectation of innocence for women gradually disappears, conversation about female anatomy is getting easier. Up to 43% of women report being comfortable discussing vaginas and other female anatomy, but this is just the beginning of a long road to female empowerment¹.
Why we should learn more about the woman body
Learning more about your body as a woman is about more than just science.
The Benefits Of Self-Cultivation
Women who masturbate have better sex lives, better health, better marriages, and more self-confidence²! Why is that?
Women with masturbation experience have a better understanding of their sexuality³. When you understand your own sexuality, your sex life with a partner can also improve.
Sexual expression has many health benefits:
- Sleep better
- Feel more youthful
- Live longer
- Less risk of cancer or depression
- Improve fertility
- And more!
Knowledge Is More Than Just Sex
Sexual knowledge is about more than improving your sex life.
Sexual education and science must continue to address women’s anatomy more directly so that women can have a better understanding of their body to be able to better care for their bodies. Genitalia hygienic practices are just one of the many issues that many women have never been taught about that needs to be better addressed.
Not only can you enjoy your own sexuality more when you truly understand your body, you can also live a healthier life.
This is about more than simple knowledge. Gain a sense of empowerment and self-confidence by learning to know your body. The stigma against female sexuality is disappearing as knowledge and sexual freedom prosper.
Getting to know your body is a beautiful thing. As science and sexual education progress, women empower themselves to change the world…more than they already have!
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- Goldgaber, Arthur, “Growing Acceptance and Appeal of Sexual Wellness Category Boosts Sales,” Smallcap Insights.
- Levine, Carrie, “Health Benefits of Self Cultivation.”
- 2014 Survey of Taiwanese Women, collected by Smile Makers