10 Fabulous Facts About the Female Body
1.The Clitoris Is Pure in Purpose
Did you know that the clitoris is the only organ in the body designed purely for pleasure? The clitoris has a higher concentration of nerve fibers than is found anywhere else on the body—800, to be exact, twice the number found in the penis.
2. The Hymen Is Overrated
The hymen is a small membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. It can tear upon first penetration, or it can stretch. In other words, the presence or absence of a hymen says nothing about a female’s virginity.
3. Knowing If You’re Pregnant Isn’t So Simple
Since most of us don’t know the exact day we ovulate, much less the day we conceive, doctor’s measure pregnancy starting from the first day of the last menstrual period. That’s why at-home pregnancy tests aren’t very accurate until a week after a missed period.
4. The Uterus Is Elastic
In a non-pregnant woman, a healthy uterus is a small organ measuring about three inches long. During a healthy pregnancy, the outer edge of the uterus reaches the lower edge of the rib cage. That is some ultra-elastic power!
5. I Create Milk—What’s Your Superpower?
Not only is breast milk the perfect food for a growing baby, breast-feeding can also reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. The good news is that breast size has nothing to do with how much milk you’re body can or cannot produce or if you will or won’t be able to breast-feed. Milk is produced in the mammary glands that are present in all women’s breasts, big or small.
6. Women Hear Differently From Men
According to research conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine, men listen with only one side of the brain, while women use both. This is not to say that one is more capable than the other, but it sure does add fuel to the argument that women are better listeners.
7. Women Have More Guts
The lower portion of the colon tends to be longer in women than in men. That and all our reproductive organs being squeezed into a tiny space create more distress in our midsections. In other words, women totally deserve more bathrooms with more privacy.
8. Pubic Hair Falls Out When It’s Too Long
In the dead of winter, you see little point in getting a bikini wax, but at the same time you’re worried that if you don’t, things are going to get hairy (cough, cough). The good news is that all hair has a growth phase. While head hair can live for years, pubic hair tends to die and fall out after about three weeks.
9. Women Crave More Sex in the Summer
According to science writer Patricia Barnes-Svarney, women have a heightened sense of smell. So for most women, fragrances like lavender, rose, and mint (summer scents) bring out amorous feelings and increase their libido.
10. Your DNA Is First Created in the Body of Your Grandmother
Baby girls are created in the womb with all the eggs they will ever have in their lifetime. This means that when you’re pregnant, not only are you creating a new being, you are also making half the DNA of your grandchildren, if that little baby girl inside of you decides to one day have children. Talk about matrilineage!