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Pregnancy Sex Tips: What's Up With Your Vagina?

You may have noticed some major changes in your vagina. Find out how they'll affect your sex life.

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The vulva and vagina are incredibly important parts of our body. And if you thought we knew little about them normally, we know even less during pregnancy. I'm Dr. Logan Levkoff, and here is what's going on with your vulva and vagina during pregnancy. If you didn't know the difference, all of the parts that you see between your legs, the labia, clitoris, mons pubis, and urethral opening are all part of the vulva. The vagina is inside of your body, and let me just say, it is not called a vagigi. Ugh, I hate that word. But regardless of the term you use, women do get vasocongestion during pregnancy. We get it when we're aroused, too. That means there's greater blood flow pulling in your genitals. It can make you supersensitive and more aroused than before. Add to that, the extra vaginal lubrication you're producing due to more estrogen, and you can be highly aroused, or not. You never really know. But the vagina is an amazing place. It can stretch. It can carry out a baby. It can bounce back for sex again and you can exercise it just by doing some Kegel's. So you better take good care of it. And do me a favor, please start calling the vulva and vagina by their right name. We really do owe it to them.