The external sex organs, which are called the vulva, surround the vaginal opening. Some even fail to recognise when something's gone awry in the first place. You might have an infection that needs treatment. Then again, you may feel the need to do otherwise when your vagina is releasing discharge. Editorial Policies Read about our editorial guiding principles and the enforceable standard our journalists follow. The vagina is the tubular muscle that runs from the uterus to the external opening.
What they are actually referring to is the vulva.
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Talking about sex Before sex: Every female has a natural vaginal scent that can change throughout her menstrual cycle. Labiaplasty is on the rise. Private emails cast light on 'cult leader' who jury found 'preys on cancer victims'. Being screened regularly means any abnormal changes in the cervix can be identified early on and, if necessary, treated to stop cancer developing. It's normal for the vagina to have a scent. Everything is going swimmingly and then… you look down.