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Can anything get lost in the vagina??????

Does the vagina continue into my abdomen? Chest? Throat?

Interestingly, many women perceive the vagina as a long, continuous canal that starts at the genitals and continues into the body… Sort of like the digestive system, that spans from mouth to rectum (or vice versa).

This perception leads to worries such as noted above, easily believed with the vagina being an ‘invisible’ part of the body that cannot be self-tested.

The truth:

  • The vagina is only about 10-12cm deep (4-4.5 inches)
  • It is a dead-end tube
  • A typical gynecologic exam will check the entire length of the vagina
  • In the unlikely event that the tampon is ‘stuck’ there, it can be easily retrieved
  • Nothing can get lost ‘in there’

If you’ve just taken out a ruler to see how long 10-12cm are, you may wonder how does an erect penis fit inside being that it is longer than the quoted vaginal length…

Well, nature was created by a fine architect: the uterus, which sits at the deep end of the vagina, is like a trampoline, able to be nudged into the pelvis by the arriving penis, thus lengthening the vagina as needed.

Smart, isn’t it?

About The Author

vaginismus specialist Dr. Ditza Katz team member Women's Therapy Center
  • Jeff January 16, 2019 at 11:06 pm / Reply

    Thanks this really help bring some light to my current situation

  • Onesmus October 31, 2018 at 3:11 pm / Reply

    It’s good to know all this for better life

  • Jen Fisher-Bradley September 26, 2018 at 7:58 am / Reply

    I don’t have a cervix anymore post hysterectomy. Does this affect how much penis my vagina can receive without damage?

    • Ditza Katz September 26, 2018 at 2:29 pm / Reply

      The length of your vagina should be normal despite a hysterectomy unless there was a surgical reason for compromised length. Once your doctor clears you for intercourse, you should be fine and not worry about any damage.

  • Ogwa manje August 29, 2018 at 9:53 am / Reply

    Is my penis too small? I never seem to reach the end of the vagina. I like chubby women but their vaginas seem to be very large for my penis

    • Ditza Katz August 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm / Reply

      We cannot tell as people differ: some penises are longer than others, some vaginas are deeper than others. The important detail is whether you and your partner are happy and satisfied with your sexual experiences, and that your (chubby) partner is able to fully open her thighs to allow a complete penetration of your penis.

  • Steven December 5, 2017 at 6:37 am / Reply

    Whats the most comfortable penis size for women?

    • Ditza Katz December 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm / Reply

      Most women can ‘house’ most penis sizes as nature created us to be able to procreate. However, some men are thicker/longer than usual, which will make for a challenging if not impossible penetation.

      • Ogwa manje August 29, 2018 at 9:55 am / Reply

        Do women like bigger penis or smaller penis

        • Ditza Katz August 29, 2018 at 4:02 pm / Reply

          That is a matter of personal choice.

  • KRL July 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm / Reply

    I have heard that it hurts when the penis hits the uterus is this true? If it acts like a trampoline? Can he be too big? How can I tell. My boy friend is a lot bigger than any other guy I have been with before. I have never been able to have sex because of my vaginismus so I don’t know. If he is too big how can we do this once my treatment is successful without hurting me again?

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