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Intercourse and the Physique: Time for some actual discuss! | Science| In-depth reporting on science and know-how | DW

Many people are embarrassed to talk about menstrual blood, orgasms, your vulva or vagina, or the various fluids they produce – even though all of these things are completely natural and have a purpose.

For example, did you know that it is normal to have diarrhea during your period? Or that women can also ejaculate during orgasm? In this series we talk about the how and why.

For people and people who don’t experience this: don’t be shy, come in! You might be surprised at what you learn.

Sex and the Body – Episode 1 – The Hymen

A big misunderstanding

The myth that the hymen is a thin membrane that covers the vaginal opening and is torn during a first sexual encounter just won’t die. But that is utter nonsense. Here’s what the hymen is really about.

Sex and the Body – Episode 2 – The Clitoris

A truly wondrous organ

The clitoris – just a small piece of meat on top of the vulva? No! What you see is just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, the clitoris is much bigger and there is a lot more to it than most people think.

Sex and the Body – Episode 3 – Menstruation

There is a lot going on. Period.

Bleeding once a month is a chore. In addition, there are cramps, mood swings, flatulence … What actually happens to our body when we menstruate?

Sex and the Body – Episode 4 – The Vulva

Let’s finally do it right!

Why do so few people know the real name? Because the vulva is ignored too often. We even forgot about it in a message to aliens.