external parts of the female genitalia
The external female sexual organs, collectively.
Origin: From vulva, earlier volva, probably from volvare. Akin to Sanskrit .
the external parts of the female genital organs; sometimes, the opening between the projecting parts of the external organs
the orifice of the oviduct of an insect or other invertebrate
Origin: [L. vulva, volva, from volvere to roll.]
The vulva consists of the external genital organs of the female mammal. This article deals with the vulva of the human being, although the structures are similar for other mammals. The vulva has many major and minor anatomical structures, including the labia majora, mons pubis, labia minora, clitoris, bulb of vestibule, vulval vestibule, greater and lesser vestibular glands, and the opening of the vagina. Its development occurs during several phases, chiefly during the fetal and pubertal periods of time. As the outer portal of the human uterus or womb, it protects its opening by a "double door": the labia majora and the labia minora. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ, sustaining healthy microbial flora that flow from the inside out; the vulva needs only simple washing to assure good vulvovaginal health, without recourse to any internal cleansing. The vulva has a sexual function; these external organs are richly innervated and provide pleasure when properly stimulated. In various branches of art, the vulva has been depicted as the organ that has the power both to "give life", and to give sexual pleasure to humankind.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vul′va, n. the orifice of the external organs of generation of the female.—adjs. Vul′var, Vul′vate; Vul′viform, oval.—ns. Vulvis′mus, vaginismus; Vulvī′tis, inflammation of the vulva.—adjs. Vulvo-ū′terine, pertaining to the vulva and the uterus; Vulvovag′inal, pertaining to the vulva and the vagina.—n. Vulvovaginī′tis, inflammation of both the vulva and the vagina.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.
The numerical value of vulva in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of vulva in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In no way shape or form is someone going to tweet, 'I have bumps on my vulva. Do you think it's an STI?'.
The vulva and vagina are some of the most sensitive tissues in the body to any allergies, so many people get bubble baths [as gifts], which leads to a lot of itching and burning because a lot of the agents are allergens.
I would not recommend putting itinsidethe vagina, it’s really tough to get this stuff out, especially if it’s causing a reaction. Fair enough for sexual play if you want to put this stuff on the vulva or other portions of the body and get an erotic experience—that’s fine. But I wouldn’t advise putting it inside.
The vagina and the vulva are the most sensitive tissues in the body— to harsh soaps, fragrances, and all other possible allergens, when people think of ‘clean’ they tend to think of harsh, deodorizing soaps, but please don't use these. The less soap, the better. If you want to use a soap, use gentle pH balanced washes.
If you are experiencing itching in your vulva, it actually isn't all that likely to be ayeast infection, it’s more likely to be related to something that caused contact irritation, or a vulvar skin issue. Some women put up with months to years of irritation before seeking an exam, so don't assume itching and irritation is just a normal part of life for women. It isn't!
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Translations for vulva
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- فرج, فالفا, حِرArabic
- vulva, conyCatalan, Valencian
- Vulva, SchamGerman
- coño, vulvaSpanish
- häbe, vulvaEstonian
- کس, فرجPersian
- ulkosynnyttimet, vulva, häpyFinnish
- pitScottish Gaelic
- योनि, योनी, भगHindi
- բունոց, ամոթույքArmenian
- píka, sköp, kvensköpIcelandic
- 씹, 외음부, 음문, 陰門, 보지Korean
- vulva, cunnusLatin
- teke, puapuaMāori
- срамница, вулваMacedonian
- कन्दर्पकूप, बाह्य जननेंद्रिय, गभ, जघन, उल्वा, अपत्यपथ, जन्मपथMarathi
- cona, vulvaPortuguese
- наружные женские половые органы, вульваRussian
- योनि, भगSanskrit
- heahpadatNorthern Sami
- стидница, stidnicaSerbo-Croatian
- blygd, vulvaSwedish
- โยนี, อวัยวะสืบพันธุ์สตรีด้านนอกThai
- bulba, pekpekTagalog
- vulva, ferçTurkish
- vulva کیUrdu
- âm hộVietnamese
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