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Vaginal Fluid Handbook

August 25, 2019


Have you ever found fluid from your vagina
that looks like lotion? Or cherry skins? Or snot? Or wet toilet paper? [WHIP CRACKING, COUGH] The vagina and most of the vulva around it
is a mucus membrane so like the eyes and nose the moisture is there to keep dirt and germs
from getting further into the body. That’s your everyday all day long inside
of the nostril like kind of vaginal fluid. What about everything else? Some infants expel fluid just after birth
caused by exposure to their mother’s estrogen. For the most part though fluid, also known
as discharge, is most noticeable when the person starts puberty and their ovaries produce
their own estrogen. At this time the whole vagina matures and
produces more glycogen, a fuel for bacteria. Bacteria, specifically lactobacillus flourishes
with this plentiful energy source and leaves behind a byproduct called lactic acid. In simpler terms, we grow up and our bodies
favor a bacteria that makes our vaginas more acidic so we’re better able to ward off
germs. Our childhood vaginal pH of 6 to 9, which
is more neutral, gets closer to a 4 after puberty, which is more acidic. So now the vulva smells more acidic, like
vinegar. Author of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler
wrote, “My vagina doesn’t need to be cleaned up. It smells good already. Don’t try to decorate. Don’t believe him when he tells you it smells
like rose petals when it’s supposed to smell like pussy.” Pussy. With the onset of puberty through to menopause,
the reproductive system also tends to expel more fluid of a variety of textures and colors. It’s not the same for everyone but here’s
a general run-through: Sweat.
Exercising, heat, and tight clothing can make you perspire. That includes your crotch
especially if you shave. Lubrication. If you get sexually excited, the vaginal walls
and two glands in the vulva secrete clear, slippery fluid meant to reduce friction. Brown blood. At the start of one’s menstrual cycle, which
we call day one because there’s a visible blood marker, many people notice a dark brown
sludge or clumpy rotten cherry skin kind of discharge. You may think it’s feces. It’s probably blood. Older or thicker red blood which smells like
iron. Over the next few days your period will likely
become more red as the endometrium sloughs off and out your body then goes back to minimal
clear moisture. After menstruation, the vulva and vagina will
be pretty dry. Not cheek dry, eyeball dry. Then a couple days after this, the cervix
at the top of the vagina expels mucus that’s more cloudy, white, even yellowish in color. It’s creamy and kind of sticky. Next is a watery stage, colorless to slightly
white discharge, unless there’s some spotting of blood in which case the fluid will look
pink. And then there’s ovulation, where there’s
30 times more fluid than it was right after menstruation. On average ovulation occurs on day 14, 10-16
days after the first sign of blood. The fluid from the cervix becomes clear and
more elastic. You can put it between your two fingers and
stretch it like raw egg whites. Fertility specialists call it EWCM: egg white
cervical mucus for this reason, and they see it as the crown jewel of fertility. The high spinnbarkeit or spinnability and
higher pH make it like protective liquid ladders sperm can use to get closer to the egg. After this the vaginal fluid goes back to
being goopy and opaque white. I can’t stress enough how valuable it is
to track our fluids. So much of what comes out of the vagina is
related to our cycles and if we can follow a pattern it’s less scary to see snot like
goobers or watery toilet paper clumps. It also makes it much easier to recognize
when something’s off. For example yeast infections caused by overgrown
fungus candida albicans are thick, creamy, and white. They’re also really common. If you know from monitoring your body that
there’s more fluid, or it’s more curdled, that’s a good indication it’s not typical
discharge. Other signs of yeast infections that can clue
you in are itchiness and pain. They also smell a lot like bread which I guess
that isn’t terrible. Another common discharge to watch out for
is bacterial vaginosis or BV. It’ll have a similar consistency as other
fluids I’ve described but it smells like fish or porta-potty and you might want to
address it. Both yeast and BV are the result of natural
microorganisms in the vagina over-flourishing. It doesn’t mean you’re dirty or bad or
gross. It just means that something threw off your
balance and your system might need help resetting. Or not, talk to a healthcare professional
for next steps. They can check to see if the infection is
something sexually transmitted. Here are some of the STIs it could be: Human Papilloma Virus or HPV can make it
seem like you just have more than usual normal fluid. Syphilis: same thing.
And herpes. More of the usual unless it’s a severe outbreak
in which case the area can be really raw, damp, and smell like a fresh wound. Gonorrhea may present as yellowish or bloody.
Chlamydia: also bloody and heavy. Trichomoniasis or Trich is often frothy or
bubbly with a greenish yellow or gray appearance and pungent tuna smell. This may be upsetting to imagine or even get
a whiff of on your own body but it’s so valuable. It’s one way of knowing something is wrong. Most of the time sexually transmitted infections
are asymptomatic meaning there aren’t signs and people go years with chlamydia or herpes
inside them not knowing it, and passing it onto others. The only way to know for sure what you do
and don’t have is to get tested. Healthcare professionals, like my friend Carrie,
who helped review this for accuracy, can test you and offer a lot of guidance. They can assess what’s going on and why. Hygiene, hormones, diet, sexual activity,
contraception, medications, pregnancy, menopause, stress, life, and overall health can alter
what comes out of you. My hope is that you can embrace that the vagina’s
neighborhood is ever-changing. That it’s fluid, and that you make informed
decisions to take care of yourself. Here are four final notes on the subject which
might also help: 1. Artificial Fluid Lots of companies manufacture artificial lube,
really similar to the real thing, so people can apply it at will. This is great for surgically constructed vaginas
that don’t have the glandular makeup to produce a lot of these fluids on their own. It’s also good for perimenopause and menopause
when people experience more dryness. A recommendation to everyone else, try to
work with your physiology before supplementing with something bottled. You may need 45 minutes to get wet, fantasies,
and masturbation. This is okay! It’s awesome! 2. Semen If someone ejaculates semen inside you without a condom, the semen can leak out and may seem
like a weird vaginal fluid. It’s not; it’s semen. 3. Feces Occasionally I’ll wipe, front to back, and
when I check the toilet paper to make sure my fluids look and smell healthy there’s
a brown squirt, a little poop. I have to remind myself that the vulva is
really close to the anus and that this is fecal matter not some alien seed shrapnel. 4. Squirting I didn’t forget about so-called female ejaculation
or squirting. We’ve done an episode on it which I’ll
link to in the description AND I’m working on a project for a future episode to collect
this fluid and figure out exactly what it is and where it comes from. So stay curious. This episode was made possible by fans of
Sexplanations I fondly called Sexpla(i)nauts. They’re the ones who support us financially
so sex education can be free and accessible worldwide. Thank you, Sexpla(i)nauts! If you want to be like them please visit patreon.com/sexplanations. Just remember: if funding us isn’t an option
for you, there are many ways to help and I appreciate them all.

100 Comments

  • Reply joe December 2, 2018 at 8:56 am

    i want her necklace

  • Reply Cristela Uy December 2, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Okay. Its my 3rd time watching this video. I need to understand everything.

  • Reply Shaye Johnson December 2, 2018 at 9:08 am

    She has everything from nude barbies to a penis pump lol wow. That shelf is serious.

  • Reply FrankLetsbe December 2, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Brilliant! I am going to show this to my Grade 9's! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Reply Meow Rchl December 2, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Fucking yuck. The human body is fucking disgusting.

  • Reply Unorthodox Streamer December 2, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Where were you when I started my period in the 7th grade and had no idea what was going on๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Reply jalsa December 2, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I good to see what is in those panties that i steal and sniff to get off…i just love it.

  • Reply Janett Pena December 2, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Thank god for this video ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Anonymous Beast December 2, 2018 at 10:32 am

    This video makes me feel good about not having a girlfriend

  • Reply Elbluedo December 2, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Gross…

  • Reply seth meek December 2, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Mens Guideline to the Genatles:
    If it aint urine or cum your fucked.

  • Reply crosses101 December 2, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    3:22 IS BULLSHIT! It smells nothing like bread. That shit smells like decaying flesh. Like a trash dumpster. And if left unchecked long enough, smells like a dead animal on the side of the road.

  • Reply wayne1965 December 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Can you not do the bug eyes ??!!

  • Reply crosses101 December 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    This video is critical. The vagina is alot of responsibility so don't date irresponsible women because you WILL catch something๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  • Reply Gemini Colon December 2, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Omg her eyes

  • Reply McKenzie Miller December 2, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    So glad I found this video. I was so confused on my discharge because after my period, I have a metallic smell to my vagina but my discharge is oderless and ranges from clear to white to slightly off white. I thought something was wrong with me ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

  • Reply Betty Grable December 2, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    that just about covers it !!! thank you

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    Men: 2 Fluids
    Women: 31 Flavors

  • Reply Christie Gomez December 2, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    POWER TO THE PUSSY!!!!!!!โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

  • Reply Hijas T December 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Why all barbie dolls are undressed?๐Ÿ™„

  • Reply What happens when December 2, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    How the fuck was this recommended to me?!?!?! i only watch game videos or news.

  • Reply SunnySunshine Harvey December 2, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks for such an informative video. I have nieces I'm close to who ask me for female advice all the time now so I'll refer them here if ever there is something I can't quite answer. Again, thanks so much.

  • Reply Bunny XxX December 2, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    The Barbies on the shelf tho

  • Reply KAYLA GRIMSLEY December 2, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    This taught me more than American sex ed ever did.

  • Reply JeeVeeGatoStyle December 2, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    You nearly poked my eyes out with that crazy stare

  • Reply Melissa December 3, 2018 at 1:21 am

    We women have so much plumbing itโ€™s crazy! No truer words were spoken, then by the great Michael Kelso; โ€œItโ€™s like a map of six flags down there!โ€

  • Reply Roman Rosado December 3, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Was using a finger necessary? Good vid otherwise lmao

  • Reply sarmi L December 3, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Really helpfull๐Ÿ˜€
    Thank youโค

  • Reply Alexis Nicole Flores December 3, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Thank you for this, its very informative. Please continue making more. Im sure all these vaginal fluid cycles stress women from all over the globe. Giving the explanation that our biology classes never teach will definitely add a whole new level of confidence to women everywhere!

  • Reply KALAPANAPOCHIHANALEI December 3, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Great info. But her eyes scared me ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Retro917 December 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

    She had me at 1:12 ..

  • Reply Lace Tide December 3, 2018 at 11:17 am

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  • Reply czzted99 December 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Interesting… but i bet a female brain looks more complicated than this

  • Reply Tom Yum December 5, 2018 at 3:32 am

    OMG………………

  • Reply Lanchester Naanyane December 5, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Wait… Did she just say that she's going to collect the liquid that's squirted?๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜…

  • Reply Kelsie Rhoads December 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Did she really just say that when she wipes she smells the toilet paper …

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  • Reply James Butler Jr. December 6, 2018 at 5:33 am

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  • Reply James Butler Jr. December 6, 2018 at 5:36 am

    ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘…… 0539…… Is, baby wipes better….. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‘…. Than, toliette paper?????? ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  • Reply Ida Simons December 6, 2018 at 11:41 am

    3:09 โ€LIKE YEAST!โ€ where my b99 fans at

  • Reply TellyJart December 7, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Im super pissed, my vagina is always discharging, its everyday and its so much it goes through my underwear and even my pants. I need fucking help because im so pissed off at it

    Its never fucking white, its just water, its not sweat because its drops.

  • Reply Pumpscakesters ! December 7, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Her eye balls trip me out๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Franny Becker December 8, 2018 at 9:09 am

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    Saudaรงรตes ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท feliz natal ๐ŸŽ„
    Um abenรงoado 2019 beijos com carinho!..

  • Reply Felivi December 12, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Oh man, she's awesome! This is my first time watching one of her videos. The eyes started to weird me out at the end, but I loved her enthusiasm for education.

  • Reply Loren Wegele December 12, 2018 at 6:06 am

    That's what I miss about my wife being post-menopausal. I miss the smell of pussy.

  • Reply comicpab December 16, 2018 at 8:16 am

    pUSSy

  • Reply Stealthy Mongoose December 17, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Every young woman should watch this video. Very informative

  • Reply The Republicat December 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    My mom taught me a lot of this stuff when I was pretty young, quite a ways before puberty even. I'm very grateful, because I got much of my "sex ed" from a person I felt comfortable and safe with. That's highly valuable. Something I wish every parent would do, instead of complain about the sex ed at schools or expect schools to take this over when they're clearly doing an awful job at it.

  • Reply Rebecca McIlroy December 22, 2018 at 1:40 am

    This was really helping and relieving !

  • Reply Believe Mirimi December 23, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Pono sexuality

  • Reply MayaPaya December 23, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    ..why is this age restricted??

  • Reply ProZombies100 December 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    such a yummy looking video

  • Reply NoelMarie5 December 28, 2018 at 5:59 am

    I just realized as she was talking that she has a vibrator on her necklace

  • Reply Anna Anderson December 29, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Is that a pair of scissors stuck in that rope in the background? ๐Ÿค”

  • Reply monbooboo the fool December 30, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Comments:

    20% – Where were you when I was 12?
    5% – Men acknowledging that this is way more complicated than what they go through, and that it's okay.
    5% – okay the threesome in the back
    70% – HER EYES OMFG FREAKY

    Get excited about something in your lives lmao

  • Reply timefeatherstorm December 31, 2018 at 9:27 am

    this video is informative and interesting but this editing is obnoxious. she never pauses and there's too much information too fast

  • Reply Youtuber December 31, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Girls are so complicated.

  • Reply Ana Ey January 1, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Ok, @sexplanations

    Dry female ejaculation, an explanation.
    Anyone has any ideas please comment.

    Also they don't feel mentally fulfilling anymore. Just empty. Like my body is just reacting.

  • Reply Angel Duran January 3, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Da fuq

  • Reply Kaycie Clements January 8, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Once I started tracking my cycles my cramps before ovulation made so much sense. I researched what was going on in my body and now I donโ€™t freak out ๐Ÿ˜… when the pain starts I know to immediately grab a pad or tampon before the discharge starts flowing lol

  • Reply zimbro January 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    i kind of died

  • Reply Azz Azz January 9, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Me and a girl were fucking and some lotion/ egg white stuff dripped out of her pussy. It was so hot

  • Reply Dakota Beayrd January 10, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Pussy!

  • Reply Issa O'Brien January 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    What if it's like a light purple lol

  • Reply FaZe Gangbang January 14, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Makes me wanna eat pussy less

  • Reply AJRGamer January 15, 2019 at 7:07 am

    PUSSY

  • Reply Brian Oneill January 27, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Has the follow up video on female ejaculation fluid been done yet?

  • Reply Van Henderson January 30, 2019 at 4:31 am

    I have never used social media so I an not comfortable here. How were you able to justify having sex the first time, being a Christian

  • Reply Athena Isham February 11, 2019 at 4:49 am

    What about a clumpy white substance. I think it may be what you were referring to as "wet toilet paper". It doesn't stink. I don't feel like I have a yeast infection. What is it? Is it ok?

  • Reply Thea Oteyo February 23, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I love her Happy eyes๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Food Art Kashmir March 4, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Thank you …. Ur information is so useful…. Now I m tension free

  • Reply 3h4 CJ March 18, 2019 at 12:07 am

    This makes me feel so much better. I was so scared for a second ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Nijii March 19, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Why aint schools teachin this? I mean this is much more helpful

  • Reply RodCornholio March 24, 2019 at 2:16 am

    More informative in under 7 minutes than 17 weeks of government high school.

  • Reply Isabel Corona March 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Came here because Stevie suggested it.
    I learned more here than in high school

  • Reply UwU March 26, 2019 at 5:53 am

    So how do be taking off your panties with no discharge on it

  • Reply Speedy Cerviche March 29, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Yuck how did I get here ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ

  • Reply Christopher Quinn April 2, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    What's the name of the ejaculate that comes out of the woman's vagina when she cums after fingering herself?

  • Reply aries rising April 15, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Tip: don't eat when your watching this

  • Reply ZSAZSA RODEO April 24, 2019 at 1:50 am

    GREAT VIDEO. BIG EYES

  • Reply Sky Blue Music Girl April 30, 2019 at 12:10 am

    I remember when I missed my period for 2 months in a row and I was terrified it had never happened before so after I kept talking about it and it was causing me mental stress and hurting my grades because of that my mom took me to the walk-in and they did a bunch of tests I'm still a Virgin and have never touched myself because I life in an apartment with 3 others so it's always to awkward and uncomfortable to do so but after many test urine,blood and a full checkup including a lot of questions and detective work it turns out it was a very early possible virus since certain things in my blood were higher then normal the doc said it was most likely a virus because when those things are higher it's commonly a virus finding out that I was fine and that my body is extremely sensitive to change when it comes to my period I felt so much better now I'm not worrying myself sick because I know if I miss a month it's ok but I was told if it's 3 or more months that's when I should be worried since I have other lifelong medical problems that can alter it to I just thought I should share a story of one of my experiences

  • Reply Diederich Axlan May 1, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I love vaginal fluids except the blood

  • Reply Colourgeist May 1, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Anyone else notice how her necklace is a vesper vibrator? Just me?

  • Reply wwiinnggnnuutt May 5, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Ok so which one is the one where nothing is going on. The vagina never seems to get a rest. Lol

  • Reply Rotenbunnycops LP May 29, 2019 at 8:48 am

    k

  • Reply Alex Stull May 31, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I like the Barbie dolls in the back

  • Reply Mayo Poppins June 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    This shouldn't be age restricted YouTube, these are things every woman should know about their body ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

  • Reply Nedelcu Ecaterina Angela Rose June 7, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Huge help…her eye brows are amusing…and she talks soooo fast.adorable woman. Thank you :-*

  • Reply nathalie solomon June 18, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I wonder if guys can bleed for seven days and survive

  • Reply Codytheman July 6, 2019 at 9:53 am

    idk if I came in my girl she had this and was like did I cum and ik I didn't

  • Reply Ford Guy Mustang July 10, 2019 at 12:08 am

    So that's how women sperm and lubricate during sex.

  • Reply LittleLibraryKoala July 11, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Thanks – I never noticed certain things until I was introduced to this video.

  • Reply Wolfywolf July 23, 2019 at 5:12 am

    Well the more u know

  • Reply John Smith August 7, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Gross…

  • Reply Alex the spicy biss August 7, 2019 at 7:36 am

    thanks

  • Reply majooismajor August 12, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I wish I was not eating food when I was watching this. …

  • Reply donald louk jr. August 15, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Shut the hell up you while you bitch fuck your damn video are sick and disgusting

  • Reply Buff Natsuki August 20, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Ive got a lady part question
    Im a grown person, ive had my period and stuffs. But ive noticed that during "me time" my vag doesnt lubrecate itself. Im a type one diabetic, so ive heard that could be a cause. But my A1C isnt that bad, im healthy. But is there some kind of cure?? Help me jane!!

  • Reply itz Cookie August 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Looks like her face is still.

  • Reply Think Of A Mexican Name August 23, 2019 at 5:43 am

    I'm a dude HOW THE FUCK DID I GET HERE?!

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