The vagina is an elastic, muscular tube connecting the cervix of the uterus to the vulva and exterior of the body. The vagina is located in the pelvic body cavity posterior to the urinary bladder and anterior to the rectum. Measuring around 3 inches in length and less than an inch in diameter, the vagina stretches to become several inches longer and many inches wider during sexual intercourse and childbirth. The inner surface of the vagina is folded to provide greater elasticity and to increase friction during sexual intercourse.
Photographer Laura Dodsworth shows what vulvas look like in 100 photographs of different women
Vagina - Anatomy Pictures and Information
It was Thanksgiving, and Matt Silver was sitting around a table with his family when his year-old girlfriend texted. He retrieved the phone with his foot. Silver, a year-old screenwriter, was telling me of receiving his first V-selfie eight years ago. The V-selfie, though very much here, is perhaps less insistent. Shared on dating apps or in texts, it has been sent to create longing and a sense of intimacy: a missive of lust and promise to lovers, or would-be lovers, who are separated.
Across the course of a year, Laura took photos of the vulvas for her book Womanhood: The Bare Reality, and spoke to each person about what their vulva means to them. Some of the women involved have also been featured in a film for Channel 4 called Vaginas. Then she examined masculinity by photographing penises for Manhood.
At first glance, the pictures look like they've been lifted from the pages of a glossy fashion magazine. But look closer and you'll see that not all is as it seems. Ms Anami is not your average weightlifter. In fact, these photographs posted to her popular Instagram page show her hoisting a range of objects into the air, using her vagina to hold them there. Tea time: Kim Anami is pictured lifting a pot of mint tea between her legs in Morocco.