What do you really know everything about your cervix? In fact, many women don’t even know what it is. The cervix does not receive the same attention as the uterus or ovaries. But it has some very valuable functions, such as protecting against STIs and holding out a large pressure during pregnancy and childbirth.
The cervix itself is a tubular tunnel that connects the lower part of the uterus with the vagina. Cervix’s length is about 2 inches and it is very narrow. So it expands during childbirth so that a small person can pass through it. The cervix is also prone to diseases such as cervical polyp and cancer. But still, some women say that they experience cervical orgasms during sex, which we can’t wait to learn more about. We compiled five facts about the cervix that every woman should know.
The cervix produces transparent, slippery mucus during ovulation. It helps the sperm to get from the vagina to the uterus where it connects with the egg. If conception occurs, this mucus clogs the cervix to prevent damage to the fetus from germs and other potentially harmful substances. When it comes time to give birth, the plug is removed and the cervix expands to about 4 inches so that the child can break into the world.
Of course, the blood that flows from you during your menstruation comes from the uterus. But the blood wouldn’t have a way out every month without the cervix connecting the uterus and the vagina. The cervix affects your menstruation in one more way. It prevents the loss of the tampon inside of your vagina. So you shouldn’t panic the next time you cannot find the thread, your tampon simply can’t slide into any other body organ. You can make an appointment with your gynecologist to remove it.
Cervics is actually an erogenous zone in some women, so the movements during sexual intercourse can lead to an intensive orgasm. There aren’t many studies on this topic, so the cervical orgasm is still a mystery. But if this kind of stimulation doesn’t bring pleasure to you, try another method which works for you.
Human papillomavirus is a very common STI in the United States, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures out that almost every sexually active woman was, is or will be infected with HPV. In most cases, your body has a natural protection against HPV and cleans it before it harms you. But some types of this virus can modify the cervical cells which can lead to precancerous conditions or even cancer. Therefore, every woman with human papillomavirus is recommended to conduct a timely examination and tests.
The American Cancer Society estimated that women who smoke, unlike non-smokers, are more prone to get cervical cancer. The fact is that the immune system of smokers is weaker and not as effective in fighting Human papillomavirus. Moreover, tobacco by-products were found in the cervical mucosa in women who smoke. Researchers think that this may be related to damaging the DNA of cervical cells, which contributes to the appearance of cervical cancer.