Learning Your Bits

If your knowledge of what’s going on between your legs is limited to what you were taught in sex ed, then you may be missing out, but you’re certainly not alone. According to a 2016 study of 1000 British women, only one in three women could correctly identify the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This is not okay. It’s important to know what all your bits are and know what’s normal for you and your body.

Learn all the names and functions below and if you’re feeling confident, test your knowledge with our Know Your Bits Quiz.


Fallopian Tubes: The highway for your eggs, fallopian tubes connect your ovaries to your uterus and are the path the egg takes each month.

Ovaries: These two ovals produce hormones like oestrogen and progesterone, and house eggs which are released during your cycle

Uterus: every month, the uterus grows a thicker lining to protect a fertilised egg. The uterus will protect the egg and grow a baby. If the egg isn’t fertilised, the lining is shed as period blood.

Cervix: The narrow section connects your uterus to your vagina. It directs sperm to the uterus, protects the uterus from unwanted nasties (like bacteria and viruses), and forms a plug to close off the cervical canal during pregnancy.

Vagina: This is where period blood comes out of and where babies are born. You can put things inside your vagina too like fingers, menstrual cups, tampons, sex toys, or penises. Vaginas are stretchy and can expand and contract.

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Your reproductive organs aren’t the only things down there. Here you can see how your vagina and uterus fit in with your bladder and rectum.

Bladder: This gathers and holds your urine before you pee

Rectum: This is the last section of your large intestine and is where your holds your poo before you take care of business

Anus: This is where your poo comes out


The Vulva

Lots of people refer to this area as the vagina but the vagina is the internal organ. The external area pictured below is the vulva.

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Mons Pubis: This is the fatty tissue over the pubic bone to pro. After puberty, this is where pubic hair grows

Pubic Hair: Usually thick and curly, pubic hair start grows on your bits during puberty.

Clitoris: The pleasure centre of your body. The clitoris is the only organ whose sole function is pleasure. It’s super sensitive and has over 8,000 nerve endings

Clitoral Hood: Protects your clitoris

Urethra: This is where your pee comes out

Labia Minora: the inner lips - these two smaller folds of skin protect your vagina

Labia Majora: the outer lips - these larger folds of skin protect all the bits

Vaginal Corona: Aka your hymen. It’s a thin stretchy fold of tissue that’s just inside your vagina. It is not a sign of virginity

Perineum: The area between your vagina and anus

Anus: This is where your poo comes out



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