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    Feeling wet down there? Here’s everything you need to know about experiencing vaginal wetness

    By NCVC Staff | Published on Sep 20, 2023

    A vagina is an incredible part of the human body. It not only brings life into the world but also provides pleasure and regulates itself. However, understanding what is normal and what isn’t when it comes to your vagina can be a bit tricky. One aspect that often raises questions is vaginal wetness. Is it normal? Should you be concerned? Let’s dive into this topic and get the facts straight!

    What Causes Vaginal Wetness?

    Contrary to popular belief, vaginal wetness is not solely related to sexual activity. In fact, your vagina naturally lubricates itself on a regular basis. This self-lubrication is made possible by a fluid produced by cells within the vaginal walls. This fluid is essential for maintaining vaginal health and ensures that sexual activity is smooth and pleasurable.

    Is Excessive Wetness Normal?

    While the amount of moisture produced by your vagina can vary from person to person, there is no such thing as being “too wet.” However, excessive wetness can be a sign of vaginal infection. Hormone levels and fluctuations can affect the moisture levels in your vagina, but if you notice an abnormally high amount of fluid, it may be worth investigating further.

    Increased vaginal fluid production during sexual activity can be attributed to several factors. These include fluctuations in your menstrual cycle, bacterial vaginosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, or desquamative vaginitis. Additionally, certain medications can also impact vaginal wetness.

    Potential Reasons for Excessive Wetness

    1. Menstrual Cycle

    Changes in your menstrual cycle can influence hormone levels in your body, leading to increased vaginal discharge at the beginning and end of menstruation. This is a normal variation and usually nothing to worry about.

    2. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

    Bacterial vaginosis is a mild vaginal infection that is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. However, having multiple sexual partners can increase your chances of developing it. BV is caused by an imbalance between good and bad bacteria in the vagina and can result in constant thin and watery vaginal discharge.

    3. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

    Excessive vaginal wetness may be attributed to pelvic congestion syndrome. This condition can cause an irritable bladder, abnormal menstrual bleeding, and vaginal discharge. It occurs when blood pools in the veins and affects the surrounding nerves of the vagina, leading to increased wetness. Pelvic congestion syndrome is often accompanied by pain in the uterus, ovaries, and vulva.

    4. Desquamative Vaginitis

    Desquamative vaginitis is characterized by high cell turnover in the vagina, which leads to inflammation of the vaginal lining. Symptoms include excessive yellow discharge, stickiness without odor, redness, inflammation, and itching in the vaginal area. Painful intercourse can also be a sign of this condition.

    So, ladies, if you suspect that you may be experiencing any of these problems, it’s important to consult a healthcare professional. However, if everything seems normal, you can rest easy knowing that your vagina’s wetness is perfectly natural. Embrace the incredible capabilities of your body and enjoy the self-regulating wonders of your vagina!

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