Kristen Bell doesn’t just act, sing, and create healthy baby products for your children. She’s also quite the vagina expert. And with the help of The Ellen Degeneres Show, its producer Andy Lassner, a first-time expectant mom, and OBGYN Dr. Sherry A. Ross, she’s spilling her expertise on the public.
In a YouTube video shared on Ellen‘s official page, Bell took on a slew of “vagina myths,” and with the help of Dr. Ross, dispelled those myths along the way. Here are some of the myths they covered:
#1: You can’t get pregnant while on your period…
False, you can get pregnant during your period. Then as a side note, Bell let everyone know that you can also get pregnant in a hot tub, because that’s where she and husband Dax Shephard conceived their second daughter, Lincoln. She also added that both Lincoln and their oldest, Delta, were conceived at friends’ houses.
#2: Bigger is better?
Nope, not the case. According to Dr. Ross, on average a woman’s vagina is only about 3 to 4 inches long. However, it does expand when it is aroused. The size of a man’s penis, on average, is about 5.7 inches long and 4.8 centimeters in girth.
#3: Can diet affect your vagina?
To a certain extent. As Dr. Ross explained, foods like pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, melon, lemon, and cucumber will help a vagina smell and taste good. Foods like broccoli, brussel sprouts, garlic, onion, and cauliflowers are ones that should be avoided when thinking about the vagina.
#4: Is the vagina self-cleaning?
Kind of. Dr. Ross compared the vagina to an oven; while the inside of an oven is self-cleaning, the stovetop is not. And much like a vagina, while the interior is self-cleaning, it’s important to make sure the exterior portion of the vagina is clean, hydrated, and moisturized.
#5: Can you lose a tampon up there?
No, you can’t. It’s like a “sock,” “it has an endpoint.”
#6: Is it unsafe to have sex during pregnancy?
No, it’s not. In fact, “it’s completely safe” thanks to the sac the baby is wrapped in. And sex during late-term pregnant can help insight contractions!
And as if you thought there could be even more to learn about the female reproductive organ, the video continues with a Q&A session that shares even more information regarding the vagina.
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Did you know all of this? How much did you learn?