Does Pee Come out of the Vagina?

Does Pee Come out of the Vagina?


I’m Dr. Lindsey Doe, clinical sexologist
and host of this sex curious show Sexplanations. [WHIP CRACKING, COUGH] Last month, I posted a 24 hour poll on Twitter
that asked “When did you learn most people with vaginas don’t pee out of them?” I gave four options: childhood ages zero to
eleven, adolescence twelve to seventeen, 18+, or just now which could be any of those ages. I knew from teaching human sexuality at the
university lots of people wouldn’t know the answer. But what I forgot is that even if people know
urine doesn’t come out the vagina, they still don’t know where it does come out. “It comes out the clitoris!” “Yeah, not the vagina! It comes out the anus.” Noooooooo! Unless a person has a so-called birth defect
or reconstructive surgery, urine exits a body assigned female at birth through a hole called
the meatus — the opening of the urethra, located below the clitoris and above the vagina. “Well, okay that’s easy, clit, pee hole,
vagina hole, poop hole. One pleasure spot, three holes!” No. Seven holes! Meatus, vagina, two openings to the paraurethral
ducts (also called the periurethral gland, lesser vestibular glands, and Skene’s gland),
two openings to the Bartholin’s glands or greater vestibular gland and the anus makes
seven. Urine exits through the meatus. Not here or here or here but here. Which means that you can’t flush semen and
the sperm in it out of the vagina by peeing. People think you can though. After all, we say, “pee after sex.” The reason why we say this, though, is because
germs can get moved around during intercourse especially from the anus to the meatus. And peeing reduces the risk of this leading
to a urinary tract infection. We need to teach this to kiddos at a young
age! To wipe front to back and why! That urine comes out of a different hole than
menstrual blood. Where menstrual products go and don’t go. And that babies aren’t typically born out the
anus. From the time that little ones are able to
communicate, they need to know the names for their body parts and what those body parts do. Language is a huge way we connect to ourselves
(and to others). It’s also a way we protect our bodies or
name parts that have been hurt or violated. By age two, I would start using vulva, vagina,
and anus. By age four add clitoris, meatus, labia and
mons. I’d like everyone to ace this quiz before
puberty. Where does urine exit the vulva? The meatus or urethra. Not the anus? Nope. Or the clitoris? Nunh unh. How many holes are in the vulva? Six. The anus below the vulva makes seven. Is peeing after sex an effective form of birth
control? Noooooo. Why is it important to pee after sex? To flush out the pathogens. Do other people in your life know the right
answers to these questions? If not, please tell them and stay curious. This episode is brought to you by our supporters
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