Does Vagina Size Vary

We all know what the vagina is. It is the muscular tube linking to the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. The vagina is also called the birth canal. It allows the passage of blood and cells during menstruation, introduces new sperm during sex, and do not forget! The baby comes out from there.

Even after all the miraculous deeds, this little master manages to pull it off. It has a limited number of nerve endings, which is thought to be important to help women cope with the pain of childbirth. 

The part of female genitals, outside the vagina, is vulva. The vulva has labia majora, labia minora, the urethra, and the clitoris.

It is a true fact that the shape and size of the vagina and vulva are unique for every woman.

Also Read: Exercises To Make Your Vagina Tighter

What happens to the vagina during orgasm?

Vagina during Orgasm

When you’re on the edge of having the orgasm, you and your partner can clearly see that coming.

  • Your skin will look and feel fleshed
  • heart rate increase
  • your genitals will swell with blood
  • a lot of muscle tension throughout your body.

And once you reach orgasm, the muscles in your Vagina, Anus, Uterus involuntarily rhythmically contract and then relax. Feel the awesome release.

Size and appearance of the vagina and vulva

Size and appearance of Vagina

The average depth of the vagina is about 3.77 inches, i.e. 9.6 cm. But, vaginal depth and appearance can vary widely and even change.

The depth of the vagina, if counted from the opening to the tip of the cervix, can measure up to 7 inches, i.e. 17.7 cm.

Various types of tissue such as mucosa line the inside of the vagina. The mucosa is formed of special cells which secrete a lubricating fluid, to help the walls of the vagina to stretch.

The exterior part of the female genitals is the vulva. The vulva has the labia minora and Majora. These are the lip-like parts of the female genitals.

The appearance of vulva also varies to a large extent. The skin of the vulva may be the same or darker color than the rest of the body. The labia majora are the external lips. These can vary in size, from 7 to 12 cm in length.

On average, the clitoris size ranges from 5 to 35 mm in size. But, the clitoris swells and enlarges when the woman is aroused.

What affects the vaginal size?

The size and depth of the vagina changes in some situations. It can stretch while insertion a tampon or a penis.

While sexually arousal, the blood flow to the vagina increases. This allows the vagina and cervix to stretch and elongate.

When a vagina expands during arousal, a large penis can still cause pain or discomfort during sex. (Also Read: Dyspareunia or Pain During Sex )

Relation of the Vagina size and penis length

banana and grapefruit representing vagina and penis

The average penis, when erect is about 33 percent longer than the average size of the vagina. Even though both the penis and vagina sizes vary, these both accommodate each other.


The shape, color depth or overall appearance of the vagina varies greatly as per different individuals. Generally, the depth of the vagina is 3 to 7 inches.

The vagina is not supposed to cause discomfort or hurt normally or during sexual intercourse. Talk to our gynecologist in such cases. The gynecologist can find out any underlying causes for the pain or trouble. 

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