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Anatomy101,SexEd,andFactsIwouldhavelovedtolearninH.S

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Anatomy 101, Sex Ed, and Facts I would have loved to learn in H.S


What is the most important thing I know about Anatomy? Unlike my Pre-Med, Bio, and Nursing friends, I wasn't required to take the course * drums please*


But in all seriousness, I wish I took some form of Anatomy in Middle and High School or it would have nice to learn about my sexual organs in Sex Ed. I know, I know, some of us took Biology, learned that knee bone connected to the leg bone song, but let's be real, we learned more about plants and the "circle of life" aka more earthy things than about our bodies.  It would have been nice to learn about my reproductive organs and their function. For example: How testicles produce testosterone (apparently, it's a sex hormone) or even the basic " How Many Holes Do Women Have" *whispers, it's three* you'd be surprised how many women/girls don't know this.

I think it would have made a world of difference if we added Anatomy to our sexual education course. Here are some new/old things about our bodies that would have been nice to learn in Sex Ed or in general:

The skin is the largest organ, with sensitive nerves all over our bodies, so that any body part may be stimulated for sexual arousal. In this way, too, our skin is our biggest sex organ -we also have an area called the erogenous zone: places on the skin that are sensual to the touch i.e the nipples (for both male and female) or even your neck. 

Check out: Healthy Women's Erogenous Zones You Might Be Neglecting

Did you know: We have two types of sex cells (gametes)

Fact: Penises have glands --the prostate gland is technically called the male "g spot" and it's shaped like a walnut BUT it also produces fluids that help's the sperm "basically, swim and move around"

OR

That random/awkward question friends/strangers ask me every year: Last year, I was asked if I knew how many "holes" I had. At first, I was like, I have one mouth and then she was like, NO *whispers, I mean down there* 

My response: Oh, 3- the anus, urinary opening (pee hole), and the vaginal opening

Their response: Omg, am I the only one who didn't know that?

No, you are not, there are many individuals who don't the answer to this and more and there's nothing to be ashamed about. Not going to lie, I assumed the cervix and the hymen were the same things.

Hymen: Covers the opening of the vagina. It is a thin piece of tissue that has one or more holes in it. Sometimes a hymen may be stretched or torn when you use a tampon or during a first sexual experience. If it does tear, it may bleed a little bit

Cervix: The narrow entryway in between the vagina and uterus. The cervix is flexible so it can expand to let a baby pass through during childbirth.

* Check out the Beautiful Service Project's How Your Cervix Looks


Hopefully, I'm not the only person who thought they were the same things. Thank goodness for Planned Parenthood, Woodhull Foundation and so many other organizations that still teach comprehensive sexual education, create workshops for all ages, and etc. Wanting to know more about your reproductive organs and their functions is not something you should be ashamed of and asking questions about your body is also something you shouldn't be afraid to do (especially with your doctor). 




Fact: the left breast is usually slightly larger than the right *There's nothing Wrong With You.


ONE MORE THING!

Check out the Inned Body to learn more about the male and female anatomy 




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9 comments

  • layyla
    6mo ago

    XY is a male, XXY is a male who has Klinefelter's Syndrome. Hymn is not a hymen. Didn't anyone copy edit this piece?

    XY is a male, XXY is a male who has Klinefelter's Syndrome. Hymn is not a hymen. Didn't anyone copy edit this piece?

    • Ellen Lebelle 23

      Thank you. Spares me the need to ask. Also, "Omg, I'm I the only one ...", I think, should be "Omg, am I the only one ..."

      Thank you. Spares me the need to ask. Also, "Omg, I'm I the only one ...", I think, should be "Omg, am I the only one ..."

    • canwetalkqa
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      6mo ago

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    • canwetalkqa
      canwetalkqa Can We Talk: Sexual Health
      6mo ago

      Hello, thank you so much for your comment and input. I understand that XY= male and XXY is let's say, intersex which is why I added "Varies depending on sex chromosomes" with a link, for this particular piece, XXY is correct.

      Hello, thank you so much for your comment and input. I understand that XY= male and XXY is let's say, intersex which is why I added "Varies depending on sex chromosomes" with a link, for this particular piece, XXY is correct.

      • layyla
        6mo ago

        XXY is not intersexed. My son is XXY. He has Kleinfelter's Syndrome. I have researched this for years and I have attended world medical conferences on this syndrome. I have talked to world experts about Kleinfelter's and anyone with a Y is male. Intersexed is something else altogether. You are incorrect and you should do more research. You do more harm than good by spreading misinformation. Boys and men who have Kleinfelter's Syndrome need greater actual awareness of this medical issue; they don't need misinformation.

        XXY is not intersexed. My son is XXY. He has Kleinfelter's Syndrome. I have researched this for years and I have attended world medical conferences on this syndrome. I have talked to world experts about Kleinfelter's and anyone with a Y is male. Intersexed is something else altogether. You are incorrect and you should do more research. You do more harm than good by spreading misinformation. Boys and men who have Kleinfelter's Syndrome need greater actual awareness of this medical issue; they don't need misinformation.

      • layyla
        6mo ago

        I followed your link and read the article. Whoever wrote it doesn't understand Kleinfelter's Syndrome and describes it incorrectly. Males with KS are sterile. Only one in recorded medical history has successfully fathered a child. I met the man personally. It took a procedure where his testicle tissue was ground up and carefully searched for a normal sperm. Then that sperm was inserted into a healthy ovum. He doesn't have enough tissue left for a second child. The typical physical description of a man with KS is also incorrect in that article. I do not have to experience to evaluate his discussion of other genetic combinations but if his understanding of KS is any indicator, he has his head up his ass, so to speak. You found that article and you understood it less than the original author but thought you'd be clever and write an article to get attention. After all, transsexual is a very current topic. You need to learn to do more research.

        I followed your link and read the article. Whoever wrote it doesn't understand Kleinfelter's Syndrome and describes it incorrectly. Males with KS are sterile. Only one in recorded medical history has successfully fathered a child. I met the man personally. It took a procedure where his testicle tissue was ground up and carefully searched for a normal sperm. Then that sperm was inserted into a healthy ovum. He doesn't have enough tissue left for a second child. The typical physical description of a man with KS is also incorrect in that article. I do not have to experience to evaluate his discussion of other genetic combinations but if his understanding of KS is any indicator, he has his head up his ass, so to speak. You found that article and you understood it less than the original author but thought you'd be clever and write an article to get attention. After all, transsexual is a very current topic. You need to learn to do more research.

        • canwetalkqa
          canwetalkqa Can We Talk: Sexual Health
          6mo ago

          Thank you again for your comment, I assure you I did not write this post for attention or any of our previous post for that matter. I wrote about my experience and wanting to learn more about Anatomy and I added information that I knew or that was taught to me. Can We Talk? is about revisiting Sex Ed and trying to relearn everything(if anything) that was taught to us (my blog partner and I) in our sex ed courses. The majority of the things we post are of things we wished we learned, researched, or experienced--it is not about exposure or even about getting "attention" or fame. Once again, thank you so much for commenting and you are more than welcome to send us more information on the subject if you believe we are misinforming the public.

          Thank you again for your comment, I assure you I did not write this post for attention or any of our previous post for that matter. I wrote about my experience and wanting to learn more about Anatomy and I added information that I knew or that was taught to me. Can We Talk? is about revisiting Sex Ed and trying to relearn everything(if anything) that was taught to us (my blog partner and I) in our sex ed courses. The majority of the things we post are of things we wished we learned, researched, or experienced--it is not about exposure or even about getting "attention" or fame. Once again, thank you so much for commenting and you are more than welcome to send us more information on the subject if you believe we are misinforming the public.

  • Ellen Lebelle 23

    Back in the old days, I learned this in 7th or 8th grade.

    Back in the old days, I learned this in 7th or 8th grade.

    • canwetalkqa
      canwetalkqa Can We Talk: Sexual Health
      6mo ago

      Thank you for commenting!

      Thank you for commenting!


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