The Vagina: a self-cleaning oven

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

By Courtney Snavely

“What is that weird shit in my underwear?” — the question that haunts our female pubescence. We embarrassingly hang our heads when someone sees a crusty white stain on our new swim suit bottoms and try to cover it up by saying “oh they must have been like that when I bought them!” (Anyone else have this happen or just me?)

Women with vaginas, you are not alone! Vaginal discharge is TOTALLY normal and one of the most frequently asked questions healthcare professionals deal with.

Think of your vagina like an oyster, secreting its natural juices to maintain it’s beautiful pearly insides. Maybe not the perfect analogy, but the point is your vagina’s discharge is your body’s natural way of flushing out everything bad and keeping your vagina in its balanced state.