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Why should a woman know the correct names of her genitals?

Using the right words for the external genitals matters, whether for clarity of communication with a healthcare provider or with a partner. Women tend to know less about their genitals, both because they are more hidden than a man’s and also because they’ve never been taught the right names, so it can be helpful to look at the vulva with a mirror and get to know its various parts.

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