Queefing of the vagina

What are you talking about? Queefing?

Sometimes when we are being penetrated our vagina may give off different sounds.

Some sound like when you are eating macaroni and cheese, others sound like an echo in a cave but the most common one is when it sounds like your vagina farts.

And those vagina farts have a nice boujee name, queefing.

Queefing can happen at some inopportune times: while you’re having sex, in the middle of a yoga class, or during a visit to the gynecologist.

But while queefs do produce a toot-like sound, I can assure you that queefing is not the same as passing gas.

What makes you queef, anyway?

Queefing is an involuntary bodily function that occurs when air is pushed into the vagina,

Gets temporarily trapped in the folds of the vaginal canal (called rugae) and is then released.

Queefing happens when a penis, fingers, or sex toy goes in and out of the vagina bringing additional air along with it.
Sex can involve a lot of thrusting of the penis in and out of the vagina, typically pushing extra air into a dead-end space.
Certain sex positions, like doggy style where the pelvis is tilted upwards, or abruptly switching from one position to another, may increase the likelihood of queefing.
Even non-sexual activities, like putting in a tampon or menstrual cup, practicing yoga, or your gyno inserting a speculum can lead to queefing.
Many women and men think that vagina farts are a result of the vagina being big or loose.


Very much a myth.
The elastic muscles of the vagina can stretch and return to their usual shape.
During aging and after childbirth, the muscles around the vagina may become less strong.
Despite the myths, sex does not have a lasting impact on vaginal tension.
And, there is no evidence that sex causes a loosening of the vagina over time.
This indicates further that not only does a loose or big vagina is nonexistent it is not an indication of the vagina farts.

Can queefing be a sign of anything serious?

In some situations, frequent queefing can be a sign of a medical condition or issue.

The two main conditions are pelvic floor dysfunction and vaginal fistulas.

Strong pelvic floor muscles help prevent incontinence, uncontrollable flatulence, and queefs.

For many women, pregnancy causes their pelvic floor to weaken, which can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction.

This is when the pelvic floor inefficiently tightens and relaxes the muscles.

Some women experience frequent incontinence when this happens, or they may feel the need to urinate more.

Some will experience more queefing than normal.

In the event that queefing happens more than normal then it may just be time to see your physician.

There really isn’t any way to prevent queefing from happening.

Sex involves bodies, and bodies do weird things sometimes.

Even if queefing sounds like a fart, it’s just air coming out (no other gasses like the ones made by digesting food), so they don’t smell like farts.

For most of us, queefing is a normal, albeit annoying, bodily function.

It’s nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about and a very common thing that most women experience.

If you queef during a sexual encounter, you could try acknowledging the queef instead of pretending it didn’t happen.

This will likely improve any awkwardness you or your partner might be feeling.

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