Vaginal flatulence

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Vaginal flatulence is an emission or expulsion of air from the vagina. It may occur during or after sexual intercourse or during other sexual acts, stretching or exercise. The sound is somewhat comparable to flatulence from the anus but does not involve waste gases and thus often has no specific odor associated. Slang terms for vaginal flatulence include vart, queef[1][2] and fanny fart (mostly British).[3][4]

More serious conditions

Vaginal gas that involves strong odor or fecal matter may be a result of colovaginal fistula, a serious condition involving a tear between the vagina and colon, which can result from surgery, child birth, diseases (such as Crohn's disease), and other causes.[5] This condition can lead to urinary tract infection and other complications. This can also be a symptom of an internal female genital prolapse,[6] a condition most often caused by child birth.[7]

Puffs or small amounts of air passed into the vaginal cavity during cunnilingus won't cause any known issues, however "forcing" or purposely blowing air at force into the vaginal cavity can cause an air embolism, which in very rare cases can be potentially dangerous for the woman, and if pregnant, for the fetus.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ DeGuzman, Kristine (22 October 2008). "Why sex will always remain awkward". The Daily Californian (UWIRE). 
  2. ^ "Lexicon of Lust". Playgirl. December 2004. 
  3. ^ "fanny fart". Macquarie Dictionary Online. 
  4. ^ Bletchley, Rachael (28 August 2005). "Dear Rachael : Our wild sex but no hugs". The People. 
  5. ^ Martinez, Michael, M.D.; Vikram Dogra, M.D. (2001). "Case Two-hundred Twenty Eight - Colovaginal Fistula". 
  6. ^ "Correct assessment of prolapse essential".  (link dead as of 12 March 2007, last successfully archived 29 March 2004 here)[1]
  7. ^ Healthwise, Incorporated (2005). "Vaginal problems and female genital prolapse". 
  8. ^ Wright, Janis (2004). Pregnancy: Prenatal Care (Vol 68 No. 6). American Family Physician.