A worrying new survey has revealed that around half of Brits don’t know where the vagina is – and worryingly, it’s not just the men.
The survey, by YouGov , asked 2,010 participants to label a diagram of the female genitalia.
Worryingly, half of the respondents struggled to identify the vagina (52%), urethra (58%) or labia (47%).
While you might expect it to be the men to get this wrong, the results revealed that almost half of women (45%) incorrectly labelled the vagina.
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The only part of the female genitalia that the majority of participants labelled correctly was the clitoris.
As part of the survey, female participants were also asked about their understanding of their own bodies, and again, the results revealed a worryingly lack of knowledge.
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Forty-six per cent didn’t know that you shouldn’t wash the inside of your vagina, while a third said they thought they should wash their vagina daily.
This is despite the fact that the vagina is self-cleaning and cleaning it can damage the natural balance of bacteria, leading to infections.
The findings come shortly after it was announced that sex education will become compulsory for school children from September 2020.
Hopefully this will ensure a better understanding of both the female and male anatomy amongst the UK public.