If this bothers you, consider asking your doctor about an alternative birth control that has less estrogen. Infections, like bacterial vaginosis , could cause a feeling of wetness, as the wetness helps to move bacteria out of your vaginal canal. Vaginal lubrication also increases near ovulation to increase the chances of fertilization by providing an easier passage for the sperm to travel. Is it water down there?
How Does Your Vagina Get Wet? Here's A Closer Look At Where Your Natural Lubrication Comes From
Vaginal wetness may come from the Bartholin glands or the cervix. Most forms of vaginal wetness come from one of two places: Bartholin glands the cervix Bartholin glands are two small, pea-sized glands located just inside the vagina. They help lubricate the vagina to prevent excessive dryness. They also produce moisture when a female feels aroused, and during sexual activity.
Getting wet: discharge vs. cervical fluid vs. arousal fluid
Kasandra Brabaw Photographed by Nicolas Bloise. You're deep into the heavy-petting stage of foreplay when your partner slides their hand down your body and into your pants. As they push your underwear aside, they say, "Oh my god, you're so wet.
Fertile cervical fluid around ovulation provides additional lubrication. The consistency slippery, sticky or pasty, and stretchy , as well as sensation wet or dry of cervical fluid, will vary throughout your cycle and can indicate cycle phases. Learn more about characteristics and changes in discharge here. What is arousal fluid? However, sexual arousal is both a physiological and psychological response.