Scary but true, it’s a fact that sex anatomy knowledge is low in college men and women. A recent study found that 62% of women questioned couldn’t locate the vagina properly (so much for sex ed at school) with 46% of women unable to pinpoint the cervix.
Other studies have found similar, mind-bending stats among women in varying demographics. Is it just us, or is it alarming that so many of us are unfamiliar with our own anatomies? This is one of the big reasons why we believe it’s so important to create a safe space for women to share and learn so they can feel empowered with their health choices, and be on BFF terms with their own bodies.
Yeah, you might be thinking of the obvious ones here, like your vagina, but an often-overlooked part of the female reproductive system is the cervix. But here’s the key point – a healthy cervix should be a part of every woman’s sexual health agenda because it holds the key to so much of our wellness. Also worth noting are the promising benefits of CBD for cervix health, and its potential to help you achieve that. So, without further ado, let’s jump into some important tips for optimizing overall wellness and working on disease prevention in the cervix, and how CBD slots into the picture.
In terms of your anatomy lesson 101, your cervix is a part of the uterus and is located at the end of the vagina. Its most important job is to act as an opening point into the uterus, AKA the passage for sperm to travel through on their way to your eggs for potential fertilization. With a cylinder-shaped neck, your cervix forms a canal between the uterus and vagina and is a diminutive few centimeters in diameter. It’s a bit of a transformative one too, with its appearance varying throughout different stages of womanhood and during the menstrual cycle.
Now we’re on the same page with your cervix being a welcoming door for sperm to reach eggs, let’s see what else it does! It also helps keep babies in place during pregnancy until they’re ready to meet the world. When your cervix isn’t busy doing the pregnancy bit (which might be never – or at least not often) it’s responsible for helping keep certain things out of the body (think tampons or water). Actually, the cervix has a multitude of functions, even if its most important role is on the childbirth lines. It’s required for preventing preterm labor, cueing the body for dilation timing, and helping the vaginal birth process.
While our regular appointments and regular Pap smears are a must, there are other things we can do to take control of our cervical health. Luckily, we’ve collated a number of preventative measures to help you care for your cervix.
Regardless of severity, any condition impacting the cervix is serious and needs help from a healthcare professional as a priority. So don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor or OBGYN if anything is concerning you, and always get their advice before trying CBD, especially if you’re taking any medication. As with any condition, we believe that CBD should never be the only string in your bow for sexual health or cervix conditions. Just as we are complex, it requires a comprehensive plan that covers everything from regular screenings to preventative lifestyle choices to help you feel well.
If you’d like to try cannabinoid therapy, note that it varies from person to person and self-experimentation will help you find the right balance. For symptom management, our smart advice is to start low and slow and work up to the effects you’re looking for. As we noted, for overall sexual wellness benefits use CBD alongside an extensive self-care plan, and to figure out what’s working, try keeping a journal to track your experience, dosage, and frequency.
You know it, we women are unique in the complicated nuances of our body chemistry. This means that the challenges we face in our complex sexual health are just as personal. Because we know how important our wellness is, our handcrafted premium organic CBD products are made by women, for women like you. Sometimes it’s just a case of finding the right products for supporting your sexual health and soothing symptoms of certain cervix conditions, so if you need us, contact us! We are here with the information you need.