I think we can all agree that the silence over queefing should be over. Yes, it’s awkward, but there is a lot to know about this quiet mystery.
If you’re a lady out there, then you probably know exactly why queefing has been such a mystery to so many people for so long. I didn’t even know what a queef was until I was well into high school and my guy friends kept talking about it.
I didn’t want to feel left out, so I had to do some research myself to truly find out what this mysterious thing, which was seemingly hilarious to my friends, was. And boy, am I glad I looked it up. It brought a whole new meaning to all their conversations.
What is queefing?
A queef is when a woman’s vagina just so happens to suck in a bunch of air and then blows it back out in a sound that is extremely familiar to a fart. While farts may be smelly sometimes, queefs are virtually odorless – thank goodness.
The problem with queefing
Although queefing sounds perfectly natural *and it is* it can also be really embarrassing and can even put a damper on things when it happens at the wrong moment. And the REAL trouble with queefs is that they’re irrepressible.
You can’t exactly hold one back until you’re a safe distance away from anyone who might be able to hear it. They just kind of happen out of nowhere and you’re forced to deal with the awkward silence that lingers long after the queef has passed. [Read: 15 painfully embarrassing things that happen during sex]
All the details you need to know about queefing
Queefing is an uncomfortable topic for many people, and it can be really annoying. I think we can all agree on that much. But there are also many things that you should know about queefing before you get all bent out of shape about it. Here’s everything you could ever want to know about this vag-tastic mystery.
#1 It’s completely natural. Queefing happens whether you expect it to or not. It could happen during sex, or it could happen when you stand up after sitting down for a long period of time. The point is that it’s a bodily function that is out of your control, just like sweating!
#2 It can even provide some comic relief. Sex can be far too serious sometimes. And just like every good drama movie has to have a bit of comic relief, so does sex! Queefing can be that comic relief you need to enjoy your time with your significant other a bit more. So just laugh it off! [Read: How to have great sex with your lover]
#3 It doesn’t happen very often at all. Queefing happens MUCH less frequently than farting. So if you can survive hiding farts around your partner, you can survive dealing with the occasional queef when it decides to make an appearance in your life.
#4 They usually only happen during sex. Sex is a HUGE reason why women queef. When a dude’s member is thrusting in and out of your magic wonder hole over and over again, you can imagine the amount of air that gets pushed in along with it. When you finally have a moment to shift positions, your vaginal walls move slightly, releasing all that pent up air. The result is a sometimes horrifyingly fart-like sound.
#5 They’re nothing to worry about. Queefing doesn’t mean that you have anything wrong with your lady bits. In fact, if you’ve never queefed, that may be more of a cause for concern!
#6 No, you’re not gross or repulsive if you queef. The idea that a queef is disgusting and gross just makes no sense at all. It’s literally air coming out of your vagina that was, in most cases, put there from having great sex.
It’s not some nasty gas that has festered in there for days or something weird like that. Society has put a stigma on queefing because it sounds like a fart. But that’s where the similarities stop. You are still a majestic being who can be a fairy princess if you so wish it. [Read: How to feel sexy and desirable all the time]
#7 Guys don’t actually care. I mean, the younger the guy is, the more he’s going to be weirded out by a queef. That’s just due, in part, to his maturity and ignorance. But most guys really don’t care that you queef, because most of them know what the hell it is. And if they don’t, just send this article their way for a little biology lesson. [Read: 20 secret things guys wish girls knew about guys]
#8 It happens more often as you get older. Can you even remember a time when your younger self stood up and let out a confusing queef? Because I definitely can’t. The fact of queefing is that there has to be an open amount of space for air to actually get in. There just happens to be a bigger opening as you get older, whether due to the body’s natural aging process or even having kids, that allows this to happen.
#9 It’s not even that embarrassing if you really think about it. The only reason queefs seem to be embarrassing to women is because they sound eerily similar to a fart, which can mortify even the most daring women.
But if you really think about it, queefs are just air. Not gas. Not some foul odor that will wreak havoc on those around you. And most of the time, it’s the guy’s fault! So really, they should be embarrassed, right? [Read: Floppies and 10 awkward things that happen during sex]
#10 Queefing does not mean that you’re “loose.” While you may think that having more air that gets into your vagina means that you have a wider opening, this isn’t necessarily the case. The shape of your vagina can also have a lot to do with how much air comes in, and girls with “tight” vaginas can still queef their fair share.
How to stop queefing
As much as queefing is a normal bodily function, there may be some situations in which you’d simply prefer that they didn’t occur. Here’s how you can stop queefing, or at least reduce its effect.
#1 Don’t have a guy pull out all the way during sex. The more times you switch positions and the further your man pulls out during sex will increase the amount of air getting into your lady bits. Don’t let him pull out all the way a whole lot, and you’ll definitely reduce your queef frequency.
#2 Don’t do doggy-style. As awesome as this sex position is at hitting the G-spot for us ladies, it’s also a huge reason that we queef. During doggy style, our vaginas are more open and straight, allowing a perfect little canal for air to be pumped into us by a dude’s piece. [Read: 9 ways to make doggy style your favorite sex position]
#3 Avoid other positions that you notice cause queefing. Every person is different, and every vagina is unique. This means that there may be other positions that cause queefing more for you than for someone else. Avoid these when you notice them, and stick to ones that keep you queef-free.
#4 Keep the sex slower. Fast sex can push more air into the vagina, which can cause a lot of queefing. By keeping the sex much slower, it’ll not only feel a lot better by making you extremely sensitive, but it will reduce the amount of air that gets stuck.
#5 Finger yourself between sex positions. Not only can this be a major turn on for a guy who loves seeing women please themselves, but you’re also subtly letting any air out that was thrust into you in a discreet manner. [Read: 20 hot sex ideas to blow your lover’s mind in bed]
Queefing is absolutely nothing that us women should fret about. It’s natural and happens to even the best of us. This must-know information about queefing can save you the stress!
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