Why Does My Vagina Make Noises During Sex? It's Normal

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For most people, sex is a noisy affair. Moans, gasps, and even screams add to the experience. But sometimes, your private parts demand a solo performance in this bodily jam session. So why does my vagina make noises during sex? It's a normal (if surprising) part of the process.

For starters, consider the anatomy of the vagina. During arousal, the vagina can expand in size by 200 percent, according to Psychology Today. If you have penetrative sex during this time, air occasionally gets pumped in the area. But when the deed is done the vagina returns to its resting size, and all the air has to go somewhere. According to Buzzfeed, this release of air is often noisy, and it's known as a vaginal fart or queef. (Lovely terms, right?) It isn't unlike blowing up a balloon and letting all the air out, complete with all the fun sound effects.

So overall, these noises are just the result of a woman's biological anatomy and the physics of sex. That said, it's OK if you find the whole thing somewhat embarrassing. There are a few tips you can try to reduce or deal with this noisy expulsion of air.

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A few changes to your sex routine may help reduce the prevalence of queefing. For instance, you could suggest your partner move slowly, focusing more on grinding instead of pumping, according to Cosmopolitan. This could help prevent much air from getting in your business. And as explained by Gurl, taking the top position gives you more control over the process as well. Rocking with it, instead of thrusting, is another way to keep the air out.

But to be honest? Dealing with the reality of the situation might be a better approach. According to Bustle, queefs are difficult to predict or prevent, so ignoring them is often a good call. On the other hand, laughing about it is another option. Occasionally, giving in to immature tendencies make an embarrassing moment more fun. Because what's the most likely scenario? Your partner is just happy to be in bed with you, and not worried about the natural results of sex.