To Queef, or not to Queef…?

…is not actually a question. It’s a fact of life.

Queefs. What are they? Even though all of the people I surveyed agreed that they are called “vagina farts”, that’s not what they are. “Farts” are a result of gas that has built up in the digestive tract. A queef is air that’s been trapped in the vagina finally making its noisy escape…like a whoopee cushion. Fun. How does it happen? When air is forced in to the vagina through either exercise or sexual penetration, it can become trapped in the “rugae” or folds. With only one way in and one way out it’s inevitable. How can you minimize it? Certain positions can decrease the likelihood. Hint: any position (either sexual or yoga position) with the word dog in it is not your friend, but the key word here is minimize. You can’t prevent them entirely. So, how will you handle it when it eventually does happen?

How to Handle the Queef

How to Handle the QueefWell, how do you recover from an embarrassing incident like tripping on a crowded street? Burping in an elevator? Accidentally letting a curse word fly in front of your kids? Do you pretend it never happened or are you a laugh-it-off kind of person who handles awkward situations with humor? The way you handle those situations will be a good indication of how you might handle the occasional queef that could escape during that deep lunge routine or at an intimate moment.

In my perfect world, nothing gross would ever happen ever, but sex is a collection of ordinary-extraordinary-ugly-beautiful-embarrassing but meaningful actions. (That goes double for exercising.) In other words, there’s a lot of eww with those ooos and aaaahs and it’s all worth it.

Just Go With It

However you recover from the occasional snafu at the gym or in the bedroom (or living room or kitchen or hotel room) remember that all that pleasure can come with a price. Odd noises, strained muscles, and a queef or two. It’s no big deal. Ignore it or laugh about it…just enjoy yourself!

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