We got a few questions from our readers about wetness down there and went straight to the expert, certified sex therapist Dr. Janet Brito, for answers. The glands in your cervix and vaginal wall create essential lubrication to protect your genital area from injury or tearing, and keep your vagina clean and moist. Depending on where you are in your cycle and hormone levels, the amount of cervical fluid could vary. Keep in mind that this fluid, or something similar, also appears during sex. The responsible glands for producing lubrication for sexual activity are the Bartholin glands located to the right and left of the vaginal opening and the Skene glands close to the urethra.
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From time to time, women may notice the secretion of vaginal fluids. Some fluids are perfectly normal, but others may be sign of infection. Vaginal discharge refers to a clear or white fluid produced by the uterus, cervix, or vagina. Most women experience some degree of vaginal discharge. The amount can vary from woman to woman. Produced by the cervix and regulated by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, this fluid nourishes sperm cells, protecting them as they travel through the vagina and cervix to fertilize an egg.
Why is my vagina wet?
The vagina is a mucous membrane, which means that the skin and tissue of a healthy vagina are always moist. Many factors can affect how much fluid the vagina produces. Typically, the inside of the vagina feels slightly wet. The vagina may feel very wet during arousal, while menopause can cause vaginal dryness.
Everyone with a vagina has regular vaginal discharge. By regular, I mean on a daily basis, not that there's any regular or "normal" kind of discharge. It varies in consistency, color, amount, and smell, and is essential in keeping the vagina on the up and up, as old cells and unnecessary bacteria are washed away every day with it.