When is a woman said to be wet and where does this fluid come from?
In men, the erection is often followed by the secretion of seminal fluid which lubricates the urethra to facilitate the passage of sperm. What happens to the woman in a state of arousal?
What is “getting wet”?
A woman who gets wet is a woman who has her vulva moistened with lubricating vaginal secretions. This is a normal physiological and psychological reaction to sexual arousal. The fluid that allows for moistening is called the wetness or cyprin.
What is cyprine?
Cyprine is a clear liquid. It forms a viscous coating on the lining of the vagina. Its texture and odor vary depending on different factors: mainly the phases of the menstrual cycle, the use of medication, and diet. Cyprine is secreted by the two Bartholin glands. It flows out of the two openings located in the groove that separates the hymen and the labia minora. The release of this liquid is done during vaso-congestion.
What is vaso-congestion?
With the stimulation of the erogenous zones, the woman reaches a state of pronounced excitement. The blood flow increases and the blood vessels swell. This increase in blood quantity and pressure sends transudate (blood flow) to the surface of the vaginal wall. When sexual arousal reaches its peak, the woman experiences a sensation of swelling and moistening of her vagina.
What are the roles of cyprine?
This is the first function of this liquid. It allows the woman’s sex to be wet in order to facilitate penetration. This protects her from irritation and injury in case of friction.
Self-cleaning of the vagina
Cyprine is not a substitute for a condom, but it can be a primary barrier against sexually transmitted infections. It mainly helps to limit their spread.
Facilitating the transport of seminal fluid
During penetration, the man releases sperm into the woman’s vagina. Cyprine has the ability to facilitate their transport to the uterus.