Sexual Anatomy 101

Sexual Anatomy 101

Before you even think about having sex, you should probably learn more about the organs that make up your sexual anatomy. The ideal experience for you and your partner may not look the same as what you see on TV or online, but learning more about how the penis, vagina, and anus work will help you have your best sex.

News flash: Despite the recent eggplant emoji trend, the average erect penis measures 5.1 inches. Another fact: those of us born female have three holes.

Regardless of your actual machinery, everyone is capable of having healthy, fulfilling, sex-positive sex. It is important that you see your reproductive organs less as an identity and more as a tool you should learn how to master in order to achieve or avoid certain results.


DC Specific (The 202)

Not only was DC the epicenter of the 2017 Women’s March, where thousands marched with images of vaginas and uteruses, DC also comes in as the state with the fourth-largest penises. However, this ranking was determined by a study on the sizes of condoms most frequently purchased in DC, so maybe some Washingtonians are wearing a not-quite-right fit.

Learn More

SaferSex – Sexual Anatomy

This page from SaferSex, an online resource with information from various sex expert contributors, explains the biological parts of sex — not only what happens to the body’s sexual organs, but also the brain and other erogenous zones.

216Teens – Female Anatomy

216Teens, a website for teens looking for answers about sexuality and sexual health, offers illustrations of the female sexual anatomy and explains what each part does.

Teen Vogue – Male Anatomy

Teen Vogue offers a comprehensive look at the male sexual anatomy, with illustrations and explanations of what each part does.