Queefs: All You Need To Know About Vagina Gas

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Have you ever queefed?

Do you know what it means to queef?

The sound of air escaping from your vagina is known as Queefing.

Does it sound familiar?

You may have found it embarrassing if you have queefed once upon a time, perhaps during sex and it made you worry if it was normal or not.

Queefing sounds like fart but it is not fart. Farts come from the anus and most times smell bad but a queef doesn’t, Why? Read on.

In this article, we dive into how and why queefing happens, if they are normal and if they can be controlled.

What is a Queef?

A queef refers to air that is trapped inside the vagina.

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It has no odour because it has absolutely nothing to do with eating or your drinking habits.

The vagina is a muscular tube, and when air enters, it escapes back out.

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How does air enter the vagina?

There are two major ways by which air find its way into the vagina. They include;

1. Sex

The movement of the penis can sometimes let air in and become trapped in the vagina. This likewise happens during oral sex and use of sex toys.

2. Vagina fistula

This is an abnormal opening between the vagina and another internal organ.
There are several types of vaginal fistula, they are;

  • Uretovaginal fistula: An abnormal opening between the ureters and the vagina.
  • Colovagina Fistula: An abnormal opening between the colon and the vagina.
  • Rectovagina Fistula: An abnormal opening between the rectum and the vagina.
  • Enterovagina Fistula: An abnormal opening between the intestine and the vagina.
  • Uretherovagina Fistula: An abnormal opening between the urethera and the vagina

These fistulas usually occur as a result of trauma to organs in the abdominopelvic region, prolonged labour and pelvic muscle weakness.

Common symptoms of fistula include;

  1. Seeing loose stool leaking with urine
  2. Bad smelling vaginal discharge
  3. Frequent urinary tract infection.
  4. Uncontrollable pooing and urinating
  5. Pain or discomfort around or in the vagina or rectum
  6. Pain during sex
  7. Abdominal pain
  8. Diarrhea
  9. Bad smelling queefs

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When should I be concerned?

Queefing occuring as a result of sex is not a health concern as it is normal.

If air is coming out of your vagina without being directly related to sex or opening your vagina by spreading your legs apart then you need to see a doctor.

If you are experiencing symptoms as stated under vagina fistula and your queef smells bad, please see a certified health professional immediately to rule out fistulas or other conditions that may be responsible for it.

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Can Queefing be stopped?

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No. But it can be controlled by;

  1. Doing kegel exercise for 10 seconds for at least 10 times a day
  2. Taking slow penetrations during sex
  3. Avoiding opening your thighs to fan or the atmosphere.

If queefing is much of a concern to you, it shouldn’t be especially if you are embarrassed because you’re worried about what your lover might think while you are having sex.

Queefing is equivalent to blowing air from your mouth, it is harmless and totally natural.

It should only have your attention when it smells bad.

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