You know that unexpected noise that sounds like flatulence, but mysteriously comes from your vagina? Yup, I’m referring to the infamous queef, which is (unfortunately) also known as a vagina fart. While it may cause you to pause briefly during a steamy sex session, the truth is, queefing is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a natural bodily function. In fact, if you haven’t experienced one yet, I’m here to tell you that in all likelihood, you will at some point in your life — probably more than once.
Before you start panicking, remember that a queef can happen in a variety of scenarios and for a range of reasons. “But WHY, body?” you may ask, indignantly. Indeed, our bodily functions are highly unpredictable, so it’s best to just embrace these insignificant incidents. There’s no use in fighting something that you can’t control — especially when it’s as harmless as a queef. Think about it this way: You don’t try to prevent a yawn or a chuckle, right? So next time you feel some wind from down under, take a breath and shake it off. Remind yourself that millions of other women before you and after you will experience a queef. And the world keeps turning.
In case you need some extra reassurance — here are a few reasons why a queef is nothing to stress about.