A Vagina by Any Other Name …

woman in tan panties with flowers around her vagina

It gives pleasure. It gives birth. It’s self-cleaning and can change colors. A vagina is a wondrous thing. It’s apparently also a hard-to-spell thing.

While looking at keywords, which are words entered into search engines such as Google when people are looking for information, we discovered that instead of v-a-g-i-n-a, internet users are typing in the following terms:

vigina

vegina

vagaina

vargina

vagiana

vaguna

vigiana

viagina

vagania

vagiba

Some of these searches made us laugh out loud.

With up to a million monthly searches worldwide each month for the correctly spelled vagina, we know that a lot of people have questions about the body part often depicted as a flower.

We also know that Google’s predictive search algorithm, which uses popular searches to help users find what they are looking for, includes the following in its top 10 for searches for vagina (at least when we look for it — your results may vary).

vaginal dryness

vaginal itching

vaginal atrophy

vaginal pain

vaginal burning

Add that to the fact that one in five women experienced these symptoms — including about half of postmenopausal women — and we have plenty to understand that an intimate skin moisturizer could answer a lot of questions and help a great number of people with a vagina.

No matter how they spell it.

Photo: Adene Sanchez

About the author
Allison Hatfield is a certified yoga instructor and nutrition enthusiast. She has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years.

Filed under: Vaginal Health, Your Body

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