Info For Teens
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What happens when a girl gets wet?
Getting wet is the way a woman’s body responds to sexual excitement and desire. When a woman is sexually excited, blood flow increases to the genitals so that the vulva and clitoris swell and the vagina lubricates itself, which is called “getting wet.” Being “wet” reduces friction and makes penetration more comfortable.
There’s also another kind of “wetness” that girls and women experience — vaginal discharge, which is also called leukorrhea. Normal discharges are either thick and whitish or slippery and clear, depending on where a woman is in her menstrual cycle. Vaginal discharge is perfectly normal and healthy — it’s the vagina’s way of naturally cleaning itself.