Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
When self examining my lady parts down there, I can easily locate things such as the vagina and clitoris, but I cannot locate where the urethra is. Is it usually easy to spot? Is mine well hidden/not noticeable or could something be wrong with my anatomy?
The opening to the urethra (the tube that empties the bladder and carries urine out of the body) is not very easy to spot. It’s located below the clitoris, but it’s really small and might be difficult to see or feel — so there’s nothing wrong with your body if you’re having a hard time finding your urethra. Check out these interactive diagrams to see where exactly the urethra is.
It’s cool that you’re doing some self-examination and figuring out stuff about your body. Getting to know your body can help you stay healthy, since you’ll be able to recognize if anything changes. It can also make you feel comfortable with all the ways that your body is unique.