Learn Your Anatomy
Use this simple vulva diagram to help discover your own anatomy. This is an incredibly important part of your body that often gets ignored or forgotten about. Regular mirror checks for vulva-owners is an important exercise to ensure good vulval health.
Note that every vulva is unique as a snowflake and no two are the same. 
Did you know that when you tighten your pelvic floor muscles you might see: the clitoral hood nod down, the perineal body squeeze up inside, and the anus 'wink'. They should then all return to their original location when you release the contraction of muscles. Do not be disheartened if you do not see any movement initially, as this is common. Seek advice from a medical professional if you have any concerns.
Pelvic floor muscles can hold onto tension, which can make it difficult to relax. This can sometimes lead to issues with bladder or bowel (e.g. constipation) and is a common cause of pelvic pain (e.g. pain with sexual intercourse, inserting a tampon/menstrual cup or excessive pain around your menstrual bleed). Learning how to relax your pelvic floor muscles can take practice - using a mirror to visualise muscle movement is an effective way to enhance this conscious connection and control.  
Need a mirror? The Embody Vulva Mirror has been researched and designed for optimal and easy vulva viewing. The aesthetic design means you can display it in your bathroom or bedroom (the handle turns into a stand) or you may store it in your Embody canvas drawstring pouch. We recommend being able to see it as a reminder to use regularly. 

Embody aims to break down any shame or taboos that come with a female looking at and admiring the wonder of her own body. You can be part of this reclamation. Order yourself and a fellow vulva-owner a mirror today. 
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