Ladies, We Need To Talk About ‘Queefing’ During Sex

OK we must admit that sex is nice and all, but have you ever ‘queefed’ during sex?

If you haven’t heard of the term, queefing is the sound of air rushing out from your vagina – and that’s not the worst part.

Sometimes, it sounds like a fart, but if we want to get one thing straight, queefing is not the same as farting. The only thing the two have in common is that they’re both not welcome in the realm of good sex. Unless you like awkward sex. If you’ve experienced this before, there’s no need to be embarrassed. We’ll let you in on the act that is queefing.

What exactly is a ‘queef’?

Like we said, queefing is the sound of air rushing out from your vagina, and it can happen at any time during sexual foreplay or intercourse that involves penetration. Queefs happen because pockets of air keep sneaking in and out of our vagina during sex. I mean, isn’t that like most of the time though? Unfortunately, it can even happen at the height of passion. And confirmed by Dr. Vanessa Cullins, vice president of external medical affairs at Planned Parenthood via Cosmpolitan:

“Queefs don’t smell because they’re caused by plain old air.”

Thankfully, you can lessen the risk of queefs happening. Phew.

Is ‘queefing’ normal & can we stop it?

You can lessen the risk of queefing during sex, but that makes for less fun sex because your positions may be limited to those which are queef-proof. Rough and vigorous sex can increase the risk of queefing, and this includes any position where your vagina is raised up into the air.

“Your vagina also expands when you’re turned on, which makes more room for air.” – Dr Vanessa Cullins

Oh, snap. Instead of changing your sex life though, just give your partner a heads-up (or show him this article) and let him know that you may queef during sex. It’s probably OK.

Anyway, queefs can be kinda embarrassing, if you’ve experienced it… but it helps if your partner doesn’t give two hoots about queefing (and neither should you!)