Urethral sponge - Definition
It is a tissue in the lower genital area of women that is composed of erectile tissue and looks like a sponge-like cushion.
Urethral sponge - Location
The reproductive structure surrounds the urethra and is placed against the wall of the vagina as well as the pubic bone, one of the three sections of the hipbone.
Urethral sponge - Function
At the time of arousal during intercourse, the urethral sponge of women get swollen with blood and presses against the urethra. With the aid of the pubococcygeus muscle, it helps women to avoid passing urine during sex.
The urethral sponge also consists of the Skene’s glands which are involved in female ejaculation. The stmulation of the structure also provides females with intense sexual pleasure during intimacy.
Urethral sponge - Pictures
Check out the images below to know how this female reproductive structure appears to view.
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