The vagina is the stretchable passage that connects outer sex organs — the vulva — with the cervix and uterus (where a fetus grows).
It's often called the "birth canal" because it's where a baby is pushed out of the body during childbirth.
The labia can be different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures, and are part of what makes your vulva unique.
The inner labia are the folds of skin inside the outer labia that begin at the clitoris and end around the vaginal opening.
The outer labia are covered with pubic hair after puberty.
Some people have hymens that cover most of the vaginal opening, and some may seem to not have a hymen at all.
The hymen can stretch open the first time something enters your vagina (like fingers or a penis), or even during sports or other physical activities. You can start as early as 8 years old or as late as 16.
While the vagina can have a noticeable smell, an overly bad smell might mean that you have an infection and you should contact a nurse or doctor.