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Yesterday, at 26-years-old, I experienced my first set of vaginal farts, aka, queefing. At first I didn’t know what was going on; it felt like my vagina was being squeezed, but after several queefs in a row, I began screaming “ouch” making my intrusive, but loving Caribbean mother run to the bathroom to see if I was alright. When I told her what happened, she told me vaginal farts are normal but the reason I was having them was because I ate poorly — and don’t like to drink hot tea in the morning to expel the gas trapped in my body.

*Insert major eye-roll*

Over the years, both of my parents have made me paranoid with their Caribbean theories of why odd bodily functions occur and, thankfully, Google has allowed me to dismiss some of the myths they raised me with. Case and point, while googling vaginal farts, I learned that the vagina releases air for a variety of reasons, not because of gastric issues. So, want to find out exactly why your vagina “whistles”? Keep reading.

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