Your Body Parts

Let’s Have a Look... The Female Sex

Once a month, an ovary releases an egg, which goes down a fallopian tube to the uterus. If the egg is not fertilized by a sperm, the lining of the uterus is released (called “menstrual blood”). This blood flows from the cervix and then through the vagina.

Inside View:

The Female Sex - Inside View

Outside View

The Female Sex - Outside View

Glossary:

  • Urethra -  The tube that pee comes out of.
  • Fallopian tubes - Two tubes, one leading from each ovary, to the uterus.
  • Ovaries - The female organs that store and release egg cells (there are two ovaries).
  • Cervix – The lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. It is also called the “neck of the uterus”.
  • Uterus - The uterus is also called the "womb". This is a pear shaped, hollow organ where the fetus grows.
  • Vagina - This is the tube inside a woman's body where the menstrual blood comes out from the uterus. A baby will pass through the vagina during childbirth
  • Labia - The folds of skin around the opening of the vagina.
  • Clitoris - A highly sensitive part of the female reproductive tract that provides sexual pleasure for the woman.
  • Perineum -  is the skin between the vulva and the anus.

Let’s Have a Look... The Male Sex

The testicles make sperm, which go up vas deferens tubes. Sperm mixes with semen made by seminal vesicles and the prostate gland, and comes out the urethra during orgasm.

Inside View

The Male Sex - Internal View

Outside View

The Male Sex - Outside View

Glossary:

  • Penis - The external male sex organ, used for urination [peeing] and sexual intercourse
  • Urethra - The tube that pee and semen [cum] comes out of.
  • Perineum - The skin between the scrotum and the anus.
  • Testicles - The two egg shaped organs that hang below the penis in the scrotum, where sperm is produced.
  • Foreskin -  Skin on the penis that sometimes removed by circumcision.