Anonymous said: Are queefs normal during a period? Is that even what I would call it? I've only noticed this happening the last couple of months, and it's not throughout the week, only once or twice and it passes quickly. It doesn't bother me much since it normally happens after I wake up and start walking, so nobody is around to notice. But I'm just curious if that's something I should pay more attention to.
"Queef" is a slang term for air being pushed out of the vagina. It can sometimes make a sound like farting. The technical term is vaginal flatulence. The difference though from a vaginal fart and the other kind is it isn’t gas, it’s just air. Air can sometimes get pushed into the vagina during sex or while putting in a tampon or while sleeping the vaginal muscles might relax and air gets in, then it has to come out. The air might get pushed out while urinating, during or right after vaginal sex, while removing a tampon or as you begin to walk around upon waking. It happens at different times for different reasons and is completely normal and healthy. There’s no real need to pay attention to this or to be concerned about it, it’s just something the body does!
I hope this helps.