The vaginal fluid is a thin layer of fluid that lines the vaginal walls and helps:
Lubricating the vagina, which makes the intercourse easier
Minimizing or preventing vaginal pain
Vaginal fluid is typically made up of water, salts of phosphate and sodium chloride, organic compounds such as amino acids and lipids, antibodies, and sloughed cell linings of the uterus and cervix. The body may normally produce 1-4 mm of vaginal fluid daily.
Several factors may cause vaginal wetness; sexual arousal is not the only reason. It can be a natural part of the body’s physiological functioning.
Lubrication of the vagina protects it from any injury or prevents tearing and keeps it moist and clean.
A thick, creamy, yellowish, whitish, and sticky, damp discharge is quite normal vaginal discharge, and it changes with the cycle and hormone levels.
If you experience the following symptoms, immediately consult a doctor: