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Vaginal fornix

Fornix vaginae
Human female internal reproductive anatomy
Sagittal section of the lower part of a female trunk, right segment. SM. INT. Small intestine.
Gray's subject #269 1264

The fornices of the vagina are the deepest portions of the vagina, extending into the recesses created by the extension of the cervix into the vaginal space. The word 'fornix' is Latin for 'arch' or 'brothel'.

There are three named fornices:

Some women receive enjoyment from stimulation of the fornices, while other women say that their fornices cannot be stimulated without stimulation of the cervix, which may be painful.[]

The fornices appear to be close to at least two erogenous zones, the AFE zone, which is near the anterior fornix, and the cul-de-sac, which is near the posterior fornix.

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