Is It Normal To Queef When You’re Not Having Sex?

Ah, queefing. It’s not only something that has an interesting name, it’s also something that can creep up and surprise people at the most unexpected times. While most people associate queefing with sex, you might have found those sound explosions going off at other times and thought to yourself, “Did something actually just happen down there?”

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If you’re wondering whether queefing when you’re not having sex is normal, read on to find out more about it.

So, what exactly is queefing?

To put it simply, it’s basically where your vagina makes a noise. It’s usually caused when air gets trapped inside it.

And what does it sound like?

It pretty much sounds like a fart, which is why you might even mistake it for farting. It’s also why some people like to refer to it as “vagina farting” or the more technical term, “vaginal flatulence.”

What does it feel like?

Because it’s trapped air being released, it can basically feel like a fart…but coming from your vag. Some people like to describe it as a “release” or even like a “bubble.”

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How do you end up queefing during sex?

Queefing is caused by trapped air, and when that finger/penis/sex toy is going back and forth into your vagina, that can cause air to get trapped in there. And when it comes out, hello, queef.

Then what other times can you queef?

Similar to having sex, queefing could be caused when you’re masturbating, especially if you’re using sex toys. It could even be caused when you’re being fingered.

And queefing can happen outside of *sexy* bedroom activities. Queefing during exercise can be common, so don’t sweat it (so to speak)if one happens in yoga or pilates. You might even experience it when you’re walking up stairs or moving your legs into different positions. It can even happen during childbirth.

There are even some people who can make their vaginas queef by coming up with a technique that traps and releases the air. Believe it or not, there are even competitions where people try to do out-queef one another. Seriously.

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Is there anything I can do to stop the queefs from happening?

Being mindful of the positions you contort your body in can help reduce queefing. And also paying attention to anything that could cause air to become trapped in your vag. Doing Kegel exercises can also help reduce the frequency of queefs.

However, you don’t want to become so focused on preventing yourself from queefing that you lose focus on what you’re doing and don’t enjoy yourself. Queefing is a normal thing and isn’t anything to be ashamed about.

 

Did you know what queefing was? Do you have any other questions about it? Let us know in the comments!

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