Pharyngula

Now I want to get a speculum

This is a side of women I haven’t had a chance to see in such detail before — it’s a series of photos of the cervix, taken every day over the course of a month. It changes, unsurprisingly. It’s a little organ with a different personality every time you look at it.

There are also photos of the cervix before and after sex, which is a physiological phenomenon that also changes the configuration of that whole muscley flexible bit of the anatomy. However, she talks about the upsuck hypothesis — the idea that the activity of the cervix is adapted to physically draw semen into the opening — which is an interesting idea, but actually hasn’t been supported by experiment or observation.

It’s a very cool project!