Did you know that the vagina is often referred to as the pudenda? In ancient times, it was worshipped by women as the goddess. This has led to a negative attitude toward the vulva in western societies. But did you know that the vagina is a separate part of the body and is often referred to as the pudenda? Regardless of the difference in names, the vagina is an important part of women’s anatomy.
In Latin, pudenda is the plural form of the word pudet, a noun meaning “female.” It’s the external genital organ. The Latin word pudet means “female organ,” and ‘pudenda’ means “vulva”. Both words can be used in the same context. Regardless of the spelling, it refers to the same genital organ.
The term pudendum first appeared in English in the 14th century and has since been applied to both male and female external genitalia. Its etymological root is pudere, which means “to be ashamed”. While the word can be used in an unfriendly way to suggest that a woman’s sexuality is “less than haughty,” it has been dropped from the Terminologia Anatomica.