The relation between the pelvis and the pelvic organs of the female

With so many sex ed textbooks and encyclopedias giving the standard “vertical cross section” view of the pelvis, or showing the organs without any context, it can be difficult to see in the mind exactly where everything lays.

In this diagram, "P" indicates the part of the sacrum that is both at its top, and farthest “forward” in the body. Below that point, it curves backwards.
"S" is the pubic symphysis, which is the joint that brings together the two sides of the pelvis. It’s largely immobile, but very slightly stretchable with trauma or childbirth.
"F" is the fundus of the uterus - a fundus is the part of a hollow organ that is farthest from its opening.
"O" is the ovary, embraced (but not touched) by the fallopian tubes.
"R" is the rectum, the lowest section of the intestine, which travels behind the reproductive organs.
"B" is the bladder, which lays in front of the reproductive organs.

There are two primary parts to the pelvis: the pelvic spine, which includes the sacrum and coccyx; and the pelvic girdle, which is probably what you associate with “pelvis” - this is the two “pelvic bones”, the hip bones or coxal bones.

As children, we have six hip bones - three on each side. The ilium (the big “wing” part, where the abdominal muscles attach), the pubis (that upper part of the “eyes” in the pelvis), and the ischium (the lower bit of the “eyes”, the “sit bone”). By age 25, all three sections have fused together, leaving us with just two hip bones.

An American Text-Book of Obstetrics for Practitioners and Students. Edited by Richard C. Norris, 1895.

random fact: the uterus and the fallopian tubes look nothing like this “rendition” at all, the fallopian tubes are long and thinner than angel hair pasta, and the uterus is also quite tiny.

True! However, the uterus in this rendition is WAY smaller than the vast majority of contemporary illustrations. It’s much closer to what a non-pregnant woman would look like than most illustrators put.

But yeah, the ovaries are surprisingly far-yet-not-far from the fallopian tubes, which are tiny little things with spindly little fingers at the end. In living women, standing up, the uterus is usually not even visible from the front, if they’re not pregnant. The size increase of the uterus from implantation to parturition is amazing and almost terrifying (okay, at least to me). However, the fallopian tubes remain basically the same throughout the entire life, unless they’re “tied” or removed.

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Grow a whole fucking cabbage in the time it takes to do that.

Without a Judeo-Christian moral code in its society, Japanese scientists decide to play god.

this is a food sample. food samples are handmade FAKE food created for advertisement photography and display - all those pictures of delicious hamburgers in mcdonald’s ads & menus aren’t actual hamburgers they are fake ass food samples.

He’s pouring hot wax into cold water to form the fake food. which is actually very cool because it takes mad skill. do 62,000 people actually believe you can pour some magical liquid into water and create cabbage. this is why americans are so fat we can’t even distinguish wax cabbage from actual vegetables.

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is this what heaven looks like

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things girls do that I love:

  • offer their friends sips of their coffee drinks without being asked
  • scratch each others back
  • say things like “smell this lotion I bought this weekend”
  • compliment each other’s eyebrows 
  • that thing when they agree with you and their eyes get really wide and they nod their head solemnly 
  • throw out each others gum wrappers or chip bags when they get up 

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Rupaul Life lessons 

In just a couple of hours I’m going to see Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 in Stockholm!



Rupaul Life lessons 

In just a couple of hours I’m going to see Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 in Stockholm!

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this literally fucked me up so bad

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Emma Watson’s response to the nude photo leak threats

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Michaela DePrince 


black ballerina excellence

So gorgeous and elegant

Why is this important? i see a girl doing ballet, stop outlining difference, its important we just admire the skills, and afore mentioned ellegance

First of all shut the fuck up and have several seats 

and heres why in Michaela’s own words what she had to go through beig BLACK and still goes through

When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”

For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”

When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”

The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”

Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”

This is why it is important, for little Black girls to see a black ballerina made it despite being discriminated against because of her skin color!!! 

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Celtic Knot (fast)

now just wait a fucking second


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Uterus, I do not understand your need to have a baby. We cannot afford a baby. I do not want a baby. Hell you wouldn’t even be happy if we had a baby. I find these temper tantrums you throw every month we don’t have a baby absolutely unacceptable.

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