You've got three holes not two! This might sound totally ridiculous to some people but there really are grown, sexually active women out there who have no idea about their own anatomy. How do I know this? I know because I often tell this story to people about an old roommate of mine, and some of them have confessed to thinking the same as her.
She was 19 and yes, sexually active. One day she walked out of our bathroom and said to me "Isn't it so annoying that you have to take out your tampon every time you pee?" My jaw dropped. I couldn't hide my shock from her. I asked her what she was talking about. "You know what I mean, so your tampon doesn't fill with pee?" Stupefied, I replied "What …fill with pee? How could your tampon fill with pee?" Now she looked at me like I was the crazy one. Like, duh, don't you know you pee through your vagina. My mind was officially blown, I had just learned something new about my anatomy that I never knew before. I could pee from my vagina. Mad skills. No, okay, so all joking aside, the truth is that I tried to give her an anatomy lesson right then and there. A very basic one with words from my mouth, not by taking down my pants. "No, we have a pee-hole, then a vagina, then a butt-hole." She didn't believe me. She was a very stubborn girl and insisted that she was correct and left for work.
When she returned that evening I called her over to the computer and showed her something like this, and explained the pee-hole was called the urethra.
Her first response was anger, " Oh my God, Jessica, you always have to be right, don't you!" Well, maybe I do and maybe I don't, but when it comes to anatomy things are the way they are for all of us and that's just hard fact, (unless they aren't which is then considered an abnormality, which I'm certain peeing through your vagina would be considered).
Was I the only one paying attention in Sex-Ed? I didn't think I was. I confided the story in another girlfriend (same age as us and also sexually active) and was surprised when she turned quiet afterwards, and looked embarrassed. She then told me she has always thought the same thing as my roommate too. Oh man, maybe a little note should be written on the inside of tampon boxes "Wearers should know that they have a separate pee hole so there is no need to fear a urine soaked tampon in the Vagina." Or Sex-Ed classes that teach "UVA! UVA! UVA! Urethra-Vagina-Anus!"
I have now learned 13 years later ( and several times over) that this lack of education about our own female genitalia is actually more common than I ever thought. That's why I'm posting this. If it will benefit one woman then it was all worth it, even monetarily; after all, just think how much money that woman will now save on tampons. Right. Those things aren't cheap.