Do yourself a favor and grab a handheld mirror and take a good, long look at your undercarriage (especially if you never have). It's good practice to be acquainted with all your body parts, and knowing what things generally look like down there improves your chances for quickly identifying anything abnormal—like bumps, lumps and everything in between.
This is important because some bumps on and near the vagina can be an early sign of something that needs medical attention (like syphilis), and spotting them sooner rather than later is usually best. Get to know your vulvar landscape, and then get acquainted with what all the little things that might pop up on your vulva may mean.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.