[No, this is not a vagina] The pubic area, the labia majora, and the labia minora may be darker in complexion than the rest of your body. Picture: Max Pixel

Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl is a name synonymous with mental healthcare and all things related to HIV. 

So when the general practitioner and radio host took some time out from her busy schedule to school her more than 150K followers on the inner workings of the vagina, Twitter took note.

She started her first post with: "A few tweets about the #vagina coming up ..."

Going by the Twitter handle #SidebarWithSindi (@sindivanzyl), she then continued to educate South African women on the different vaginas. "We are all different. There is no "normal".


South African women responded in kind, some thanking her for the very valuable information, while others asked some pertinent questions of their own.