What Is Queefing?

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Sexual & Reproductive Health

Queefing. It’s the stuff of sexual nightmares. One moment you’re in the middle of steamy hot sex, and the next you’re flushed with embarrassment when you’re left scrambling for your next move. Do you laugh? Do you cry with shame? Do you act like it never happened? To save you from future confusion, we’re providing the facts on queefing so you’re well-equipped for the next time a little balloon of air erupts from your vagina. Because, there will be a next time, and the last thing we want is for anyone to misinterpret an innocent fanny fart for something more sinister.

So, let’s find out what queefing is and what you can do to minimise your chances of queefing when you’re next getting frisky in the bedroom.

What is queefing?

Apart from the quickest route to sexual embarrassment, queefing is the term given to the unconscious release of trapped air from the vaginal canal during specific movements. We’re talking about movements likely to occur during sex, yoga, Pilates, or even workouts at the gym (jumping jacks, anyone?). Any time when air unexpectedly enters the vagina, queefing can be expected. But, queefs are nothing to be ashamed of. They’re literally just tiny pockets of odourless air exiting the body through your vagina. They can happen when you’re alone or with a partner, with fingers, toys, or penetration from a penis or dildo.

And, for the record, queefing is not the correct medical term. Passage of air through the vaginal canal just doesn’t have the same ring to it, we’re guessing.

What can you do to prevent queefing?

If you’re trying to rid the queef from your bedroom antics, we’re sorry to say there’s no sure-fire way. Unlike a fart, queefs cannot be restrained. Your vagina just isn’t designed the same way as your sphincter. If Queen LaQueefa makes a regular appearance in your sex life, try to:

  • Manage the amount of air that enters your vagina by slowing down the speed of penetration (that’s a no to jackhammer sex)
  • Avoid inserting the penis, fingers or sex toys into the full depth of your vagina
  • Remove sexual positions, like doggy-style, from your sexual repertoire, as they’re likely to push more air into your vaginal canal
  • Go steady with the sexual positions, changing positions too quickly can pump more air into the vaginal canal
  • Use lube to trap air bubbles and delay queefing to when you’ve finished having sex and may be alone in the bathroom

How to deal with queefing during sex?

At the end of the day, queefing is completely natural so your best move is to roll with it and laugh it off. If you catch a glimpse of your lover’s disgust, simply explain that queefing is literally a release of air that likely entered your vaginal canal as a result of their fingers or penis. It takes two to tango, and sometimes it also takes two to queef.


This blog is designed to be informative and educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your medical practitioner.

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