[Editor’s note: okay, so yeah, even I find it kinda disturbing to see a picture of someone’s insides any time I happen to go to my site. I still have the picture if someone wants to see it, but really? Once is enough.]
That whole big red follicle thing-y ruptures out of an ovary wall once a month. No wonder it’s so dang uncomfortable. Everybody seems to act like it’s such a microscopic-type process, but it’s more like having a parasite burst through an organ. (After it releases its egg, the follicle goes back inside the ovary. Really truly. It goes back inside, turns itself into a ‘corpus luteum’ [lit. body yellow], and secretes estrogen & progesterone like crazy until it finally gives up and dies.)
Yes, we covered this in bio this morning. It was very educating.