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Why doesn't water enter our orifices when we swim?? watch

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    I don't understand???
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    What the heck is an orifice?
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    What the heck is an orifice?
    An 'opening' in the body.

    Let's just leave it at that
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    What the heck is an orifice?
    I'm not sure I want to know...
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    (Original post by Elskov)
    I don't understand???
    It does.

    Never had water in your ears? You can easily breathe it in through the mouth or nose, too.

    As for the rest of the holes, be they pores or whatever, you do absorb water. Want proof? Put moisturiser on.

    Skin, despite the old adages, is not waterproof.




    And, oh, 'news and current affairs', really?
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    What the heck is an orifice?
    An entry into our body like nostrils, anal hole, ears etc
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    looooool orifice made me laugh :rofl2:
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    (Original post by Exon)
    An 'opening' in the body.

    Let's just leave it at that
    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    An entry into our body like nostrils, anal hole, ears etc
    Oh, okay
    :blush::blush::blush::blush:
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    Well like folk have already said, it's quite easy to get water in your nose, ears, etc, and if you had your mouth open in the water you'd get that in there as well.

    And as for the other "orifices" you are referring to...the musculature of said orifices, alright, the sphincter, prevents thing entering that shouldn't, same as it prevents things from exiting when they shouldn't.
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    Loooooooooooool


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    As already stated in many areas water does enter our orifices. As for our large cavities such as nasal, lungs, inner ear and etc, the pressure must remain near equal to the pressure applied by the depth of the water. That is why divers must valsalva or equalize as they go deeper.
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    Might be the first time I've seen "sphincter" in a thread without a more sinister connotation actually.
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    Pretty sure it does
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    So erm, how come our ovaries don't get flooded with water?
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    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    An entry into our body like nostrils, anal hole, ears etc
    "Anal hole" :rofl:

    Water does enter our orifices, OP.
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    Pressure.

    It creates a barrier so the water can't naturally flow unless you actively change the pressure difference i.e. breath/suck the water in.

    For example, if you swim, water generally does not enter your nose as the air barrier stops it. If you turn yourself upside down, the air can escape thus water rushes up your nose and you splutter.
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    Um, it does. I swim and do usually end up with water up my nose. Although, if I swim in the deep end, it's not as bad.
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    So erm, how come our ovaries don't get flooded with water?
    Due to the way the vagina is designed (designed probably isnt the best word to use but I couldnt think of what else to use).

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