LOOSE VAGINA

LOOSE VAGINA| CAN SEX ACTUALLY STRETCH YOUR GENITALS? | 10 AWESOME TIPS TO TIGHTEN UP

Casting my mind back to my adolescent years, without a second thought I agreed with my mom who does not mince words while expressing her fears about her sons bringing home an unchaste or loose woman for a wife.

As a woman, to be called ‘’loose’’ back then could mean you are sexually promiscuous, an adulteress or simply a prostitute. Therefore, the construct of a ‘’loose vagina’’ was unfairly associated with deviant sexual behaviors in women. It was believed that the vagina loses its elasticity when stretched too much during sex with multiple sexual partners.

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Even though, a married woman having sex regularly with a satyromaniac husband with an obsessive, abnormal, uncontrollable, and insatiable sexual desire may not be viewed in the same light.

WHAT HAS CHANGED ABOUT A LOOSE VAGINA MYTH?

Today, there is a noticeable gap in the time-space continuum, yet not much has changed about the perception of a loose vagina myth. Nevertheless, even if one has an IQ of a door, It’s clear that the construct of a loose vagina is just another psychosexual fairy story crafted to restrain female sexuality and shame sexual behaviors that are deemed culturally inappropriate. Not merely the fact that multiple sexual partners cause the vagina to lose its elasticity.

How could it be? First off, female sexuality is still a mystery till date. Often, women in their sexual prime would begin to feel inadequate especially after a couple of vaginal childbirth. Time and again, you’ll hear stories of how cynical husbands and insecure boyfriends complain or wrongly accuse their spouses of infidelity when they feel their woman is becoming loose down there.

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Physiologically, the fact remains that; the vagina does naturally stretch during sex. This is why in the course of sexual Intercourse as the vagina is sexually aroused, blood flow increases to the genitals, making the vaginal tissue to become engorged with blood, and additional arousal fluid that acts as a natural lubricant to be produced. Consequently, no matter the size of the man’s penis, the vagina will stretch more to accommodate it.

However, no matter the stretch, it can never pass the elastic limit. It returns to its original shape and size once the sexual activity is over.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK IS A VAGINA?

To begin with, most people do not know what the vagina really is; some referring to the accessories structures like the mons pubis, pudendal cleft, labia majora and minora. These are all considered the external structures of the vagina. The vagina itself is an elastic, muscular canal with a soft, flexible lining that provides lubrication and sensation.

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According to Claudia Tanner the only time your vagina would change in size permanently is when having sex for the first time [1]. When the hymen breaks or tears which sometimes accompanies a mild bleeding.

It’ll be practically impossible for Sexual intercourse alone to expand the vagina. The seamless process of loosening during arousal and narrowing afterward is bound to happen regardless of sexual frequency.

Similarly, according to Sophie of divacup.com ‘‘the vaginal canal itself is made of some very elastic muscle and tissues that are designed to stretch and return to its normal size. In fact, the vagina can stretch to up to 200% its normal size and return to normal size’’ [2].

To a layman, this may sound like another world wonder. Biologically, the female reproductive system as a whole is very resilient and absolutely elastic, capable of stretching  to accommodate everything from a finger, sex toy, penis, to a human baby which can weigh up to 5 kg with the smallest head circumference measuring about 32 cm(12.59inches).

Now that it is clear that getting it on does not stretch your vagina, let’s find out what could cause your vagina to expand.

CAN AGING CAUSE A LOOSE VAGINA?

YES! Aside from puberty and childbearing, your genitals and the surrounding structures are bound to go through remarkable changes as you get older. This change occurs regardless if you’ve had vaginal births or not. Especially, when menopause comes knocking.

Consequently, due to ongoing hormonal withdrawal during menopause, “the tissue surrounding your vagina becomes pale and flattened; if not flabby. The outer part called the labia can become less defined, and the vulva loses its fullness.”

Unfortunately, these changes aren’t often discussed with partners or even amongst women. This invariably means that most women typically are ignorant and distressingly unprepared for the actualities of an aging vagina.

CAN CHILDBIRTH CAUSE LOOSE VAGINA?

Biologically, the tissues of the vagina were designed to stretch and accommodate a baby. However, after delivery, ‘’By 6 weeks after delivery, most of the changes of pregnancy, labor, and delivery have resolved and the body has reverted to the non-pregnant state’. [3]

Generally, the vagina may lose its grip after having a baby as a result of the pelvic floor muscles around the vagina getting stretched out physically and chemically by birth and pregnancy hormones.

Other changes that transpire during childbirth that may cause loose vagina include but not limited to;

  • Cervical tear – during vaginal delivery, Tears may occur due to predisposing factors like cervical edema, large fetus (fetal macrosomia), or instrumental extraction. Usually, the tear is repaired by suturing and apposing the torn edges of the vaginal muscles.
  • Episiotomy– this surgical incision of the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall is generally performed during second stage of labor, to swiftly widen the opening for the baby to pass through with minimal compression of the fetal head.

HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES

Your vagina is surrounded by the muscles of the pelvic floor, these hold the vagina, womb, bladder, and rectum in place. Due to aging or childbirth, these muscles loosen giving that impression of a loose vagina.

However, strengthening your pelvic floor muscles doesn’t only tighten your vagina, it also improves bladder and bowel control, reduces the risk of prolapse, improves recovery from childbirth and other gynecological procedures, and increases sexual sensation and orgasmic potential.

Kegel’s is the most effective way to strengthen a loose vagina as the case may be. These simple and rehabilitative exercises are modest and straightforward to do.

10 AWESOME TIPS ON HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES.

  • Locate the right muscles- anatomically; the pelvic floor is laced with three separate but paired muscles. Strengthening these muscles depends on locating the actual muscle that’s needs strengthening. To achieve this, while passing urine, halt the flow (like you’re going to collect a midstream sample for lab testing), then release after about 20 seconds. Do this until the bladder is empty.  
  • Time and maintain regularity – choose a time that’ll be suitable for you to relax and concentrate on gently clamping the pelvic floor muscles in your quiet time. This helps tense and compact the muscles.
  • Clench the muscles: with regular practice, contracting these muscles would start to feel natural; squeeze and grip in that position until you start feeling mild tightening. Slowly, attempt holding the squeeze for at least 10 seconds.
  • Relieve yourself briefly: while still clenching the muscles, take a break by releasing the muscles for 3 seconds.
  • Maintain the process: be buoyant, repeat the steps, and build on for 10-15 times in a row.
  • Relax other muscles: while doing Kegel’s, the rest of your body should feel relaxed. Try not to contract other muscles, for example, your buttocks or stomach. Control your breathing, inhale and exhale spontaneously without distress.
  • Be objective: – aim to complete 2–5 sets of 10 Kegel’s thrice daily. Kegels works just like other exercise routine,  it may take a little time before you start seeing result. Kegel’s is rest assured, when done correctly and consistently in 6 months you’ll notice the difference.
  • Automate with the use of mobile apps: embracing certain apps can help track pelvic floor exercises. Check your Google Play Store for your android kegel’s app which may include; kegel exercises, kegel trainer, easy kegel etc. Likewise, there are some electronic devices fabricated for this purpose such as Kegel Smart, Elvie, and KGoal that you can introduce into the vagina to aid with these exercises.
  • Electrical stimulation- a low-grade electrical current similar to “TENS” units used in physical therapy can be introduced to stimulate the muscles, to produce the same effect as Kegel’s. Typically, a sensor is inserted into the vagina. This sensor produces low doses of electrical current that contracts the muscles.
  • Surgical operation– this usually serves as the last resort and doctors usually recommend it when there’s pelvic organ prolapse. Surgically, the bladder, vagina and rectum can be repaired and restored to its original position in the body.

CONCLUSION

There is no such thing as a loose vagina, the expansive elastic muscles of your vagina can stretch and return to their usual shape.

Throughout aging and delivery, the muscles surrounding the vagina may become weakened. Notwithstanding the myths you’ve heard, regardless of the number of sexual partners or the size of the penis, sex does not produce a permanent impact on your vagina’s elasticity and tension.

Age affects your vagina significantly; scientifically there is no evidence that medications, including creams, can tighten the vagina. Kegel’s is an effective way of toning your pelvic floor muscles which helps to tighten your vagina.

So you might want to slow down on inserting limes, expensive soaps and magic creams into the vagina, all in the name of tightening. If you notice you might have a loose vagina, It’s probably pastime to consult your gynecologist.

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3 Replies to “LOOSE VAGINA| CAN SEX ACTUALLY STRETCH YOUR GENITALS? | 10 AWESOME TIPS TO TIGHTEN UP”

    1. in that case, it’s important to discuss this with your gynae. Who might recommend vaginoplasty(a procedure that aims to “tighten up” a vagina that’s become slack or loose from vaginal childbirth or aging. Mind you, it’s an expensive procedure.

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