If you’re worried about vaginal tightness, you’re certainly not alone. It’s an issue many women deal with in life, at one point or another. What’s the first thing to do? Forget about it being a taboo topic.
It may be a tad uncomfortable to chat about over lunch, but doing so gets it out in the open, so you can move forward towards a solution.
First things first though – it’s important to sort out fact from fiction, to protect your self-confidence and keep that sexy vixen part of you alive and thriving.
Vaginal looseness can be an issue and one you’ll find solutions for, including exercises and treatment creams – but the causes of it might not be what you first thought.
Debunking Vaginal Tightness Myths
It’s time to come firmly out of the dark ages and understand the gross misconceptions about loose vaginas. A series of old wives tales have led to women felling ashamed about the condition and at a loss as to how to solve it.
Let’s take a look at the most common myths and say goodbye to them for good.
1. Having Too Much Sex, with Too Many Men, Makes Your Vagina Loose
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, women were shamed for alleged ‘promiscuous’ behavior. One fear-based tactic to stop the natural expression of female sexuality was that the more sex you had, the looser your vagina would become.
This myth even went so far as to hint that sleeping with lots of men would also lead to the dreaded ‘loose’ title, figuratively and literally.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Think of your vagina as a rubber band. The muscle tissue of the vaginal wall is elastic, in much the same way.
What does a rubber band do when you stretch it out? It snaps right back to its original form. Therefore, you can have as much fun as you like with your favorite lady bits, without fear of permanent stretching.
Further to this – though some men might like to think so – a large penis has no permanent impact, whatsoever, on vaginal tightness.
2. Small Women Have Tighter Vaginas
Being short, tall, thin, overweight, young or a stunningly beautiful super model has nothing to do with how tight your vagina is.
A vagina is an organ that expands and contracts, not to be confused with the pelvic structure that may be smaller depending on your size.
At any given time, due to hormonal fluctuations and arousal level, your vagina can increase to varying sizes, which explains why sex doesn’t always feel the same, for both men and women.
The sensation of ‘tightness’ is not what it appears to be. For example, with virgins, women who experience anxiety about sex or even a small bout of ‘first-time’ nerves, the muscle, which is your vagina, protests a bit and takes more time to expand.
This is, in fact, why foreplay is such a crucial part of the sexual experience, rather than an indication of having a tight vagina – which is not always a good thing.
3. Giving Birth Stretches Your Vagina Forever
At least this myth makes some sense, after all, you’re pushing a ridiculously large, (but precious) little person out of your vagina.
Having said that, without excessive trauma, your vagina will generally return to normal in about six months and the process will be quicker, when you actively engage in tightening methods.
Just remember, giving birth is the primary function of your vagina, so it makes sense that it’s perfectly equipped to recover, in order to procreate some more!
What Contributes to Vaginal Looseness?
As we know, the vagina is designed to relax and retighten repeatedly, without any loss of elasticity, otherwise known as ‘looseness’. However, there are some limits with regard to elasticity and they can contribute to vaginal laxity.
Multiple Vaginal Births
If you’ve given birth to two or more children, you probably have an idea of what a fatigued vagina feels like! After multiple births, it is possible that your recovery may be incomplete, which might result in reduced sensations during sex, for both you and your partner.
Never fear though, as vaginal tightening solutions are on hand, to help you get back on the road to sexy-town.
Trauma to the Muscles of the Pelvic Floor
Trauma that occurs to the muscles of the pelvic floor and the surrounding areas are contributing factors. Basically, vaginal tissue can become loose, which is the reason for feeling a lack of grip, while having sex.
The risk of this happening increases in women who’ve sustained an injury during childbirth.
Age-Related Loss of Elasticity
As you age, you produce less estrogen in your body, which is the hormone responsible for maintaining firm breasts and supple skin. The same effect can happen with your vagina, as it loses tone and elasticity over time.
If you combine aging with an unhealthy lifestyle, void of exercise and important nutrients, the decline in elasticity may be especially quick, causing often traumatic changes for your sex life.
Despite these issues, however, there are many vaginal tightening solutions available and it’s never too late to give them a go.
Solutions for Natural Vaginal Tightening
Reconstructive surgery seems to be on the rise, especially with regard to changing the shape of the muscles and tissues around the vagina.
For example, fat can be transplanted to the area, to increase the fullness of tissue in order to enhance tightness. While this is certainly effective, many women find surgery invasive and, of course, there are risks associated with the procedures, including loss of sensitivity and nerve damage.
If you’re considering surgery, consult your doctor for a full range of options and risks involved. However, though it may take a little longer to see results, it pays to try a non-surgical solution first.
1. Vaginal Tightening Creams
When you combine a treatment cream with specific pelvic floor exercises, you’re almost guaranteed the results you’re looking for.
To apply a tightening treatment, you simply squeeze gel onto your fingertips and slide them inside your vaginal walls.
Gently massage the gel in and you should feel results within minutes. Using it consistently and in conjunction with an exercise program has been proven to ensure long lasting results.
Better still, treatment creams also work as a lubricant, so you can apply some before you have sex and it’ll perform two jobs! While it’s doing so, you’re likely to experience quicker stimulation, better orgasms due to tightened muscles and increased libido.
The key is to ensure the product is made with all-natural ingredients, to avoid reactions to nasty chemicals – especially if you’re using it as a lubricant as well.
The best ones contain organic ingredients used for centuries in traditional medicine. These include witch hazel extract and manjakani, both of which contain tannins.
The naturally occurring phytochemicals actually help tighten the vaginal cells lining the vagina walls.
2. Kegel Exercises
You might have tried them or just wondered what on earth they are, while soaking up sex advice from Samantha, in Sex and the City. Kegel exercises have been proven to target weakness in the pelvic floor, which causes your vagina to loosen.
While you stimulate the muscles, you increase the level of control over them, in order to contract and tighten muscles around your partner’s penis.
The first step is to find the right muscles, in order to strengthen them. The best way to do this is in the process of urinating. Try to stop mid-stream and, when you’re successful, congratulations, you’ve found them!
To do so without going to the toilet, imagine you’re holding a tampon in and squeeze. This means you’re contracting the muscles and well on your way to improvement.
Aim to do Kegel exercises a few times a day, wherever you happen to be – no one will know you’re actively tightening your vagina!
Adding squats to your exercise routine does more than give you a fantastic, tight butt. They work the entire area, strengthening your muscles for better control over them.
Make sure you do squats correctly, by standing with your feet in line with your shoulders. Break at the hips as if you’re about to sit down on a bench.
As you come back up, push through your heels so they stay flat on the ground. Start with three sets of ten squats and increase the amount as your body adjusts.
4. Pelvic Stretches
Pelvic stretches are a great way to prevent looseness in the pelvic floor area, in the first place. They’re easy to do and all you need is a sturdy chair. Sit down on the edge, with your feet placed comfortably apart.
Put your hands above your knees, with your elbows turned out. Then, bend forward from your ankles and move your upper body weight to your thighs.
Fold your pelvis under by raising your chest and spreading your arms out to the sides. Do the stretch a couple of times every day, to feel benefits.
Yoga offers a myriad of benefits for overall health, which include toning your vaginal muscles. Postures work to strengthen your pelvic floor, especially when you do them consistently.
Join a yoga centre or find specific yoga exercises, for female reproductive health, online and include them in your daily workout.
6. Active Daily Routine
Apart from specific exercises to target your pelvic floor, maintaining an active daily routine helps to naturally tighten your vaginal muscles. Incorporate small changes, such as using an exercise ball at your desk, instead of a chair, for part of the day.
Go for a jog or walk outside, rather than having a coffee during a break. Park your car a block away from your destination, to increase the number of steps you do each day.
Always take the stairs instead of the elevator, especially on the way up. All of these small changes help to get your blood flowing, which is important for vaginal health in general.
7. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is a fantastic, non-invasive treatment for pelvic issues, including vaginal laxity. If you need the help and motivation, a physiotherapist can help you through and ensure you’re on the right track.
Though not necessarily directed at treating ‘vaginal looseness’ exercises offer improvement by strengthening and tightening the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina.
This can also positively affect your orgasms, as you become more aware of, and able to, voluntarily contract your muscles.
8. Healthy Diet
Nutrition plays the most important role in ensuring overall good health. This includes giving your pelvic floor nutrients to enhance strengthening.
Increase your fiber intake with organic, natural foods like fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, seeds, nuts, and eggs. Decrease your intake of sugar, artificial ingredients, alcohol and fried foods.
Some herbs are said to have beneficial effects and there’s no harm including them in your healthy diet. Those containing significant amounts of phytoestrogens are best, to help the female reproductive system.
Pueraria Mirifica, also known as kwao krua, has long been used for medicinal purposes in Thailand, generally as a female hormone supplement.
It encourages genital tissue regrowth while stabilizing estrogen levels and hormone imbalances. Unpleasant symptoms of menopause, like hot flushes and sweats, can also be significantly reduced with supplements containing the herb.
Curcuma Comosa is used to shield against vaginal prolapse and contains properties that may help tighten vaginal muscle mass. Kacip Fatimah helps to rejuvenate reproductive organs and Morinda Citrifolia contributes to restoring vaginal elasticity.
9. Vaginal Cones
Vaginal cones are small weights that you put inside your vagina, often prescribed for incontinence, to – you guessed it – help train your pelvic floor muscles.
They do require a fair bit of effort over time, however, they can help if you have trouble finding the right muscles, as the feeling of losing the cone makes you contract your pelvic floor, to hold it in.
Usually, you start the process by holding the cone for a minute, building up to at least 15 minutes, with heavier weights as you progress.
The Best Solution – Incorporate Treatment and Exercise for Vaginal Tightness
The magic combination of a tightening treatment and specific exercises puts you firmly on the path to naturally tightening your vagina.
Therefore, you can forget about the worry of feeling ‘loose’, crack open the champagne and return to having the fantastic sex life you deserve.