A loose vagina can become a problem in every woman’s life, especially after regular sex and childbirth. Instead of getting worked up about what causes a loose vagina, whether it’s a myth or not, why not indulge in those activities that can help keep your vaginal muscles tighter and stronger?
Health Shots has teamed up with Dr. Swetha MP, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist, Motherhood Hospital, HRBR Layout, Bengaluru, who has put out vaginal tightening tips to help you maintain a loose vagina.
Is a loose vagina permanent?
Vaginal health is surrounded by many myths and misconceptions. Vaginal elasticity is one such common topic that isn’t talked about much and is therefore surrounded by misunderstandings. Some people believe that vaginas can lose their elasticity forever. And that’s not true at all.
dr Swetha says, “Your vagina is elastic and can expand or contract to adapt to situations. Some events in your life like pregnancy will affect your vaginal flexibility, but like any other muscle, they are fine to expand and contract. Nothing is going to make your vagina permanently ‘loose’.”
Causes of loose vagina
Over time, these are certain factors that can cause a loose vagina:
1. Age: As you age, muscles and tendons in your pelvic floor weaken and this can lead to a loose vagina. You may even experience urinary leakage, pelvic pain, and pain during sex.
2nd birth: When you become pregnant your body is pushed to its limits to accommodate a growing child and during labor the muscles along with the vaginal canal expand to make room for the baby. This can weaken your walls and lead to a loose vagina.
3. Other factors: Other factors such as multiple births, traumatic injuries, health problems, or menopause are also responsible for a loose vagina.
Can Too Much Sex Loosen Your Vagina?
It’s important to note that more sex, or lack of it, will not make a difference. It’s a myth that many people believe that too much sex can lead to a loose vagina.
Read the benefits of vaginal tightening
It helps in improving symptoms of vaginal atrophy. Many women struggle with the problem of vaginal dryness, which can also be solved with a vaginal tightening. It also improves symptoms of stress-related urinary incontinence. In fact, says Dr. Swetha: “Vaginal tightening reduces friction during intercourse and relieves pain.”
Here are 5 ways to tighten your vagina:
If you’re looking to take specific steps to tone and strengthen your vaginal muscles, there’s nothing like exercise. A few exercises help with this. Let’s take a look:
1. Kegel exercises
The pelvic floor supports the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum and Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. To engage in Kegel exercises, you must first identify the pelvic floor muscles. Kegels involve squeezing and releasing these muscles to build strength that helps with vaginal tightening.
2. Pelvic tilt exercise
Pelvic tilt exercises are performed to strengthen your vaginal and abdominal muscles. To perform this you need to stand with your shoulders and bump into a wall. Then pull your belly button towards your spine. You need to tighten your belly button for at least 4 seconds before releasing it.
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Doing squats along with Kegel exercises is a great way to tone your pelvic area and tighten your vaginal muscles. To do this, you need to stand with your legs straight and your hips stretched out, and then lower yourself, as if on a bench. Repeat this process several times. what’s more It can also give you a rounder butt. You can also do squats with weights (dumbbells) in your hands.
4. Leg exercise
Raise your legs against the wall. It is an excellent exercise for toning the vagina and developing pelvic muscle strength. You can do this exercise in the morning before you get out of bed.
The contraction and stretching of the pelvic floor muscles is supported by yoga asanas. You can practice Titli Asana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Chakrasana, and Supta Vajrasana to keep your vagina healthy. according to dr Swetha, who goes on to state that “yoga poses that engage the pelvis can also help with vaginal toning.”