It is impossible to keep the vagina SUPER tight always. As the body keeps on changing with age, so does the vagina. It changes the most during pregnancy and childbirth when the body prepares to push out a baby. Although it alters during such times, it somewhat returns to its normal state but only partially. The muscles become loose and weak causing extreme discomfort in the intimate area.
What does it mean to have a ‘loose vagina’?
Before getting to the answer, let’s understand how a vagina normally functions during sex. Under normal circumstances, the vagina doesn’t produce any lubrication which means the penis cannot enter comfortably. But when you are aroused, the vaginal tissues expand in length and self-lubricate making the opening moist and smooth.
A loose vagina is a condition in which the tissues of the vagina lose their original elasticity due to a couple of contributing factors making it difficult for a woman to experience sexual pleasure or to control the urge to urinate.
5 simple methods on how to tighten vaginal walls
There are a lot of ways you can find on the internet to treat looseness in the vagina. However, the following are the ones that our patients have tried and tested and experienced some significant improvement.
1.Change your diet plan
It is time to cut down on sugary drinks and fatty foods that disrupt the hormonal balance in the body and result in the loosening of the vaginal walls. Instead of processed food and fried food, eat food that are rich in phytoestrogens such as soy, pomegranate, fenugreek, etc. These promote estrogen production and keep the vagina elastic and tight.
Other food items to include in your daily diet are-
- Carrots, berries, apples that are rich in Vitamins A, C, and E
- Eggs as these contain protein, zinc, calcium in high amounts
- Fishes that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
- Oats and whole eat breads that are rich in carbohydrates and healthy fat
2.Weight train your vaginal muscles
Another way to consider strengthening the pelvic floor is weight training of the vaginal tissues. There are special objects now available such as vaginal cones, pyramids, etc. which are specifically designed to tighten the vaginal walls after childbirth or menopause. Several vaginal cones, pelvic pyramids, etc. are now easily available on the internet. You just need to insert the lightest ones into the vaginal canal and hold them in for 4-5 seconds.
3.Do some Kegel exercises and stretching
This is the go-to tip for you for curing a loose vagina. Experts claim that one hour of Kegel with some squats and Pranayama (deep-breathing techniques) can help cure 90% of looseness in the vagina.
Kegel exercises and squats are very effective in strengthening the pelvic floor and tightening the muscles in these areas. You can identify these muscles by simply trying to stop mid-stream when you are peeing. In case you are able to, then you have successfully isolated the vaginal tissues.
Yoga can also play an important role to cure vaginal laxity. Deep breathing techniques such as Pranayam can relax the mind and relieve stress that ultimately leads to sufficient hormone production in the female body.
Here is an easy way to do some Kegels at home.
- Lie down on your back on the floor or sit cross-legged with the back straight.
- Take a deep breath and squeeze the pelvic floor muscles as hard as you can.
- Hold this position for 4-5 seconds and exhale slowly.
- Relax for 5 seconds and repeat this again 10 times.. For best results, do this 5-7 times a day.
4.Vaginal Tightening Surgery
For some women, the vaginal tissues may become extremely loose after vaginal childbirth due to excessive pushing. The extent of laxity is too much to be treated only with kegel or change in diet plans. This calls for extreme measures such as considering a vaginoplasty.
A vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to tighten the vaginal walls with the help of sutures.
Doctors actually make cuts and incisions to reach the vaginal tissues and place sutures in appropriate places to curb the looseness. The whole procedure is performed under the influence of anesthesia and takes only 45-90 minutes to complete. After which, the patient obviously has to follow the prescribed post-operative guidelines to ensure a smooth and complication-free recovery.
5.Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures
The treatment primarily includes rejuvenating the vaginal and vulvar (outer vaginal) area. With the innovation of female genital cosmetic surgeries (FGCS) such as laser vaginal tightening and others, women are able to experience heightened sexual pleasure.
Out of these procedures, the most popular are laser vaginal tightening, O-shot and G-shot. The former relies on modern technology of radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production and laser while the latter involves injecting chemicals to rejuvenate the area. Depending on the extent of looseness, the doctor decides the exact number of sittings required to complete the procedure.
For new mothers who have delivered a child through the vaginal canal and meanwhile, damaged the inner and outer lips of the vaginal opening, are often suggested a labiaplasty surgery in addition to vaginal tightening treatment.
We urge you to speak with our gynecologists about any change you may be experiencing down there. After a thorough physical examination, we single out the exact reasons for changes in the vagina and prescribe appropriate treatment.
Is it good to have a ‘tight vagina’?
During sex, in case the tissues do not expand sufficiently such that the penis is unable to penetrate the vagina even though you are aroused, then it is possible that you have a ‘tight vagina’.
However, gynecologists explain that too much tightness indicates a condition of Vaginismus. It is basically tightening of the vaginal muscles in fear of any kind of vaginal penetration.
There are a couple for the vagina to become too tight. Some of the identified ones are as follows-
- Suffering from sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and recurrent yeast infections
- A physical trauma or injury to the vaginal area
- Suffering from dyspareunia, a condition of having extreme pain during sex
- Reaching menopause
- Suffering from underlying medical condition such as cancer that causes the vagina to close up
On the whole, having a vagina that is extremely tight can cause discomfort and pain during sex as the penis doesn’t insert properly. On the other hand, a loose vagina makes it difficult for a woman to experience sexual pleasure. Therefore, the vagina should neither be too tight nor too loose so that it can contract and relax easily.
There are a couple of simple ways that can help strengthen the pelvic floor and eventually, tighten the vaginal tissues. These primarily include some changes in diet plan and doing some stretching. In case of excessive looseness, you can consider laser vaginal tightening or vaginoplasty. If you have any further queries related to vagina size, speak with us today.