How to firm and tighten loose vaginal walls! Creams, herbs and exercises you can use to reverse the loss of vagina elasticity from childbirth, hormonal changes, and aging.
One of the most serious intimate problems women complain of today is the loosening of the vaginal walls. The sensation women perceive as being a “loose” vagina is responsible for a loss of sexual satisfaction, as well as embarrassing symptoms, such as urinary incontinence. But no woman should have to live with these symptoms, and there are many things on the market that are available to help you overcome the condition.
What Causes The Loosening Of Vaginal Walls?
The problem that causes the sensation of “loose” vagina is actually caused by the weakening of your pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles are a thick muscular sling that supports your vagina, uterus, bowel and bladder. Your pelvic floor is essential to stabilize your spine, help you give birth, and to assist sexual arousal. Over time, the pelvic floor can become stretched or weakened.
It’s commonly thought that only women who had previously given birth can have a weakened pelvic floor, due to the strain of childbirth. However, that is a misconception. While the risk of weakened pelvic floor muscles does increase with each pregnancy, there are many possible causes for a weakened pelvic floor even if you never had a baby.
Do any of the following reasons apply to you?
- Frequent lifting of heavy items
- Regular high-impact exercise, such as running on hard surfaces or skipping
- Previous gynecological surgery
- Previous pelvic trauma
- Chronic back pain
- Frequent coughing or sneezing
- Frequent constipation, leading to straining
The big lesson to learn is that there is no typical woman with a weak pelvic floor. Women can be twenty-five, have never had a child, and still be having an unsatisfying sex-life due to weak pelvic muscles.
Does too much sex weakens the pelvic floor?
No. The common myth is that women who have a lot of sex have weak pelvic floor muscles and women who have little sex have strong pelvic floor muscles. But that’s not true. If your pelvic floor is tight, it will snap right back into place after sexual intercourse. It’s worth noting that, due to the other causes – outlined above – even nuns can suffer from a weak pelvic floor.
How To Tighten Those Loose “Love” Muscles
Vaginal Tightening Creams
The Promise: V-Tight promises to make you feel “younger and rejuvenated” by contracting and restoring suppleness to the vaginal walls. IsoSensuals TIGHT offers to reverse the loss of vagina elasticity from childbirth, hormonal changes, and aging.
What Do They Contain: Both the creams above contain the powerful astringent, Manjakani Extract.
How Do They Work: Manjakani Extract is a natural medical ingredient that has skin tightening properties. When applied to the “love” region, it improves blood flow, making the vagina swell, resulting in a tighter feeling.
Does It Work: The reviews are surprising positive. More than 80% of the women who tried these creams are surprised that they work and that they can feel the tightness difference inside though many also claims that the effect only last a few hours after application.
Potential Side Effects: A small percentage of women who use the creams says it causes vaginal irritation and yeast infections.
Conclusion: May be worth trying if you only want to temporarily tighten your vagina to enhance your sexual sensation and satisfaction.
Herb: Curcuma Comosa
What: Curcuma comosa is a flowering plant in the ginger family, native to much of Asia, including Thailand and Malaysia. Taking a 400mg capsule of Curcuma comosa daily is beneficial for tightening vaginal walls and treating vaginal prolapse.
What Does It Contain: Curcuma comosa contains phytoestrogens.
How Does It Work: Phytoestrogen mimics natural oestrogen in the body, helping to thicken vaginal walls that have been weakened with age.
Does It Work: It has been found to be successful for some more mature women.
Potential Side Effects: Vulva itching and redness, as well as generalized itching, have been reported in some women.
Conclusion: It’s definitely worth trying for post-menopausal women, but be aware of skin reactions.
What: Aloe Vera is a plant commonly found in the Caribbean. It yields a gelatinous substance (also known as Aloe Vera) that is thought to have curative properties.
How Does It Work: It works by lubricating the vaginal walls, and by strengthening the muscles to prevent prolapse.
Does It Work: There is no actual evidence that it works, though anecdotal evidence from some users is positive.
Potential Side Effects: If you use a 100% aloe vera salve, it is generally safe, although it may increase the risk of bleeding and lower blood sugar.
Conclusion: It may be worth trying, but it lacks evidence to support its use.
What: Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor exercises, strengthen the pelvic floor (that sling that supports the vagina and pelvic organs). Kegel exercises are a great form of discrete exercise that you can do at any time, whether you’re waiting for a train, lying in the bath, or working at your desk.
First, before you can exercise your pelvic floor muscles, anytime and anywhere, make sure you’re exercising the right muscle group. Many women mistakenly tighten their anus, stomach and core, rather than their pelvic floor.
How Can I Be Sure I’m Tightening The Right Muscles?
There are two methods you can use to identify your pelvic floor muscles:
- The next time you urinate, contract your muscles to stop the flow of urine mid-stream. Feel the muscle group you’re using to prevent urination. This is your pelvic floor. These are the muscles you have to work. Don’t try this if you’re suffering with a urinary problem. Also, don’t make a habit of stopping your urinary flow, as this can actually weaken bladder muscles and lead to a painful urinary tract infection.
- Alternately, squat and insert your lubricated finger gently in the vagina. Then try one of the exercises below. You should feel your vagina tighten around your finger. This will help you to know that you are working the correct muscle group.
How Can I Practise My Kegel Exercises?
Try these two Kegel exercises:
- Squeeze your pelvic floor muscles, increasing the length of time you contract your muscles from five to ten seconds over time. Repeat five times. Breathe normally throughout and be sure not to squeeze your buttocks or clench your stomach muscles. Relax your pelvic floor for ten seconds between each contraction.
- Perform a series of five quick contractions, contracting and releasing at one-second intervals.
How Often Should I Practise Kegel Exercises?
You should practise Kegel exercises three to five times daily. Try to set a time to fit your Kegel exercises into your daily routine. Remember, you can do them anywhere.
How Long Should I Perform Kegel Exercises?
For maximum “tightness” results, you should make them part of your permanent routine.
Does It Work: There is evidence that Kegel exercises may be effective as a conservative method of tightening the pelvic floor. This evidence has been found in research studies, such as Dumoulin and Hay-Smith (2010), as well as in anecdotal evidence from women.
Possible Side Effects: Performing Kegel exercises improperly may cause back pain or abdominal strain. If you feel these effects, check you are still using the correct muscle group.
Video: Women Trying Kegel (Vaginal Weightlifting) For The First Time
Can A Kegel Exerciser Help?
There are several Kegel exercisers available on the market. These can come in the form of balls (such as the Merrement Silicone Ben wa Kegel balls, $29.99), which are placed in the vagina and can be worn throughout the day to help you do your exercises. They can also come in the form of cones (such as the Aquaflex Pelvic Training System, $78.99), which uses differently-weighted cones to encourage your vagina to automatically contract and should only be worn for short periods.
Can Biofeedback Help?
If you’re having trouble doing your Kegel exercises, contact your doctor, who can refer you to a health-care professional who will be able to provide a session of biofeedback. Biofeedback involves inserting a small probe into the vagina, and ensuring that the correct muscles are being used when you’re performing your Kegel exercises. By ensuring you are doing your Kegel exercises properly, you can increase the effectiveness of the exercises.
Conclusion: It’s worth trying Kegel exercises, but you have to make sure you’re using the correct muscles and be prepared to be consistent over a period of time.
What: Vaginoplasty, also known as cosmetic gynaecology or vaginal reshaping and tightening surgery, involves having surgery to reduce the size and alter the shape of the labia minora (the inner vaginal lips), and to tighten the vagina leading to improved sexual sensation. This is achieved by restructuring the vaginal opening.
Does It Work: Vaginoplasty can be an effective way of “turning back the clock”, tightening your vagina to its pre-menopausal, pre-childbirth state. However, some women find that it has the opposite effect, reducing the very sexual sensations they were hoping to enhance.
Potential Side Effects: There are some potentially serious side-effects to vaginoplasty, including sores that don’t heal, and vaginal erosion. Vaginoplasty can also damage the connecting tissue between vagina and anus.
Conclusion: With serious side-effects, vaginoplasty is not something to be entered into lightly unless you have consulted with your doctor on all the potential pros and cons of the surgery.
Vaginal Tightening FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Do you recommend I have vaginoplasty/ vagina tightening surgery?
- How much does vaginoplasty/vagina rejuvenation surgery cost?
- Can vinegar really help tighten my vagina?
- Is there any other ways to tighten the vagina without Kegals or surgery?
1. Do you recommend I have vaginoplasty/ vagina tightening surgery?
The decision to have vaginoplasty is something to seriously consider. It’s worth remembering that, while many women do find it an effective method of tightening the vagina and improving sensation, some women find their sexual sensation reduced. It can also lead to pain, infection, and tissue damage. There are some women, however, who choose to have this surgery and are very glad that they did.
It’s only worth considering this extreme measure if you have tried every other methods to tighten your vagina. Always consult your doctor.
2. How much does vaginoplasty/vagina rejuvenation surgery cost?
The cost for private vaginoplasty surgery varies from $2000 to $10,000 on average, depending on where you go for your surgery and the doctor performing it.
3. Can vinegar really help tighten my vagina?
There is a common myth that bathing in or douching with vinegar will help tighten the vagina. Sadly, this is just a myth. Not only does vinegar play no part in the tightening of your pelvic floor, douching with it could cause an uncomfortable yeast infection.
4. Is there any other ways to tighten the vagina without Kegals or surgery?
There are other things that may help (such as the application of creams like V-Tight, or the use of herb Curcuma comosa).
Another method that may also help is the use of an organic herbal stick that can help tighten the vagina, improve sexual sensation and libido.