Aging and giving birth (especially multiple births) are just some of the factors that affect your vagina’s health and elasticity. As you get older, your pelvic muscles would tend to loosen up. This lessens the pleasurable experience during sexual activities which could end with relationship troubles.
One of the most important components of a healthy and successful relationship is sexual satisfaction. Having a loose vagina opening or loose vaginal walls decreases the sensation during sexual intercourse which could frustrate you and your partner.
Indications or Signs of a Loose Vagina
Most of the time, women can’t easily notice if they have loose vagina walls until they are being confronted by their partners. Below are some indications and signs to help you determine if you have one.
- If you find yourself less stimulated by the usual stuff you put in there, this could mean that your vagina becomes looser.
- Check the tightness of your vaginal opening by inserting three fingers inside your vulva. If you feel nothing (i.e. no forceful entry) after the insertion then, you might have loose vaginal walls.
- You find it difficult to have an orgasm during sexual activities.
- Try gripping your vaginal muscles using your index finger after you contract them. If it is difficult to grip or cannot be gripped at all, this might indicate that you have a loose vagina.
Exercises to Tighten your Vagina
Fortunately, there are ample of ways to regain the tightness of your vagina opening and the muscles around it. One of the ways is through exercise. There are various exercises that are proven effective in strengthening your pubococcygeus muscle (PC muscle). The PC muscle is found in the surrounding area of the vagina. It has a hammock-like shape which expands from the pubic bone to the tail bone. This forms the pelvic cavity floor which supports the pelvic organs. The PC muscle controls your contraction during orgasm and also the flow of your urine.
Below are some good exercises to tighten and strengthen your PC muscles.
Kegels – These isometric exercises are designed to strengthen the PC muscles and should be done like instructed below.
- By drawing it inward and upward, begin contracting your vaginal muscles slowly.
- While doing step one, exhale gently. Don’t stop breathing.
- Let the muscle tension go slowly and gently. Remember not to bear them down when you are releasing the muscles.
- Do steps 1 to 3 for around 10 to 15 times twice daily.
- When you are already familiar with the first three steps, after tightening and releasing the PC muscles, hold them and count 1 up to 3 while squeezing them at the same time. After that, try to relax slowly for 3 seconds. Do this for 10 seconds.
- In a pulsing motion, squeeze and relax the PC muscles rapidly.
- You can do this PC muscle exercise in numerous positions like while you’re sitting, standing, lying down, and kneeling. Also, you can do this any time of the day (i.e. while waiting for the bus, driving the car, cooking, or while watching TV).
- Increase your PC muscle contractions gradually to avoid soreness.
Mechanical Exercisers – Mechanical exercisers like the Kegel exerciser is designed to exercise the PC muscle. It comes in different designs - K-Loop (Femenex) Flexible loop design, Gyneflex, Kegel Pro, and Femin X.
Other ways to strengthen the muscles around your vagina include the use of Jade Eggs, Vaginal Cones, Ben Wa Balls, Vaginal Barbell, and Pilates. But, when all the alternatives you tried don’t work for you, you may try Vaginoplasty or surgical rejuvenation.
Author Byline: Edith Gordon is a freelance writer and a health blogger. She’s currently doing some online research about vaginal mesh lawsuit and related topics. She can be reached through twitter @edithgordon.