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While the loosening of the vagina is linked to many myths, none of them make far too much sense. Loosening of the vagina is not something that happens overnight but when it happens, it is very natural. And with a loose vagina comes the pertinent question: can you tighten your vagina?
But before we get to that, let’s break some myths shall we?
1. Your vagina gets loose because of having a lot of sex
Many people believe that a lot of sex can ‘loosen’ your vagina, but this is not the truth. The vaginal muscles are very elastic. It retains its normal shape and size after sex without losing its elasticity, no matter how much sex you have had.
2. Too many sexual partners equals a loose vagina
This is actually very negative to assume. A loose vagina is nowhere associated with having multiple sexual partners and is completely a myth. As stated above, your vagina is very elastic. It relaxes only when you are aroused and contracts back to its shape after that.
These are the real reasons why your vagina can get loose
Yes, there are certain reasons but it is definitely not connected to sex. A few of the most common reasons can be:
It is not necessary to tighten your vagina if you’re not having any issues. But, many women feel it is important either because of urinary incontinence which is the involuntary leakage of urine or sexual pleasure.
Turns out, you can do exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles
These are the core muscles that provide support to your bladder and uterus. To know how one can tighten the vagina, we reached out to Dr. Madhu Goel, associate director, obstetrics and gynaecology at Fortis LaFemme, New Delhi.
Dr. Goel suggested that to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, kegel exercises are the best. It improves the elasticity of the vagina and urinal control.
Here’s how you can do kegel exercise at home:
The basic guide to making kegel exercises a part of your routine is here:
Dr. Goel recommends doing kegel exercises pre and post pregnancy to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. “The results of this exercise can be extremely effective over time,” concludes Dr. Goel.
So, ladies, there’s the answer you’ve been looking for!