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Can you get a loose vagina from too much sex? Let’s find out!

Loose vagina is caused by sex is a myth. However, your vagina can get loose due to other factors. Fix it now!
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Can your vagina become loose? Let's find out. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Geetika Sachdev Updated: 13 Dec 2023, 16:18 pm IST
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‘Does sex make the vagina loose’; if you have been losing sleep over this question, then this one’s for you. There are several myths and misconceptions pointing to the causes of loose vagina, it’s important to note that someone of these might not actually have substantial backing. 

Firstly, there might be changes in the vagina due to child birth and age, but a phenomenon such as a ‘loose vagina’ does not exist. So, no, your vagina won’t get loose, even if you have loads of sex.

That’s because the vagina is elastic and pretty accommodating. Don’t believe us? We all know it expands to allow for tampons, sex, birth control devices, and then babies. Experts believe ‘loose’ is anyway not the right way to describe the vagina. That’s because it is made up of various muscles that can tighten and relax, based on the circumstance. 

How do the vaginal muscles work?

In order to understand the causes of a loose vagina, it’s important to understaand how a vagina works. When you get aroused or are completely turned on, your pelvic floor muscles relax. When you aren’t, they tighten again. So, they don’t need to be tight, but flexible. No one will tell you this but tight vaginal muscles isn’t something to be happy about. That’s because it can make a sexual encounter painful or impossible. Extreme tightness could also be a sign of vaginismus, which is treatable.  

Causes of a loose vagina

1. Age

Age is what makes the vagina loose. As you near menopause, when you are in your 40s, you may begin to see some changes in your vagina. According to this study, published in the book Treasure Island, your estrogen levels drop when you are perimenopausal, and this leads to thinning of vaginal muscles.

2. Vaginal delivery

Normal or vaginal delivery requires the vaginal muscles to stretch, which results in the vagina feeling loose. According to this study, published in International Journal of Importance Research, suggests that vagina becomes looser in normal delivery as compared to a C sec. However, sexual satisfaction level remains the same.


How to tighten your pelvic muscles

In case you find yourself worried about weak pelvic muscles, we have a solution for you: 

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To begin with, you need to identify your pelvic floor muscles. Stop midstream while you’re urinating; in case you manage to, you have successfully identified the right muscles. Next, pick a position that you’re most comfortable in for your exercise; most people feel lying on their back helps. Now, tighten your pelvic floor muscles, hold the contraction for five seconds, and relax for another five seconds. Repeat this step at least five times. 

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Tighten your pelvic muscles with exercise. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Let’s get to some exercises now:

1. Pelvic tilt exercises

Here’s how to do it:

1. Stand with your shoulders and butt against a wall. Don’t keep your knees too tight.

2. Pull your belly button in towards your spine. Your back should flatten against the wall.

3. Tighten your belly button for about four seconds, then release.

4. Do this 10 times, for up to 5 times a day.

Vaginal cones

1. Insert the lightest cone into your vagina.

2. Squeeze your muscles, and let it stay inside for about 15 minutes. Do this twice a day.

3. You could increase the weight of the cone, based on your comfort.

So ladies, the next time someone tells you not to have sex, go and have some more! 

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An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town. ...Read More

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