The vagina is made up of muscles that can stretch and relax. For a long time it was held that too much sex, or rather, frequent sex loosens the vagina, but that myth has been dispelled. Sex does not loosen the vagina, read more about this here.

What causes the vagina to feel loose?

So what causes the vagina to feel loose? Certain things might cause the vagina to feel less tight. According to Medical News Today, the vagina is surrounded by pelvic floor muscles. When these become weak, they may give the feeling of the vagina being loose. The following may result into weakening of pelvic floor muscles:

Child birth

The pelvic floor muscles stretch during vaginal delivery. They do not immediately snap back to shape after the delivery. The length of time they take to get back varies from woman to woman. The shape and the elasticity of the reproductive organs often changes after childbirth. This causes some women to feel less tight. Much as it might take some time, things usually go back to their previous form.

Weak pelvic floor muscles sometimes result in urine incontinence in some women. This is marked by  urine leaks when they laugh, cough or sneeze. While this may go away after sometime, for some women it stays around for longer.

Ageing 

Another factor that may cause the vagina to feel less tight is ageing. Ageing causes the skin to be less firm and strong. The skin that surrounds the vagina is not spared either. That is why as age sets it, most women may feel like the vagina is loosening.

More so, as women approach menopause, the body slows down its estrogen production. This is turn causes the vagina to lose its elasticity and become drier. This further promotes the feeling of being less tight.

How to tighten the vagina

Have a look at these 5 vagina tightening myths so you do not fall prey to them. The most recommended method of tightening the vagina, one that gives results, is kegel exercises. Kegel exercises can be done with or without kegel weights. A series of these exercises strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, thus making the vagina feel much tighter.

  1. Identify the muscles: The next time you visit the washrooms, try to stop the urine flow. The muscles that help you stop the urine flow are the pelvic floor muscles your exercise will be based on.
  2. Hold and release: Kegel exercises involve tightening these muscles and holding them for around 10 seconds, then relaxing for 3-5 seconds.
  3. Frequency: Do 10 sets of this in a row, 2-3 times every day.

The best thing about these exercises is that you can do them anywhere, any time, undetected. Later on, you may add kegel balls and weights to your routine.

 

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