Vaginas are hands down the most extraordinary organ any human can have. Can any other organ pass an actual person through it? We didn’t think so. With time, however, the vagina can begin to lose some of its elasticity. While the myth that too much sex can give you a loose vagina is stupid and untrue, there are certain other factors that can affect its tightness. Childbirth is one of the most common reasons for vaginal stretching. Menopause and the resulting dip in hormone levels can also make your vagina looser than it once was. A loose vagina doesn’t just spell trouble for your sex life, it also can lead to incontinence (which to be fair, would also spell trouble for your sex life). So do you have to just make peace with a loose vagina? Thankfully not. Here are six completely natural ways to get a tighter vagina that can help you restore it to its previous glory.
1. Certain Foods Can Help
Can you eat your way to a tighter vag? A good diet is always the best way to start getting into shape. This is as true for the muscles in your glutes as it is for the ones in your vaginal canal. Your diet should include foods that are high in estrogen as they work those vaginal muscles. Some of the foods that are very high in estrogen include fenugreek, wheat berries, sesame seeds, pomegranates, soybeans, carrot and apples. Organic whole grain carbs as well as organic lean proteins are also good sources of protein when you are trying to get back into shape.
2. Do Your Kegel Exercises
The best part about kegels is that you can do it anywhere and no one will even notice. Concentrating on doing your kegels can help get you through a conversation with a boring colleague. Kegels go right to the root of the problem by working on your pelvic floor muscles. When you’re peeing the next time, stop yourself mid-flow and pay special attention to the muscles you’re using for this. This is exactly the motion you need to mimic when you’re doing your kegels. Contract your pelvic muscles for 5 seconds and then let go. Repeat this for 15 times and then relax. You can do as many sets of these as you want in a day.
3. Squats Are Your Friend
If you already exercise a lot, then you know how effective squats can be. While they involve most of your major muscle groups, they are especially effective for your pelvic muscles. To do squats the right way, stand with your feet a little wider than your hips and turn them slightly at an angle of 30 degrees from your body. Slowly sit down like you have a chair under you, keeping your spine neutral. When you straighten remember to push from your heels upwards. If you’re worried about your knees and back, you can breathe easy. When done right, squats can actually strengthen your knees and back, preventing them from getting injured. Squats are also one of the few exercise that give you a full body workout. So along with a tighter vagina, you might also get a tighter butt and stomach.
4. Yoga Can Strengthen Your Pelvic Muscles
Yoga is great for your entire body, a tighter vagina is only one of the many benefits you’ll reap if you practice it regularly. Don’t get intimidated by pictures of yogis twisting themselves into pretzels because there are many easy yoga poses for beginners. The bridge pose and the child pose work specifically on tightening your muscles down there. Balasana (bala means child in Sanskrit), is a simple exercise anyone can do even without a lot of practice. Get into a fetal position with your knees tucked under you and your arms straight forward until you feel a stretch. Get back on your heels while changing the position of your arms. Yoga takes a while to show results, so don’t lose heart.
5. Invest In Vaginal Weights
Just like you have weights to tone your arms, there are also vaginal cones with varying weights attached to tone your vagina. These are often medically advised for women with incontinence problems to strengthen their pelvic muscles. Exercise with vaginal weights for about 15 minutes a day, unless specified otherwise by your gynecologist. Start with the lightest cone and slide it inside your vagina like a tampon, clenching onto it with your muscles. You can slowly increase the weights when your muscles get used to carrying a certain weight. It might take a few months to see results, but the payoff will be worth it.
6. Have Tons Of Sex
Vaginal weights are effective and everything, but they’re definitely not as fun as having sex. You don’t really need a lot of convincing to have an orgasm, but they can actually help you tighten your vaginal muscles. The clenching your vaginal muscles go through during an orgasm can help strengthen them. Penetrative sex can also help tighten your vaginal muscles. This clearly rubbishes the old myth that having a lot of sex can loosen your vagina.