The vagina needs to be treated with care. It’s the most sensitive part of your body! Yet, you might be wondering how to tighten it. Common reasons include urinary incontinence, sexual pleasure, or physical changes after birth.
It’s possible to buy vagina-tightening creams and gel. But are they even safe? They can lead to these five side effects, so be careful.
Vagina-tightening creams are full of chemicals – lots of them. This is even true if the product lists Manjakani extract as an ingredient. Traditionally, it’s been used in ancient medicine to tighten the vagina after birth.
There’s a good chance the cream has more than Manjakani extract, though. The chemicals can irritate the vagina, both inside and out.1 This can make it painful to urinate, walk, or even sit down.
2. Allergic Reaction
What’s worse is that you might be allergic to one of the ingredients. If so, you might develop symptoms of a typical allergic reaction. Examples include rashes, redness, and itching.
These symptoms are bad enough on the skin. But imagine them in the vagina! It’ll be extremely uncomfortable and painful.
If you suspect an allergic reaction, take an antihistamine immediately.
Douching and feminine products are linked to a higher rate of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infection. A vagina-tightening cream won’t be any better. After all, it’s a cocktail of chemicals.
Placing something in your vagina puts your vaginal pH at risk. It can also alter the bacterial balance, which keeps your vagina healthy and well. If these factors change, you’ll be more likely to develop BV and yeast infections.2
4. Hormone Disruption
Feminine products may also disrupt the endocrine system.3 This includes glands like the ovaries, thyroid gland, and pituitary gland.
These glands are in charge of hormone secretion. If they’re altered or damaged, your hormones – the most important molecules in your body – might be in danger.
5. STD Complications
Feminine products can mask the symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD).4 And since vagina-tightening creams are often unscented, it might “dumb down” the odor of an STD. As a result, you might have one and not even know it.
This makes it far easy to delay the treatment. If left untreated, an STD can cause even more damage to your vagina. Plus, if you have sex with another person, there’s a high risk of transmission.
How To Tighten Your Vagina Naturally
1. Instead of using expensive tightening creams, do pelvic exercises. These workouts will strengthen the vaginal wall. It’s like any other muscle in the body.
2. Kegel exercises are your best bet. It calls for the simple act of squeezing your pelvic floor muscles. The more you do it, the tighter your vagina will be.
- To do a Kegel exercise, pretend you are trying to hold in pee or gas. You should feel a “pulling” sensation. If so, you’ve found the right muscles to work out.
- Do this exercise three times a day. Rotate between lying down, sitting, and standing. All it takes is five minutes and some concentration.5
Never put anything in your vagina that isn’t prescribed by your doctor. Otherwise, you might harm your lady parts! By doing natural vagina-tightening exercises, you can avoid the side effects of creams and gels.
Your Doubts Answered
1. Is It Possible To Tighten The Vagina Naturally?
[expert_opinion expertname=’andrewsiegel’ opinion=”Vaginal tone is strongly impacted by the strength and tone of the pelvic floor (Kegel) muscles. It is influenced by factors including pregnancy, labor, and vaginal delivery as well as chronic straining and weight gain. The pelvic floor muscle support can be so lax that the vagina gapes open, allowing one or more of the pelvic organs to fall into the space of the vagina and at times, outside of the vagina. This can also give rise to sexual urinary and bowel issues. Laxity can lead to difficulties retaining the penis with vaginal intercourse, difficulties retaining tampons and difficulties achieving orgasm. Vaginal laxity can also result in the vagina filling up with water while bathing and vaginal passage of air (vaginal flatulence). The perception of having a loose vagina can also lead to self-esteem issues. If you are unhappy with your vaginal tone, do not despair. Pelvic floor exercises (a.k.a. Kegels) will often help improve the situation. Achieving a well-conditioned pelvic floor can optimize vaginal tone, pelvic organ support and sexual, urinary and bowel function as well as positively impact core strength and stability, posture and spinal alignment. The key is to do these exercises properly, often a challenge since these muscles are internal and often used subconsciously.”]
|↑1||Vaginal itching and discharge – child. MedlinePlus.|
|↑2, ↑3||A Question for Women’s Health: Chemicals in Feminine Hygiene Products and Personal Lubricants. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.|
|↑4||Ott, Mary A., Susan Ofner, and J. Dennis Fortenberry. “ORIGINAL RESEARCH–WOMEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH: Beyond Douching: Use of Feminine Hygiene Products and STI Risk among Young Women.” The journal of sexual medicine 6, no. 5 (2009): 1335-1340.|
|↑5||What are Kegel exercises? The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease.|