You know what they say, ‘growing old is inevitable’! Well, if you’ve started to notice the odd grey hair here and there, you’re finding it more difficult to get up in the morning, or you’re simply not as agile as you once were, it’s probably time to embrace the concept that ‘age is but a number’. These changes are part and parcel of the ageing process and as such are accepted as just another element of life. However, we’re all guilty of trying to hide those telltale signs; a little bit of hair dye here, a dab of anti-wrinkle cream there. But what about the physical changes that we are completely unprepared for, those which we cannot hide and that affect our emotional well-being?
How Sex Changes with Age
Something you may not have bargained for with ageing is a somewhat ‘looser’ downstairs department. This ‘looseness’ and lack of muscle strength can lead to reduced sensations for both a woman, and her partner, during the most intimate of moments. Without this strength and ‘squeeze-ability’, achieving an orgasm at all may be impossible.
Over 1 in 2 menopausal women avoid sexual intimacy.
The importance of sex in a relationship should never be underestimated. It allows a couple to connect on a deeper and more intimate level; both physically and emotionally. Eliminating this from the equation will undoubtedly put a great deal of pressure and strain on any couple. Vaginal ‘looseness’ should never be viewed as simply another by-product of age. There’s no way of hiding it, but there are certainly ways to treat it.
What Causes Vaginal Looseness?
Does Pregnancy and Childbirth Cause Vaginal Looseness?
There are many other causation factors to consider when it comes to the loss of vaginal ‘tightness’. Pregnancy and childbirth, in particular, have a profound impact on the body. The pelvic floor, and indeed the vaginal wall, is stretched to the limit, especially during labour itself. The muscles expand to assist your baby through the birthing canal, which in many cases (unsurprisingly) results in a ‘looser’ vagina. If you do have children, it is likely that you will have performed Kegel exercises throughout your pregnancy, and perhaps even beforehand. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you will undoubtedly be ‘looser’ now than you were prior to pregnancy and giving birth.
40% of first-time mothers have no sexual relations for up to 2 years following childbirth.
Millions of new mums think that reduced sexual satisfaction is just something that comes with the territory, unaware of the measures that can be taken to treat it. Some women are too embarrassed to broach the topic at all, making it even more difficult for them to find a solution.
Does the Menopause Cause Vaginal Looseness?
Other reasons for a ‘loose’ vagina include the menopause, weight gain and in some cases high impact sports. The peri-menopause is a 5-10 year phase of gradually changing hormones. As you move through this time you may notice symptoms which suggest that your pelvic floor muscles need some attention. This could be bladder or bowel control issues, or feeling unsupported in the vagina, or a change in your enjoyment of sex. Whatever the cause, a lack of muscle strength, tone and a ‘looser’ vagina can have a profound impact on not only on a woman’s relationship, but her entire life. In many cases it will leave her feeling anxious and depressed that she is no longer able to satisfy her partner sexually, thus inspiring a total lack of self confidence. If a couple has always enjoyed an active sex life and it has taken somewhat of a hit, this can be a devastating blow. Well, here at Kegel8, we understand just how demoralising it can be, so we’re here to help you reclaim the sexual intimacy and confidence that you once had in abundance.
How to Tighten a Loose Vagina
So, you want to know how to tighten your vagina? Well, now that we’ve established that you’re not alone, and that there is no longer a need to ‘suffer in silence’, let’s explore some of the ways in which this can be achieved, and reignite that spark in your relationship. As with any other muscles, the vaginal walls and indeed the entire pelvic floor needs to be exercised frequently to retain strength and tone. This can be done in a number of ways. Independent Kegel exercises to tighten the vagina are being performed daily by women up and down the country. This involves squeezing the muscles in the pelvic floor, lifting them inwards and upwards. Although there are many benefits of Kegel exercises for women and they are a proven and effective method for regaining tone, ‘tightness’, and strength. In many cases (when done independently) they are performed incorrectly, even putting undue pressure on the bladder. 1 in 2 women perform Kegel exercises incorrectly. They can also inadvertently work the larger muscle groups such as the buttocks and stomach instead of those being targeted.
Cosmetic Surgery for Vaginal Tightening & Other Procedures
Many women now opt for a ‘quick fix’ when it comes to their body issues. With the soar in popularity of vaginal cosmetic surgery, this trend has now made its way into our most intimate areas. There is much debate about the safety of vaginal cosmetic surgery and many medical professionals are concerned about the increase in demand for such procedures. Any surgery brings with it certain risks, and it is unclear as to whether women are being fully informed of the specific dangers associated with vaginal cosmetic surgery prior to going ‘under the knife’.
Vaginal rejuvenation technologies claim to change the shape and look of the tissues with techniques like laser. There is also a growing trend for DIY vaginal rejuvenation using common household articles such as toothpaste and vinegar. Expert gynaecologists advise strongly against attempting to tighten your vagina through instruction of these internet fads and rumours. Instead, clinicians advise you to focus on the pelvic floor to quickly improve the tone and tightness of your vagina.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Tightening
The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner can give you back your confidence and the body that you once had in just 12 weeks. It has 20 clinically-proven programmes designed alongside physiotherapists to tighten and tone all of those important muscles. A fantastic alternative to independent exercises and a quick, safe and easy alternative to surgery, a Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner will help you to regain your vaginal ‘tightness’ without putting the body under undue stress and strain. Although independent pelvic floor exercises can be performed to help you achieve the desired results, it is reported that over 50% of women don’t understand how to perform an effective pelvic floor muscle contraction. Take out the guesswork with Kegel8!
The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner harnesses your body's natural electric signals to elicit an effective assisted pelvic floor muscle contraction - all with the push of a button.
Get your relationship back on track and start to feel like yourself again!